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richard1s
Member Since 2004
15 reviews
435 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The following are some of our experiences on the Oosterdam 3/10 sailing out of Tampa Florida. The itinerary included the ports of Cozumel, Roatan Honduras, Santo Tomas Guatemala and Costa Maya. We have about 26 cruises under our belt and ... Read more
Jimsam
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it embarks out of Tampa and we live 30 miles from Tampa. Double bonus for us is that Tampa cannot handle the mega ships because of bridge clearance so size of ship was just what we like - about 1900 passengers. ... Read more
Born2go
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
85 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were traveling with a small group of 19. We live in the Tampa Bay area, so access to the ship was smooth and easy. We hired Barracuda Travel for transport our group from our community clubhouse and it worked perfectly. A helpful ... Read more
ECITRUSH
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
58 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We love the port of Tampa for easy access and boarding and have taken the Ryndam twice and a RCCL ship also. The Oosterdam was very similar to the Westerdam we took last year and we like the layout of the ship and most common areas on the ... Read more
whalle01
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have cruised may times previously and with many different lines. We choose our operator depending upon the itinerary and this was the reason for our first cruise with HAL, although we had heard good reports in the past. This was a ... Read more
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Edensmom
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Had family going on this trip and tagged along. First impression of the public spaces was that they were clean and freshly done over. My cousins suite on deck 7 was lovely. Completely redone with a stunning bathroom and large deck. My ... Read more
cbhimself
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My qualification for writing this is that I am a four star member of the HAL Mariners group. That is I have accumulated over 250 days on some 25 different cruises. I have also cruised quite a bit with Princess. A few years ago, I had an ... Read more
Callie28
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate a special birthday and chose to splurge on the Neptune suite experience. We have been fortunate to have taken more than 50 cruises on various lines including crystal, Oceania, princess, and others besides ... Read more
Charlotte T.
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
71 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was 14 days continuous, not a back to back which we hate. Also the price was right for a last minute booking. The ship was in very good condition, cabin clean, not too sure I like the new configuration, I ... Read more
bbeachgal
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
108 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have taken this cruise twice already. We like the ports, and it is a 14 day which we enjoy just the right amount of time to get away. We are retired and just go on the cruise to enjoy the pampering we get. The staff on the Oosterdam ... Read more
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bigtee907
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Just returned from a 14 day Caribbean Cruise which was wonderful. Enjoyed all the ports of call, snorkeled, went diving, hiked, played with Stingrays, explored cities. We really enjoyed the music on the Lincoln Stage Center by the chamber ... Read more
GuyD
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We choose this cruise because we were on the same ship back in October thru the Med. I am getting tired of Holland. The entertainment is lacking and they seem to be nickel and diming for everything after having charged a pretty hefty price ... Read more
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Critic lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have sailed before on different lines and knew what we were searching for -- quiet, mature relaxation. We found it on Holland America. We made a point to search for ships that had no waterslides or theme parks on top. We wanted no ... Read more
Camden lady
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
17 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We arrived in Tampa the evening before the cruise and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard downtown.Basically we chose this hotel due to its proximity to the cruise ship and the free shuttle from the hotel to the pier.The room was nice, the ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
37 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our 5th Holland Cruise in 3 years. Can see lots of changes- no bread pudding, no speciality teas, no Indonesian crew show. The things that used to make Holland special. The Oosterdam was nice as it has been drydocked and ... Read more
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Georgeny
Member Since 2008
21 reviews
317 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We had been cruising three to four time annually for many years but have started cutting back. This due to our unhappiness at what cruise experience has become. Less staff, more extra charging, and less service. Recent cruises on RCL ... Read more
mrscopper
Member Since 2004
1 review
268 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cabin SS6106. Redo is very nice. Ship was clean in good condition. Staff, as always, is the very best, although very overworked, which leads to less personal attention. MDR food was for the most part good. Some nights, not up to par. ... Read more
gemginger
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We took this cruise for Christmas. We loved it! The only downside was that they made you pay for fresh water in your stateroom. The cabin we stayed in was very spacious! We had a balcony, mini fridge, 3 closets, and lots of mirrors! The ... Read more
grenouille106
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Since this was my first Christmas sailing, I had some high expectations and I was pleased that HAL came through for my family and I. Christmas decorations were found throughout the ship, including a large gingerbread house display in the ... Read more
Not going back to work
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Great ship, great recent upgrades, awesome crew and staff, this is what brings us back again. Entertainment has come a long way, BB King Blues club a huge hit on board, Lincoln Center stage just perfect. Great shows on board. We were ... Read more
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SteamboatWillie118
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
6 helpful votes
We picked this Christmas cruise since we thought HAL would make it a nice celebration. Although sold out, the ship never seemed crowded. The Oosterdam has been remodeled, and we find it overall looks good, though some parts still ... Read more
Dukes916
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The entire experience surpassed anything we imagined. Needless to say, we would recommend the Holland America Oosterdam to our friends and family. The cabin was well attended by Anon and Agus---they served our every need and were so ... Read more
Dr Patwat
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Holland American wowed me once again. I book a signature suite for me and my son. I love that the rooms on HAL are ready when you board. I hate dragging luggage the ship while trying to get lunch. We went to the Mariners Lunch, where We ... Read more
ehkiwi
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Having not sailed with HAL for some time , this trip was I consider not up to the standard I had been used to. Lido now called the Lido Market..Food choice and presentation was not as expected and when you see display areas taken up ... Read more
melmul
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We sailed out of Tampa, Florida on December 9th headed for a seven-day cruise to the western Caribbean. Embarkation was really smooth at this port and with Holland America. We had a beautiful balcony cabin on Deck 8, the Navigation Deck. ... Read more
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