Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Sheik
Member Since 2004
1 review
995 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We are 37 and 38 years old and have been on 22 cruises so far. We cruise with Celebrity, Azamara, Oceania and Royal Caribbean. This was our 3rd cruise with HAL and will be our last one. We are easy and always treat people with respect. ... Read more
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icini
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Last minute choice. Rather overpriced but it did tick the boxes and I enjoyed it greatly, would consider using HAL again if a cheaper alternative did not include the ports I wanted to see. Always managed to find a sun lounger, even on ... Read more
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ScorpioGeo
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We selected this itinerary because of the many stops on the Spanish coast. In that regard, it did not disappoint. Malaga / Granada was amazing.... Alicante was also a delightful port. Calvi turned out to be quaint and charming. ... Read more
PL56
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised many times, but never with Holland America. We chose them as we liked the Riviera itinerary and it certainly did not disappoint, nor did the Oosterdam. The ship has just been re-done and is stunning. Very ... Read more
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3ssn
Member Since 2011
1 review
189 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We are a family of 4, mum, dad and twoo teenage daughters. This was our 6th cruise with HAL, all in the Med. The Oosterdam was recently refurbished in dry dock. She looked very fresh. We used anytime dining but with an angoing reservation ... Read more
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nsifiri
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The ship was fine, the Neptune Suites seemed smaller and less well laid out than other ships on the Holland line. The entertainment was only OK at best, but perhaps that was because we only had 2 sea days. What was surprising to me, having ... Read more
iluvlabbies
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had wanted to take a Mediterranean cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. Since we own 4 weeks with Marriott, we were able to use our vacation club points to choose this cruise. We booked this in the summer of 2015 and were able to ... Read more
RicksClan 1
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
This cruise review is done by RicksClan 2 but we only have 1 CC account because we have to have different emails. :} RicksClan 1 used to be Pioneer Scion but we just changed it....I am more wordy and write most reviews. Bucket list: ... Read more
marycath
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
7 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
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tthdoc1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
4 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
3 helpful votes
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
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
18 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
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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
10 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
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
57 forum posts
12 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
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turendot
Member Since 2007
1 review
38 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
705 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
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
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
magdalenclarity
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
19 forum posts
31 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
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