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1,917 San Diego Cruise Reviews


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lynnrosenblatt

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Hawaii March 1-18 on the Eurodam

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We are HA fans after multiple cruises but as others said their reputation is not what it once was. We had never done a cruise with so many sea days in a row so was uncertain if that was for us. While we survived ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Hallzee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

This was out first cruise, and after much study, decided on HA Oosterdam. We went with teo other couples, and had a GREAT time. Embarkation in San Diego was seamless. It did help that Neptune Suite affords you ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Kruisysue8

1 Review Written

Good ship—except...

We wanted a cruise where we didn’t have airfare to contend with. We can drive from Phoenix to San Diego, leave our car in a hotel that stores it for free, and take the free shuttle from the Best Western Yacht ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Hogladyrider

8 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

We are seasoned Carnival cruisers looking for a change, we are both retired in our mid 60's We cruised Oosterdam out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera. We are now hooked on HAL! We drove to San Diego the day ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pamfergusonpdx

1 Review Written

GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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joeu071570

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Service...Great Destination!

We chose this cruise for the length (15 Days) and the destination (Hawaii). Boarding the ship in San Diego was extremely organized, once you got through security. The security line was pretty much a free-for-all. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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SanDiegoNewlywed

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Felt Like a Budget Cruise

Upon hearing that Carnival was beginning to leave from San Diego, my family decided it would be a great first cruise for 5 year old twins. We took a New Years cruise to fit in winter break. My husband and I have ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Osoyoos Tommy

1 Review Written

Carnival Miracle Panama Canal

We loved everything about this cruise....except the comedian(so bad it was embarrassing- many people left halfway through his performance) and the Comedy Club hostess with her squeaky voice and her fake hair flips. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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AHUEY2

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Girls Cruise

The cruise was chosen by a friend because of the destinations and the price. I had never been to Cabo San Lucas nor Escenado but picking the right cruise line and the right cabin mate is essential. We had an ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ElEl

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A few minuses, but overall lots and lots of pluses

We sailed on the Holland-America Oosterdam’s 18-day Panama Canal cruise (January 15-February 5, 2020) from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. My wife and I are in our 70’s, and we are four-star HAL Mariners. We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seawife2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not our cup of tea

This is our 7th cruise.We had a signature suite. Other cruises have been 14 day transatlantic on Celeberity, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. This ranks last on our ratings. Pros: Crew all very friendly, pleasant, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Zebra2

6 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Horrible suite/very good food

We have previously sailed on Crystal Serenity. Both cruises our suite was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Since we had cruised the Bahamas in past years, we wanted a different itinerary. So we decided ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Seamore42

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Comfortable Rotterdam

Panama Canal transit in January, just the time to be out of the Northeast. Have been on Rotterdam multiple times. Enjoy the size of ship, the fact that it still has an Explorations Cafe and full Promenade deck, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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dcruz2

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun on and off the Carnival Miracle

We chose this cruise for two reasons first because it was departing San Diego (our hometown) and second because it was going to Cabo. We choose a 1:00 pm check in and it was so easy. We did not have to wait in any ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Prosebradley

1 Review Written

Disappointing

The itinerary was why we chose it (Panama Canal), and we’d heard great things about HAL. We’ve cruised on Cunard, Celebrity (Aqua class), Azamara and Avalon. This was our worst experience. The ship itself is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

New Years on the Classic Holland America Oosterdam

This New Years cruise met every expectation of a fun filled and beautiful holiday. The ship itself is an antique lover's paradise. The statues, the paintings, the sculptures, the murals,were startlingly gorgeous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lyorko

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Holland America Cruise

My husband and I decided that we would try Holland America as we had heard it was a great cruise line for middle-aged people and few children or teens and was a smaller ship. Our cruise was to the Mexican Riviera ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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chelseajoe

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Needing Some TLC Enhanced by Wonderful Service

As we live on the east coast, a cruise out of San Diego might not have been something we explored seriously. At a charity event, an Oosterdam cruise was on offer and we had the winning bid. We (my spouse and I, and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tensixmom

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fun, short trip

I just wanted to post some thoughts on the Miracle. We sailed her on a short 3-day out of San Diego, leaving last Friday and returning yesterday morning. This is technically my 4th cruise overall- the first was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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StacM

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship is old and needs to be retired

I chose this ship for a short family vacation and trial run with the kids and my husband at cruising. We took the 3 day Ensenada cruise out of San Diego. The ship is old, the food is not fantastic, there are not a ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Zanne208

1 Review Written

Zip Lining & Private Oasis at this Age!

My sister is a 4 time mariner and after the loss of her husband of 56 years asked me to join her for a cruise that she and my brother-in-law had wanted to take during Thanksgiving. I did! I am 58 and had such a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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jdib78

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Old ship needs work

My wife and I picked this cruise despite the fact we swore we wouldn’t sail with Carnival again after our last trip a couple years ago. Compared to NCL and RC, we just weren’t impressed with our last cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lordredmoon

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

What a great first cruise!

To be quite honest, the overall concern was our budget. This cruise was relatively inexpensive. Check! Embarkation was a very smooth, if noisy and crowded, operation for us. The counter person was very friendly ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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geddess1952

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

We Felt Completely Pampered

This was our second cruise with Carnival. Our experience was beyond expectations. Our cabin steward Henry was very accommodating and helpful. I had requested some bathrobes and said the next day would be fine. When ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dancefloor

10 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and staff, but going downhill

We wanted to go to the South Pacific and a 51-day cruise with 26 ports returning to North America was the best option for us, a newly retired couple. was done as a back-to-back with the Incan Empires Cruise, so ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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