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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Great trip - back to cruising

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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mauisun
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Great return to cruising - HAL exceeded my expectation from food, service and fun. We were a family of 4- 2 kids aged 9 and 12. The Med Itinerary was excellent- only place I would not want to return to was Albania. I really enjoyed the stop and the day at sea. It was a busy cruise and very hot so we enjoyed getting back to the ship each evening for a swim in the pool and a few Aperol spritz. Great ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Oosterdam Returns Strong from Pandemic for 14-day Eastern Med Cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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roliremu
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We (2 50s parents and 2 18yo children) cruised on Oosterdam for two weeks, joining about a month after her return to service. Overall, this was an excellent cruise for us, and we actually think it was better than our 25-day 2019 Mediterranean cruise on the Koningsdam. We selected the cruise primarily for itinerary--lots of ports, and places we mostly had not visited previously. With one ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Disappointed

Review for Oosterdam to Europe - All

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Oc199
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

I’m not typically one to write a bad review, or even write a review, but I was surprised by the lack of service on this ship. First, it took over 48 hours for them to fix our air conditioning. We respectfully asked 5-6 times the first two days and no one came. We were so hot. Then, after going to the front desk, on the THIRD day, someone came. Second, our ship departure was changed to trieste ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Great and Relaxing Cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hallzee
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was out first cruise, and after much study, decided on HA Oosterdam. We went with teo other couples, and had a GREAT time. Embarkation in San Diego was seamless. It did help that Neptune Suite affords you priority boarding. :-) The Neptune Lounge had a very nice welcome champagne and hos d'hoeuvres party as well. Side note: the Neptune Lounge is a quiet place to relax; also, there is a ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Eat away, little play

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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cjbank
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Cruise was a gift to us, but glad we went. Outstanding food and service, entertainment lagging except for the Boardwalk piano players and BB Kong’s. Needs more at sea activities. Nice casino. We did excursions from vendors at the ports rather than through the ship. I would sail on the Oosterdam again, would take more books to read, and study up on excursions! We returned rested and content ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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pamfergusonpdx
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as well as The Pinnacle (specialty restaurant). The cabins (we sailed in a Signature Suite 8073 with larger veranda!) was very comfortable. Bathrooms were new and well equipped. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hogladyrider
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are seasoned Carnival cruisers looking for a change, we are both retired in our mid 60's We cruised Oosterdam out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera. We are now hooked on HAL! We drove to San Diego the day before departure and utilized a park n'cruise at Comfort Inn with free shuttle to/from the port. We walked the boardwalk at the San Diego Harbor and had a nice meal at Mitch's on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Great crew, but ship is starting to show its age - design-wise and otherwise.

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Celtlaw
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Sitting in our Signature Stateroom as I write: 1. Signature Stateroom, really a mini-suite, is very nice, but those aft and mid-ship are under the Lido and Pool Deck and are noisy when activity above. 2. Theater seats get uncomfortable after about an half-hour. 3. Bring your own Splenda; there will be none on-board - only Stevia. 4. Carpeting in lobby and passageways showing its ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Avoid this ship and probably this cruise line

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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jar46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 12th cruise, 2d on HAL. What a disappointment! Ship is tired, scuffed, dirty and smelly. Needs a major renovation. Design is dated, but more important it's just old and not well maintained. The ambience of the ship transferred to many (but by no means all) of the staff, many of whom seemed just as tired as the ship and were simply going thru the motions. The food was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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The Producer
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I just completed a 17-day cruise on February 22 on the Oosterdam from Fort Lauderdale (February 5) to San Diego. The food and service were great. The ship was clean and crisp. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The headliner shows each evening were top notch. The Lido Market was well organized, much better than other cruise ships. However, we probably will not book ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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