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

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Traveler rating

Excellent

53

Very Good

41

Average

21

Poor

21

Terrible

8

Cruise type

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


The Producer avatar

The Producer

1 Review Written

Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Gail MG avatar

Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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TravelerinRenton

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some Good & Bad

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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richardsymms

1 Review Written

Great crew and service with cheap and poor quality food.

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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danamansell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time cruise and LOVED it!

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! ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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maheron

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice and Relaxing, but Used to be Better

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, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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CAHallam

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Great Mediocre Cruise in Cabin 10010

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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CruncheyFrog

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Totally unremarkable cruise.

We sailed on the Oosterdam in December 2018 for 7 days. This was the quietest trip we have ever been on. We aren't looking for a huge party, but a little activity around the pool would be good. It was about as ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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DnLLabbe

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam 03/30~04/06 from Florida

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. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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SmartRealtor

10 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good ship and staff. Shore excursions, entertainment and communications average

Our family (children and grandchildren) & friends eagerly anticipated HAL with its elegant charm and service for us oldies. HAL did extremely well on service, food, cabins, and efficiency on board. Our group enjoyed ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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wapcruz1

1 Review Written

Disappointing cruise

Ship was dated and not attractive. Very crowded because it was spring break so lesson for me don't cruise the Caribbean during the March/April time frame. Cabin was verandah on the 8th deck and noise came from ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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shelbyfish

1 Review Written

Wonderful honeymoon trip

This was out first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. We had heard from our friends that Holland America was a very elegant and relaxing cruise line... and they were right! We loved having a relaxing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Pookiefish

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Wonderful customer service and food was great.

We chose this cruise because the itinerary fit our spring break schedule. The ship was very nice and well maintained. Customer service was excellent. The food was very good and dining staff were excellent! The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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VTcruisenut

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

VERY DISAPPOINTED!

We booked this cruise with 2 other couples to celebrate 2 Birthdays and for the itinerary which included 4 port days. This is our 7th cruise on Holland America. We had praised up our previous cruises and the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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LeafBG3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not what cruising used to be

Main Dining: food only poor to average. Always sauced up. Not very tasty. Not enough fresh fruit desert options or healthy entrees. Husband found the food poor. The only place to get a decent steak is to pay for ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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evandylan123

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise, not great

We are a 50 something couple travelling with my 80 something parents. I chose this cruise because my elderly parents find it easier to get around the smaller ships of Holland America and the stops were different ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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BucketListCheck

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was my sixth HAL cruise. HAL has always been my favorite. I've also experienced Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival. I chose this cruise because the week of March 16th was the best fit for our ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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fastbailer

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Ship better than home office

Our family (14 of us) headed out on a cruise to celebrate a major birthday over the Christmas holiday. We did well overall. Balcony staterooms (category SY, cabin 8054 and similar) are lovely, spacious and very ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CruiseRQA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

HAL starting to disappoint

My wife and I are 3* HAL loyalists. We have gone a winter Caribbean cruise every year for the last 25 years or so. Over the last 15 years we have only sailed on HAL as we enjoy the traditional cruising style of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


cb1968 avatar

cb1968

23 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Not what it once was

Oosterdam Review My wife and I had sailed on the Oosterdam about 10 years ago and were not hesitant about booking another vacation aboard her. The cruise was acceptable but I was a little disappointed with some ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Hazel's mom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship and Wonderful Experience

Embarkation and disembarkation were amazingly quick and efficient. This ship was beautiful, classic and tasteful in every way. We really enjoyed the thermal spa and fitness center, Lincoln Center, B.B. King, back ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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JsJourneys

1 Review Written

Ship good but ports disappointing

Chose this cruise for ports as we have done several Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. This was to be Half Moon Cay, Cap Cana DR, Grand Turk and Amber Cove DR. Have wanted to see Turks & Caicos and DR. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mr. Sensible

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Could have been great, but it wasn't...not at all.

Chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary, never having been to Grand Turk. Unfortunately weather did not cooperate, and we were re-routed to San Juan. Not the cruise line's fault, but disappointing. This was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Djptcp

7 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not the Best HAL Cruise We've Taken

This was our 48th cruise overall, 8th HAL cruise and 5th in a Neptune Suite. It was casino rate promotion and at the time of booking we were informed it had to be a Guarantee and we couldn't select our Neptune Suite ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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gorilla1964

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Mercy Me event horrible cruise

We love Tim Timmons & Mercy Me so we went on the Mercy Me at sea cruise it was awesome except for the Holland America cruise line. The service in the main dining room was horrible they were not friendly at all. The ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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