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Holland America Line Oosterdam Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

5

Very Good

5

Average

5

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

Senior Cruises

98

Romantic Cruises

83

First-Time Cruisers

48

Entertainment Cruises

18

18 Holland America Line Oosterdam Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

New Years on the Classic Holland America Oosterdam

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This New Years cruise met every expectation of a fun filled and beautiful holiday. The ship itself is an antique lover's paradise. The statues, the paintings, the sculptures, the murals,were startlingly gorgeous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cochral221

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best Ever!!

This was the best cruise ever! The staff was friendly and very helpful as well as cheerful. The food was delicious and plentiful.Every evening it was arranged with care and lovely.Our dining staff was wonderful, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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chowderbsk

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

First time on HAL for a charter to Alaska!

My partner and I, 55 and 58 gay men, decided pretty last minute to do this Alaska Explorer 7 night charter. We were able to get a good deal booking with the charter as we are alumni with many past cruises with ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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CribGuru

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

14 Day East & West Caribbean

Never take a back to back cruise again. The evening entertainment was almost identical on both of the voyage legs. Watching a video in the main theatre while an orchestra played is not our idea of "entertainment" on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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jeh10641

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Love transatlantic cruising

It was for my wife's 75th birthday. We started looking at cruises and worked backwards. We ended up with 15 days in Prague, Vienna, Venice, Florence and Rome before our cruise. On the cruise we visited Las Palmas in ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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edandsharron

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great itinerary

We choose this cruise for the itinerary of several Greek islands and the Med, and also the 24 day duration, and Venice as the start/finish point. We liked the port-intensive trip. Holland America service feels ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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retiredcouplesnorkelers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just OK

The itinerary around Central America was intriguing and features the Panama Canal. Ship food is good, but not excellent. Desserts seem to be made from a soy-based origin. Lots of mousses that taste rather ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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SumFish1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Average Cruise

Average cruise, smaller rooms than most cruises, good service, okay food, great entertainment, big outdoor pool (deep), smaller indoor pool (shallow), kind staff. Our TV circuit kept popping, so we did not have TV ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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jumpkutz

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

My spouse and I chose this cruise because of the promotion by Christian radio group WAYFm. For King and Country, Brandon Heath, Mark Lee of Third Day and Rebecca St. James were the featured artists, and they were ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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david_honig

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Non-existent late-night, erratic cuisine, limited/regimented hours on facilites

There are several things to like about the Oosterdam - the decor is fantastic, I really enjoyed the co-branding with America's Test Kitchen. Their on-board enterainment system (free) had a better collection of ...
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Sail Date May 2017


GuyD avatar

GuyD

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Turned out OK

We choose this cruise because we were on the same ship back in October thru the Med. I am getting tired of Holland. The entertainment is lacking and they seem to be nickel and diming for everything after having ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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zeldacas

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rocking & Jiving Music Cruise for 7 straight days and nights

Delbert McClinton's 23rd Sandy Beaches Cruise was considered by most, the best vacation of their lives. The talent on board the ship was amazing. Delbert McClintons band, The Mavericks, Marcia Ball, Wayne Toups, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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LISP

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

NYE Cruise

This was our 5th Holland Cruise in 3 years. Can see lots of changes- no bread pudding, no speciality teas, no Indonesian crew show. The things that used to make Holland special. The Oosterdam was nice as it has ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Sindy j

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst

I will never travel Holland again. Been on many cruises nothing for young adults going on. I`m 57, took my 35 year old son on his first cruise. They double charged all our guest credit cards. My son said first and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


melmul avatar

melmul

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great time aboard the Oosterdam

We sailed out of Tampa, Florida on December 9th headed for a seven-day cruise to the western Caribbean. Embarkation was really smooth at this port and with Holland America. We had a beautiful balcony cabin on Deck ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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St Pete Cruiser

6 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Eastern & Southern Caribbean

Living in St Petersburg, Tampa is our home port, just 45 minutes from home to terminal 3 where the Oosterdam was docked. I have cruised from Tampa before, as my first ever cruise was 28 years ago on the Veracruz, a ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Jemaca

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Holland America Info Services

Holland America’s greatest flaw is not providing enough accurate information. This is not a new problem. We have observed this on all our HAL cruises. Celebrity does a much better job. There are so many ways that ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jzgold

1 Review Written

HOLLAND AMERICA ELIMINATES ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS

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 ...
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Sail Date April 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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