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

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"The two things that I particularly enjoyed on the NS, and was looking forward to on the Oosterdam, was the food quality and the Music Walk, specifically Lincoln Center Stage and BB Kings.Main dining room (dinners): I thought the menus offered a good variety and each night there were several dishes that appealed to me...."Read More

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1-10 of 152 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


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

Review for a South America Cruise on Oosterdam

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!

Review for a South America Cruise on Oosterdam

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


A very pleasant ship with excellent service personnel

Review for a South America Cruise on Oosterdam

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


Mixed Bag

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

Queenvee
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was a 14 day trans-atlantic from Ft Lauderdale to Rome with 4 ports: two in the Azores and two in Spain. I've done over 50 cruises and about 10 were on HAL. I've always liked HAL's vibe - which is to appeal to seasoned travelers who appreciate discovering new places. I like days at sea and purposely picked this smaller, older ship after being on the Nieuw Statendam last summer (whose ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Oosterdam should be renamed Nickel and Dime

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

jenni88
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We just got off the ship after a 3 week transatlantic cruise from Ft Lauderdale to Barcelona. The Oosterdam is becoming quite dilapidated. We encountered many serious infrastructure issues. Firstly, there were many leaks that marred our cruising experience. The Lido dining room had water soaked carpeting that passengers were forced to walk on to get to the seating area. We also ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Traveled with disabled person


Disappointed and trapped at sea

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

Travelerdude007
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this transatlantic cruise and this ship because we wanted transportation to Europe, did NOT want to visit a lot of ports, wanted to relax at sea prior to a heavy sightseeing itinerary once we arrived, and for the entertainment and food advertised. We were wholly disappointed. We were disappointed to the point that we would not want to travel on Holland America again. The embarkation ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Traveled with disabled person


Not For Me

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

dog
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First TA, right fare for an aft facing cabin on deck 8. Paid for HIA since no longer can bring on drinks. I did not get what I paid for. Changes were made to inclusions after I paid.wifi issues- no compensation, excursion cancelled- no appropriate substitution I was advised by shore excursion staff- so forfeited $120 OBC- would not let me use it for anything else and non refundable. Could not ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Avoid this ship and probably this cruise line

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Oosterdam

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 a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Oosterdam

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


Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Oosterdam

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


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