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Sydney (Australia) Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Sydney (Australia)

Traveler rating

Excellent

27

Very Good

10

Average

13

Poor

8

Terrible

9

Cruise type

70 Sydney (Australia) Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


Mobi Cruiser avatar

Mobi Cruiser

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time on HAL

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Our first HAL cruise, re-positioning from Sydney to Vancouver. The price was right and there were plenty of sea days which we like. Boarding was easy as there were quite a number of transit passengers that had ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Pamela J

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holiday from Hell!

My husband & i have recently returned from a 22 night cruise from sydney to vancouver, on holland america oosterdam. the cruise was then continuing onto alaska. We were really looking forward with great ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Sensational Traveller

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing, as I have always loved Holland America.

We have sailed on Holland America many times but this was the most disappointing. Firstly the same cruise a year ago was the same price and was 29 days with 7 more port stops which was excellent. Secondly it ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Madamcyn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the Best Cruise Experience

We embarked in Sydney fron the new White Bay cruise terminal, which was ok but disappointed not to be in Circular Quay. Was not allocated a cabin till checking in despite asking for a good cabin when booking a year ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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sensrock

10 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise but not our best....

This was our 9th cruise to date, all on Holland America. The weather was very nice, the ports were lovely & all in all we had a great time. We had a Signature Suite stateroom, on the starboard side of the ship. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


GDJ avatar

GDJ

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Disappointing Experience on a Good Itinerary

This was meant to be a special trip but it did not turn out that way, nothing like the 'excellence' promised. The combination of the ship condition and some aspects being well below the marketing statements was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Opinionator

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Masking Tape Maintenance

Before I begin, I want to make it clear that Holland America is an above average cruise company which I have travelled with before without incident and with all my expectations being met or exceeded. Normally we ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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luvtocruise2015

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Holland America, you are fantastic!

This was our second Holland America cruise in less than a year as last year we did a magnificent 24 day Mediteranean Cruise on the Noordam. The Oosterdam is the same size and with an almost identical layout,so we ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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kenjin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Uniformly Poor Experience on the Oosterdam

Unlike our experience with a 30 day cruise on HAL's Statendam to Hawaii and French Polynesia in 2014, this vessel, its physical resources, staff and Master were uniformly disappointing. We are fans of smaller ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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hbr2@bigpond.com

1 Review Written

A cyclonic cruise

An amazing experience, given that Pam and Nathan were in the vicinity. We were very fortunate to have a great captain (Capt. Peter Bos), who kept us all informed of the risks and dangers of Cyclone Pam. We had to ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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kbtwilly

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Shame Holland America

I have just came back from a cruise on the ms Oosterdam with my sisters and we were mortified to say the least, This wasn't our first time cruising but it will be the last with Holland America I had mildew ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Debwil89

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved every minute

Wow, what a fantastic holiday my family of four had. Two 50 + parents and two older teenage boys all sharing a quad balcony room. Could have been a disaster, but the best holiday ever!! Older age group on board but ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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teegysin

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Food, service and attitude tough to beat

We had heard that the food on the Holland cruises was very good. Check. Lots of options, beautifully presented and spot-on services in the dining rooms. We were fortunate to have a waitstaff that was extraordinary - ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Xerophitus

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not a good advertisment for Holland America

Took the South Pacific cruise out of Sydney, and were certainly not impressed with the ship. The Neptune suite was very nice (apart from creaking ceiling panels), was well appointed and maintained. The downsides of ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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phantomrose101

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

LOVED OUR CRUISE

We are retired and decided to do a cruise on the Oosterdam. My fault that I didn't check the weather in January in this area (cyclone season) or the fact that it was school holidays. We were lucky though with only ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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philjmw

1 Review Written

Worst holiday of my life

From the moment we stepped on board it was obvious that this was not going to be fantastic. No lanyards available until i did a sit in at the shop and then they were for Alaska 2014 and Alaska 2013. It took 80 ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Kayelledee

1 Review Written

Save your money and choose another cruise line.

Stateroom and staff. During our cruise, our toilet broke (would not flush) three times for an extended period, requiring us to us the public facilities until fixed. On the third time, the maintenance man said it ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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renegade5

3 Reviews Written

Very disappointed

In Short; Not likely to use this carrier in future. Where to Start for the cruise Oosterdam South Pacific Cruise 02/01/2015. To Those who read this & this was their first cruise I am very pleased you had a great ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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windsor26

8 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

My first and probably my last cruise with HAL

Embarkation was good although we were not introduced to our cabin stewards until a couple of days into the cruise. Beds comfortable and pillows excellent. No drawers in the stateroom to unpoack small items into so ...
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Sail Date December 2014


Nalla avatar

Nalla

7 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Adequate Cruise

Recently returned from the Australia-New Zealand sailing. Boarding in Sydney was a nightmare and at an out of the way berth. It took over 2 hours of standing in line to get checked in and aboard. We chose this ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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dockman

7 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Sydney to Seattle: 28 Days

I have been on 60++ cruises to include many on Holland America so frankly I have semi "been there, done that". This 28 day cruise from Sydney to Seattle gets pretty high marks from me. But once again I will point ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Old Bulldog

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

True Holiday

After looking into various cruise lines, my husband and I agreed on Holland America as it seemed to offer accomodation more to our high standards and this being our very first cruise, seemed like a large enough boat ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Stevedm

1 Review Written

14 night New Zealand discovery

A cruise to New Zealand was something my wife and I had wanted to do for a very long time, and having recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary, what better time to do it. We chose HAL for their 'signature of ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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quasi-aussie

2 Reviews Written

The 'Miracle Upgrade' - we got one!

Background information - We are 'young', active 59 and 64 year olds. This was our 4th cruise with Holland America. Our reasons for choosing the NZ Discovery cruise were (1) It fit our available time slot (we had ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Rtarraran

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic cruise

My wife and I just got back from our 1st cruise, we enjoyed the experience very much, we had an interior room which was smaller than the photos but was very comfortable and not an issue the bed was a delight to ...
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Sail Date March 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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