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The wife and I have been on 5 cruises and this was not the best but it was very good. Boarding in Seattle: This was easy. Very small lines. We quickly go on board. One complaint, there was nobody to help me out with our luggage. First impressions: The ship was nice but showing wear. The help was friendly and helpful. The welcome aboard lunch was not good. We hoped this was a fluke and not the norm. The Cabin: The cabin was good but not great. bed was comfortable. The cabin steward was outstanding. The cabin always was clean and filled out request for another pillow and blanket immediately. closet space was laid out in a inefficient way. The bath tub was nice. The cabin was showing wear, the carpet was clean but had some stains. The Food in the main dinning room: Very good sometimes excellent. Lots to choose from. wait staff anticipated our needs and made sure that our needs were met. My wife had wine with dinner. It was overpriced but the wine steward was good at making suggestions. We dinned at the 8pm dinner service. This presented some scheduling conflicts with after dinner activities. Food in the Lido buffet: Spotty some times good sometimes bad never excellent. The food was displayed well and the lines were short. Pools and such: This is were holland America fell short. the pools were nice but the closed early and there were kids in the adult pool. they closed after 9 PM. Drinks: The drinks were not to expensive. There is happy hour at different times in the bars. This makes the drinks very reasonable. Standouts: Randall Powel in the piano bar was great. We had great fun. Cigar smoking on the fan tail

Nice Alaska Cruise

Oosterdam Cruise Review by DanHarris

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2010
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
The wife and I have been on 5 cruises and this was not the best but it was very good. Boarding in Seattle: This was easy. Very small lines. We quickly go on board. One complaint, there was nobody to help me out with our luggage. First impressions: The ship was nice but showing wear. The help was friendly and helpful. The welcome aboard lunch was not good. We hoped this was a fluke and not the norm. The Cabin: The cabin was good but not great. bed was comfortable. The cabin steward was outstanding. The cabin always was clean and filled out request for another pillow and blanket immediately. closet space was laid out in a inefficient way. The bath tub was nice. The cabin was showing wear, the carpet was clean but had some stains. The Food in the main dinning room: Very good sometimes excellent. Lots to choose from. wait staff anticipated our needs and made sure that our needs were met. My wife had wine with dinner. It was overpriced but the wine steward was good at making suggestions. We dinned at the 8pm dinner service. This presented some scheduling conflicts with after dinner activities. Food in the Lido buffet: Spotty some times good sometimes bad never excellent. The food was displayed well and the lines were short. Pools and such: This is were holland America fell short. the pools were nice but the closed early and there were kids in the adult pool. they closed after 9 PM. Drinks: The drinks were not to expensive. There is happy hour at different times in the bars. This makes the drinks very reasonable. Standouts: Randall Powel in the piano bar was great. We had great fun. Cigar smoking on the fan tail
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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VA 5064
nice room, quiet, good view
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