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Barcelona Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Barcelona

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Excellent

9

Very Good

11

Average

3

Poor

3

Cruise type

27 Barcelona Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


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jnik

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruisers for the Second Time

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Since our first cruise was over 25 years ago, and we won it in a raffle, so had no part in the where or when, or even how, I consider us to be first time cruisers for all intents and purposes. We chose Holland ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tuitionowed

6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Western Mediterranean & Transatlantic Crossing

We've sailed a number of times with Holland; the Oosterdam and were pleased. The Barcelona embarkation was easy and we went straight to our cabin. The ship is older but it was well maintained. Captain and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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newtocruiseinblue

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing Mediterranean Tapestry Cruise on the Oosterdam

We had an absolutely amazing cruise on Holland America Oosterdam on September 9th – the 12-night Mediterranean Tapestry We loved the service on the ship, the size of the ship and our fellow passengers. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Mally900

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Shame on you, Holland America

As a seasoned traveler, I was always under the impression that Holland America was a cut above other mid-tier cruise lines like NCL and Carnival, justifying HAL's higher fares. Based on my experience on the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Curlsgirl21

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best way to see many exciting ports!

We chose this cruise for two reasons: price and port intinerary. We were not disappointed! We went on a 12 night Mediterranean cruise with only 1 sea day. This was a cruise to be active and see many European cities. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Belizeitornot

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

HAL Oosterdam hit all the marks on this Mediterranean cruise!

My wife and I chose to cruise with HAL based on the excellent itinerary offered from Barcelona to Venice and all the amazing ports in between. We have taken 28 cruises prior to this cruise on June 5, 2018 with ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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RicksClan 2

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

We enjoyed our time and would do HA again

Sept 4 oosterdam 12 nights VD 7097 Bucket list: Barcelona and Rome with a Sept 4 2016 cruise in the middle. This was perfect. We saw lots of places that would have been difficult to get to on our own. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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RicksClan 1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We would sail on this ship again

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Austin Healey 1964

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Superb food and staff. Excellent entertainment.

Ship is not too large so that you still feel like a welcomed guest. The staff are incredible. Friendly, attentive and personable. Main dining room cuisine is excellent. Nightly entertainment is very high ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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amandaiannew

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Worst Cruise Line Ever

The only reason I'm giving it a 2 instead of a negative 200 is because there were some positives 1. The ship was docked for long periods of time and there were only 2 sea days which was great because the actual ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Pyer

15 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

First HAL Cruise

Part of our deal was a two night stay in Barcelona which was a great start,embarkation was good and quite rapid.Balcony cabin was as expected with kingsize bed,large TV with plenty of films etc.The bathroom ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Crazycatlover

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time on Holland America

We had always wanted to go on a Mediterranean Cruise but never thought we could afford it. Last Spring we found a great deal for the 12-day Oosterdam cruise so we took advantage of it. We stayed in Barcelona for a ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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circum95

5 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Great cruiseline if one knows how to avoid some pitfalls

Our third cruise, but the first with Holland America Line. Boarding as the usual stressful super heated mayhem. I wish cruise lines could learn something from Middle Eastern air carriers such as Emirates in that ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Sheik

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

A bad experience on the MS Oosterdam

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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icini

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Cost and little things.

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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ScorpioGeo

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pleasant in many ways....but also very disappointing...

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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PL56

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent Riviera Cruise with Holland America

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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WalterZ

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise but could have been great

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Dancer Bob

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

No rating

HAL Oosterdam Transatlantic- Not For the Young At Heart.

EMBARKATION AND DEBARKATION 5.0 Embarkation was an overnight stop in Barcelona. I arrived late (as expected) and was handled quite efficiently. Debarkation was a Monday in Fort Lauderdale and was reasonably ...
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Sail Date October 2009


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bordenaz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Holland America gets it right

The cruise started on the right foot because about 2 weeks prior to travel we received an e-mail giving us the opportunity of upgrading from our inside cabin to a veranda. It took about 1 second to make the ...
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Sail Date September 2009


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funkyswimmonkey

1 Review Written

Disaster from the start!

We booked our Oosterdam cruise over a year ago after our return on the same ship in August of 2008 in Alaska. Our Alaska cruise had been so fabulous that we were excited to book the same ship in Europe! A place ...
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Sail Date August 2009


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lilili

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam cruise

I and my husband (we 30 and over) took this cruise based on itinerary. It's our fifth cruise so we knew what to expect, we knew how it should be. We booked cruise shuttle from airport to the ship (only one ...
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Sail Date July 2009


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lilili

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam cruise for less

    I and my husband (we 30 and over) took this cruise based on itinerary. It's our fifth cruise so we knew what to expect, we knew how it should be.  ...
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Sail Date July 2009


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jellytot

1 Review Written

Oosterdam was fabulous

We embarked at Barcelona.  Did an overnight stay at Hotel Ramblas - highly recommend as location is everything.  We had a window facing the street but noise was never an issue as the double glazed windows were ...
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Sail Date July 2009


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kimbacat16

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

If this is Tuesday ... then where are we ?

This is the second time the my wife and I have taken a cruise on the Oosterdam. The first cruise being 2 years ago on the Mexican Rivera. Second time around was not a charm. There are almost as many bad things to ...
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Sail Date April 2009


Oosterdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family4.03.7
Enrichment4.53.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.9
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