• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Alaska

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Alaska
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

28

Very Good

18

Average

7

Poor

5

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

59

First-Time Cruisers

31

Romantic Cruises

24

Senior Cruises

22

Cruises for the Disabled

7

59 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Alaska


patrout38 avatar

patrout38

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam in Alaska

|

This is my first review of a cruise ship. I have been on two previous cruises. One was in 2015 on RCI's Liberty of the Seas, and in 2018 on Holland America's Maasdam. I have to say, for my third cruise, the ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


Missyjane avatar

Missyjane

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not so good Alaska Trip

This is our 4th HAL cruise. We've been in Alaska few years ago and we loved the scenery. We booked the balcony so we could enjoy the beautiful view, but it was a BIG mistake because we never enjoyed it because of a ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


cochral221 avatar

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, ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2019


CruisingMommyT avatar

CruisingMommyT

12 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

A Delightful Family Cruise to Alaska

Our son and our nephew both graduated from high school this year. We wanted to get my husband's whole family together, and since several of them live out west, Seattle was a good meeting point. Our family (we ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2019


mistertoaster avatar

mistertoaster

15 Reviews Written

61 Helpful Votes

Holland Novice Will Return

Introduction: We are frequent cruisers with Platinum Plus status on NCL and Black Card status on MSC. NCL was our go to company for N.A.cruises and MSC was our go to company for everywhere else in the world. ...
Read More

6 photos

Sail Date May 2019


Spookybread avatar

Spookybread

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lack of entertainment and variety of food

My wife and I have been on two other cruise lines so a friend of ours invited us on a vacation to Alaska on the line HAL Oosterdam. The staff was very friendly but when we needed some guidance we couldn't ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2019


Gig Harbor avatar

Gig Harbor

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful 1st Cruise w/ Holland America

In August 2017 my wife suffered a fully-detached retina. If you don't know, rehab from surgery requires no change in air pressure for at least 90 days. Well, that meant no flying and our Mediterranean Cruise in ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2017


Barefoot&Brit avatar

Barefoot&Brit

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Mixed bag

My cousins had never cruised, so we picked an itinerary they were excited about. Thus, we had the chance to see this cruise through the eyes of our cousins who came with us. We found many areas in need of ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2017


gillygal avatar

gillygal

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Time on the Oosterdam

We were on the Oosterdam last October for a Mediterranean Cruise and were very happy. When we booked this Alaska Cruise, we were thrilled to be on Oosterdam again. The staff, cabin stewards, food servers were ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2017


SumFish1 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2017


dndgeez avatar

dndgeez

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Customer Service Destroyed the Complete Package

The Good: AMAZING FOOD Pinnacle Grill The Band Art Gallery Personnel Had the Norovirus hit on the Ship and their Containment Procedures and protective processes was Great. THE BAD: > No ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2017


Guitarjess avatar

Guitarjess

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good, but avoid the Spa unless you want a hard sell on products

We're first time cruisers & went with my parents for a 3 generations cruise(6 adults + 3 teens). There were not many kids on the ship, but that was ok with us. The kids utilized the HAL kids clubs and enjoyed ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2017


Jofannie and Mark avatar

Jofannie and Mark

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise ot Alaska with Grandkids

Our very first cruise back in August 2003 was on Holland America's Amsterdam and we've been hooked on cruising ever since. Since then, we've taken 21 more cruises on a variety of different lines with Princess being ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2017


extex1 avatar

extex1

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Belated Anniversary--First Cruise Ever!!!

My husband contacted our cruise specialist, and they set the whole thing up. Dennis had previously researched the HAL website, and knew what he wanted before booking. We had an aft-Neptune suite. Em and ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017


nattga avatar

nattga

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise. Average Ship

Having set sails with RCCL, NCL, and Celebrity, I tried not to set my standard too high because I know that HAL is going to be different and more traditional. After spending a week on Oosterdam, I can break it down ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2017


Hsmama avatar

Hsmama

1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Vacation

First of all, we are Cruise Noobs. Never cruised before,never thought we would like the experience. But we wanted to visit Alaska,and so we decided this would be the best way to celebrate our 28th anniversary. Our ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2017


Ttomred avatar

Ttomred

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

This our my 3rd cruise. We've gone with 2 other cruise lines in the past and loved every minute. Sadly I can't say the same about the Oosterdam. Let me start by saying our stateroom was wonderful and the crew was ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2015


Rutgers80 avatar

Rutgers80

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very Relaxing

After my 3 day land tour and torture of the 10 hour bus ride from Denali I was looking forward to just relaxing on the ship. I was not disappointed. The cruise was everything I wished for - relaxing, good food and ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2015


flaed avatar

flaed

4 Reviews Written

Superb cruise - NOT superb Land Package to Denali

We had a wonderful trip. Went to Vancouver and stayed in a super hotel, the Fairmont Waterfront. They parked the ship right in front of our hotel. Boarded the Holland-America's Oosterdam on Sunday the 19th and ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2015


ALP ALASKA avatar

ALP ALASKA

1 Review Written

Enjoyable cruise with great food

We enjoyed our cruise and would recommend the ship. It is older as others have mentioned but the food and service are very good. People do care about making you happy. I do have a few comments: 1. Vista fixed ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2015


marek gil avatar

marek gil

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not So Happy

My first time on cruise.Generally satisfied but taken by surprise that had to pay for plain water even from my room fridge. Alcohol OK but water? Also charges of 15% for service in bars or to servants-low ball. ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2015


TampaRick avatar

TampaRick

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded my Expectations

Wow, After reading some of the recent reviews, we were a bit concerned. But no need. Has cruising changed in 20 years, absolutely, is it for the better? Mostly not, so let me tell you what we liked and what ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2015


ATLCruiseCat avatar

ATLCruiseCat

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Same Great HAL Service and Ships

We did a 14 day cruise tour to Alaska and as usual Holland did not disappoint us. We stayed in a Neptune Suite and the service and accommodations were outstanding. Our room was beautiful, very clean, spacious - the ...
Read More

Sail Date May 2015


vancan7 avatar

vancan7

1 Review Written

Disappointed

We have sailed many times with Holland America,and enjoyed the cruises very much. This last trip to alaska was disappointing in that we saw a big downgrading in the vista shows,the movie rooms screen is very old and ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2014


Shockey avatar

Shockey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Holland America - Totally Disappointing

I will start with the bottom line, one of the more expensive vacations we have taken, Holland America provided the least value of any cruise line or vacation package we have ever purchased. I fell for the pitch ...
Read More

Sail Date June 2014


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
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Cruise Style Reviews for Oosterdam Cruises to Alaska

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.