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San Diego Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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"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..."Read More
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Mr. Spock Kirk

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Great and Relaxing Cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hallzee

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 priority boarding. :-) The Neptune Lounge had a very nice welcome champagne and hos d'hoeuvres party as well. Side note: the Neptune Lounge is a quiet place to relax; also, there is a ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hogladyrider

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are seasoned Carnival cruisers looking for a change, we are both retired in our mid 60's We cruised Oosterdam out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera. We are now hooked on HAL! We drove to San Diego the day before departure and utilized a park n'cruise at Comfort Inn with free shuttle to/from the port. We walked the boardwalk at the San Diego Harbor and had a nice meal at Mitch's on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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pamfergusonpdx

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as well as The Pinnacle (specialty restaurant). The cabins (we sailed in a Signature Suite 8073 with larger veranda!) was very comfortable. Bathrooms were new and well equipped. The ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Eat away, little play

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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cjbank

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Cruise was a gift to us, but glad we went. Outstanding food and service, entertainment lagging except for the Boardwalk piano players and BB Kong’s. Needs more at sea activities. Nice casino. We did excursions from vendors at the ports rather than through the ship. I would sail on the Oosterdam again, would take more books to read, and study up on excursions! We returned rested and content ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great crew, but ship is starting to show its age - design-wise and otherwise.

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Celtlaw

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Sitting in our Signature Stateroom as I write: 1. Signature Stateroom, really a mini-suite, is very nice, but those aft and mid-ship are under the Lido and Pool Deck and are noisy when activity above. 2. Theater seats get uncomfortable after about an half-hour. 3. Bring your own Splenda; there will be none on-board - only Stevia. 4. Carpeting in lobby and passageways showing its ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


A few minuses, but overall lots and lots of pluses

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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ElEl

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 had temperatures that were mostly in the 70’s and 80’s and lots and lots of sunshine. (There was very little rain during these 18 days.) We packed sunscreen and some 30% Deet insect repellent ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Fantastic

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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pfowler59

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I choose Holland America because we do not like the mega ships...I like to feel that we are at sea! I thought the food was the best I have had comparing with other cruise lines. The service was outstanding, friendly and fun. I would be hard pressed to look elsewhere. There was wonderful entertainment in the evening at the Gallery Bar. Two duel pianists played and sang 50's to 90's music. We ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Good ship—except...

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Kruisysue8

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 Harbor ($137 a night) to the cruise port. Perfect. This was only seven days but it only cost $1249 so we were very happy with that part of it. We love absolutely everything about this ship ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Not our cup of tea

Review for Oosterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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seawife2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This is our 7th cruise.We had a signature suite. Other cruises have been 14 day transatlantic on Celeberity, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. This ranks last on our ratings. Pros: Crew all very friendly, pleasant, helpful and seem to be very happy. Food was very good at first. Canned music was subtle and unobtrusive.Cons: Too many to list but here are the main ones. Ship is very tired and not well ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Holland for our Anniversary

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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ConniePon

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We love Holland, and this was our 3rd cruise in 1 year with them. Primarily because kids are lol grown and this line caters to adults more. The waitstaff in main Dining Room were wonderful. Most nights the dinner selection excited me. The one night it didn’t, the Lido cafe meet my needs. The cabin attendants were awesome as well. Previous Cruises on Eurodam and Koningsdam we booked balcony ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


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