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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom (VA): Oosterdam Cabin Reviews

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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom Cabins

66 Reviews
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 212–359 sq. ft. including verandah.

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom (VA)
Decks: Deck 4 | Deck 5 | Deck 6 | Deck 8
No issues with operable items. The bed, while not uncomfortable, was hardly anything which could be described with the word “dream”. There was a creative use of storage space. While the room (4124) was not advertised as having an obstructed or partially obstructed view, it had no privacy at all, and the view fore and aft was limited.
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Our first impression was smelly cabin. A few nights into the cruise we were awoken by load banging noises. This happened for several nights and we were advised that this was the movement of the ship. It turned out they knew about the problem but wait for complaints. At least two neighbours had the same complaint. A week into the trip and after a few days of complaining we were moved to an upgraded suite which had no banging but creaking cabinetry. The last few days we also had a blocked toilet, as did others in the area. This was fixed twice and on the last two nights it was blocked again but never fixed so we used the public toilets. We also had intermittent smells in the first cabin & noticed this in some public areas too. The sewage system problem may be bigger than HAL acknowledge.
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Our first cabin had a loud banging noise below us, I contacted the front desk after the 2nd night and they took care of it. It came back the 4th day and we were moved to a very nice cabin. We were not expecting to be moved and we appreciated all the follow up we were given

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Small balcony. Closet space adequate, very little drawer space. There was a lot of noise from above.

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Great cabin, very clean, cool box worked great, balcony was clean and furniture was in great shape, hallway was quiet and not too far from the elevators, had trouble one day with outlet in the bathroom and a friends hairdryer. Starboard side was the better side for viewing the glacier in Tracy Arm

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Great location! We were warned that the Lido deck pool was just above us and that we might need to bear the noise of deck chairs being moved above, but truthfully we weren't bothered at all. We truly loved that our balcony was protected from the wind yet we our view was a full 180 deg.Our cabin was spacious with plenty of storage. It came with extra drinking glasses and wine glasses. And the beds!!! Only our own mattress at home could be better than the one aboard ship. We slept so well! But to be able to get up and walk out on to a private balcony just before the sun rises does one truly realize how much an outside balcony is worth.

The bathroom wasn't cramped at all and the extra space for toiletries was appreciated.

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Cabin (3) - Veranda Starboard Side. Mid-Back Ship 4126. Low noise. Easy Access to back elevators. . Longest walk was to the Theatre at the front of the ship. Mechanical systems worked well. Layout was functional. Room really did not feel any different than our past veranda / ocean view cabins on this / other cruise lines. The bathroom laminate was tired (chips that had been patched) and the chalking around tub was “sloppy”. As mentioned in other reviews – our floor divots under the carpet were right inside the door by the bathroom entrance. Another couple with child had one of the large indoor cabins – they did not feel crowded and were happy that the darkness encouraged sleeping in.

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Very Quiet location and close to stairs, and elevators. Ship builders found a way to make the best use of all areas for storage.

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Cabin 5066 was clean, tidy and comfortable. Plenty of storage space, bathroom while spartan was unexpectedly roomy. Very quiet and central location with accommodation decks above and below. Verdandah smaller than most and overlooked the lifeboats but this is reflected in the price of the room, we had no issue with it as there was plenty of room to sit and you look straight out not down.

