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Transatlantic Oosterdam Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Transatlantic
Departure Port

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19 Transatlantic Oosterdam Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


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tuitionowed

6 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Western Mediterranean & Transatlantic Crossing

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We've sailed a number of times with Holland; the Oosterdam and were pleased. The Barcelona embarkation was easy and we went straight to our cabin. The ship is older but it was well maintained. Captain and ...
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Sail Date October 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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Grandma Google

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime

My husband and I had never been to Europe, so we chose this cruise to get a good "sample" of countries. The 8 days at sea sailing across the Atlantic were relaxing and a great way to start our trip. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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javamicki

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship services were not ready after being in Dry Dock for 2 weeks.

We loved the itinerary and decided to book for this reason. We thought the ship was tired looking in any area that was not renovated by the time in Dry Dock. The new areas were beautiful but did not do justice to ...
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Sail Date April 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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SCisland

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

15 Day Transatlantic from Rome to Tampa

We were visiting family in Italy and decided that it was a good value and more fun to take a repositioning cruise back to the states. We looked at the repositioning cruises in Oct/Nov time frame and this one met ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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LarsRenate

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Sales & Promotion for a Transatlantic Cruise

This cruise where specially choosen becuase of a promise from our agent and the cruise liner, it should have been a nice, comfortable and entertaining tour for a transatlantic travel from Rome to Tampa in Florida. ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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EdandFriend

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great ocean crossing with experienced cruisers

I booked this one at last minute, price was too good to pass up. Originally booked Oceanview HH, got a deal on upgrade to VA 2 days before departure. The first part of the cruise we visited ports in spain and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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BRUBET

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was so, so - about a 70 at most.

We wanted a cruise coming back to the USA with Tampa as the final port for us as we live in central Florida. Little did we expect the whole ship to be under restrictions because many passengers had a virus - this ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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d-lions

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Best transatlantic cruise

Food was excellent. Service as usual on HAL wonderful. Entertainment great. Absolutely no negative comments! Enjoyed the guest lectures. Loved the BB king music and dancing Billboard piano's and music ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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tomkc1

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

15 Day Transatlantic

I just returned from a 15 Transatlantic cruise on The Oosterdam.. There was nothing about the ship that I didn't like. The food, staff, entertainment and overall appearance of the ship was outstanding. It was ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Austin Healey 1964

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Superb food and staff. Excellent entertainment.

Ship is not too large so that you still feel like a welcomed guest. The staff are incredible. Friendly, attentive and personable. Main dining room cuisine is excellent. Nightly entertainment is very high ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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NuGrad67

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Anniversary Cruise to Europe

We chose the cruise since it was the first, non-luxury cruise to leave for Europe. We had plans that were fixed on us arriving before a scheduled event. My husband had arrived in the U.S. on the Holland America ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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EVNKEEL

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Pilgrimage to Rome on ms Oosterdam

This was our third transatlantic crossing with Holland America and our favorite (the others were April 2014 on the Noordam Lauderdale/Barcelona and Oct 2014 on the Nieu Amsterdam Barcelona/Lauderdale). This was a ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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2LoveBikes

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Smooth and Wonderful Journey Across the Atlantic

We chose this cruise because the perks that went along with it were very good. We also took a transatlantic last year and enjoyed it, so we were game for another one. We specifically wanted to end up in Rome as we ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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MargaretNC

6 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great value repositioning cruise; HAL kudos for great service.

We chose this transatlantic repositioning cruise for its value. We don't mind being at sea for 8 days before landing at a port. This cruise stopped in Funchal, Portugal; Malaga, Spain; and Cartegna, Spain and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jakob71

15 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

A Very Relaxing Transatlantic Cruise

We are a married couple, who has sailed on many Transatlantic cruises previously, but this was our first cruise with HAL. Pre-cruise: We stayed the night before at Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Airport ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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TakesNotes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pre-Drydock crossing had more favorable elements than negative ones.

Many of us were surprised to find that this was a big band cruise with the "Harry James Orchestra" playing nightly. Those who like big bands were in their glory with the 12 instrumental musicians, a bandleader and a ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Dancer Bob

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

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HAL Oosterdam Transatlantic- Not For the Young At Heart.

EMBARKATION AND DEBARKATION 5.0 Embarkation was an overnight stop in Barcelona. I arrived late (as expected) and was handled quite efficiently. Debarkation was a Monday in Fort Lauderdale and was reasonably ...
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Sail Date October 2009


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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