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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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JPH814
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
1,532 forum post
0 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers (both in our 60s) with our two grown children and thier spouses. To review this trip you really have to look at two separate things - the land portion and the cruise portion. We did the land portion first. ... Read more
SeaDog70s
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First Time Cruise; 40th Anniversary Celebration. With nothing to compare to, these opinions are based on a comparison to the views of others on Cruise Critic, as well as a comparison to the marketing of Holland America itself. Food: ... Read more
ALP ALASKA
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed our cruise and would recommend the ship. It is older as others have mentioned but the food and service are very good. People do care about making you happy. I do have a few comments: 1. Vista fixed time seating is great ... Read more
deetz06@charter.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 24th cruise and we've been on 5 different lines. This was without a doubt the best. The crew was stupendous. The ship was great and the food was exceptional. The sights and scenery on the inland waterway was beyond our wildest ... Read more
Janie724
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We loved this cruise! Food everywhere, main dining room, Canaletto, Pinnacle Grill, and the Lido were outstanding. Staff everywhere very friendly. We took 5 side trips and they were excellent. Our signature suite was lovely. Quite large ... Read more

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marek gil
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
My first time on cruise.Generally satisfied but taken by surprise that had to pay for plain water even from my room fridge. Alcohol OK but water? Also charges of 15% for service in bars or to servants-low ball. HAL charges enough for ... Read more
TampaRick
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wow, After reading some of the recent reviews, we were a bit concerned. But no need. Has cruising changed in 20 years, absolutely, is it for the better? Mostly not, so let me tell you what we liked and what we feel could have been ... Read more
cl.klink
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,028 forum post
0 helpful votes
Stayed in aft cabin 4176 on a surprise for DW's 60th. Had only cruised with Celebrity before this, but this cruise worked out best timing wise. I want to make a disclaimer with an overarching point: If you can't be happy and enjoy ... Read more
ATLCruiseCat
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did a 14 day cruise tour to Alaska and as usual Holland did not disappoint us. We stayed in a Neptune Suite and the service and accommodations were outstanding. Our room was beautiful, very clean, spacious - the Neptune Lounge was a ... Read more
RoxanneMaxwell
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am a 4 star cruiser with Holland America and have always praised how much they do for you and what a wonderful cruise line they are. I can no longer say that. I brought a high school friend with me and we stayed in a Neptune suite. The ... Read more

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Sls56
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We will keep this brief! We are a couple in our mid to late 50's with a number of cruises behind us. Oosterdam was in great shape, extremely well maintained. The stateroom (signature suite) was well designed and incredibly spacious. Mega ... Read more
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Mobi Cruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
166 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Our first HAL cruise, re-positioning from Sydney to Vancouver. The price was right and there were plenty of sea days which we like. Boarding was easy as there were quite a number of transit passengers that had boarded in New Zealand. Our ... Read more
Pamela J
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
My husband & i have recently returned from a 22 night cruise from sydney to vancouver, on holland america oosterdam. the cruise was then continuing onto alaska. We were really looking forward with great anticipation to this 22 day ... Read more
Sensational Traveller
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed on Holland America many times but this was the most disappointing. Firstly the same cruise a year ago was the same price and was 29 days with 7 more port stops which was excellent. Secondly it appears to us as guests that ... Read more
rs1150@telus.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Holland America by all accounts have dropped the service level and as we normally use Princess, this was our first encounter with Holland America The cruise companies continual pressure to sell, sell, sell, became very annoying, it ... Read more

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diamus48
Member Since 2013
1 review
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Where to start. Embarkation - Pouring rain when we got to the port. No cover we were soaked through dropping our bags. Then watched our bags moved to the trollies which were also without cover, by the time we got them they were soaked ... Read more
Sharshebelle
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We picked this cruise because of the itinery and dates matched our local school holidays, In hind site it was a mistake, and we probably should have gone on another ship that was closer to our demographic. Most of the passengers on this ... Read more
Madamcyn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked in Sydney fron the new White Bay cruise terminal, which was ok but disappointed not to be in Circular Quay. Was not allocated a cabin till checking in despite asking for a good cabin when booking a year earlier. We were on ... Read more
sensrock
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 9th cruise to date, all on Holland America. The weather was very nice, the ports were lovely & all in all we had a great time. We had a Signature Suite stateroom, on the starboard side of the ship. It was lovely and we ... Read more
GDJ
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was meant to be a special trip but it did not turn out that way, nothing like the 'excellence' promised. The combination of the ship condition and some aspects being well below the marketing statements was disappointing and only ... Read more
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Opinionator
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Before I begin, I want to make it clear that Holland America is an above average cruise company which I have travelled with before without incident and with all my expectations being met or exceeded. Normally we travel with Cunard. We ... Read more
luvtocruise2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second Holland America cruise in less than a year as last year we did a magnificent 24 day Mediteranean Cruise on the Noordam. The Oosterdam is the same size and with an almost identical layout,so we felt at home as soon as we ... Read more
hbr2@bigpond.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
An amazing experience, given that Pam and Nathan were in the vicinity. We were very fortunate to have a great captain (Capt. Peter Bos), who kept us all informed of the risks and dangers of Cyclone Pam. We had to abandon one port, (Port ... Read more
kenjin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Unlike our experience with a 30 day cruise on HAL's Statendam to Hawaii and French Polynesia in 2014, this vessel, its physical resources, staff and Master were uniformly disappointing. We are fans of smaller vessels but found the 1200 ... Read more
gillesfrance
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with Holland America Line and must say a very disappointing experience in comparison to other companies. Oosterdam ship is aging, and unfortunately this is not balanced with the service which I would quote as very ... Read more

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