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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Gail MG
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Oosterdam is one of the older Holland America ships but is attractive, well maintained, and comfortable and has probably the best service, certainly the friendliest service, of any of the Holland America ships that we have sailed on. The officers, too, are unusually cordial and went out of their way to greet and chat with guests. What I liked best about this 17-day Panama Canal transit cruise, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Avoid this ship and probably this cruise line

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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jar46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 12th cruise, 2d on HAL. What a disappointment! Ship is tired, scuffed, dirty and smelly. Needs a major renovation. Design is dated, but more important it's just old and not well maintained. The ambience of the ship transferred to many (but by no means all) of the staff, many of whom seemed just as tired as the ship and were simply going thru the motions. The food was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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The Producer
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I just completed a 17-day cruise on February 22 on the Oosterdam from Fort Lauderdale (February 5) to San Diego. The food and service were great. The ship was clean and crisp. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The headliner shows each evening were top notch. The Lido Market was well organized, much better than other cruise ships. However, we probably will not book ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


HOLLAND AMERICA ELIMINATES ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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jzgold
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because hal hadn't disappointed on prior cruises, and because the ports were what we wanted to visit. unfortunately. Hal has changed their entertainment policy, eliminating the grand musicals of old, replacing them with, for example, a gymnast, a mini-harp player running around the audience, sitting in laps, an 8pm travel documentary, and a lame juggler. (the act was lame). ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Some Good & Bad

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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TravelerinRenton
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because we live in the Seattle area and love not having to deal with air travel at the conclusion, also because my husband can only walk with a walker. We were familiar with all the ports (only one tender port), and we like longer cruises. We booked the Signature Suite. We needed extra room for the walker and no accessible rooms were available. The first glitch we ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Great crew and service with cheap and poor quality food.

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richardsymms
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We chose this cruise because it started in Ft. Lauderdale and ended 21 days later in Seattle plus we got a very large stateroom #8140 w a wrap-around deck on the stern. The first day for embarkation we felt the cruise line was not organized and although our luggage was labeled "priority" it was the very last on - not that it mattered but what did is we kept wondering if it would show up at all. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


First time cruise and LOVED it!

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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danamansell
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

17 of us took this cruise together to celebrate my brother's 50th. While I have traveled (and even lived) all over the world and I love to travel, I had never been on a cruise and was a little nervous. I LOVED it! It was so much fun! I was in a balcony cabin (smallest one) and it was perfect for me and with one other person at times. I was the only one in my room, but thought it was very roomy ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A Great Mediocre Cruise in Cabin 10010

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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CAHallam
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

It has been several years, cruises and cruise lines since we were on board a HAL ship, 2016 to be exact. We chose this trip primarily because of the time frame, pricing and lazy itinerary. Had not been on the Oosterdam, and it did have Key West in the itinerary, always a favorite stop for us. We departed from Port Everglades, utilizing a nearby parking lot not directly on port property to save a ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Nice and Relaxing, but Used to be Better

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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maheron
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My husband and I have cruised on Holland America a few times. The last two were to the Caribbean although our previous trip was on a different ship. This cruise was wonderful. We loved the ports, the excursions, the crew, the other passengers, and the relaxing atmosphere. We remember the food being much tastier and more exotic in the past. This cruise had good food, but not fantastic food ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Oosterdam 03/30~04/06 from Florida

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - All

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DnLLabbe
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Friends had planned their vacation and invited us along...We would go again in a heart beat. Our room was clean, we were catered to, there was plenty of food and so many choices. The staff made us feel catered to. Our cabin person PuTu was awesome!!! He brought us what ever we needed, answered our questions and kept us informed. PuTu was funny, sweet and so very accommodating. His customer ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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