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Family Cruise nanniwithaneye
Lots of storage space. Suitcases fit under bed. Great balcony - if you have friends or family in adjoining cabins, get the staff to unlock doors between balconies. When booking, check if balcony is glass, if metal, it will inhibit your view of the sea from the bed. Carpet in hallways bit obtrusive - not good if you are feeling a bit seasick! Towel animals that appear on bed at night are a great touch and the children loved them. Our fixed plug in basin difficult to open to let water out. (Had to use nail file)
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Quiet location, good storage for clothes & 4 suitcases under the bed. Close to lifts & stairs but not close enough to hear lifts.
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5128 - aft location, quiet, close to lifts/stairs, good closet & underbed space, balcony looks down on last lifeboat (16)
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Our VA balcony cabin 8032 was handicap accessible although we are not but we chose it as part of an upgrade offer to the Navigation deck. We did not like this cabin as it seemed to have less storage than a previous balcony cabin we had on deck 5 on the Zuiderdam. Also, the privacy barrier angles so it cuts of some of the view when you sit inside. It is fine when you are outside but would not chose it again.
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Enjoyed the balcony immensely. Plenty of closet space. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Great amenities (shampoo, conditioner, body wash). Middle of ship. Wonderful cabin stewards.
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Good sized balcony with two chairs, one foot stool and a tiny table. Big enough for two people to move around comfortably. Lots of closet space with fold-away shelves that customize to your needs. Drawers underneath the foot of the bed(s). Comfy bed, some wear on furnishings but not enough to detract from the overall comfort. Excellent sound-proofing and generally very quiet, though in high winds balcony dividers did rattle. Although "a problem with one of the tanks" was reported there was no smell in the bathroom only a several second delay occasionally when flushing. Given a choice I would ask for a similar cabin closer to midships for convenience sake, but would happily accept this one again.
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We had cabins behind the elevators. We thought it would be noisy. To our surprise, we didn't hear any noises from the hallway/elevators. Perhaps it was masked by the white noise from the A/C and passengers in HAL tend to be more mature. No yellings heard and everyone was so polite. Closet space was limited, but we could store our luggage under the bed.
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8002 is right below the Lido pool and exercise room and across from an employee door but it was not noisy. I really liked the room for the views but it is a bit far from an elevators.
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old ship picker1
Cabin for 4 with balcony, good for 2, but when the bed and bunk are down, it is good for nothing. No room to move, no access to the balcony, hard to get to the bathroom, simply - not good for 4. Poor quality air, lighting. Balcony - better that the cabin, Should set a bed there for fresh air. Have been on other cruises with much better accommodations.
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VF 5136 - small bathroom, but adequate for two people, Great balcony with overhang - is protected from wind. Three closets with more than enough room for a weeks wardrobe. Excellent Bed!!!!!
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Oosterdam Riviera norcal parrot
Aft veranda cabin was very nice and we particularly liked the large and wind protected balcony.
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Tight fit to access closet. Wonderful verandah free from wind although there is soot everyday.
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a good getaway mikeymarlin
just as expected---
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#7032. Very convenient location. Quiet. Wonderful balcony. Small room but perfectly fine for a couple who like each other! Good closet with adequate shelving and hanging space. Small bathroom with good storage and a great shower. Great bed. Fantastically comfortable. Loved how we could access all the lights in the room from either side of the bed
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Cabin 5014 was great. We didn't hear anyone outside the hallway or in the rooms next to us. We loved the location, port forward. The balcony was fine for two people to enjoy. There was plenty of storage for our clothes and luggage. The electrical outlet in the bathroom is for electric razors only. It would not power a hair dryer or curling iron. The electrical outlets at the vanity worked great for the hair dryer and curling iron. The bed was comfortable.
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Nice Alaska Cruise DanHarris
nice room, quiet, good view
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Very quiet room, too small for 4 people, but would be perfect for 2. Lots and Lots of storage. Great room steward. Awesome view.
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Nice veranda with comfy furniture, quiet location, adequate storage, comfy bed. Cabin location handy to forward elevator and only one flight of steps down to Lifeboat deck (for drill). Being lower on ship minimized ship motion. Refrigerator barely worked, bed reading lights the worst we've ever had, minimal desk space. Bathtub just got in the way. Much too small to use.
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7052 - is on the port side of the ship. Quiet. The fold out sofa bed has seen better days. The mattress was saggy.

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Oosterdam is 2 for 2 azroyalsfan
Functional size, but when all the beds were out, verandah inaccessible and no moving around. DVD player was a nice addition as well as the dvd program.
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We stayed in cabin #5058 which was on the veranda deck towards the front of the ship very close to the elevators. When we first walked in we thought it was really small, but once we unpacked and found how much of our stuff fit into the cabinets we were pleased. The closets had plenty of hanging space and could convert into shelving if needed. There was a safe in one of the closets too. The veranda had a good view but I would have chosen to be about 5 cabins further back because we were right next to a portion of the ship that jutted out and blocked our view. We spent a lot of our time in the Crow's Nest Lounge & library which was directly above our cabin so it was quite convenient to go between the two with our laptop and books. The only drawback to this cabin was that the shower drained very slow and our feet were in about 4 inches of water at all times.
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A dam Good Time popndeda
The aft veranda cabin (5180) was fantastic. The balconies on the end of the ship are huge - we had two chairs, two chaise lounges and a table and still had tons of room. The king sized bed was very comfortable and we had more than sufficient space for all of our belongings.
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Not really for the disabled! PalmSpringsTransplant
Indicated in the review above
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Rooms with balconies are the way to go; try to get a room on the 7th floor (VA).
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Alaska Cruise Vacation betterandbetter
great view, quiet, comfortable, plenty of storage
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A wonderful trip with HAL sleepladypalmdesert
Nice cabin, plenty of space. Quiet. Nice balcony with adequate furnishings. Our cabin steward, Yudianto, was tops! Took wonderful care of us.
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Great cabin. Big balcony. Love the view and sound of the wake.
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The back is surprisingly pleasant! Feels private and away from the hustle-bustle. Just be aware that the terraced layout means no overhead privacy or shelter from higher staterooms, or from the top deck.
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small, noise from Lido restaurant above, nice balcony, no noise from elevators
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