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Rome (Civitavecchia) to Europe - Western Mediterranean Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 14 Rome (Civitavecchia) to Europe - Western Mediterranean Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


Typical HA Cruise - Thoroughly Enjoyed It

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jnight

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 the most part, do ship excursions, preferring to participate in smaller group tours. This worked well for us on this voyage. Service was up to HA standards, We had cheerful and ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


What's ahead for Holland America?

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peter grant

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 cruise a B-plus, but only just. We purchased a low-cost upgrade to a Signature Suite, which gave us the best cabin we’ve had on a cruise ship in many years, including the most comfortable ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Never better!

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Mary from Hawaii

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 and quiet. The room stewards were a hoot, it seemed everyone loved working there! The breakfast buffet was spread out and varied menus offered as was the case for lunches and dinners. ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Holland America chipping away the value.

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murraycr

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 spent 39 days on the Oosterdam (two 12-day collector cruises and a 15-day transAtlantic cruise). Although we were supposed to join the ship in Civitavecchia, our Alitalia flight from ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great ship and after the dry dock: even better

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3ssn

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 an angoing reservation at 6:30 pm. This is a great way to have fixed dining (and sometimes even fixed seating) but not to be limited to the regular fixed dining times 6 pm or 8 pm. The ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

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OK but nothing special

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nsifiri

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 surprising to me, having been on several other Holland America cruises was that the quality of food had declined so dramatically. I took my 14 year old granddaughter who loves to eat, ...
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Sail Date: August 2016


Amazing Mediterranean Cruise

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iluvlabbies

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 2015 and were able to get a Neptune Suite for the cruise. Our plan was to arrive early in Rome, stay several days there first, and then board the cruise. We stayed at the Boscolo ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Great Time in the Mediterranean Riviera

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Moosers Mom

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 large or very large cruise ships; taking a vacation w/ 3000 or more people in a very confined space is not my idea of a good time. The itinerary was wonderful; 9 ports in the ...
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Sail Date: June 2016


Beautiful Provence and Riviera on the Elegant Oosterdam

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meriberi

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary, which included the Riviera, several stops in Provence, and a stop for the Alhambra (although Granada was quite a distance from Almeria, it was worth the trip). We are 2 active Americans in our 30s, no kids. We went in late May and had PERFECT weather: only a few sprinkles here and there, temperatures never above 75 F! We stayed one night in Rome fairly ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Exploring the Mediterranean

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sotiris

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

Just back from a wonderful yet very busy cruise aboard the lovely Oosterdam. We took the second upsell offer (half the price of the first one) and enjoyed our first Neptune suite and the perks associated with it. Our stewards Tri and Kadek were wonderful at keeping the cabin spotless and well stocked. This was the O's third cruise after dry dock. There was still some work being completed but it ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


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