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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
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86

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47 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


tiffanyval1980 avatar

tiffanyval1980

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Parents do not sail with kiddos!

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We booked this cruise thinking that there was an amazing area for our 3 year old to enjoy her vacation while on the ship. We saw pictures and read the HAL website noting theme nights and activities for her to do. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Chal23 avatar

Chal23

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Parents - Beware!

We are a family of multi-star Mariners, and for some in our group, this was our third time on this ship. For our children, it was their second time on this ship, with our previous sailing in 2018. Our children ...
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Sail Date November 2019


Dee vy avatar

Dee vy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Boring

1. Lack luster entertainment. The cruise director was extremely boring. Trivia games were not entertaining. Overall, there was nothing to do on the ship. DJ the comedian was good. The magician Leone Ettien was good ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ewilkins1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with Holland America

I have cruised many times, with Celebrity as well as some other cruise lines. I had heard some good reports about Holland America, and liked the itinerary of this cruise, so I decided to give it a try. First ...
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Sail Date November 2019


gorilla1964 avatar

gorilla1964

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Mercy Me event horrible cruise

We love Tim Timmons & Mercy Me so we went on the Mercy Me at sea cruise it was awesome except for the Holland America cruise line. The service in the main dining room was horrible they were not friendly at all. The ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Idahomom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the cruise we were hoping or planning on

We selected this cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement. The combination of ports and transatlantic cruise was the perfect fit and the time of year was just what we were hoping for. We flew into Venice a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


alexleah1 avatar

alexleah1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Desperately in need of refurbishment.

I chose this cruise because of the wonderful ports offered and because I had previously cruised with Holland and been quite pleased. It was a mistake. . .. a horrible mistake, The ship is in great disrepair ...
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Sail Date June 2018


trikester avatar

trikester

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Bad right from the start.

We wanted a Panama canal cruise and picked Holland because we wanted to try them. We have been on 7 cruises before this on other cruise lines. There must be something wrong with the stabilization system on that ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Mariellen avatar

Mariellen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disaster from the beginning

I wanted to have an experience of a life time. I did not however. The food was not worthy of a cruise, the entertainment was nill to say the least. the dining room was very dull and not a great place to be. The Lido ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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elizabeth lynne

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nothing good but the food

recommended by a friend but I will not recommend Our cabin was obstructed by a lifeboat and we were not told that. Bedding was not changed the full 2 weeks we were there. Very small smoking area and no smoking in ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Sindy j avatar

Sindy j

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst

I will never travel Holland again. Been on many cruises nothing for young adults going on. I`m 57, took my 35 year old son on his first cruise. They double charged all our guest credit cards. My son said first and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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klelliott52

1 Review Written

Bad service, bad good, the only good thing were the ports

This was our longest cruise and we upgraded to a Neptune Suite A big mistake, service was bad, food was bad, the employees attitudes were bad Was like we were a burden to them more to come later, but we ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Keyser Soze

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Frankly, HAL Doesn't Give A DAM? Caveat Emptor

A comprehensive review of OUR HAL EXPERIENCE on the 09/28/16 Oosterdam 12nt Mediterranean Dreams cruise follows. Summary: With the exception of the two very negative experiences, our overall HAL cruise experience ...
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Sail Date September 2016


janmader avatar

janmader

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again Holland America

This was my 12-13th cruise and we had heard that HAL was among the best -- we found them among the worst. Poor, absent, on the verge of unfriendly, service; room steward constantly complaining about being ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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26461855

1 Review Written

Cruise from Hell; Holland America

Restaurant operation seemed unprepared for guests. At various times ran out of coffee, coffee cups, and breakfast syrup. Had two buffet sides with different dishes. One side would close without warning during ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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dkali@dccnet.com

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Watch out for food cross contamination and more.

After travelling on a number of cruise lines I had 3 bad experiences with Holland America. It does not matter the ship because its the same attitude. May 2013 (Alaska) with friends, September 2014 (Alaska) with my ...
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Sail Date December 2015


sheekar avatar

sheekar

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First and Last Trip on this Horrible Line

Being an avid traveler and having travelled the world, this trip by far was the most absolute worst cruise I have ever taken. For starters I would have expected that Holland America would send one of their nicer, ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Ayden avatar

Ayden

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Old, Tired, and Noisy; Our Review of the Oosterclunk

We returned last night from what will now be referred to as 'the trip from Hell on the Oosterclunk'. I will start out by saying we have taken 28 cruises on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Azamara, and in the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Bob Murphy avatar

Bob Murphy

1 Review Written

Last Holland America Cruise

My wife and I have cruised 15 times several with Celebrity ,Norwegian , Royal Caribbean , one Carnival several Holland America .This cruise was a total disappointment the first two nights the toilet backed up smell ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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RoxanneMaxwell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What happened to guest services?

I am a 4 star cruiser with Holland America and have always praised how much they do for you and what a wonderful cruise line they are. I can no longer say that. I brought a high school friend with me and we stayed ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Pamela J

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holiday from Hell!

My husband & i have recently returned from a 22 night cruise from sydney to vancouver, on holland america oosterdam. the cruise was then continuing onto alaska. We were really looking forward with great ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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gillesfrance

1 Review Written

A very disappointing experience

This was my first cruise with Holland America Line and must say a very disappointing experience in comparison to other companies. Oosterdam ship is aging, and unfortunately this is not balanced with the service ...
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Sail Date February 2015


kbtwilly avatar

kbtwilly

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Shame Holland America

I have just came back from a cruise on the ms Oosterdam with my sisters and we were mortified to say the least, This wasn't our first time cruising but it will be the last with Holland America I had mildew ...
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Sail Date January 2015


philjmw avatar

philjmw

1 Review Written

Worst holiday of my life

From the moment we stepped on board it was obvious that this was not going to be fantastic. No lanyards available until i did a sit in at the shop and then they were for Alaska 2014 and Alaska 2013. It took 80 ...
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Sail Date January 2015


renegade5 avatar

renegade5

3 Reviews Written

Very disappointed

In Short; Not likely to use this carrier in future. Where to Start for the cruise Oosterdam South Pacific Cruise 02/01/2015. To Those who read this & this was their first cruise I am very pleased you had a great ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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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