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From the get-go, Holland America's Vista Class has suffered a bit of an identity crisis. This is not unexpected from a design intended to bridge the gap between Holland America's venerable passengers and ...
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732 Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Red Sox
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
30 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Nothing really negative to say about this cruise.We got on and off without any problems,the cabin was was great and the service thruout the ship was the best. We toured each and every port and had a great time in each.The only thing we ... Read more
savoie.tx@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Cruise Critic Review This cruise on the Oosterdam was our first with HAL and our 10th cruise overall. The highlights of the cruise were the itinerary and the music in the evenings. The 12 day cruise started in Rome and ended in ... Read more
Kgirl67
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This is for the Oosterdam sailing from Rome on 18 April, right after it came out of dry dock. First the good: The staff was generally excellent. We had a Neptune suite, and the Neptune Lounge being right across the hall from our ... Read more
jansenrivas@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this trip based on itinerary, the itinerary did not let us down, but the ship noise/ construction zone did! No relaxing pool time, saws n construction noises all day. It came out of dry dock in the midst of Reno, propeller issues, ... Read more
EVNKEEL
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our third transatlantic crossing with Holland America and our favorite (the others were April 2014 on the Noordam Lauderdale/Barcelona and Oct 2014 on the Nieu Amsterdam Barcelona/Lauderdale). This was a short-notice ... Read more

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Waterboy4
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because the perks that went along with it were very good. We also took a transatlantic last year and enjoyed it, so we were game for another one. We specifically wanted to end up in Rome as we had never been there ... Read more
MargaretNC
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this transatlantic repositioning cruise for its value. We don't mind being at sea for 8 days before landing at a port. This cruise stopped in Funchal, Portugal; Malaga, Spain; and Cartegna, Spain and finally terminated in ... Read more
jakob71
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We are a married couple, who has sailed on many Transatlantic cruises previously, but this was our first cruise with HAL. Pre-cruise: We stayed the night before at Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Airport South. A good hotel with ... Read more
TakesNotes
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Many of us were surprised to find that this was a big band cruise with the "Harry James Orchestra" playing nightly. Those who like big bands were in their glory with the 12 instrumental musicians, a bandleader and a female ... Read more
howndder
Member Since 2005
1 review
778 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I am writing this review to let others know what actually happened to "me" alone, on the Trans-Atlantic Crossing of Holland America's "Oosterdam". I took Holland America this time, (my 23rd Tans-Atlantic) because my ... Read more

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nycwebdude
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
15 forum posts
12 helpful votes
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: My cruising history - this was my 16th cruise (1-Carnival/1-Celebrity/3-Norwegian/11-Royal Caribbean). I decided to try HAL because I was looking for a little "step up" from RCL for things like ... Read more
toomuchsnow
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A week off the Oosterdam and thought I should finally write my first review/story, since I read a lot of other people's experiences. Firstly, we are a family of three, early fifties with a teenage daughter who will be attending ... Read more
Buffett123
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
17 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First was not going to write a review since ship is doing a transatlantic and then dry dock but after looking over some of the last reviews I thought they were unfair and totally misleading. This was our 9 cruise on five different lines ... Read more
Popeyesmom
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Hi everyone! Just got back two days ago from a 10-day Caribbean cruise on Holland's Oosterdam. It was our 3rd trip on the Oosterdam and our 10th cruise overall. My husband and I agreed that it was one of the (if not the) best trip we've ... Read more
bags r packed
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 64th cruise on a variety of ships including 5 world cruises but the first and last on HAL. The weather was great, accommodations comfortable, some great ports for fun in the sun, embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. ... Read more

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rajkr74
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,668 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our 9th cruise with Holland and we were not disappointed again. Staff was excellent as usual with smiles and hellos every time we passed them in the halls. The ship was in better condition than we expected since she was headed to ... Read more
Jucy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was supposed to be my honeymoon but my husband of 8 Months passed away before the cruise. I am glad I did go on the cruise as I promised my husband on his dying bed I would! This cruise was excellent, the food was delicious and ... Read more
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bestofXs
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Oosterdam was constantly being cleaned by staff BUT, it is in desperate need of a refurbishing (will be done in April) Rugs & furniture in room & public areas, many pool lounge chair pads need replacing. Should have been done ... Read more
CORealtor
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
117 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We just returned from the 10 night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Holland America’s Oosterdam from January 29-February 8, 2016. With snow forecasted to increase in Colorado, we decided to don our Denver Bronco’s Jerseys and head ... Read more
Zeno
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
5,177 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Background: Us: middle aged couple Husband very active and fit, wife recovering from knee surgery - so not so active or fit Pre-Cruise Hotel: 1 night at Rodeway Inn. I am not sure why so many people complain about the Rodeway. ... Read more
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July_Cruiser
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
119 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Ship: I was aware of the upcoming dry-dock so worn carpets and loose wall coverings were to be expected. I was not pleased to have workers scraping paint and varnishing while I was eating breakfast outside by the pool. Workers were wearing ... Read more
beach1948
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
For us (ages 68 and 66), this was our 20th cruise (with various cruise lines). For most cruises over a week in duration (and especially upon Holland America) the average passenger age is quite “senior”. We found ourselves ... Read more
Pepperharris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My husband & I have cruised at least 12 times prior to this on other cruise lines but decided for our 25th anniversary we would book with Holland America based upon their reputation as a 5 star experience. Boy did we ever make a ... Read more
Weighanchor3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
After reading some less than favorable reviews I felt compelled to write this review. First off and seriously, this may be THE best vacation Holland America has ever delivered. We cruise quite frequently and exclusively with HAL. HAL is ... Read more
Culbles
Member Since 2016
1 review
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We enjoyed our trip to the southern Caribbean in late December 2015 (Christmas trip) on the Oosterdam. But one bad experience spoiled it for us. My wife booked our cruise a long time in advance of the departure date and booked our ... Read more

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