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"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
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Oosterdam in Alaska

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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patrout38

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 Oosterdam did meet or exceed our expectations. Starting in Seattle, embarkation went smoothly. We were in a pretty long line, and it took 30 minutes to get to speak to someone. ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Classy Oosterdam

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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drbcwp

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Our 37th cruise but our first trip to Alaska. How could it have been better? Uber dropped us off at the front door at 12:15, in our cabin at 12:35. Holland really knows how to get you on and off the ship. The ship was a little smaller than our last HAL cruise on the Koningsdam. Our room was so big that we could not see the TV to pick movies, had to use binoculars. We like to sit outside a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

58 Helpful Votes


55 year anniversary cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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Still vertical

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Visited wifes family in Tacoma and booked Holland to see Sitka and Hubbard Glacier and to see what Holland has to offer compared to other cruise lines. Very little action in pre cruise comments and no interest in a meet and greet. The cruise itself followed this scenario as it was most uneventful and very subdued. The ship design does not appear conducive to a lot of social activity as ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Lovely, relaxing cruise with spectacular scenery

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operakatz

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I chose this itinerary for the Hubbard glacier. My original cruise plans (was planning to sail r/t from Vancouver) got disrupted, so opted for easier Seattle embarkation). I originally booked an aft-facing deck 4 verandah and TA sent an upgrade offer about 2 weeks prior to embarkation for a Neptune, which I took. I had taken a very similar itinerary last year on Eurodam in an oceanview, but really ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

5 Helpful Votes


Great low key cruise with beautiful scenery

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vintageyz

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was a great, low key trip to Alaska on the Oosterdam. We had cabin 4006. The cabin is at the front of the ship. It was clean and a nice size cabin. No bath tub but we didn't miss the tub at all. The cabin is near the side thruster, external door, and main stage. It was generally quiet, but there were times when engines, entertainment, or door drop were very noticable. Food was good across the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


Not so good Alaska Trip

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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Missyjane

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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 strong smell of smoke. We reported it few times at the costumer service but they never did anything. They keep telling us they will investigate ( whoever smokes at the balcony), NEVER ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


My Oosterdam Review

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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beaming90

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

My review of the Holland America MS Oosterdam 08/04/19-08/11/19 We flew out of Kansas City International on Sunday morning, the 4th of August on an Alaskan Air flight leaving at 6 AM. The flight was very crowded and apparently sold out so I was glad we got there at 4 AM. As we were descending into Seattle we saw our ship, so that was very exciting! There were four of us cruising together, ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

4 Helpful Votes


Sailing the Ooster in Alaska mid August

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SVBing

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Past the “sweet spot”..... timing wise, for sailing Alaska, but weather was really good, considering. We’ve been up that way 6+ times. Arrived day early staying at boutique in Queen Anne neighborhood, closer jump off to getting to ship next day.... a little hilly, great neighborhood & restaurants. Uber from airport to hotel $38 and the hotel to port $8. Arrived port 11:15am We were sailing ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

38 Helpful Votes


Best Ever!!

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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cochral221

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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, especially our wine girl (Miraki(Sp?)-from Japan but living in Manilla). Our room was beautiful and the gentlemen that serviced it were quick and efficient. The ship was clean and ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


First time on HAL for a charter to Alaska!

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chowderbsk

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 them, and there were many cabins to fill.....our luck. Also, we had never cruised with Holland American Line before and have wanted to for years, so a win-win all around! We flew in to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

16 Helpful Votes


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