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Barcelona to Europe - Western Mediterranean Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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First Time on Holland America

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Crazycatlover

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 few days before the cruise and staye din Rome for two days after the cruise. The cruise line handled the transfers with ease. Overall we were very pleased with Holland America. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


First HAL Cruise

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Pyer

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 including tub was OK,goid hair products and dressing gowns.Good storage for all our clothes. Dining in the Lido restaurant was good and the only drawback for us was you are unable to serve ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


We enjoyed our time and would do HA again

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RicksClan 2

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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. We took the initiative and booked our own tours, or just ventured out on our own whenever possible. Cruise Critic was great for helping to organize others to go with us. This was fun ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Cost and little things.

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icini

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 sea days, though sometimes had to hunt for one. Staff mostly excellent and did not pester to buy drinks. Fruit juice available at mealtimes. Never had a long ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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

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ScorpioGeo

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. Likewise, Monaco and Nice were wonderful. The only port that was a complete waste of time was Gibraltar. 15 hours to look at a ROCK..... think about it. If you're ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Excellent Riviera Cruise with Holland America

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PL56

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 tastefully decorated. We had a verandah room which I don't think had been re-done yet (?), however it was very nice also. It has a nice size verandah with two ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A bad experience on the MS Oosterdam

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Sheik

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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. Embarkation: I don't know if it's HALs 'fault' but this is the 3rd embarkation with the HAL were it took almost 1,5-2 hours to check in. Reason: Too few ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Disaster from the start!

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funkyswimmonkey

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 that was sure to excite the whole family! We asked for main dining over a year ago and was never granted our wish. I will say however that even tho it was a pain to call every morning ...
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Sail Date: August 2009

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Oosterdam cruise for less

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lilili

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

    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

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Oosterdam was fabulous

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jellytot

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 very effective.  We embarked the next day at 11:30 and in less than 20min we were on the ship and having lunch in the Vista Dining Room. We had a fabulous vacation on the Oosterdam.  We ...
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Sail Date: July 2009

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


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