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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
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253 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


Roz avatar

Roz

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Solo Cruising on the Oosterdam

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Background Information: This was my 8th cruise; 6th on Holland America. There were four reasons I picked this particular cruise - price, embarkation port, itinerary, and the chance to cruise on a Vista class ship. ...
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Sail Date March 2008


Dan avatar

Dan

8 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

10 Tips You Need to Know About the Oosterdam Mexican Riviera Cruise This review became longer than expected! We split it into sections if you want to read just those areas of interest. There are also 10 specific ...
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Sail Date October 2007


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pirokp

2 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

This cruise was perhaps out 8th or so. We were a family that included 3 teens. We traveled with other families with a similar make-up on this Thanksgiving week. Embarking in San Diego is a breeze. Do not buy the ...
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Sail Date November 2007


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Caeles

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

My husband and I had never cruised before but were beginning to think about it. We'd been to Hawaii twice and the hotels are very pricey and not always nice, and then you add the cost of food and it's very ...
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Sail Date December 2006


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mandapanda12

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oosterdam - Alaska

The ship itself is gorgeous inside, and out. They have many comfortable places to sit and relax and the ship is rather quiet. I (being 13) enjoyed the music they played publicly because it wasn't too loud and you ...
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Sail Date July 2006


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houpearwc

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - 2008

Feb. 2nd, 2008 Our trip started with a flight into one of our favorite cities in the U.S., the great city of San Diego. We arrived the day of the sailing from our home in Texas (husband/wife...early fifties), take a ...
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Sail Date February 2008


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Travel Nymph

1 Review Written

Ole! Oosterdam!

My sister and I booked a cruise to the Mexican Riviera on the Oosterdam; Nov.10th through Nov. 17th. My sister lives in San Diego, so a friend drove us right to the baggage drop off area. We had no problem with the ...
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Sail Date November 2007


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kerosa01

1 Review Written

New Years Cruise on The Oosterdam

This was our 4th cruise, 1st with HAL, 1st out of California. Flew in a few days early and stayed at the Holiday Inn across the street the night before, so the 1st day was a breeze. No embarkation problems, did all ...
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Sail Date December 2007


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DougYWG

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oosterdam - Mexico - New Year's

This was our 7th cruise and first on HAL. We have been on Celebrity, Princess and Royal Caribbean. DH is retired and DW is close. We travelled with another couple - sister-in-law and DH. Having been told that nobody ...
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Sail Date December 2007


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mostrow

3 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our Expectations

For those that are very critical about everything, quit cruising. You will always be disappointed. This was our 164th Voyage. 10th on HAL. We took our kids and 9 month old granddaughter. Staff and Crew were ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Bartsmom

10 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Service was excellent

This 7 day HAL cruise from San Diego seemed a great way to get some sunshine and warmer weather. We enjoyed all three ports. As we had visited and taken tours on a past cruise, this trip we opted for taxis and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Cindy227

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Taste of the Mediterranean

We choose this cruise for its itinerary which began in Venice where we arrived 5 days early for a Venice experience. Cruise is 12 days with 9 additional ports and extra night aboard ship in Barcelona. We stayed an ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Shay's Sister

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise!

This was my 3rd HAL cruise and I noticed a huge upgrade in the food offerings. The salad bar is a welcome addition to the Lido Deck. The coffee was improved too - I think that was due to the creamer (rather than ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Nymich

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

November 10-17 Oosterdam Cruise Review

Had a great time on this our fifth Holland cruise. Very slow paced which is what we wanted. They actually cancelled Cap Cana because the waves were just too high to tender in. We ended up going to Samana and we ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Piglett

2 Reviews Written

This cruiser was a real Adriatic Dream!

Our group booked this cruise because of the great Ports of Call. This was our second cruise departing from Venice, so we arrived ready to explore Murano, Burano & Tarcello and the Doges Palace which were must sees ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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pfowler59

1 Review Written

Fantastic

I choose Holland America because we do not like the mega ships...I like to feel that we are at sea! I thought the food was the best I have had comparing with other cruise lines. The service was outstanding, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cjbank

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Eat away, little play

Cruise was a gift to us, but glad we went. Outstanding food and service, entertainment lagging except for the Boardwalk piano players and BB Kong’s. Needs more at sea activities. Nice casino. We did excursions ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bingo Bovier

1 Review Written

Love Holland

Excellent service excellent vegetarian food good place to meet a lot of World Travelers. I enjoyed the Lincoln Center this time around I wish I had more great classical music or modern music on this ship line. I met ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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NIVED

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

DISAPPOINTING! Since October, Holland America has been operating the Oosterdam with one Azipod engine, not the two engines the ship was designed for. We booked the cruise on 11/13/2006. After booking the cruise we ...
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Sail Date January 2007


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CelebrationCruise

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

Oosterdam  Mexican Riviera This was the 3rd time I sailed with Holland America so I though it would all be predictable but I came across a few surprises. I was traveling with three friends and we flew in the ...
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Sail Date January 2006


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cjc56001

2 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

Background Information: Gay Male couple 40 and 50, professional and executive. 50th birthday celebration-- 2nd sailing on Holland America 4 cruises in 18 months. We enjoy cruising very much and found that Holland ...
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Sail Date April 2005


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IggleDoer

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

Review of the Oosterdam  Mexican Riviera 4-11 February 2006 First of all, any cruise is a great cruise. Cruises may vary in degrees of greatness. I suspect that passengers on the Andria Doria remarked from the ...
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Sail Date February 2006


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arckac

3 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Alaska

The O-Dam ship was selected for following reasons: We have sailed the Zuiderdam Twice and are booked for a third on March 31, 2007. Both sailings to the caribbean were outstanding. The pool roof closes and ...
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Sail Date August 2006


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debkaiser

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

This was my 10th cruise, 1st on Holland America. I have been on Norwegian, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. I am 38, my husband is 46. On this cruise, we travelled with a group of 34 people (for my sister's wedding) ...
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Sail Date April 2006


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ssclbc

4 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Alaska

Oosterdam 5/29-6/5 We arrived late Friday night in Seattle and just crashed at the airport Holiday Inn. Quick and easy shuttle transfer and a very nice buffet breakfast included. For some reason it took 20 minutes ...
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Sail Date May 2004


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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