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Rome (Civitavecchia) Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Rome (Civitavecchia)

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42 Rome (Civitavecchia) Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


socalhiker avatar

socalhiker

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service and fun Mediterranean Cruise!

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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


Adeles1 avatar

Adeles1

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great cruise shame about aircon

We are a couple in our early fifties and this was our third cruise our first on Holland and America. We have previously cruised once with Celebrity and once with Oceania and probably the similarities were more than ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Pdouglas

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship was a Disappointment

We had traveled on Holland America before and whilst disappointed decided to try the Oosterdam as it had been recently re furbished. Check in was good but then nobody to direct or show you to your cabin. The ...
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Sail Date June 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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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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Mary from Hawaii

11 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Never better!

On the Oosterdam...everyone was friendly and happy. Many employees (of all levels of employment) ate in the buffet area and got along with each other and the passengers. The stateroom (aft, end stateroom) was large ...
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Sail Date October 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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murraycr

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Holland America chipping away the value.

We often take a year-end cruise in the Mediterranean and enjoy visiting various ports along the way. This cruise focussed on the western Mediterranean and then crossed the Atlantic, ending up in Tampa. In all, we ...
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Sail Date October 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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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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peter grant

15 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

What's ahead for Holland America?

The old joke says HAL cruises are the ones on which senior citizens take their parents. But both groups are dying off, one by one, and the company can’t seem to define its replacement audience. I rate this ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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mike7742

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

All round excellent

The ship is very smart, plenty of room and facilities for allService first class - all crew always spoke with a pleasant greeting no matter what they were doing. Cabin (1123) excellent. We have been on cruises ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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DavidHarder

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

We Were Lucky

We had a great stateroom, wonderful staff and above average food. Our stateroom was part of a refurbishment effort that installed a series of suites and verandahs in the stern.. Highly recommended. The staff was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


jnight avatar

jnight

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Typical HA Cruise - Thoroughly Enjoyed It

We chose this cruise because we like Holland America and we liked the itinerary. We are more interested in exploring ports than ship-board activities and Holland America suits us for this purpose. We do not, for ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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3ssn

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great ship and after the dry dock: even better

We are a family of 4, mum, dad and twoo teenage daughters. This was our 6th cruise with HAL, all in the Med. The Oosterdam was recently refurbished in dry dock. She looked very fresh. We used anytime dining but with ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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nsifiri

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

OK but nothing special

The ship was fine, the Neptune Suites seemed smaller and less well laid out than other ships on the Holland line. The entertainment was only OK at best, but perhaps that was because we only had 2 sea days. What was ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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ZekeC5

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Rome to Venice 2016

Always enjoy the service and accomodations on Holland America. First group to set sail after it had been in dry dock with 2 weeks of upgrades. A beautiful ship with a great transformation. The Northern Lights bar ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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iluvlabbies

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing Mediterranean Cruise

We had wanted to take a Mediterranean cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. Since we own 4 weeks with Marriott, we were able to use our vacation club points to choose this cruise. We booked this in the summer of ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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bobd56

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Cruise not for everyone

We chose this cruise because we love to cruise to Greece and this cruise offered ports we have not visited. We have been on 40 cruises and do three a year. This ship was very boring because there was little ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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tthdoc1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

HAL and the Oosterdam are awesome

This was our 8th HAL cruise and second time on the Oosterdam. Perfect size ship (82K tons, 2200 passengers) and has recently been renovated (built in 2003). Never felt like we were on a crowded cruise ship. We had ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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erikjoha

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Ports; Wrong Time of Year

We chose this cruise for two reasons: Ports of call and price. The deal we got on this cruise for the 5 of us (Me and the wife, 3 kids (age 20,18,15) for 2 staterooms (Signature suite + large inside stateroom across ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Moosers Mom

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Time in the Mediterranean Riviera

We selected this cruise based on two criteria: the itinerary and it was a HAL cruise. HAL is our absolutely favorite cruise line based on the service, value, dining and size of their ships. We really don't enjoy the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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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