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We chose hal again after a year off while traveling the ccl's princess line. Looking forward to traveling by ship we chose hal. Why? Because of our travels on noordam, oosterdam, and koningsdam. Princess has a nice product, this time we were looking forward to hal's genteel and calm demeanor. It delivered. From embarkation to debarkation each staff member we encountered meet us with a smile and a warm greeting. From our cabin stewards (nadi and budi) to our dining room stewards (krishna and dian) we were met with the utmost professionalism. A big thank you for outstanding service! While food is quite subjective; we found the dining room dishes varied and well prepared. The lido offered nice selections and up-to-par with a good cafeteria. Coffee in the dining room seemed to be tastier. Probably me, but that is my take. :-) we had the established wang wang a couple of times and each mixologist knew the recipe. All and all well-done oosterdam crew!

All around another wonderful HAL experience

Oosterdam Cruise Review by DFWGUYZ

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom
We chose hal again after a year off while traveling the ccl's princess line. Looking forward to traveling by ship we chose hal. Why? Because of our travels on noordam, oosterdam, and koningsdam. Princess has a nice product, this time we were looking forward to hal's genteel and calm demeanor. It delivered. From embarkation to debarkation each staff member we encountered meet us with a smile and a warm greeting. From our cabin stewards (nadi and budi) to our dining room stewards (krishna and dian) we were met with the utmost professionalism. A big thank you for outstanding service! While food is quite subjective; we found the dining room dishes varied and well prepared. The lido offered nice selections and up-to-par with a good cafeteria. Coffee in the dining room seemed to be tastier. Probably me, but that is my take. :-) we had the established wang wang a couple of times and each mixologist knew the recipe. All and all well-done oosterdam crew!
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Cabin Review

Standard Interior Stateroom
Cabin L 0000
Just right, clean and tidy.
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