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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
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86 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


parakleo avatar

parakleo

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Will not travel Holland again

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My mom wanted to cruise with Holland because of an excellent experience she had on another Holland ship years ago. She too was very disappointed with the overall experience of this cruise. Dining room waiter was ...
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Sail Date November 2019


CruiseMousse avatar

CruiseMousse

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

It pains me to say this because in the past we have always loved HAL but this cruise fell so short of expectations that we have resolved never to sail with this line again. Some things remain the same - the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Harvestmoon1950

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very unimpressed with this ship and this cruise

This cruise has several cons. Too many days at sea ( 12 ) which would be ok except the ship had a very poor entertainment program. The evening shows on the first leg were poor quality, better on the return leg, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ScooterTom

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

HAL still going downhill

I've been to Hawaii RT 6 times and this was the worst for activities and on any cruise ever taken as well and that numbers about 40. There was no Hawaiian enrichment speaker unlike last year. No guest speakers. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Missyjane

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not so good Alaska Trip

This is our 4th HAL cruise. We've been in Alaska few years ago and we loved the scenery. We booked the balcony so we could enjoy the beautiful view, but it was a BIG mistake because we never enjoyed it because of a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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JERNEWM

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Maybe my last cruise on Holland America

Probably I took my last cruise on Holland America last month. The cruise was a 7 day cruise on the Oosteram round trip from Seattle to Alaska. Here is an explanation of why I feel as I do: Pros: • The ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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NedRyerson57

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

They're Slipping a Bit

I did this exact same trip last September and boy, the things slipped a bit. Still enjoyed myself but Holland America Line really needs to look at making some changes. Generally, I really enjoyed my Neptune ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Santeeruss

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Sailed HAL for 10 of 12 cruises. Last cruise 34 years ago. First vacation in 8 years and first vacation with wife in 28 years (never had honeymoon and always had kids)?? Basically, the shore system didn’t match ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Spookybread

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lack of entertainment and variety of food

My wife and I have been on two other cruise lines so a friend of ours invited us on a vacation to Alaska on the line HAL Oosterdam. The staff was very friendly but when we needed some guidance we couldn't ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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CruncheyFrog

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Totally unremarkable cruise.

We sailed on the Oosterdam in December 2018 for 7 days. This was the quietest trip we have ever been on. We aren't looking for a huge party, but a little activity around the pool would be good. It was about as ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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wapcruz1

1 Review Written

Disappointing cruise

Ship was dated and not attractive. Very crowded because it was spring break so lesson for me don't cruise the Caribbean during the March/April time frame. Cabin was verandah on the 8th deck and noise came from ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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VTcruisenut

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

VERY DISAPPOINTED!

We booked this cruise with 2 other couples to celebrate 2 Birthdays and for the itinerary which included 4 port days. This is our 7th cruise on Holland America. We had praised up our previous cruises and the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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CruiseRQA

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

HAL starting to disappoint

My wife and I are 3* HAL loyalists. We have gone a winter Caribbean cruise every year for the last 25 years or so. Over the last 15 years we have only sailed on HAL as we enjoy the traditional cruising style of ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Corinne Marie avatar

Corinne Marie

1 Review Written

Not a great cruise

I was so disappointed with this cruise on the Oosterdam. Have been on many Holland America cruises, but this was the worst. We had a signature suite (8091). The toilet did not flush for 5 days. Called for a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


pixey avatar

pixey

1 Review Written

Disappointment

We tookk the cruise as we got a fabulous rate for our suite for three. We had drink pack for 2. paid taxes and grats for 2 and 1 nite dinner at specialty.we padi tax and grats and din for son. The cruise had a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Lindaellen avatar

Lindaellen

1 Review Written

Vacation on a cargo ship?.

We were going on a family vacation with twelve people in 7 cabins including 4 teenagers and wantedall ages to have fun. The ship’s public spaces were tired looking and needed repairs. The breakfast, lunch and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CribGuru

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

14 Day East & West Caribbean

Never take a back to back cruise again. The evening entertainment was almost identical on both of the voyage legs. Watching a video in the main theatre while an orchestra played is not our idea of "entertainment" on ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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traveling4two

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Won't be back on Holland America

We picked this cruise to celabrate my wifes birthday and to enjoy the relaxing ports of call. We are currently a 3star mariner status. We have not been on a Holland ship since 2012. This was the second ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Mally900 avatar

Mally900

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Shame on you, Holland America

As a seasoned traveler, I was always under the impression that Holland America was a cut above other mid-tier cruise lines like NCL and Carnival, justifying HAL's higher fares. Based on my experience on the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Pdouglas

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship was a Disappointment

We had traveled on Holland America before and whilst disappointed decided to try the Oosterdam as it had been recently re furbished. Check in was good but then nobody to direct or show you to your cabin. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018


al50 avatar

al50

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

The small stuff is missing...

As a 4 star mariner (loyalty level), I was very disappointed in the small changes that have occurred to HAL over the last 5 to 10 years. I have come to expect a better experience and was just disappointed by the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Torontorob12

7 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

I left the ship on Day 5 of a 7 Day Cruise

Be prepared if you expect luxury because my comparison of this ship is that it was more like a passenger ferry than a cruise ship.--I just wrote to Holland America to explain my decision to leave the ship on day ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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firstforty2012

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fourth and Last Cruise on HAL

This was our 4th HAL cruise and about our 40th cruise overall. We have been fortunate to have done of the worlds best cruises itineraries all over the world. We started cruising in our 40s and have done as many as ...
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Sail Date January 2018


rj42 avatar

rj42

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Drug Testing Next to Dining Room--Yuck

I'd sailed happily on the Westerdam last year 5 times to Mexico, but its sister ship was disappointing. The crew seems to be dispirited and bored, more interested in chatting with their fellow Filipinos or ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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cruzin_ga_gal

20 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Something was off

This cruise was booked at the last minute based on a great deal. Since I was able to get a flight from ATL on points, it was a very inexpensive week long vacation. No one was able to take the time for the week, so ...
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Sail Date November 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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