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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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753 Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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marycath
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was an anniversary cruise and rather last minute. The ship had a recent refurbishment and looked splendid. The embarkation was quick and we went straight to our stateroom, a veranda on deck 8. The itinerary was mainly in the ... Read more
bobd56
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we love to cruise to Greece and this cruise offered ports we have not visited. We have been on 40 cruises and do three a year. This ship was very boring because there was little entertainment. One night they ... Read more
tthdoc1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 8th HAL cruise and second time on the Oosterdam. Perfect size ship (82K tons, 2200 passengers) and has recently been renovated (built in 2003). Never felt like we were on a crowded cruise ship. We had sailed on the Oosterdam ... Read more
erikjoha
Member Since 2005
1 review
10 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for two reasons: Ports of call and price. The deal we got on this cruise for the 5 of us (Me and the wife, 3 kids (age 20,18,15) for 2 staterooms (Signature suite + large inside stateroom across from each other) was ... Read more
WalterZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
The cruise was chosen as a good value option with interesting ports. It delivered in some areas, not so good in others. The brilliant - 1 service was faultless both in dining and staterooms 2 the stateroom was roomy, clean and ... Read more

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Moosers Mom
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We selected this cruise based on two criteria: the itinerary and it was a HAL cruise. HAL is our absolutely favorite cruise line based on the service, value, dining and size of their ships. We really don't enjoy the large or very large ... Read more
_scarlet
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
It was not a good experience for a cruise trip. Oosterdam is a very old ship. It even lost all power more than 1 hour during our trip. Besides, I requested a 3-people balcony room but there was no sofa bed in my room. They asked me to ... Read more
justsharon
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The beverage package is not of any value. Like most lines the internet package is expensive though the coverage was pretty good on this cruise. The coffee shop is a real weakness, the hours start at 8:00 which is late to wait for a real ... Read more
TravellingCouple2
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first ocean cruise; we did the Danube River cruise last year. At first we booked an outside with $100 credit. Then 6 months later, I noticed a balcony sale on the same ship, the Oosterdam. We were upgraded to a balcony for ... Read more
trilogy
Member Since 2008
1 review
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the ports. I had been on many Mediterranean cruises before. I like the itinerary and the price of this one. I was contacted as soon as we got to our assigned room to confirm that I would attend a ceremony to ... Read more

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Johnfurse112
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We believe Holland America line to provide stylish cruising with elegance and sophistication at a reasonable cost. We like the traditional style of ship with spacious accommodation in the public areas and manageable numbers of passengers. ... Read more
meriberi
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
56 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary, which included the Riviera, several stops in Provence, and a stop for the Alhambra (although Granada was quite a distance from Almeria, it was worth the trip). We are 2 active Americans in our 30s, ... Read more
turendot
Member Since 2007
1 review
36 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We enjoyed our cruise very much but were very disappointed with a couple of things. Pros: Upgraded to an ocean view stateroom and also had a reduction of $1000 each on the original cost of the cruise -Stateroom 1044 had a bathtub! A ... Read more
sotiris
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
660 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Just back from a wonderful yet very busy cruise aboard the lovely Oosterdam. We took the second upsell offer (half the price of the first one) and enjoyed our first Neptune suite and the perks associated with it. Our stewards Tri and Kadek ... Read more
sourcerjoe@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Flew to Rome and spent an interesting 2 days. Trip was marvelous with the personnel outdoing themselves to assure our comfort. Great feeling on the ship and all ports visited. First Mediterranean cruise but have had many Carribean ... Read more

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magdalenclarity
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
18 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Although we have built up points on 13 cruises with another line we had heard good things about Holland America so we decided to give it a go when they made an offering with ports-of-call which were new to us. After spending a week in ... Read more
Cahadley24
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
39 helpful votes
My 20-year-old daughter and I took the 12-night Western Med cruise leaving out of Rome, and just returned a few days ago. The cruise definitely exceeded our expectations. We flew into Rome, and took advantage of HAL's air program. I was ... Read more
Red Sox
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
30 forum posts
21 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
1 forum post
31 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
19 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

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jansenrivas@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
NuGrad67
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the cruise since it was the first, non-luxury cruise to leave for Europe. We had plans that were fixed on us arriving before a scheduled event. My husband had arrived in the U.S. on the Holland America Rijndam in 1956, from ... Read more
EVNKEEL
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
2LoveBikes
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
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

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