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Fourth and Last Cruise on HAL
"This was our 4th HAL cruise and about our 40th cruise overall. We have been fortunate to have done of the worlds best cruises itineraries all over the world. We started cruising in our 40s and have done as many as..."Read More
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firstforty2012

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Very Disappointing

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CruiseMousse

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It pains me to say this because in the past we have always loved HAL but this cruise fell so short of expectations that we have resolved never to sail with this line again. Some things remain the same - the friendliness of the crew and truly great fellow passengers - but almost everything else was wanting. The ship itself was in poor repair. There were broken windows, chipped paint, soiled ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Disappointed with Holland America

Review for Oosterdam to Hawaii

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Ewilkins1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have cruised many times, with Celebrity as well as some other cruise lines. I had heard some good reports about Holland America, and liked the itinerary of this cruise, so I decided to give it a try. First morning we went up to the gym, and I couldn't believe how small it was. Half of the 10 treadmills were broken, with signs on them saying not to use them. With the remaining ones that ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


Very unimpressed with this ship and this cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Hawaii

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Harvestmoon1950

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This cruise has several cons. Too many days at sea ( 12 ) which would be ok except the ship had a very poor entertainment program. The evening shows on the first leg were poor quality, better on the return leg, but still not great. The daytime presentations were uninteresting to most, spotty in number, - who wants to do towel folding, teeth whitening, sarong tying? The days at sea were boring, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


HAL still going downhill

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ScooterTom

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I've been to Hawaii RT 6 times and this was the worst for activities and on any cruise ever taken as well and that numbers about 40. There was no Hawaiian enrichment speaker unlike last year. No guest speakers. NO COOKING CLASSES on way over. No singers\dancers until the return. Etc etc. Everyone was complaining and one lady canceled two future HAL cruises. Finally in Hawaii HAL got the word ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

8 Helpful Votes


Excellent Cruise

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Mr. Spock Kirk

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we have never been disappointed with HAL, and they continue to provide excellent service and MDR dining, which are the two areas that we scrutinize when cruising. The great service continues at most levels from room stewards to managerial staff, with a personal touch in knowing your name. Dining in the MDR has always been semi-gourmet, with small portions like ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Nice cruise with a clientèle in our age group

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ahannas

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Booking - Direct with HAL. Price similar to other agents. Boarding – We boarded in San Diego. Nowadays, the detail work is done online from home so the process was quick. About an hour after arriving at the terminal we were in our stateroom. Gone was the typical crowding into the upper deck cafeteria while awaiting stateroom to be prepped. The ship – Oosterdam is showing its age despite ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

14 Helpful Votes


Holland America Oosterdam review

Review for Oosterdam to Hawaii

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Lucy1226

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this 25 day trip to Mexico and Hawaii because though Costco Travel, it was a chance for fun in the sun during January and less expensive than booking a hotel for the same period of time. The ship was not as nice as Celebrity or Norwegian ships I had been on. San Diego has a lovely harbor location. It was cold everywhere and even though many complained, the ship remained cold in ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Disappointed But Had Some Fun

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Rocky4

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was a our first cruise on a HAL ship and longest itinerary of the 10 previous cruises we have taken. Overall the Oosterdam was quietly average, but disappointing for several reasons: 1. Guests demographics and mobility issues were a big surprise. We knew HAL drew older guests, but had no idea this would feel like are floating "retirement home". We are active 65-67 year olds yet we felt ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Ilulissat

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

18 Helpful Votes


Fourth and Last Cruise on HAL

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firstforty2012

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 4th HAL cruise and about our 40th cruise overall. We have been fortunate to have done of the worlds best cruises itineraries all over the world. We started cruising in our 40s and have done as many as two a year. For reference most of our cruises have been on Celebrity, but our more recent cruises on Azamara (4), Celebrity (2), Oceania (1) HAL (2) and Crystal (1).. This last cruise ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Ilulissat

17 Helpful Votes


Midsize ship bargain

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dlshearer

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I frequently cruise the San Diego to Mexican Riviera cruise when I find a good price. I have sailed only HAL the past few years. I was on this ship before and since my last trip they have gone into dry dock and added the Lincoln Center concert area, expanded the showroom, added more top deck outside veranda cabins, some cabanas and squeezed in more inside cabins by making them smaller. I was ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Ilulissat

15 Helpful Votes


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