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Holland America Line Oosterdam Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

35

Very Good

22

Average

16

Poor

6

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

Senior Cruises

98

Romantic Cruises

83

First-Time Cruisers

48

Repositioning Cruises

34

83 Holland America Line Oosterdam Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


Hallzee avatar

Hallzee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

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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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vintageyz

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great low key cruise with beautiful scenery

This was a great, low key trip to Alaska on the Oosterdam. We had cabin 4006. The cabin is at the front of the ship. It was clean and a nice size cabin. No bath tub but we didn't miss the tub at all. The cabin is ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Dr. ECU

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Another Great Cruise with Holland America

We enjoyed our Oosterdam cruise in April very much. The Ship: Embarkation was a breeze. We expected there would be many people waiting to board but we literally walked in, checked in, and boarded in less ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Santeeruss

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Sailed HAL for 10 of 12 cruises. Last cruise 34 years ago. First vacation in 8 years and first vacation with wife in 28 years (never had honeymoon and always had kids)?? Basically, the shore system didn’t match ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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socalhiker

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service and fun Mediterranean Cruise!

My husband and I just turned 40, so we decided to celebrate by booking a Mediterranean Cruise! We had a great Alaskan cruise with Holland America a few years ago, so we decided to go with them again. And we're glad ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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WanderingTheWorld

10 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Excellent ports. Boring ship.

My husband and I are an active couple in our 30's/40's. Last summer, we took an Alaskan cruise on HAL's Eurodam. We really enjoyed that experience ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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richardsymms

1 Review Written

Great crew and service with cheap and poor quality food.

We chose this cruise because it started in Ft. Lauderdale and ended 21 days later in Seattle plus we got a very large stateroom #8140 w a wrap-around deck on the stern. The first day for embarkation we felt the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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maheron

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice and Relaxing, but Used to be Better

My husband and I have cruised on Holland America a few times. The last two were to the Caribbean although our previous trip was on a different ship. This cruise was wonderful. We loved the ports, the excursions, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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DnLLabbe

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam 03/30~04/06 from Florida

Friends had planned their vacation and invited us along...We would go again in a heart beat. Our room was clean, we were catered to, there was plenty of food and so many choices. The staff made us feel catered to. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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shelbyfish

1 Review Written

Wonderful honeymoon trip

This was out first cruise so we were not sure what to expect. We had heard from our friends that Holland America was a very elegant and relaxing cruise line... and they were right! We loved having a relaxing ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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beachfan33

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great, sunny cruise!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mochama1

1 Review Written

Great Time on Oosterdam

This was our very first time on HAL and we loved it. It’s truly a laid back and relaxing atmosphere. We rented a Retreat Cabana for the week and we absolutely loved it. It was well worth the money. Our cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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a.madruga

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

NA is better

Service st pinnacle grill has a lot to be desired very slow we canceled future dinner reservations and had free Neptune suite breakfasts and only went to two because of the same service problem What made this ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Idahomom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the cruise we were hoping or planning on

We selected this cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement. The combination of ports and transatlantic cruise was the perfect fit and the time of year was just what we were hoping for. We flew into Venice a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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robcressman

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Awesome First Cruise

We chose Holland America for our first cruise experience. We are a newly retired couple who generally prefer land-based vacations. However we decided to try something different for our birthdays (just three days ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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sjmno

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience

This was my first cruise on HAL. I was looking for a relaxing, no stress cruise and I got it! The only reason this is a four and not five star rating is because the ship is an older one and shows some signs of ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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nohebes

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam was great

I have read reviews about the Oosterdam that she was old and worn out. I found just the opposite, we sailed on Nov. 10-17, 2018 and found the ship was Premo! the food was Premo! the crew was Premo! everything about ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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newtocruiseinblue

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing Mediterranean Tapestry Cruise on the Oosterdam

We had an absolutely amazing cruise on Holland America Oosterdam on September 9th – the 12-night Mediterranean Tapestry We loved the service on the ship, the size of the ship and our fellow passengers. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jeh10641

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Love transatlantic cruising

It was for my wife's 75th birthday. We started looking at cruises and worked backwards. We ended up with 15 days in Prague, Vienna, Venice, Florence and Rome before our cruise. On the cruise we visited Las Palmas in ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Saltydip

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not Perfect

We chose the Rome to Venice Twelve day itinerary for the ports of call in Greece. Boarding and departure were handled very well with lots of directions and assistance. Food was very good but the main dining room was ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Curlsgirl21

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best way to see many exciting ports!

We chose this cruise for two reasons: price and port intinerary. We were not disappointed! We went on a 12 night Mediterranean cruise with only 1 sea day. This was a cruise to be active and see many European cities. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Belizeitornot

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

HAL Oosterdam hit all the marks on this Mediterranean cruise!

My wife and I chose to cruise with HAL based on the excellent itinerary offered from Barcelona to Venice and all the amazing ports in between. We have taken 28 cruises prior to this cruise on June 5, 2018 with ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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sgermanmd

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, HAL has slipped a little

12-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona. Although the ship was supposedly upgraded, we noticed immediately that almost all of the interior elevators had torn, peeling, scratched, damaged wallpaper. Service in Main ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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moorerf

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was all good

My husband and I planned this cruise 11 months out and chose it for its ports and time of year. We splurged and booked a Neptune suite. The ship was in great shape, the crew were friendly and eager to please, the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


jnight avatar

jnight

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Anniversary Cruise

We enjoy San Diego and had not done the Mexican Riviera before. We enjoyed the cruise but would likely not choose to do this particular one again - once was sufficient. We only did one excursion, choosing ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Oosterdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family4.03.7
Enrichment4.53.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.9
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