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Oosterdam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great low key cruise with beautiful scenery

Oosterdam Cruise Review by vintageyz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

This was a great, low key trip to Alaska on the Oosterdam. We had cabin 4006. The cabin is at the front of the ship. It was clean and a nice size cabin. No bath tub but we didn't miss the tub at all. The cabin is near the side thruster, external door, and main stage. It was generally quiet, but there were times when engines, entertainment, or door drop were very noticable. Food was good across the board, although room service had warm cold items and cold warm items for breakfast. Entertainment was great with the Lincoln Center Stage being wonderful. The BB King Blues Club and Billboard groups were fun as well. If you fly in, make sure to check out the Port of Seattle program for luggage coming and going. Also, we suggest not buying any drinks until you are out of the Washington state area...otherwise you will have to pay 10% sales tax on things like sodas, wine, beer. The staff is quite friendly and helpful. We also suggest using the Navigator phone application so you can see daily events and check your bill. We had a great server in the Lido named Yasmeen. The Pinnacle Grill food was excellent. It is a great first night dinner as you cruise out the Puget Sound. We also picked the night at Victoria for the Pinnacle as the time is quite short in port.


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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VF 4006

See the comments in the base review. The cabin is quite forward so prepare for some walking. In the vast majority of time, it was great. Service from Andy and Chris was super. The room is basic with no tub. The Veranda has a steel front (unlike the clear plexiglass on other levels.) That was no problem to see everything and the views were nice.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Seattle

Use the port of Seattle program for your luggage if you fly!

Sitka

beautiful little community with a lot to explore on foot. Walk by the bay or up to the church and cemetary.

Victoria

We stayed on board as the time is too short to do a great deal

Ketchikan

another pretty town with lots to do on foot. check out the watercolor artist there.


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