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Holland America Line Oosterdam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

39

Very Good

33

Average

16

Poor

7

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

154

Senior Cruises

98

Romantic Cruises

83

First-Time Cruisers

48

Repositioning Cruises

34

98 Holland America Line Oosterdam Senior 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


Kruisysue8 avatar

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


The Producer avatar

The Producer

1 Review Written

Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities

My wife and I just completed a 17-day cruise on February 22 on the Oosterdam from Fort Lauderdale (February 5) to San Diego. The food and service were great. The ship was clean and crisp. The staff was always ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Gail MG avatar

Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


ElEl avatar

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


ScooterTom avatar

ScooterTom

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

HAL still going downhill

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Mr. Spock Kirk

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cochral221

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best Ever!!

This was the best cruise ever! The staff was friendly and very helpful as well as cheerful. The food was delicious and plentiful.Every evening it was arranged with care and lovely.Our dining staff was wonderful, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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kooledd

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

"Good Old Days are gone"

Just returned from the 7 day Alaska cruise. This was the first time on HAL but have over 12 cruises on other lines. It been several years since our last cruise so the comparison is from over time. Last cruised ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Ms Kirikins

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We're BAAAAACK

We are back, mostly unpacked and exhausted. We have been on cruises to Alaska 4 other times, 3 of them on HAL. We picked this one since it docked in Sitka where most others do not, preferring Skagway. It was well ...
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Sail Date May 2019


beachfan33 avatar

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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nithwyr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise - we'll return to Holland America!

We chose this cruise because it had: a bathtub, full circle teak promenade, shuffleboard, a roof over the Lido pool, good dining reviews, cruisers our own age (lack of children), and excellent music. The Lincoln ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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miamigoland

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great trip - Senior citizens will love this ship!

Great trip – Senior Citizens will love this cruise! My DH (65ys old) and I (63yrs old) boarded Holland America’s Oosterdam on December 8th, 2018 for a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Toolgirl63 avatar

Toolgirl63

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Go for the best

Love it , peaceful, quiet , relaxed , loved . Amazing food , lovely crew members , excellent manners , impecable ship, classic , in excellent shape for it age . As a handicap person using an electric scooter , I ...
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Sail Date December 2018


nohebes avatar

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


wogan avatar

wogan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A tired ship

My husband wanted to go on this cruise to go back to many of the spots we had visited while he was in the army. We have sailed on several different cruise lines, but have always preferred Holland America. This ...
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Sail Date August 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


Saltydip avatar

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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howndder

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Crossing in a Neptune Suite

My partner and myself had wanted to do the North Atlantic to Northern Europe but when this deal came along, we couldn't resist. Unfortunately my partner lost his passport on day of sailing and missed the departure. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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nlstigger

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruising out of San Diego!

We chose this cruise because it was easy port to drive to and we wanted to celebrate my Mom’s 75th birthday on 02/26. The itinerary was round trip out of San Diego and the port stops were Cabo, Mazatlan, and ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Torontorob12

7 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

I left the ship on Day 5 of a 7 Day Cruise

Be prepared if you expect luxury because my comparison of this ship is that it was more like a passenger ferry than a cruise ship.--I just wrote to Holland America to explain my decision to leave the ship on day ...
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Sail Date February 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


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Gig Harbor

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful 1st Cruise w/ Holland America

In August 2017 my wife suffered a fully-detached retina. If you don't know, rehab from surgery requires no change in air pressure for at least 90 days. Well, that meant no flying and our Mediterranean Cruise in ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Joanlynn45

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The ship was freezing through the entire cruise.

Embarkation was perhaps a clue of what was to come after we were checked in as we joined several hundred fellow cruisers to wait and wait and wait while a problem was resolved so we could actually board. We ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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glenntogo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Is THIS the new normal??

My wife and I are both retired and have been taking yearly cruise for a number of years. We are 3 Star Mariners and this was number 8 with HAL. Last year, we did our second, end of season Alaska cruise with HAL, out ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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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