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Oosterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Short but Sweet

Review for Oosterdam to Pacific Coastal
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Traveled with children
View of San Diego cruise terminal from SpringHill Suites hotel
Balcony cabin 4015
Bathroom in cabin 4015
Hallway on deck 4
View while sailing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

We thought we might be taking a risk going on a Holland America cruise with our young children, but felt like we needed a holiday and this itinerary fit the bill.

It was a 4 day cruise from San Diego to Vancouver. Our children, ages 6 and 2, enjoyed a full day visit to the San Diego Zoo, a tour of the USS Midway and a trip to Old Town on the transit trolley prior to the cruise.

We stayed at a hotel (SpringHill Suites) where our room had a view of our cruise ship the day it arrived. We walked to the cruise terminal, which was hosting two ships that day, and deliberately arrived fairly late (3pm) to avoid the lengthy lineups we have experienced in San Diego in previous years. We walked right through security, picked up our room key cards and were in our cabin in moments.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VF

This room was quiet. Air conditioning worked well.

Our balcony cabin did not appear to have been updated during the 2016 refit of the ship. The room was still in decent shape, but the bathroom lighting was not very bright and the wall colour (taupe) seemed to absorb the light. I'm told many other staterooms have been upgraded with brighter bathrooms. Still, it was nice to have a small bathtub for our young children. Our cabin had a drop-down bunk bed and a (worn) pull-out couch. It was tight but we managed.

Port Reviews


Nice weather

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