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Oosterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Aloha! Hawaii

Review for Oosterdam to Hawaii
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Traveling Dot
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2012

Hi, I'm Traveling Dot and this is my fourth cruise on Hal. We have done Canada/Maasdam (round trip Boston to Boston), Alaska/Statendam (Fairbanks to Vancouver) and the Panama Canal/Rotterdam (from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale).

We flew from Boston to San Diego on Jet Blue the day before we were scheduled to sail. Would recommend Jet Blue for the extra leg room they provide at coach prices. We were met at the airport by HAL representative and helped us to the shuttle to the Sheraton Marina Hotel. Our room faced the harbor and the next morning we could see the Oosterdam from our balcony. The provided shuttle to the pier was flawless and being my husband walks with a cane we got special attention both at the hotel and at the pier.

Check-in went smoothly and we took the elevator to the boarding level of the ramp to the ship. Our cabin was ready on our arrival and we met our room steward, Eric. He was a great help throughout the cruise and whenever I needed something he was right there. Our room was always clean and everything was taken care of fast considering how many cabins they had to care of. We had a veranda room on deck 4 almost mid-ship. This ship is a lot bigger than the ships that we have sailed on previously.

Cabin Review

Great balcony, able to sit on balcony even when the ship was moving. Not too windy. Close to elevators to Dining room and Lido.

Port Reviews


Took a private tour with David's Taxi. Cost was $60 a person (min of 6 people for this price). It was arranged by one of our fellow passengers. We were picked up at the dock and the driver was very knowledgeable of Hilo and all admissions where included in the price. We saw all the highlights of Hilo and we were always ahead of the crowds. He even took photos for us so everyone could be in the pictures. I would recommend his service.

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