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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Oosterdam
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461 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


Hallzee avatar

Hallzee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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pamfergusonpdx

1 Review Written

GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Hogladyrider

8 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ElEl

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A few minuses, but overall lots and lots of pluses

We sailed on the Holland-America Oosterdam’s 18-day Panama Canal cruise (January 15-February 5, 2020) from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. My wife and I are in our 70’s, and we are four-star HAL Mariners. We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

New Years on the Classic Holland America Oosterdam

This New Years cruise met every expectation of a fun filled and beautiful holiday. The ship itself is an antique lover's paradise. The statues, the paintings, the sculptures, the murals,were startlingly gorgeous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lyorko

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Holland America Cruise

My husband and I decided that we would try Holland America as we had heard it was a great cruise line for middle-aged people and few children or teens and was a smaller ship. Our cruise was to the Mexican Riviera ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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lordredmoon

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

What a great first cruise!

To be quite honest, the overall concern was our budget. This cruise was relatively inexpensive. Check! Embarkation was a very smooth, if noisy and crowded, operation for us. The counter person was very friendly ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Greysandy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Relaxing with Fabulous Food

Embarkation was smooth with only a handful of people in line for security and key cards. Arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:15 without special boarding privileges since we are still 3 star mariners. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BetsyT

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A lovely cruise

We took this cruise with another couple, long-time friends and traveling companions, booking two balcony cabins with adjoining doors and balconies, and we had a very good time. We were nervous about the weather ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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drbcwp

3 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Classy Oosterdam

Our 37th cruise but our first trip to Alaska. How could it have been better? Uber dropped us off at the front door at 12:15, in our cabin at 12:35. Holland really knows how to get you on and off the ship. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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operakatz

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lovely, relaxing cruise with spectacular scenery

I chose this itinerary for the Hubbard glacier. My original cruise plans (was planning to sail r/t from Vancouver) got disrupted, so opted for easier Seattle embarkation). I originally booked an aft-facing deck 4 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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beaming90

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

My Oosterdam Review

My review of the Holland America MS Oosterdam 08/04/19-08/11/19 We flew out of Kansas City International on Sunday morning, the 4th of August on an Alaskan Air flight leaving at 6 AM. The flight was very ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cochral221

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best Ever!!

This was the best cruise ever! The staff was friendly and very helpful as well as cheerful. The food was delicious and plentiful.Every evening it was arranged with care and lovely.Our dining staff was wonderful, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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CruisingMommyT

12 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

A Delightful Family Cruise to Alaska

Our son and our nephew both graduated from high school this year. We wanted to get my husband's whole family together, and since several of them live out west, Seattle was a good meeting point. Our family (we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Dr. ECU

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Another Great Cruise with Holland America

We enjoyed our Oosterdam cruise in April very much. The Ship: Embarkation was a breeze. We expected there would be many people waiting to board but we literally walked in, checked in, and boarded in less ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Starstuff

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

4th time to Alaska

As a Seattle resident, it may seem strange to go to Alaska four times but the Last Frontier is so spectacular, it never fails to thrill. Embarkation was very smooth, although porters were few. Lines were almost ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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socalhiker

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service and fun Mediterranean Cruise!

My husband and I just turned 40, so we decided to celebrate by booking a Mediterranean Cruise! We had a great Alaskan cruise with Holland America a few years ago, so we decided to go with them again. And we're glad ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mistertoaster

15 Reviews Written

61 Helpful Votes

Holland Novice Will Return

Introduction: We are frequent cruisers with Platinum Plus status on NCL and Black Card status on MSC. NCL was our go to company for N.A.cruises and MSC was our go to company for everywhere else in the world. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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danamansell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time cruise and LOVED it!

17 of us took this cruise together to celebrate my brother's 50th. While I have traveled (and even lived) all over the world and I love to travel, I had never been on a cruise and was a little nervous. I LOVED it! ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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DnLLabbe

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam 03/30~04/06 from Florida

Friends had planned their vacation and invited us along...We would go again in a heart beat. Our room was clean, we were catered to, there was plenty of food and so many choices. The staff made us feel catered to. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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shelbyfish

1 Review Written

Wonderful honeymoon trip

This was out first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. We had heard from our friends that Holland America was a very elegant and relaxing cruise line... and they were right! We loved having a relaxing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Hazel's mom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship and Wonderful Experience

Embarkation and disembarkation were amazingly quick and efficient. This ship was beautiful, classic and tasteful in every way. We really enjoyed the thermal spa and fitness center, Lincoln Center, B.B. King, back ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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joedniceguy

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Wonderful

This was my 6th cruise on Holland America. I am completely satisfied. I drove from Sarasota to Ft. Lauderdale and parked in the garage across from the terminal ($105.00) for the week. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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pamtg1013

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My 1st cruise was great!

I loved the ship and the staff. Shore excursions was another thing. Terrible and scary drivers (not in the Dominican Republic.] Very rude staff at Magen's Beach. We felt rushed everywhere we went except for Dom. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mochama1

1 Review Written

Great Time on Oosterdam

This was our very first time on HAL and we loved it. It’s truly a laid back and relaxing atmosphere. We rented a Retreat Cabana for the week and we absolutely loved it. It was well worth the money. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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