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Hawaii Oosterdam Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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Itinerary wonderful...Ship not so good
"We booked this cruise 2 weeks before sailing. The itinerary and price was too good to pass up. Leaving from San Diego was the perfect start of this 17 day cruise. Embarkation was a bit chaotic as a Disney ship..."Read More
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Very Disappointing

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CruiseMousse

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It pains me to say this because in the past we have always loved HAL but this cruise fell so short of expectations that we have resolved never to sail with this line again. Some things remain the same - the friendliness of the crew and truly great fellow passengers - but almost everything else was wanting. The ship itself was in poor repair. There were broken windows, chipped paint, soiled ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


HAL still going downhill

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ScooterTom

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I've been to Hawaii RT 6 times and this was the worst for activities and on any cruise ever taken as well and that numbers about 40. There was no Hawaiian enrichment speaker unlike last year. No guest speakers. NO COOKING CLASSES on way over. No singers\dancers until the return. Etc etc. Everyone was complaining and one lady canceled two future HAL cruises. Finally in Hawaii HAL got the word ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Disappointed with Holland America

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Ewilkins1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 morning we went up to the gym, and I couldn't believe how small it was. Half of the 10 treadmills were broken, with signs on them saying not to use them. With the remaining ones that ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very unimpressed with this ship and this cruise

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Harvestmoon1950

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This cruise has several cons. Too many days at sea ( 12 ) which would be ok except the ship had a very poor entertainment program. The evening shows on the first leg were poor quality, better on the return leg, but still not great. The daytime presentations were uninteresting to most, spotty in number, - who wants to do towel folding, teeth whitening, sarong tying? The days at sea were boring, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


17 Day Nightmare

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tynebridgeuk

10+ Cruises

Age 90s

Choose this cruise to commemorate our 65th wedding anniversary & My 90 birthday. Boarded the Oosterdam Nov.6th. Nov. 9th severe coughing, Nov.14th after ships doctor did two tests said I had Bronchitis & bacteria infection & a bill for $227,08. Disembarked ship Nov.23rd @9am, by late afternoon Nov.23rd after being transferred by ambulance Doctors @ Highline hospital I.C.U. ward diagnosed me ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Itinerary wonderful...Ship not so good

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recruiter 28

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We booked this cruise 2 weeks before sailing. The itinerary and price was too good to pass up. Leaving from San Diego was the perfect start of this 17 day cruise. Embarkation was a bit chaotic as a Disney ship was embarking at the same time. This caused an hour or more of standing in line and wait time. This was the perfect way to visit Hawaii. The 5 days on the Pacific crossing were warm ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Love Holland

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Bingo Bovier

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Excellent service excellent vegetarian food good place to meet a lot of World Travelers. I enjoyed the Lincoln Center this time around I wish I had more great classical music or modern music on this ship line. I met some very nice people and in hindsight I wish I hadn't gotten Roberts information who I had High Tea with on October 13th 2019.Heathe Millard Fbk okay I have to add 65 more words I did ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Excellent Cruise

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Mr. Spock Kirk

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we have never been disappointed with HAL, and they continue to provide excellent service and MDR dining, which are the two areas that we scrutinize when cruising. The great service continues at most levels from room stewards to managerial staff, with a personal touch in knowing your name. Dining in the MDR has always been semi-gourmet, with small portions like ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Nice cruise with a clientèle in our age group

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ahannas

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Booking - Direct with HAL. Price similar to other agents. Boarding – We boarded in San Diego. Nowadays, the detail work is done online from home so the process was quick. About an hour after arriving at the terminal we were in our stateroom. Gone was the typical crowding into the upper deck cafeteria while awaiting stateroom to be prepped. The ship – Oosterdam is showing its age despite ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Fourth and Last Cruise on HAL

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firstforty2012

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 4th HAL cruise and about our 40th cruise overall. We have been fortunate to have done of the worlds best cruises itineraries all over the world. We started cruising in our 40s and have done as many as two a year. For reference most of our cruises have been on Celebrity, but our more recent cruises on Azamara (4), Celebrity (2), Oceania (1) HAL (2) and Crystal (1).. This last cruise ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


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