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Oosterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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We're BAAAAACK

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska
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Ms Kirikins
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

We are back, mostly unpacked and exhausted. We have been on cruises to Alaska 4 other times, 3 of them on HAL. We picked this one since it docked in Sitka where most others do not, preferring Skagway. It was well worth it.

Embarkation was the easiest we have ever experienced. It all went smoothly and we were on the ship much earlier than the time we had been assigned (since we transferred from a hotel). We went right to our cabin where we found the scooter and oxygen concentrator I had ordered already in the cabin. There was more than enough room for the rented scooter, my own scooter and walking around. The Lido beckoned and lunch was good.

Then, there was one hitch...the drink card I had ordered was nowhere to be found. Down to Guest Services where I was promised it would be delivered in 9-10 minutes. It wasn't. It took 2 more contacts with Guest Services before they printed it for me at the desk. The only other problem was, one evening while trying to watch a movie in the cabin, there was a pop and the electricity on one side of the room was out. There was a maintenance man at the cabin in 15 minutes and it was fixed. Probably a breaker needed to be thrown.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

Cabin K

Plenty big enough for 2 scooters and an oxygen concentrator. The bed was super comfy.

Port Reviews

Sitka

Just kind of wandered around and enjoyed this charming little town.

Ketchikan

I love Ketchikan. There is one shop on Creek Street I wanted to visit and got there just as it opened. The gentleman sells opal jewelry (not interested) and hand carved masks. I have a small collection of these and wanted to add another one. Got it!!

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