First time on HAL: Oosterdam Cruise Review by Jordanyaya1
Overall Member Rating
First time on HAL
We had most of our meals in the main dinning room. We did not like the Lido buffet as the food selection was not that good and they do not offer trays to carry your food, so there is lots of back and forth traffic. More Made it difficult to get your food, find a table, then go get your drinks, return to the table and then off again if you wanted dessert. Lido...not for us. The food in the Vista (main dining room) was very good and had a good selection. Our waiters were wonderful and kept everything flowing nicely. We made reservation in the Pinnacle and had a fabulous meal, worth the upcharge. We had room service which was just OK.
Our cabin stewards Maar and Waly, were outstanding and kept our room spotless. We took advantage of the Neptune Lounge and enjoyed the snacks and services. We could not handle the smoke in the casino which was a shame since we like to gamble. Wish they could make at least a portion of the casino smoke free. We had wonderful weather and calm seas which made sitting on our verandah a pleasure. The ports were great but we did not take many shore excursions once this was our 5th Alaska cruise and have done many in the past. We hope to return to Alaska again someday and will be sure to sail on Holland again. The Oosterdam did not disappoint. Less