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Seward Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
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17 Seward Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


Rutgers80 avatar

Rutgers80

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very Relaxing

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After my 3 day land tour and torture of the 10 hour bus ride from Denali I was looking forward to just relaxing on the ship. I was not disappointed. The cruise was everything I wished for - relaxing, good food and ...
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Sail Date August 2015


kelsey10 avatar

kelsey10

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First and Last Holland America Cruise; Poor Quality

What a huge disappointment this cruise has been. We usually cruise with Norwegian and we made a mistake by trying Holland. I would rate this ship with a low level grade similar to a comfort inn. There are too many ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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DHY

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise a Disappointment!

Never having been on a cruise before We listened to many people rave about Holland America and selected them. We really enjoyed the trips off the ship and listening to the tour guides. The tour guides were very ...
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Sail Date August 2015


montpa271 avatar

montpa271

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We have been on several Holland American cruises and I must say this was the worst ever. The room stewards were great as was the captain but the cruise director and the chef left a lot to be desired. First I ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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travgurl

4 Reviews Written

Absolutely Marvelous Cruise Tour with Holland America on the Oosterdam

We began our cruise tour in Fairbanks. I must say that the land and sea portion were done very well by Holland. We stayed at the Westmark in Fairbanks, the McKinley Chalet and the Westmark in Anchorage. All of ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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JPH814

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

11 day Alaska Cruise tour: Bucket list trip - did not disappoint

We are experienced cruisers (both in our 60s) with our two grown children and thier spouses. To review this trip you really have to look at two separate things - the land portion and the cruise portion. We did ...
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Sail Date July 2015


TampaRick avatar

TampaRick

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded my Expectations

Wow, After reading some of the recent reviews, we were a bit concerned. But no need. Has cruising changed in 20 years, absolutely, is it for the better? Mostly not, so let me tell you what we liked and what ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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bluebell2629

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overall great cruise - some room for improvement

This review is for the Oosterdam Ship of Holland America, for our August 2014 cruise. A couple of things to note while reading my review. This was my first cruise, so I have nothing to compare it to. I'm 28 years ...
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Sail Date August 2014


furnrep avatar

furnrep

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

What Has Happened to HAL and Oosterdam????

First, allow me to say that my wife and I have been huge fans of HAL and the Oosterdam since our first cruise in 2006 with HAL! This cruise started with a three night land portion to Denali National Park! It was ...
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Sail Date July 2014


Shockey avatar

Shockey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Holland America - Totally Disappointing

I will start with the bottom line, one of the more expensive vacations we have taken, Holland America provided the least value of any cruise line or vacation package we have ever purchased. I fell for the pitch ...
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Sail Date June 2014


midaji avatar

midaji

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not What Holland Brochure Portrayed - a long review, but want to share

We will not recommend this trip to friends. It was not what we expected. The pictures in Holland America's brochure were spectacular - Glacier Bay was amazing. But in fact when our ship pulled in to the bay on one ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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txmomofjandr

1 Review Written

Wonderful first cruise to Alaska

We arrived in Seward a few days early and took advantage of the many amenities offered. Stayed at the Windsong Lodge, highly recommend eating at Chinooks, Used Exit Glacier Guides for a Helicopter Ice Hiking trip ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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sue1898

1 Review Written

REVIEW OF OOSTERDAM LAND/SEA JOURNEY JUNE 26, 2014

Let me preface this with the admission that I know this review is long but I prefer to think of it as comprehensive! About us: My husband and I are in our 60’s and this was my fourth Alaskan cruise (his third) ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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PROCRUISE

10 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Alaska At It's Best With HAL

We had the pleasure of visiting Alaska for 20 days, June 5th to June 24th. Included was the one week land tour with HAL - Fairbanks to Seward, and cruising on The Oosterdam - Seward to Vancouver. Let me say that the ...
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Sail Date June 2014


observer2013 avatar

observer2013

7 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam Not Perfect, But Very Good

Just got back from a 12-day HAL Denali-plus-Oosterdam trip (Seward-Vancouver cruise) and here are my thoughts. I’ve read all the comments on this board and I’m an intense observer once on the ship. There were ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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2fast4u

1 Review Written

Alaska Adventure

After very busy few days in Denali, we were really looking forward to boarding the ship for a little slower pace and some R and R.. After a long bus trip to Seward from Denali we were greeted by a long line waiting ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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debkaysmith

9 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

HAL's Oosterdam to Alaska

We are seasoned cruisers with 20+ cruises under our respective belts, both in our mid-50's. We traveled as a party of eight with our adult children aged 24 to 41 years. This is the fifth time we've visited Alaska, ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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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