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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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253 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

The Producer avatar

The Producer

1 Review Written

Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities


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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020

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Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

The Oosterdam is one of the older Holland America ships but is attractive, well maintained, and comfortable and has probably the best service, certainly the friendliest service, of any of the Holland America ships ...
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Sail Date February 2020

patrout38 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam in Alaska

This is my first review of a cruise ship. I have been on two previous cruises. One was in 2015 on RCI's Liberty of the Seas, and in 2018 on Holland America's Maasdam. I have to say, for my third cruise, the ...
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Sail Date August 2019

chelseajoe avatar


2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Needing Some TLC Enhanced by Wonderful Service

As we live on the east coast, a cruise out of San Diego might not have been something we explored seriously. At a charity event, an Oosterdam cruise was on offer and we had the winning bid. We (my spouse and I, and ...
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Sail Date December 2019

Off Shore avatar

Off Shore

14 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

The Suite Life

We had a Neptune suite and really enjoyed the Neptune Lounge and the conierge Leah was outstanding. We had most breakfats there, with occasional breakfasts in the Pinnacle. This enabled us to avoid crowrds for ...
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Sail Date November 2019

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Mr. Spock Kirk

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

We chose this cruise because we have never been disappointed with HAL, and they continue to provide excellent service and MDR dining, which are the two areas that we scrutinize when cruising. The great service ...
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Sail Date October 2019

vintageyz avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great low key cruise with beautiful scenery

This was a great, low key trip to Alaska on the Oosterdam. We had cabin 4006. The cabin is at the front of the ship. It was clean and a nice size cabin. No bath tub but we didn't miss the tub at all. The cabin is ...
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Sail Date August 2019

SVBing avatar


9 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Sailing the Ooster in Alaska mid August

Past the “sweet spot”..... timing wise, for sailing Alaska, but weather was really good, considering. We’ve been up that way 6+ times. Arrived day early staying at boutique in Queen Anne neighborhood, ...
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Sail Date August 2019

chowderbsk avatar


1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

First time on HAL for a charter to Alaska!

My partner and I, 55 and 58 gay men, decided pretty last minute to do this Alaska Explorer 7 night charter. We were able to get a good deal booking with the charter as we are alumni with many past cruises with ...
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Sail Date July 2019

kevingastreich avatar


8 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam Alaska Cruise June 2019

We arrived at the ship at approximately 12:30 after parking at the Cruise Parking lot by the Armory and taking their shuttle to the cruise dock... We were on board and in our cabin about 20 minutes later. It was ...
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Sail Date June 2019

twentyknots avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Alaskan cruise - Seattle roundtrip

We chose this cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. This was also our 25th cruise. We had never cruised to Alaska before and over the years many fellow cruisers had recommended it. It was our 3rd time on the ...
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Sail Date June 2019

TravelerinRenton avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some Good & Bad

We chose this cruise because we live in the Seattle area and love not having to deal with air travel at the conclusion, also because my husband can only walk with a walker. We were familiar with all the ports (only ...
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Sail Date April 2019

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Ms Kirikins

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes


We are back, mostly unpacked and exhausted. We have been on cruises to Alaska 4 other times, 3 of them on HAL. We picked this one since it docked in Sitka where most others do not, preferring Skagway. It was well ...
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Sail Date May 2019

Jammu2 avatar


7 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Good value, good mid-sized ship

It's been a few years since we've cruised on Holland America. Our last cruise on Royal Caribbean was not good so for our next cruise we chose HAL. Overall HAL provides good value for the money. Everyone has ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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EZ Wash

4 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Great Music, but Not the Typical Holland Crowd

We selected this cruise because it was raining in San Diego the week after New Years and we decided to treat ourselves. We were on a family vacation and it was too rainy so we did the illogical thing and jumped on ...
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Sail Date May 2019

maheron avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice and Relaxing, but Used to be Better

My husband and I have cruised on Holland America a few times. The last two were to the Caribbean although our previous trip was on a different ship. This cruise was wonderful. We loved the ports, the excursions, ...
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Sail Date April 2019

CAHallam avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Great Mediocre Cruise in Cabin 10010

It has been several years, cruises and cruise lines since we were on board a HAL ship, 2016 to be exact. We chose this trip primarily because of the time frame, pricing and lazy itinerary. Had not been on the ...
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Sail Date April 2019

SmartRealtor avatar


10 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good ship and staff. Shore excursions, entertainment and communications average

Our family (children and grandchildren) & friends eagerly anticipated HAL with its elegant charm and service for us oldies. HAL did extremely well on service, food, cabins, and efficiency on board. Our group enjoyed ...
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Sail Date March 2019

Pookiefish avatar


3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Wonderful customer service and food was great.

We chose this cruise because the itinerary fit our spring break schedule. The ship was very nice and well maintained. Customer service was excellent. The food was very good and dining staff were excellent! The ...
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Sail Date March 2019

evandylan123 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise, not great

We are a 50 something couple travelling with my 80 something parents. I chose this cruise because my elderly parents find it easier to get around the smaller ships of Holland America and the stops were different ...
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Sail Date March 2019

JsJourneys avatar


1 Review Written

Ship good but ports disappointing

Chose this cruise for ports as we have done several Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. This was to be Half Moon Cay, Cap Cana DR, Grand Turk and Amber Cove DR. Have wanted to see Turks & Caicos and DR. ...
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Sail Date January 2019

jnik avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruisers for the Second Time

Since our first cruise was over 25 years ago, and we won it in a raffle, so had no part in the where or when, or even how, I consider us to be first time cruisers for all intents and purposes. We chose Holland ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Malyde avatar


5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very Impressed

This was our second cruise with Holland America and we were impressed with the Oosterdam. The embarkation was the best we have ever experienced. After processing our boarding passes and receiving our room card we ...
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Sail Date January 2019

evacarter avatar


1 Review Written

Relaxing, Pleasant, Great Staff

This was my 2nd Caribbean cruise and we brought 2 friends who had never cruised before. We wanted a smaller ship and also the likelihood of less young children, hence the choice of Holland America and the ...
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Sail Date January 2019

Bad1987 avatar


1 Review Written

Oosterdam Jan 2019

Embarkation went well, we were aboard at 11:30. Dining and cabin was excellent. MDR food was terrific PG was ok nice venue not sure it's worth the surcharge Had a retreat cabana booked which was ...
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Sail Date January 2019

Oosterdam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Value For Money4.03.9
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