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Great first time experience of the Mediterranean

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Prudenville_Dave
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I love the size of ship, decor, quality of food, cabin comfort, and overall quiet ambience that Holland America offers on their Vista class ships. There are no water parks, roller coasters, zip lines or amusement park rides which suits me just fine. The focus is on a quality learning experience and the ports of call. This was a very port intensive cruise with long shore excursion days and only ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


I Was Disappointed

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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EvadKnat
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I sailed on the 4/7 transatlantic and the 4/21 Rotterdam to the Canary Islands and back cruises. There was good and bad but overall I was disappointed based on my expectations from reading reviews of Holland America. In no particular order: Embarkation was quick. I wasn't happy with a cabin "upgrade" (it wasn't) that I didn't ask for which put me on the wrong side of the ship for sunsets on ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


First and last time on Holland

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Pdimacali
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Although we've been to the other cities on the itinerary, we were attracted to this one because it featured two cities that we wanted to visit --- Istanbul and Barcelona. Our experience was a combintation of surprise, disappointment, a little anger, and some light-hearted moments. We have never traveled on HAL before, so we didn't know what to expect. The embarcation point and procedure should ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


HAL Are You Listening?

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

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Lynn@ECGA
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We just returned from a 26-day TA from Athens to Fort Lauderdale; actually a 12-day Mediterranean to Barcelona and a 14-day transatlantic crossing to FL. HAL sold it as a single 26-day cruise but the second 14-day leg was much cheaper so many got on in Barcelona for TA. Unfortunately the weather prompted the captain to cancel Cadiz and Portugal. We had also lost 2 ports on the 12day segment but, ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Traveled with disabled person


Fantastic Itinerary and Shore Excursions

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Aussieman55
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We chose this cruise with our friends because the ports of call were pretty close to where we wanted to visit in the Mediterranean. Also the pricing seemed to be pretty competitive. As with everything when we go on holidays, there are good and bad, pros and cons, highs and lows and this cruise was no exception. Firstly, the highs ... - the ports of call were a definite attraction - ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


12 Day Magical Mediterranean

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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19Ahoymatey68
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Barcelona ~ Trieste (Venice) in September was the perfect time to go. We arrived in Barcelona stayed a few days before our cruise to check out the sights and gastronomy Barcelona had to offer. It doesn’t disappoint! We stayed up on a hill in a renovated hospital turned 5* La Floridia. It overlooked the sea, had gentle breezes and amazing pool with outdoor patio seating. But this is not ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Exhausting, but enjoyable Mediterranean cruise and a word to the wise.

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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tipitina
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our third Holland cruise and most ambitious. A Mediterranean cruise is inherently busy because of all the port stops. Several ports are commercial ports, so bus travel is required to get to the attractions. The Oosterdam, as with all Holland ships is meticulously maintained. The crew was very friendly and our cabin stewards Gusti and Mifta were top notch. We had a cabin on the ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Oosterdam is outdated and tired looking

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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ncc and jcc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I sailed on the Oosterdam Sept 14th, 2023 - October 8th, 2023. This was a 24 day trip starting in Barcelona and ending in Athens, Greece. When booking, everything that could have wrong did. I was given misinformation about having an assigned cabin and having premium economy flights. This was straightened out by a very helpful Resolution Specialist. We received an email from ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Usual HAL quality

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Yvoyage01
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We made a cruise from Venice to Barcelona. Since ships are not permitted in Venice anymore , we stayed 3 days to visit Venice first, then took a train to Trieste the departure port, 2 hours away, where we stayed at the Best Western hotel. Very nice city, visited with hop on, hop off. Taxi from hotel to port was 15 euros. Embarcation was most easy. Cruise in the Adriatic sea with Dubrovnik ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Disappointed in Holland America Oosterdam

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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Pisi123
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Holland America Cruise Did Not Impress Much. We just returned from a 12-day Mediterranean cruise on the Holland America MS Oosterdam from Sep 2 - 14, 2023. We boarded the ship in Trieste, Italy. We were immediately dissatisfied by the lack of HA greeter staff present on the cruise dock in Italy during embarkation; and during port calls to guide you to/from the ship. This is not true on Princess ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


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