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Oosterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1022 reviews
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Great crew and service with cheap and poor quality food.

Review for Oosterdam to the Panama Canal & Central America
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Cabin: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

We chose this cruise because it started in Ft. Lauderdale and ended 21 days later in Seattle plus we got a very large stateroom #8140 w a wrap-around deck on the stern.

The first day for embarkation we felt the cruise line was not organized and although our luggage was labeled "priority" it was the very last on - not that it mattered but what did is we kept wondering if it would show up at all. But note that the disembarkation was very well organized and fast.

Holland America has figured out how to make money - we paid $150 for water, $300 for internet (it is just $150 if you stick to social media only) and they must have saved a lot by purchasing low quality food. The Gala Dinner with filet mignon and crab béarnaise was the worst with crab nearly too spoiled to serve a piece of meat that was not filet mignon but some grass-fed animal's "surprise."

Cabin Review

Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

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The cabin was spacious but a bit worn out. We missed the bar sink that is common on the bar of similar cabins. The toilets we something to behold! In the middle of the night if an adjoining cabin member flushed the toilet, there would be a very LOUD Bang!! It took a week to get used to it. It was something in the walls that hit against the inside wall.

The deck was wonderful and if you needed shade, usually the side or the aft view had it - along with some breeze.

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