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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean

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1-10 of 38 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean


A Great Mediocre Cruise in Cabin 10010

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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CAHallam

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It has been several years, cruises and cruise lines since we were on board a HAL ship, 2016 to be exact. We chose this trip primarily because of the time frame, pricing and lazy itinerary. Had not been on the Oosterdam, and it did have Key West in the itinerary, always a favorite stop for us. We departed from Port Everglades, utilizing a nearby parking lot not directly on port property to save a ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


First time cruise and LOVED it!

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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danamansell

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

17 of us took this cruise together to celebrate my brother's 50th. While I have traveled (and even lived) all over the world and I love to travel, I had never been on a cruise and was a little nervous. I LOVED it! It was so much fun! I was in a balcony cabin (smallest one) and it was perfect for me and with one other person at times. I was the only one in my room, but thought it was very roomy ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Nice and Relaxing, but Used to be Better

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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maheron

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I have cruised on Holland America a few times. The last two were to the Caribbean although our previous trip was on a different ship. This cruise was wonderful. We loved the ports, the excursions, the crew, the other passengers, and the relaxing atmosphere. We remember the food being much tastier and more exotic in the past. This cruise had good food, but not fantastic food ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Wonderful customer service and food was great.

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Pookiefish

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because the itinerary fit our spring break schedule. The ship was very nice and well maintained. Customer service was excellent. The food was very good and dining staff were excellent! The waiter was very accommodating to our 8 year old grandson and even made him an origami animal each night, showed him magic tricks and made sure he had something to eat from the kids menu ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Not what cruising used to be

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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LeafBG3

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Main Dining: food only poor to average. Always sauced up. Not very tasty. Not enough fresh fruit desert options or healthy entrees. Husband found the food poor. The only place to get a decent steak is to pay for the extra restaurants. Breakfast was pretty predictable, and closed early (9:00). I miss the smoked fish appetizers, fresh vegetables, and nice portion of fish or chicken for an ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Wonderful honeymoon trip

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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shelbyfish

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

This was out first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. We had heard from our friends that Holland America was a very elegant and relaxing cruise line... and they were right! We loved having a relaxing atmosphere. The staff around the ship was extremely friendly and polite. Our stateroom stewards would greet us by name, even when they saw us out and about on the ship! They always asked how ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Good ship and staff. Shore excursions, entertainment and communications average

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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SmartRealtor

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Our family (children and grandchildren) & friends eagerly anticipated HAL with its elegant charm and service for us oldies. HAL did extremely well on service, food, cabins, and efficiency on board. Our group enjoyed the cruise and our expectations were exceeded. We had a wonderful table and staff on Deck3 and Rudy's Fish premium dining to celebrate our 52 Wedding Anniversary. Compared to ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Disappointing cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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wapcruz1

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Ship was dated and not attractive. Very crowded because it was spring break so lesson for me don't cruise the Caribbean during the March/April time frame. Cabin was verandah on the 8th deck and noise came from decks above and below us. Complained to HAL since I asked if this would be noisy and was assured no prior to booking - gave me a $150 credit when I complained. Cabin was not cleaned ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


VERY DISAPPOINTED!

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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VTcruisenut

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this cruise with 2 other couples to celebrate 2 Birthdays and for the itinerary which included 4 port days. This is our 7th cruise on Holland America. We had praised up our previous cruises and the quality of service, cuisine and attention to detail with our friends. It soon became apparent, that this cruise was not going to compare in any way with our previous experiences. ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


HAL starting to disappoint

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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CruiseRQA

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I are 3* HAL loyalists. We have gone a winter Caribbean cruise every year for the last 25 years or so. Over the last 15 years we have only sailed on HAL as we enjoy the traditional cruising style of HAL as opposed to the mega-ship vibe. We chose the Oosterdam western cruise this year. Have not been on the Oosterdam previously but have been on Zuiderdam and most classes of ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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