Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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nattga
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
Sailed three weeks ago
Having set sails with RCCL, NCL, and Celebrity, I tried not to set my standard too high because I know that HAL is going to be different and more traditional. After spending a week on Oosterdam, I can break it down and say things that I ... Read more
AAviator
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time to Alaska, which was stunningly gorgeous. Embarkation does not offer a separate line for suites, but went smoothly. Disembarkation was a breeze, going from cabin to departure gate at SEA in less than one hour. Dining room ... Read more
Hsmama
Member Since 2016
1 review
216 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First of all, we are Cruise Noobs. Never cruised before,never thought we would like the experience. But we wanted to visit Alaska,and so we decided this would be the best way to celebrate our 28th anniversary. Our party consisted of 4 ... Read more
BCranger
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
40 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We thought we might be taking a risk going on a Holland America cruise with our young children, but felt like we needed a holiday and this itinerary fit the bill. It was a 4 day cruise from San Diego to Vancouver. Our children, ages 6 ... Read more
heathman
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I booked this cruise in December as a gift to my husband who had, until now, never cruised. We wanted to try a short, 5-day, cruise to make sure he wouldn't become deathly ill from motion sickness and to just give him a taste for sailing. ... Read more
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Callie28
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because we love to end up at home, no travel day at the end. We had been on ship in January and you can view my rave review on this site. We loved the whole experience. It was an eye opener, all the changes in a ... Read more
booboocruiser
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our 9th cruise, 2nd on HAL. Our first cruise was on HAL 18 years ago and we've always compared our cruises to that first one. We've been looking forward to cruising on HAL again. We've cruised on Princess, Royal, Carnival and Norwegian. ... Read more
leebrownIU
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
259 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was a fine cruise. I went solo, but met many people and had a good time. I am a faithful Holland American fan, and this cruise affirmed my affection for HAL. Why? The ship had good food, good service and a traditional style of ... Read more
beach1948
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
For my wife and me (in our 60’s), this was our 22nd cruise (our 8th cruise on HA and our 2nd on Oosterdam). Our first cruise on Oosterdam was a year ago (before its recent renovation). The most notable improvements have been in ... Read more
Kathrand14
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose Holland American because we like the size of the ship as well as the departure port. This was our first voyage on Holland American (we have cruised more than 15 times on various lines. We booked a Neptune Suite and we must say ... Read more
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justin trottier
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise as a newly married couple. We chose this cruise line over its competition because of its excellent reviews. The service was exemplary, the food was impressive in quality, quantity and diversity. The ship was ... Read more
vccarmi
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it leaves from Tampa (live in the area) and because of the unique itinerary to Central America and Key West. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice and how clean the ship is. The crew was "friendly ... Read more
Capt Bob
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
I have been cruising Holland America for many years and have watched the service and food go down hill to what I would say was second rate.On this last cruise I had no hot water for 12 out of the 14 days of the cruise. Others complained ... Read more
Jcounsellor
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
I booked this cruise last minute for my daughter's spring break from college. I have been on over 25 cruises including Holland, Norwegian, Celebrity, Royal, Disney and Carnival. Each experience is different and this happened to be one of ... Read more
mpolachek24
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have taken a Holland America cruise in the past, in January 2016 on Nieuw Amsterdam to be specific, for the 'Dancing with the Stars' theme cruise early that month. We were impressed by the quality of the line back then and knew we had ... Read more
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Weightless
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
49 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation was the fastest we have ever experienced. We were pleasantly surprised to find our cabin ready when we boarded. The cabin and bathroom was clean. Staff pleasant and helpful. Didn't care for the old world decorations.. We ... Read more
JRICHD
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise, we chose it because the dates met our schedule and the itinerary went to some of the less popular western Caribbean ports. We had heard that Holland America was known for catering to an older clientele but as ... Read more
SeaNStars4Me
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I am a youthful 52 year old single woman who took this cruise "solo". I have only been on one other cruise and it was on Carnival. I will say that Holland America was definitely an "older" crowd. The vast majority of ... Read more
tworetirees
Member Since 2009
1 review
114 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Having been on the Koningsdam last Fall, I was prepared to be disappointed in the Oosterdam since it is an older ship. I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice she was. The refurbishing that took place in 2015 showed in all of the ... Read more
richard1s
Member Since 2004
15 reviews
431 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The following are some of our experiences on the Oosterdam 3/10 sailing out of Tampa Florida. The itinerary included the ports of Cozumel, Roatan Honduras, Santo Tomas Guatemala and Costa Maya. We have about 26 cruises under our belt and ... Read more
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Jimsam
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it embarks out of Tampa and we live 30 miles from Tampa. Double bonus for us is that Tampa cannot handle the mega ships because of bridge clearance so size of ship was just what we like - about 1900 passengers. ... Read more
Born2go
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
84 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were traveling with a small group of 19. We live in the Tampa Bay area, so access to the ship was smooth and easy. We hired Barracuda Travel for transport our group from our community clubhouse and it worked perfectly. A helpful ... Read more
ECITRUSH
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
58 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We love the port of Tampa for easy access and boarding and have taken the Ryndam twice and a RCCL ship also. The Oosterdam was very similar to the Westerdam we took last year and we like the layout of the ship and most common areas on the ... Read more
whalle01
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have cruised may times previously and with many different lines. We choose our operator depending upon the itinerary and this was the reason for our first cruise with HAL, although we had heard good reports in the past. This was a ... Read more
Edensmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Had family going on this trip and tagged along. First impression of the public spaces was that they were clean and freshly done over. My cousins suite on deck 7 was lovely. Completely redone with a stunning bathroom and large deck. My ... Read more
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