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Holland America Line Oosterdam Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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"I have cruised many times, with Celebrity as well as some other cruise lines. I had heard some good reports about Holland America, and liked the itinerary of this cruise, so I decided to give it a try. First..."Read More
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Ewilkins1

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Eat away, little play

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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cjbank

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Cruise was a gift to us, but glad we went. Outstanding food and service, entertainment lagging except for the Boardwalk piano players and BB Kong’s. Needs more at sea activities. Nice casino. We did excursions from vendors at the ports rather than through the ship. I would sail on the Oosterdam again, would take more books to read, and study up on excursions! We returned rested and content ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Gail MG

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The Oosterdam is one of the older Holland America ships but is attractive, well maintained, and comfortable and has probably the best service, certainly the friendliest service, of any of the Holland America ships that we have sailed on. The officers, too, are unusually cordial and went out of their way to greet and chat with guests. What I liked best about this 17-day Panama Canal transit cruise, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


First Holland America Cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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lyorko

6-10 Cruises

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 leaving out of San Diego on January 4, 2020. We arrived at the cruise port around 12:30 and was on the ship by 1 pm. We were able to go to our room on the Upper Verandah deck. Our room ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Warning for New Year's Eve Cruisers

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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gypsy0471

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

If you're looking for an extra special way to spend NYE don't book this cruise. You pay a premium to fly & cruise at this time of year so you expect the ship would really go the extra mile. Holland America has a reputation for catering to an older crowd but this trip made me feel like I was on a Disney ship and all the problems that travelling with "little darlings" entails.( ie ice cream fights ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


OOSTERDAN MEXICAN RIVIERA 12/28/2019

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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GASHBY

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

With 15 previous Holland America Cruises I thought I knew what to expect when taking my wife, daughter, and three adult grand daughters on a New Year's Eve cruise to Mexico. Boy was I wrong. The entertainment was sparse. No dance venues, no enterainment in the Crows Nest at all. No disco for the young ones, The span of responsibility for wait staff in the dining room was so great the service ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


BBKing Blues Club a bust

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Jacez

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this ship in part because it promised blues and jazz every night. It had neither. The BBKing Allstars played only loud rock, the type you can hear in any middling night club in any city. The musicians were average. The percussionist was especially aggravating as he threw in a bass drum boom about every six beats. Total disappointment. The Music Walk dueling pianos salvaged the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


What a great first cruise!

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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lordredmoon

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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 and helpful. The ship was very clean the entire time we we aboard. Our steward kept our room remarkably clean and stocked. He came twice a day, unless the privacy tag was on the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Disappointed

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Shl46xyz

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

First and last cruise with Holland. Neptune suite. Winter getaway with friends for a week. Good first impression. Good food well presented in lower deck restaurants. Most staff attentive but spotty service (numerous instances pointed out when asked for our feedback) indicative of either a need for better training or management. One gross instance of food served us on a very dirty plate. Other ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Third timer on OOsterdam

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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miabbw

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Loved our first 2 cruises on Oosterdam most recent was perhaps 4 years ago to Alaska our first to Alaska years ago this was the Alaska too. We were delayed a day due to repairs on ship we had to miss mazaltan disappointed we went on this cruise to go there as weve already visited Cabo and Puerto Vallarta on pasr Princess,We loved how easy it was to fly Alaskan Airlines to San Diego from PDX and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Relaxing with Fabulous Food

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Greysandy

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Embarkation was smooth with only a handful of people in line for security and key cards. Arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:15 without special boarding privileges since we are still 3 star mariners. Lido food was good for buffet. Salad bar is excellent with Asian, Cobb or other themed options or DIY combo option with seared Ahi everyday. Carvery selection was nice varying between Leg ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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