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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Oosterdam
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1,022 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


actraveler avatar

actraveler

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Pacific Coastal

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This was our first cruise out of San Diego, and our 5th cruise with Holland America. Firstly, it was an absolute pleasure to sail from San Diego. The pier is a quick 1.5 miles from the airport, and Hertz shuttled ...
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Sail Date April 2007


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Underwatergal

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

Much has been written about the azipod problem with the Oosterdam, so that won't be dealt with here. Hopefully, this propulsion dilemma is a one-off and will be corrected once the ship is in dry dock. This was our ...
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Sail Date April 2007


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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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ellieanne

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oosterdam - Eastern Caribbean

Cruise Date: 07/11/04 - 14/11/04 Itinerary: Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- Nassau, Bahamas -- Philipsburg, St. Maarten -- Road Town, Tortola -- Half Moon Cay, Bahamas -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL Accommodations: Cabin: 1006, ...
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Sail Date November 2004


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AZjohn

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

Oosterdam Mexican Riviera Cruise 11-25-06 to 21-2-06 by AZjohn OK, this will be my first cruise review I have ever done. I hope to offer a brief overview of my wife and my experience onboard and a few shore ...
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Sail Date November 2006


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Dutchie

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

My wife and I sailed on the Oosterdam on March 4th, 2005. We opted for this cruise only because we wanted to try something different than the Caribbean. This was our 14th cruise and 12 of them have been in the ...
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Sail Date March 2005


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Tim

7 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oosterdam - Eastern Caribbean

My partner and I live in Ft. Lauderdale and were very happy to find a good value on this cruise immediately following the holidays. We frequently watch the ships sail away from Port Everglades and thought the Vista ...
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Sail Date January 2005


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calico

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

I can say without hesitation that the service, accommodations and general ambiance of the Oosterdam far exceeded my expectations! We got to the San Diego port area about 12:30 p.m. They immediately took our ...
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Sail Date January 2005


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Steve Martin

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

MS Oosterdam 29 Jan 2005 Mexican Riviera While this was our first pleasure cruise, I am not new to sailing. I have made 19 Atlantic crossings, the last being first class on the QEII, so I write with some ...
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Sail Date January 2005


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pbj

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Oosterdam - Central America/Panama Canal

We are resubmitting this review because the previous submission on January 2005, after our trip, did not get posted. We are regular travelers and are in our sixties. We usually take a couple of trips a year either ...
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Sail Date January 2005


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dam1050

4 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Pacific Coastal

Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest Spring Cruise May 4 - May 7, 2005 This was my 16th cruise to date having sailed on Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess & Royal Caribbean previously. This was my first ...
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Sail Date May 2005


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aldo

3 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

Let me start by saying that this is my 11th cruise so I have a good idea on what to expect on a cruise. I'm 45 and my wife is 40. We usually sail Princess, so expect comparisons and no I don't work for them nor does ...
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Sail Date April 2005


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DNCButler

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

HAL's Oosterdam March 26, 2005 - Very Long! We departed from Chicago on the day of departure which is rare for us. We were fortunate though that our flight left and arrived on time as it snowed in Chicago the ...
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Sail Date March 2005


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DNCButler

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

HAL's Oosterdam March 26, 2005 - Very Long! We departed from Chicago on the day of departure which is rare for us. We were fortunate though that our flight left and arrived on time as it snowed in Chicago the ...
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Sail Date March 2005


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ejm

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Eastern Caribbean

Our first cruise on HAL's Vista class ships. We liked the new size, rides comfortably and doesn't seem overcrowded in spite of 1800 passengers. Our cabin was roomy, and the verandah large and well furnished with ...
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Sail Date March 2004


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pineapple81

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Western Caribbean

We just got back from sailing on the Oosterdam. This was our first cruise and we were very impressed. The service was excellent in every category. The meals were delicious! ...and it shows because we ate too much ...
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Sail Date April 2003


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missnancy1955

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam - Western Caribbean

My husband and I just returned from the Oosterdam and found it to be the best cruise we've ever been on. We've cruised with RCCL, Disney and Premier and found HAL top notch in every way. We read many reviews on this ...
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Sail Date March 2004


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lougee1043

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Western Caribbean

This could be a first for the Cruise Critic board- this is a combined report from 2 people who met on the CC board prior to their cruise- met on board and decided to combine reports Prior to boarding ship: ...
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Sail Date March 2004


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vegasracer99

1 Review Written

Oosterdam - Western Caribbean

I want to start out by saying that I have read many reviews by people who have taken a cruise on this ship and a lot of the reviews were negative... were these people on a different ship???? This is my 5th cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2004


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JerseyJaguar

1 Review Written

Beautiful May Week in Alaska

This was my first cruise and I went as a solo. I got to Seattle a couple of days early to enjoy the city and not be rushed for the cruise. I took the Grayline Airporter to my hotel, the Warwick, and it worked out ...
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Sail Date May 2008


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SewBizBeth

2 Reviews Written

Oosterdam - Hot Dam!

Pre-Cruise Prep Train vs Auto - Since we are local to San Diego, we decided to drive this time and pay the $15 a day at the parking lot directly across from the terminal. Good move...apparently there was an accident ...
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Sail Date March 2008


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kjnnca

1 Review Written

Wonderful Food and Service, 5*

I have sailed HAL three previous times, and was always happy with the service, but this cruise was even better than the previous three! First of all, I would have to say that HAL has the best food out of all the ...
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Sail Date March 2008


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kaiiak

1 Review Written

Family Vacation on the Oosterdam

ABOUT US: Last week we had the pleasure of taking a family trip to the Mexican Riviera on Holland America's Oosterdam. My husband and I are in our mid-thirties, and our son is 12 years old. We became "hooked" on ...
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Sail Date April 2008


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Roz

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Solo Cruising on the Oosterdam

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


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DANCING GRANDMOMMY

2 Reviews Written

MOST RELAXING CRUISE EVER

Our cruise was a wonderful experience from start to finish. This was our first Holland cruise, but definitely not our last. This was my 12th cruise and it was the most relaxing and enjoyable one ever. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date April 2008


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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