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Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the South Pacific from Sydney (Australia)

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1-10 of 32 Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to the South Pacific from Sydney (Australia)


Disappointing, as I have always loved Holland America.

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Sensational Traveller

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 appears to us as guests that Holland America is trying to cut costs by reducing the number of staff in the dining room and Lido. We mostly had to wait for a table in the dining room and ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Holiday from Hell!

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Pamela J

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 anticipation to this 22 day cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We have done many cruises over the past number of years, and have always enjoyed it. We have continued to go on ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Holland America, you are fantastic!

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luvtocruise2015

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 felt at home as soon as we were on board. Embarkement in Sydney was a little slow,but this was beyond the control of HAL due to unusual circumstances. The ship had to contend with ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


A cyclonic cruise

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hbr2@bigpond.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 abandon one port, (Port Vila), pick up another (Isle des Pins), and were not able to access another, due to cyclone's wave damage to a pier. Our stateroom was always very clean and tidy, ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Uniformly Poor Experience on the Oosterdam

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kenjin

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 vessels but found the 1200 passengers Statendam to be adequately fitted with sufficient comfortable deck facilities for both inside and outside activities. The 1900+ passengers Oosterdam was ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Loved every minute

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Debwil89

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 enough younger people to keep our boys entertained. Amazing food, attentive, efficient crew, beautiful islands, fantastic entertainment...more amazing food, spotlessly clean and a very ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Not a good advertisment for Holland America

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Xerophitus

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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 the cruise were: - a lack of shade on the rear of the Lido deck which resulted in a lot of folk having to either sit in the sun or move down to the less interesting lower decks. - ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


LOVED OUR CRUISE

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phantomrose101

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 about 3 roughish days but nothing inconvenient. The children were well behaved and they were well entertained by the Children's Club that they provide. Our cabin was great! Right at the ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Save your money and choose another cruise line.

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Kayelledee

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 was fixed but we had to call him back as the toilet began leaking all over the bathroom floor. Once he fixed the leak, we had to ask that house keeping come to disinfect the floor from ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Shame Holland America

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kbtwilly

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 throughout my bath room. The walls were filthy; I had no air conditioning so they gave me a small box fan. The first night of the cruise was so hot that I had to sleep on my balcony, ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


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