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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Very Disappointing....30-day Oosterdam cruise
"The food was different than the Lido (the trough as we loving call it)but I didn't find it worth the extra money and the service was slow.You may run across one of the line servers in the Lido, Angie, get to know her, she will go out of her way to take care of you, if you are nice, (don't be a jerk)...."Read More
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Oosterdam: Death by a thousand cuts (not the HAL we used to know & love) - Long & detailed including pre & post cruise

Review for Oosterdam to South America

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StartrainDD
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is a very long, detailed log-style review and covers 32 days, including 7 days pre-cruise in Argentina and 2 days post-cruise in Chile. If you just want to summary of the cruise scroll all the way down. Oosterdam South America and Antarctica 12-20-22 I just spend a lot of time putting in my entire 26000 word log and the website would not save it, so here is the cruise summary ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Attractive itinerary, great navigation some missed steps

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suceava
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose the cruise because we wanted to be in Antarctica for New Year! This cruise did it for us. The itinerary covered all of the southern tip of South America - East and West Coasts- from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile - which was a bonus. We booked very late, hence had to make some compromises on the cabin choice and offshore trips. Captain navigated through the treacherous waters of ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Not what we'd hoped for

Review for Oosterdam to South America

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shellz
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First Holland America Cruise. Chosen because it was the only affordable (?) cruise that went to Falklands, Antarctica and into the Chilean fjords and not around them (like Princess) or only to the Antarctic Peninsula and back to Buenos Aires (like Celebrity). We arrived the day after most people had checked in. Embarkation was the usual mess and compounded due to the World Cup madness created ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Take an REAL expedition tour - NOT HAL to Antarctica

Review for Oosterdam to Antarctica

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txcruisersAK
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our cruise of a lifetime to antarctica was a total waste of time and money. Hal couldn't have screwed up more if it really tried. i'll share just the highlights! our embarkation was a seven hour (two on a bus and five in the terminal) fiasco with ~ 5,000 people crammed into one room with five ships in port and then hal required all passengers to take a covid test on the third day! also, no ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Below Expectations

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allesca
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was a good itinerary, combining two cruises to sail through the Panama Canal, see the west coast of South America, round Cape Horn and visit the Falkland Islands before ending in Buenos Aires. I hadn’t sailed with Holland America before, but they came highly recommended by several friends so I was expecting it to be at least on a par, or better than, Celebrity. Sadly not so. Veteran HAL ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Itinerary for Panama Canal and South America

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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jmd1961
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise for the itinerary. We had previously been on the Oosterdam and like this size ship. One thing to know about South America, is that most of the ports are industrial ports and require a shuttle to the cruise port entrance for any independent tours and in Buenos Aires, all passengers including those on Holland America Tours. Just keep this in mind when choosing the starting ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very Disappointing....30-day Oosterdam cruise

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cocodog
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We had planned this trip for several months then, the night before we were to leave, COVID started shut everything down(1999). We had been waiting for this trip to reappear on Holland's schedule, we were very excited that it was finally happening! (Nov. 19, 2022). We had cruised with Holland 3 previous times and had been satisfied with our trips. Let me begin by saying the crew/staff were for ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Ship good, a little short on crew, 3rd world excursions somewhat of a trial

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LDCKentucky
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I wanted to go thru the Panama Panel, and see Macho Picchu, which this cruise covered nicely. Missed the political upheaval in Peru by about 2 wks, so lucky there. Traveling to 3rd world countries, Ecuador and Peru, is always a worry, so we had purchased a Medjet membership for the voyage, plus the optional extraction for political upheaval. Fortunately we didn't have to use, but ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Oosterdam needs to be refurbed

Review for Oosterdam to Transatlantic

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inter
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

HAL is always our go to cruise line so when we decided to try a transatlantic cruise we booked with HAL. First off, the cabin we were first given (which we picked out) had a toilet that was not flushing properly. After 7 or 8 calls with guest services and 2 plumber visits they finally moved us to a different cabin (after 4 nights of crossing our fingers that it would flush). When Patrick from ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very disappointing

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TrudyMarie
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Wanted to celebrate a special birthday the Holland America way. There was no celebration! No song. No cake No card. Service was mostly adequate, but slow. There was a decided lack of vegetables available, and I really tried to order extra veggies at dinner but they never came. Mariner ceremony was a big, flat nothing. We used to go to the dining room for a special lunch after. This ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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