Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Critic lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have sailed before on different lines and knew what we were searching for -- quiet, mature relaxation. We found it on Holland America. We made a point to search for ships that had no waterslides or theme parks on top. We wanted no ... Read more
Camden lady
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We arrived in Tampa the evening before the cruise and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard downtown.Basically we chose this hotel due to its proximity to the cruise ship and the free shuttle from the hotel to the pier.The room was nice, the ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our 5th Holland Cruise in 3 years. Can see lots of changes- no bread pudding, no speciality teas, no Indonesian crew show. The things that used to make Holland special. The Oosterdam was nice as it has been drydocked and ... Read more
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Georgeny
Member Since 2008
21 reviews
317 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had been cruising three to four time annually for many years but have started cutting back. This due to our unhappiness at what cruise experience has become. Less staff, more extra charging, and less service. Recent cruises on RCL ... Read more
mrscopper
Member Since 2004
1 review
258 forum posts
Cabin SS6106. Redo is very nice. Ship was clean in good condition. Staff, as always, is the very best, although very overworked, which leads to less personal attention. MDR food was for the most part good. Some nights, not up to par. ... Read more
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gemginger
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We took this cruise for Christmas. We loved it! The only downside was that they made you pay for fresh water in your stateroom. The cabin we stayed in was very spacious! We had a balcony, mini fridge, 3 closets, and lots of mirrors! The ... Read more
grenouille106
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
Since this was my first Christmas sailing, I had some high expectations and I was pleased that HAL came through for my family and I. Christmas decorations were found throughout the ship, including a large gingerbread house display in the ... Read more
Not going back to work
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Great ship, great recent upgrades, awesome crew and staff, this is what brings us back again. Entertainment has come a long way, BB King Blues club a huge hit on board, Lincoln Center stage just perfect. Great shows on board. We were ... Read more
SteamboatWillie118
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
3 helpful votes
We picked this Christmas cruise since we thought HAL would make it a nice celebration. Although sold out, the ship never seemed crowded. The Oosterdam has been remodeled, and we find it overall looks good, though some parts still ... Read more
Dukes916
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
The entire experience surpassed anything we imagined. Needless to say, we would recommend the Holland America Oosterdam to our friends and family. The cabin was well attended by Anon and Agus---they served our every need and were so ... Read more
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Dr Patwat
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
Holland American wowed me once again. I book a signature suite for me and my son. I love that the rooms on HAL are ready when you board. I hate dragging luggage the ship while trying to get lunch. We went to the Mariners Lunch, where We ... Read more
ehkiwi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Having not sailed with HAL for some time , this trip was I consider not up to the standard I had been used to. Lido now called the Lido Market..Food choice and presentation was not as expected and when you see display areas taken up ... Read more
melmul
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We sailed out of Tampa, Florida on December 9th headed for a seven-day cruise to the western Caribbean. Embarkation was really smooth at this port and with Holland America. We had a beautiful balcony cabin on Deck 8, the Navigation Deck. ... Read more
SWeaster
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
199 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had essentially the same itinerary in March 2015 on the Ryndam prior to her transfer to P&O Australia. We opted for the same trip on the Oosterdam with Mahogany Bay taking the place of Banana Coast Honduras. As always, the ... Read more
hopjo
Member Since 2006
1 review
101 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having cruised on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Lines, my Husband and I decided to try Holland America. Big mistake and one that will not be repeated. We were celebrating my Husband's 75th Birthday and our 30th ... Read more
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ellybe
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Over the past 12 years we have sailed many times on a variety of HAL ships. It's 2 years since our last cruise with them and we noted that changes are still happening- some better for the guest and some for efficiency and the bottom line ... Read more
St Pete Cruiser
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
426 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Living in St Petersburg, Tampa is our home port, just 45 minutes from home to terminal 3 where the Oosterdam was docked. I have cruised from Tampa before, as my first ever cruise was 28 years ago on the Veracruz, a 10,000 ton ship that ... Read more
jbecker6469
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, it was 14 nights NOT B2B, sailed from Tampa, FL (we drive from Atlanta, GA) and the Oosterdam had just undergone drydock upgrades. Hollands prices are good, service is very good, and size of ... Read more
AlaskaAdventure
Member Since 2016
1 review
We like Holland America because it fits our life style (we're both retired, in our mid 60's). We chose this 21 day cruise because it visited several ports we had not been to before. The ship had just arrived from Europe for the start of ... Read more
marti2282
Member Since 2003
1 review
1,169 forum post
5 helpful votes
We have been sailing with HAL since 2004, are 3-star mariners, and probably in the group often referred to here as the "cheerleaders." That being said, if this was my first voyage with Holland America, it would probably be my ... Read more
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dolphinsrule65
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
This ship docked at Tampa from Europe with 80 cases of the rhinovirus, so boarding was delayed by hours and we waited outside in the heat in lines for over 2.0 hours as the cleaned the boat. First this was HAL maiden voyage from Tampa, ... Read more
Sindy j
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
I will never travel Holland again. Been on many cruises nothing for young adults going on. I`m 57, took my 35 year old son on his first cruise. They double charged all our guest credit cards. My son said first and last for him. He call ... Read more
LarsRenate
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise where specially choosen becuase of a promise from our agent and the cruise liner, it should have been a nice, comfortable and entertaining tour for a transatlantic travel from Rome to Tampa in Florida. Our experiences from ... Read more
d-lions
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Food was excellent. Service as usual on HAL wonderful. Entertainment great. Absolutely no negative comments! Enjoyed the guest lectures. Loved the BB king music and dancing Billboard piano's and music selections excellent The ... Read more
Austin Healey 1964
Member Since 2012
1 review
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ship is not too large so that you still feel like a welcomed guest. The staff are incredible. Friendly, attentive and personable. Main dining room cuisine is excellent. Nightly entertainment is very high standard. Embarkation and ... Read more
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