Athens (Piraeus) Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Great Itinerary but Ship Service Lacking
"I would not cruise on this ship again and am unsure if I would travel with Holland America again.Other minor issues included our speaker not working in our room, the shuffle board lights were burnt out, our paid premium internet was not strong or consistent, and there were no cards to play with (although you could purchase a pack in the ship shop for $30)...."Read More
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First and last time on Holland

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Pdimacali
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Although we've been to the other cities on the itinerary, we were attracted to this one because it featured two cities that we wanted to visit --- Istanbul and Barcelona. Our experience was a combintation of surprise, disappointment, a little anger, and some light-hearted moments. We have never traveled on HAL before, so we didn't know what to expect. The embarcation point and procedure should ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


HAL Are You Listening?

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

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Lynn@ECGA
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We just returned from a 26-day TA from Athens to Fort Lauderdale; actually a 12-day Mediterranean to Barcelona and a 14-day transatlantic crossing to FL. HAL sold it as a single 26-day cruise but the second 14-day leg was much cheaper so many got on in Barcelona for TA. Unfortunately the weather prompted the captain to cancel Cadiz and Portugal. We had also lost 2 ports on the 12day segment but, ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Traveled with disabled person


First Time on Holland America - Expecting More

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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kncb
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the cruise line reputation, as this was our first cruise on Holland America. The servers were friendly and accommodating, often going out of their way to please cruise passengers. But we can’t help compare the Oosterdam to several previous cruises on Celebrity, which continues to be our favorite. We enjoy the universally prepared Mai Tai ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


It's not the same old Holland

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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beau1377
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

It's not the same old Holland America since COVID-19. We do understand that Carnival Corporation was just burning through money during Covid 19 and you can see it in their drastic cuts. As a 3 star Mariner I must admit that it may be time to switch cruise lines. The lack of onboard entertainment is very noticeable. Now instead of production shows we watch a comedian play with a Rubik's ...
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Sail Date: June 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Itinerary but Ship Service Lacking

Review for a Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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seisenme
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first Holland America experience after sailing on Royal Caribbean and Carnival. We picked this cruise because it was one of the few lines that visit Istanbul. Athens, Mykonos, Istanbul, Crete, and Olympia we’re all great ports. Things that were a disappointment on the ship: entertainment was sparse, food/drink service was not available at all times and ended at 11:30pm, and ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


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