• Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Oosterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1045 reviews
35 Awards

Very disappointing

Review for Oosterdam to Transatlantic
User Avatar
TrudyMarie
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Rating by category

Cabin
Family
Value for Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation
Service

Additional details

Sail Date: Nov 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Wanted to celebrate a special birthday the Holland America way. There was no celebration! No song. No cake No card. Service was mostly adequate, but slow. There was a decided lack of vegetables available, and I really tried to order extra veggies at dinner but they never came. Mariner ceremony was a big, flat nothing. We used to go to the dining room for a special lunch after. This time…nothing. Almost all of the touches that made HAL what it was were gone. Could not believe the service charges for shuttles to the ports. No port info nor maps readily available. The Navigator is of very little value and difficult to use. Internet is extremely poor, yet very expensive. Activities are scarce and poorly scheduled. I personally don’t care for the (new) music venues. They are loud and obtrusive. I’ve sailed on HAL multiple times and have never been so disappointed.

The highlight was Canaletto! The food and service were outstanding!

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes
previous reviewnext review

Find an Oosterdam Cruise from $749

Any Month
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.
About UsCruise DestinationsFirst Time CruisersFind A Cruise

Share your feedback

International Sites

© 1995—2023, The Independent Traveler, Inc.

  • Privacy and Cookies Statement

  • Terms of Use

  • Site Map

  • Cookie Consent