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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
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253

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166

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86

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166 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


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Kruisysue8

1 Review Written

Good ship—except...

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We wanted a cruise where we didn’t have airfare to contend with. We can drive from Phoenix to San Diego, leave our car in a hotel that stores it for free, and take the free shuttle from the Best Western Yacht ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seawife2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not our cup of tea

This is our 7th cruise.We had a signature suite. Other cruises have been 14 day transatlantic on Celeberity, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. This ranks last on our ratings. Pros: Crew all very friendly, pleasant, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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willcruiseanythyme

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

All Good Until the Last Day

It was my husband's fall break from school and my dad and his wife could fit this cruise into their schedule so for the first time we were able to take a cruise together. We had been looking forward to it for many ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Still vertical

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

55 year anniversary cruise

Visited wifes family in Tacoma and booked Holland to see Sitka and Hubbard Glacier and to see what Holland has to offer compared to other cruise lines. Very little action in pre cruise comments and no interest in a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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arlaroy

7 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Interesting ship with great amenities

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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kooledd

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

"Good Old Days are gone"

Just returned from the 7 day Alaska cruise. This was the first time on HAL but have over 12 cruises on other lines. It been several years since our last cruise so the comparison is from over time. Last cruised ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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WanderingTheWorld

10 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Excellent ports. Boring ship.

My husband and I are an active couple in our 30's/40's. Last summer, we took an Alaskan cruise on HAL's Eurodam. We really enjoyed that experience ...
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Sail Date May 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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LeafBG3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not what cruising used to be

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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BucketListCheck

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was my sixth HAL cruise. HAL has always been my favorite. I've also experienced Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival. I chose this cruise because the week of March 16th was the best fit for our ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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fastbailer

6 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Ship better than home office

Our family (14 of us) headed out on a cruise to celebrate a major birthday over the Christmas holiday. We did well overall. Balcony staterooms (category SY, cabin 8054 and similar) are lovely, spacious and very ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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cb1968

23 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Not what it once was

Oosterdam Review My wife and I had sailed on the Oosterdam about 10 years ago and were not hesitant about booking another vacation aboard her. The cruise was acceptable but I was a little disappointed with some ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Mr. Sensible

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Could have been great, but it wasn't...not at all.

Chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary, never having been to Grand Turk. Unfortunately weather did not cooperate, and we were re-routed to San Juan. Not the cruise line's fault, but disappointing. This was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Djptcp

7 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not the Best HAL Cruise We've Taken

This was our 48th cruise overall, 8th HAL cruise and 5th in a Neptune Suite. It was casino rate promotion and at the time of booking we were informed it had to be a Guarantee and we couldn't select our Neptune Suite ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Shep_Proudfoot

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

So much to like, yet lots to improve

This is a review of the Oosterdam's 2/2/19 Tropical Caribbean cruise. We chose this cruise for the itinerary, four ports in the Caribbean that we had not previously visited, as well as the competitive cost that ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Beatman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standard Cruise with Room for Improvement

This is my 12th cruise, but the first time cruising with HAL. The cruise was a 7-Day “Western Caribbean” tour from/to Fort Lauderdale with stops at Half Moon Cay, Falmouth, George Town and Cozumel. I ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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wogan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A tired ship

My husband wanted to go on this cruise to go back to many of the spots we had visited while he was in the army. We have sailed on several different cruise lines, but have always preferred Holland America. This ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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doraohio

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ports of call were wonderful, ship average.

We choose cruise based on ports of call. Entertainment was very poor as to compared to other cruises i have been on (over 80). The activities on board were similar most days. The computer classes were scheduled the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dancingbabe1

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved the ports but Oosterdam was below our expectations

We wanted the ports and we loved everyone of them. Three women between the ages of 58 and 64 stayed in the cabin. Beds were comfortable and even the couch was fine. Word of advice is to bring one of those portable ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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GW Brisbane

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Disappointing Experience on the Oosterdam

After an excellent short Alaskan cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam a couple of years ago, my wife and I decided to choose HA for a 12 day Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise in April | May this year. The voyage ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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javamicki

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship services were not ready after being in Dry Dock for 2 weeks.

We loved the itinerary and decided to book for this reason. We thought the ship was tired looking in any area that was not renovated by the time in Dry Dock. The new areas were beautiful but did not do justice to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Lucy1226

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holland America Oosterdam review

I chose this 25 day trip to Mexico and Hawaii because though Costco Travel, it was a chance for fun in the sun during January and less expensive than booking a hotel for the same period of time. The ship was not ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Rocky4

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointed But Had Some Fun

This was a our first cruise on a HAL ship and longest itinerary of the 10 previous cruises we have taken. Overall the Oosterdam was quietly average, but disappointing for several reasons: 1. Guests demographics ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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dastoor76

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So-so

Ratings Guide: A - Awesome B - Good C - Adequate D - Should not happen F - OMG! Awful Factors reviewed (comments below): 1. Embarkation/Disembarkation - Embarkation - F - 2-ship effect - ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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purplepanda1212

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Pretty disapointing

I've been on a lot of cruises and this was my first Holland America cruise. I had heard such great things that I was really expecting an amazing experience. I was seriously disappointed. Our cabin staff and a few ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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