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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Tour arranged by Las Adventure was the highlight.

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DeDLS
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Our cruise was good. This was the longest cruise we've taken, 31 days. Our stateroom was nice. The bed was comfortable, although we did have it joined and there was a line down the middle. It wasn’t annoying though. Maybe if they put a mattress pad on then that would conceal it. We might have been able to get one but I didn’t ask. The pillows were really comfortable. There was plenty of room in ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Had a Blast

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Foxtrot Whiskey
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We always bring our fun so....... Anyway, here are some thoughts on this adventure. Ship is 20 years old and showing her age. Didn't stop the fun. Beds were comfortable, water was hot and toilets flushed. Food in main dining room was excellent - I've always found the upcharge restaurants on HAL to miss the mark - the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto's just aren't what they should - buffet was ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Trip of a lifetime

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randyjoan
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Our cruise through South America to Antarctica exceeded our expectations. Where do we start? The service on the ship was outstanding as was the food in the main dining room and the Lido deck. We got off to a rough start when we discovered our room was directly below the Rolling Stones Lounge, but the staff kindly moved us to a room with a balcony from which we could admire the icebergs in ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Met expectations with room for improvements to recoup cut corners

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jaylaykay
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Firstly, I am a fan of the medium size ships, so am biased toward the quieter, no outdoor movie screen scene. Entertainment I found satisfying to impressive (more below) although I would have liked an historian and naturalist. For some reason, I could not get the commentary in my stateroom on glacier row, but I didn't ask for assistance with it either. Cruise director was less omnipresent than ...
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Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


A very pleasant ship with excellent service personnel

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ceraney
10+ Cruises • Age 90s

Chose cruise for its itinerary. Hadn't sailed on Holland-America in many years but had concentrated on Celebrity and Princess for several cruises on each and were pleased with both of them. Oosterman proved a very pleasant surprise. Entire ship was in excellent condition. Excellent cabin for handicapped. Service personnel were also excellent. Most of entertainment was very good, especially ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Traveled with disabled person


Wonderful Itinerary, Great Staff, Very Good Food, Lousy Entertainment

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SJMG
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We took the 31 day cruise option (Nov 15-Dec 16 2023) - Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aries with the express purpose of doing the Straits of Magellan. We have cruised HAL many times (we are 4 Star travelers) and have enjoyed every trip. This cruise was also a wonderful experience - except for the entertainment, will get to that in a moment. We stayed in a Neptune Suite and it was as has always ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Excellent itinerary, brilliant weather, amazing ship!

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Rishigudka
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We flew from London Heathrow to Miami 2 days before the cruise via British Airways. Flight was on time and very pleasant with great food and service onboard. On reaching Miami we were transferred to Tony Hotel on South Beach where we stayed for 2 nights. Hotel was art deco style and in an excellent location next to many bars and restaurants. We had a very pleasant stay in Miami and did a hop on ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Enjoyable Transatlantic Cruise

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Tim and Kim
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because a Transatlantic cruise has been on our bucket list, we liked the itinerary, and we had two previous enjoyable cruises on HAL (one on Oosterdam and one on Zaandam). We have been fortunate that all three HAL cruises have been in a Neptune Suite, which is a special experience. This cruise didn't go as planned, because a large storm caused an itinerary change. We had ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Almost flawless

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ThelmLou
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We enjoy spending time in Europe in the fall and then sailing home on a trans-Atlantic with our preferred lines - Holland America and Cunard. We appreciated the itinerary as it was full of ports we enjoyed . We also greatly enjoy the ambience on HAL ships. We boarded without issue at Barcelona , concluding ten wonderful days in Spain. The ship was spotless and remained so through our 15 days ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


Not Captivating

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MrAdenture
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this cruise to visit the ports (Cartagena, Malaga, Cadiz in Spain and Lisbon and Funchal in Portugal). Unfortunately due to weather and a pilot boat strike in Portugal the only port I visited was Malaga. We then went to the Canary Islands as a contingency plan for two ports (one was five hours long and the other was 12 hours). These ports were not interesting to me. The ship itself was ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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