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Holland America Line Oosterdam Outside Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Fine - but not what it used to be
"THE GOOD: Very efficient at embarking and disembarking passengers smoothly. Smiley, welcoming and attentive staff. Very clean and comfortable stateroom. Good entertainment (we watched the dancers). Several..."Read More
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jap0nica

2-5 Cruises

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First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hogladyrider

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 before departure and utilized a park n'cruise at Comfort Inn with free shuttle to/from the port. We walked the boardwalk at the San Diego Harbor and had a nice meal at Mitch's on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Fantastic

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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pfowler59

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I choose Holland America because we do not like the mega ships...I like to feel that we are at sea! I thought the food was the best I have had comparing with other cruise lines. The service was outstanding, friendly and fun. I would be hard pressed to look elsewhere. There was wonderful entertainment in the evening at the Gallery Bar. Two duel pianists played and sang 50's to 90's music. We ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Good ship—except...

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Kruisysue8

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 Harbor ($137 a night) to the cruise port. Perfect. This was only seven days but it only cost $1249 so we were very happy with that part of it. We love absolutely everything about this ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Boring

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Dee vy

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

1. Lack luster entertainment. The cruise director was extremely boring. Trivia games were not entertaining. Overall, there was nothing to do on the ship. DJ the comedian was good. The magician Leone Ettien was good but tried to sell his magic kit which was very tacky. The friday 7p show was terrible. 2. Staff was unfriendly. Wait staff Cleaned dirty dishes on dining tables instead of going ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Fine - but not what it used to be

Review for Oosterdam to Pacific Coastal

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jap0nica

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

THE GOOD: Very efficient at embarking and disembarking passengers smoothly. Smiley, welcoming and attentive staff. Very clean and comfortable stateroom. Good entertainment (we watched the dancers). Several choices of bars and lounges, all with excellent service. Pretty good food. NOT SO GOOD: I couldn't help compare this ship with the one I sailed on 20 years ago. It was nothing like ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Oosterdam in Alaska

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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patrout38

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This is my first review of a cruise ship. I have been on two previous cruises. One was in 2015 on RCI's Liberty of the Seas, and in 2018 on Holland America's Maasdam. I have to say, for my third cruise, the Oosterdam did meet or exceed our expectations. Starting in Seattle, embarkation went smoothly. We were in a pretty long line, and it took 30 minutes to get to speak to someone. ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


4th time to Alaska

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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Starstuff

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

As a Seattle resident, it may seem strange to go to Alaska four times but the Last Frontier is so spectacular, it never fails to thrill. Embarkation was very smooth, although porters were few. Lines were almost non-existent and we on board in about 20 minutes from car to room. The Oosterdam is lovely - understated decor with some beautiful touches like hammered brass elevator doors.Unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Wonderful customer service and food was great.

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Pookiefish

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because the itinerary fit our spring break schedule. The ship was very nice and well maintained. Customer service was excellent. The food was very good and dining staff were excellent! The waiter was very accommodating to our 8 year old grandson and even made him an origami animal each night, showed him magic tricks and made sure he had something to eat from the kids menu ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Great, sunny cruise!

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - All

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beachfan33

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Hollard America Oosterdam Jan 19-26, 2019 Great Cruise! -Had a beautiful cruise on the Oosterdam and lots of sunny, warm days! Embarkation was the best ever! We arrived shortly after 1:00 with no lines or waiting to board the ship. We went right to our balcony stateroom on deck 4 and were soon greeted by our wonderful cabin steward Yumus who took great care of our room and kept our ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


My 1st cruise was great!

Review for Oosterdam to Caribbean - All

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pamtg1013

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I loved the ship and the staff. Shore excursions was another thing. Terrible and scary drivers (not in the Dominican Republic.] Very rude staff at Magen's Beach. We felt rushed everywhere we went except for Dom. Rep. Next time I will read reviews of other options rather than an overpriced excursion. The wait staff on the ship were the nicest and most polite people I have ever met.I felt like a ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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