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Holland America Line Oosterdam Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

13

Very Good

8

Average

9

Poor

1

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

Senior Cruises

98

Romantic Cruises

83

First-Time Cruisers

48

Repositioning Cruises

34

34 Holland America Line Oosterdam Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews


arlaroy avatar

arlaroy

7 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Interesting ship with great amenities

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We choose this cruise just out of convince and having never tried Holland America in the past we saw the 1 night cruise as a great opportunity to compare it to past cruises on Norwegian, Princess, and Royal ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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TravelerinRenton

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some Good & Bad

We chose this cruise because we live in the Seattle area and love not having to deal with air travel at the conclusion, also because my husband can only walk with a walker. We were familiar with all the ports (only ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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richardsymms

1 Review Written

Great crew and service with cheap and poor quality food.

We chose this cruise because it started in Ft. Lauderdale and ended 21 days later in Seattle plus we got a very large stateroom #8140 w a wrap-around deck on the stern. The first day for embarkation we felt the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Idahomom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the cruise we were hoping or planning on

We selected this cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement. The combination of ports and transatlantic cruise was the perfect fit and the time of year was just what we were hoping for. We flew into Venice a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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tuitionowed

6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Western Mediterranean & Transatlantic Crossing

We've sailed a number of times with Holland; the Oosterdam and were pleased. The Barcelona embarkation was easy and we went straight to our cabin. The ship is older but it was well maintained. Captain and ...
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Sail Date October 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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Grandma Google

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime

My husband and I had never been to Europe, so we chose this cruise to get a good "sample" of countries. The 8 days at sea sailing across the Atlantic were relaxing and a great way to start our trip. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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scottmarilyncruiser

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Awesome Cruise! Looking forward to the next one!

This was our first cruise with Holland America and our first Transatlantic cruise. The itinerary was like none we had seen and we were excited to be going to 16Ports! We were impressed with how quickly and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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howndder

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Crossing in a Neptune Suite

My partner and myself had wanted to do the North Atlantic to Northern Europe but when this deal came along, we couldn't resist. Unfortunately my partner lost his passport on day of sailing and missed the departure. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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kj40

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent Panama Canal transit 14 day cruise on HAL Oosterdam, Oct. 21-Nov. 4, 2

I normally don't write reviews anymore, but having just read two reviews rating their Panama Canal cruises as average, I feel I need to give my opinion to help bring the average up to where it belongs. The ship is ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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glenntogo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Is THIS the new normal??

My wife and I are both retired and have been taking yearly cruise for a number of years. We are 3 Star Mariners and this was number 8 with HAL. Last year, we did our second, end of season Alaska cruise with HAL, out ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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SCisland

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

15 Day Transatlantic from Rome to Tampa

We were visiting family in Italy and decided that it was a good value and more fun to take a repositioning cruise back to the states. We looked at the repositioning cruises in Oct/Nov time frame and this one met ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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BCranger

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Short but Sweet

We thought we might be taking a risk going on a Holland America cruise with our young children, but felt like we needed a holiday and this itinerary fit the bill. It was a 4 day cruise from San Diego to ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Callie28

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Lots of changes

We chose this cruise because we love to end up at home, no travel day at the end. We had been on ship in January and you can view my rave review on this site. We loved the whole experience. It was an eye opener, ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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heathman

3 Reviews Written

61 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, had a wonderful time, amazing service!

I booked this cruise in December as a gift to my husband who had, until now, never cruised. We wanted to try a short, 5-day, cruise to make sure he wouldn't become deathly ill from motion sickness and to just give ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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EdandFriend

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great ocean crossing with experienced cruisers

I booked this one at last minute, price was too good to pass up. Originally booked Oceanview HH, got a deal on upgrade to VA 2 days before departure. The first part of the cruise we visited ports in spain and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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BRUBET

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was so, so - about a 70 at most.

We wanted a cruise coming back to the USA with Tampa as the final port for us as we live in central Florida. Little did we expect the whole ship to be under restrictions because many passengers had a virus - this ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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murraycr

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Holland America chipping away the value.

We often take a year-end cruise in the Mediterranean and enjoy visiting various ports along the way. This cruise focussed on the western Mediterranean and then crossed the Atlantic, ending up in Tampa. In all, we ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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tomkc1

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

15 Day Transatlantic

I just returned from a 15 Transatlantic cruise on The Oosterdam.. There was nothing about the ship that I didn't like. The food, staff, entertainment and overall appearance of the ship was outstanding. It was ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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d-lions

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Best transatlantic cruise

Food was excellent. Service as usual on HAL wonderful. Entertainment great. Absolutely no negative comments! Enjoyed the guest lectures. Loved the BB king music and dancing Billboard piano's and music ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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NuGrad67

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Anniversary Cruise to Europe

We chose the cruise since it was the first, non-luxury cruise to leave for Europe. We had plans that were fixed on us arriving before a scheduled event. My husband had arrived in the U.S. on the Holland America ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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2LoveBikes

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Smooth and Wonderful Journey Across the Atlantic

We chose this cruise because the perks that went along with it were very good. We also took a transatlantic last year and enjoyed it, so we were game for another one. We specifically wanted to end up in Rome as we ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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MargaretNC

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great value repositioning cruise; HAL kudos for great service.

We chose this transatlantic repositioning cruise for its value. We don't mind being at sea for 8 days before landing at a port. This cruise stopped in Funchal, Portugal; Malaga, Spain; and Cartegna, Spain and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jakob71

15 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

A Very Relaxing Transatlantic Cruise

We are a married couple, who has sailed on many Transatlantic cruises previously, but this was our first cruise with HAL. Pre-cruise: We stayed the night before at Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Airport ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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TakesNotes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pre-Drydock crossing had more favorable elements than negative ones.

Many of us were surprised to find that this was a big band cruise with the "Harry James Orchestra" playing nightly. Those who like big bands were in their glory with the 12 instrumental musicians, a bandleader and a ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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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