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Oosterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1022 reviews
36 Awards

55 year anniversary cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Visited wifes family in Tacoma and booked Holland to see Sitka and Hubbard Glacier and to see what Holland has to offer compared to other cruise lines. Very little action in pre cruise comments and no interest in a meet and greet. The cruise itself followed this scenario as it was most uneventful and very subdued. The ship design does not appear conducive to a lot of social activity as promenade decks 2 and 3 take you in tunnel fashion through the ship and shops and bars and service locations. There is no central Atrium where things come together on a multi level agenda as we have come used to on Princess. No band playing on top deck as we left Seattle nor at any other time. Except for the Crowsnest there was really no central meeting place to celebrate or converse with new friends. Did visit BB Kings Club one night and the lady singer was great, but never made it to the Mainstage as saw nothing advertised there at night except a magician. Life after dinner was totally subdued as we are not gamblers and had no interest in the casino nor were there any other enticements to our interests.

Room and service there was fine and the loading and unloading of the ship was exceptional as we were on and off with no problem. The Port Valet program unique to Seattle is remarkable and should be utilized by all.

Food service on Lido deck is a problem as no trays are provided and you have to take one plate at a time to a table and then go back for your other needs. Too much foot traffic.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VB

It was fine.

Port Reviews


We have been here before and just explored the streets and shops.


Didn't get off the ship as we arrived at 6 pm and left at 11 pm. Have been here before and love the town, particularly in the daytime.

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