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Tampa Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Tampa

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Average

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Poor

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63 Tampa Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


Vlgg731 avatar

Vlgg731

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Western Carribbean

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We love Holland America. This was our 3rd cruise with them, second time on Oosterdam. First time was on Eurodam. We are not big party people and like the smaller size of the ship. We enjoy the shows and the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Callie28 avatar

Callie28

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Lots of changes

We chose this cruise because we love to end up at home, no travel day at the end. We had been on ship in January and you can view my rave review on this site. We loved the whole experience. It was an eye opener, ...
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Sail Date April 2017


leaj avatar

leaj

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wowed by the Oosterdam

My daughter, surprisingly chose to do her senior spring break trip with me - her mom. She said she wanted to go where she hasn't been before. I proposed 4 different cruises and she chose the Oosterdam. We had a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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booboocruiser

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

IF ONLY THE STATEROOM TOILET WORKED!

Our 9th cruise, 2nd on HAL. Our first cruise was on HAL 18 years ago and we've always compared our cruises to that first one. We've been looking forward to cruising on HAL again. We've cruised on Princess, Royal, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Mommabear44

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great last minute cruise

We enjoy the service on the Holland America cruise lines. Yes, it is an older crowd but we like to chill and rest. Ports were not the best but enjoyed West Bay, Infinity Bay in Honduras. We were able to snag day ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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leebrownIU

7 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise on the Oosterdam...

This was a fine cruise. I went solo, but met many people and had a good time. I am a faithful Holland American fan, and this cruise affirmed my affection for HAL. Why? The ship had good food, good service and a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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beach1948

5 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Good Ship; Poor Itinerary

For my wife and me (in our 60’s), this was our 22nd cruise (our 8th cruise on HA and our 2nd on Oosterdam). Our first cruise on Oosterdam was a year ago (before its recent renovation). The most notable ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Jcounsellor

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Excellent 7 Day Carribean Cruise

I booked this cruise last minute for my daughter's spring break from college. I have been on over 25 cruises including Holland, Norwegian, Celebrity, Royal, Disney and Carnival. Each experience is different and this ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Kathrand14

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Service Excellent but Activities Lacking

We chose Holland American because we like the size of the ship as well as the departure port. This was our first voyage on Holland American (we have cruised more than 15 times on various lines. We booked a ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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justin trottier

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing

This was our first cruise as a newly married couple. We chose this cruise line over its competition because of its excellent reviews. The service was exemplary, the food was impressive in quality, quantity and ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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vccarmi

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Great Food, and BB King Blues Club!

We chose this cruise because it leaves from Tampa (live in the area) and because of the unique itinerary to Central America and Key West. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice and how clean the ship is. The ...
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Sail Date March 2017


Capt Bob avatar

Capt Bob

4 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

NEED TO STEP UP THE SERVICE

I have been cruising Holland America for many years and have watched the service and food go down hill to what I would say was second rate.On this last cruise I had no hot water for 12 out of the 14 days of the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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mpolachek24

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely Spring Break Cruise on the Best Line

We have taken a Holland America cruise in the past, in January 2016 on Nieuw Amsterdam to be specific, for the 'Dancing with the Stars' theme cruise early that month. We were impressed by the quality of the line ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Weightless

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some disappointment

Embarkation was the fastest we have ever experienced. We were pleasantly surprised to find our cabin ready when we boarded. The cabin and bathroom was clean. Staff pleasant and helpful. Didn't care for the old ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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JRICHD

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Average First Cruise

This was our first cruise, we chose it because the dates met our schedule and the itinerary went to some of the less popular western Caribbean ports. We had heard that Holland America was known for catering to an ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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SeaNStars4Me

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Lovely Cruise but definately for an "older" crowd

I am a youthful 52 year old single woman who took this cruise "solo". I have only been on one other cruise and it was on Carnival. I will say that Holland America was definitely an "older" crowd. The vast majority ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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tworetirees

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the ship a lot

Having been on the Koningsdam last Fall, I was prepared to be disappointed in the Oosterdam since it is an older ship. I was very pleasantly surprised at how nice she was. The refurbishing that took place in 2015 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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whalle01

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Back to traditional cruising

We have cruised may times previously and with many different lines. We choose our operator depending upon the itinerary and this was the reason for our first cruise with HAL, although we had heard good reports in ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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richard1s

16 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise for the most part

The following are some of our experiences on the Oosterdam 3/10 sailing out of Tampa Florida. The itinerary included the ports of Cozumel, Roatan Honduras, Santo Tomas Guatemala and Costa Maya. We have about 26 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


arsmes avatar

arsmes

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just OK

This ship has been refurbished and is well maintained, but overall a bit too dark for my taste. The clientel tends to be older. Entertainment is overall mediocre with 2 exceptions; B B King Jazz club and the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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ffricke

1 Review Written

A floating mausloeum

We took this cruise out of Tampa, Fla thirty minutes from our winter residence...We had never used Holland America before... Our cabin #8098 located on the eigth floor in a great place for pool, dinner and lido ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Jimsam

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise to Western Caribbean out of Tampa

We chose this cruise because it embarks out of Tampa and we live 30 miles from Tampa. Double bonus for us is that Tampa cannot handle the mega ships because of bridge clearance so size of ship was just what we like ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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notgoingbacktowork

1 Review Written

Loved it!

We love sailing with HAL, they treat us so well, for seven days, we are treated so well, they just can';t be beat. It's sophistication, class and relaxation. If you want partying an pizazz, and pool parties, this ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Edensmom avatar

Edensmom

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Wouldn't do it again.

Had family going on this trip and tagged along. First impression of the public spaces was that they were clean and freshly done over. My cousins suite on deck 7 was lovely. Completely redone with a stunning ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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cbhimself

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Holland America,,, Then and now

My qualification for writing this is that I am a four star member of the HAL Mariners group. That is I have accumulated over 250 days on some 25 different cruises. I have also cruised quite a bit with Princess. A ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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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