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Great Relaxing Time
"This was our 4th HAL cruise and 2nd time to Alaska. We had done the route out of Seattle the last time so wanted to try the inside passage out of Vancouver. This was the last cruised for the year out of Alaska and..."Read More
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Higntn

2-5 Cruises

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Cruise from Hell; Holland America

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26461855

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Restaurant operation seemed unprepared for guests. At various times ran out of coffee, coffee cups, and breakfast syrup. Had two buffet sides with different dishes. One side would close without warning during buffet operational hours. Bring a book as there are very few day activities. Crew can't give any information or dispense incorrect information. On a five night cruise we ...
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Sail Date: May 2014

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Great Relaxing Time

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Higntn

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our 4th HAL cruise and 2nd time to Alaska. We had done the route out of Seattle the last time so wanted to try the inside passage out of Vancouver. This was the last cruised for the year out of Alaska and was a little worried about weather and shopping being out of stock but the weather was wonderful and the shops had great specials going on. Many people we talked to were leaving a day or ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Pinnacle Penthouse Verandah Suite

29 Helpful Votes


Very Disappointed

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Ttomred

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This our my 3rd cruise. We've gone with 2 other cruise lines in the past and loved every minute. Sadly I can't say the same about the Oosterdam. Let me start by saying our stateroom was wonderful and the crew was wonderful. The lay out of the ship was not the best. The ship was lacking in entertainment. Nowhere you could really sit outside without being in the weather. Food was definitely ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

7 Helpful Votes


We expected more from Holland America.

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Marlene Ingenthron

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was not our first cruise and compared to the others we were on, it was very disappointing. We were not impressed with the food. Selections were very repetitious, often not hot and not that tasty on the Lido Deck. There were more selections at lunch but many of them were closed at dinnertime. Food was offered by the pool during the day but closed around 5:00 p.m. Often sounded like some ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

2 Helpful Votes


Holland America, you are NOT my mother; quit trying to tell me to go to bed!

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AW from E-Town

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

The inhospitable environment created by the leadership of the Oosterdam ruined our Holland America cruise experience! We were sold a drink package that was difficult to use. DO NOT buy the Signature Drink Package. This ship only accommodates people that rise early and are in bed by 11pm. Although every night the bars we were socializing in still had patrons, the staff were instructed to close. ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

7 Helpful Votes


Alaska / BC Land / Sea Jouney

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Colleen and Steve

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My wife and I arrived at the Vancouver Airport at 11am. Were met and welcomed by a HAL rep who arranged for a cab to the Pan Pacific. The Pan Pacific allowed us to check in immediately and our luggage was taken to our room. Nice accommodations and we had the afternoon to explore Vancouver and Stanley Park. Enjoyed a dinner and drinks overlooking the Lions Gate Bridge and Bay. The next morning we ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Thoroughly enjoyable

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auldBrocher

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

After spending a glorious week weatherwise in Vancouver, we boarded the ship at 12.30. Our stateroom was ready and our luggage arrived soon after. In the meantime, our cabin stewards knocked to welcome us aboard and introduced themselves, during the whole week they always greeted us by name whenever we met and provided a first class service. We took breakfast in the Lido each morning, never had a ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Superb cruise - NOT superb Land Package to Denali

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flaed

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

We had a wonderful trip. Went to Vancouver and stayed in a super hotel, the Fairmont Waterfront. They parked the ship right in front of our hotel. Boarded the Holland-America's Oosterdam on Sunday the 19th and sailed at 4pm. Next day was a sea day and Formal Night. I wore my tuxedo and went to the B B King show - the band was good. Tuesday we went to Ketchikan, AK and had Dungeness Crab Feast ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Absolutely flawless and fantastic cruise

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deetz06

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 24th cruise and we've been on 5 different lines. This was without a doubt the best. The crew was stupendous. The ship was great and the food was exceptional. The sights and scenery on the inland waterway was beyond our wildest imagination. Our cabin was always made up and immaculate. We wanted for nothing on this cruise. There were ZERO glitches or errors made. Wow! The entertainment ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Oosterdam Alaska Cruise; Sail Date 6/21/15

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Janie724

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We loved this cruise! Food everywhere, main dining room, Canaletto, Pinnacle Grill, and the Lido were outstanding. Staff everywhere very friendly. We took 5 side trips and they were excellent. Our signature suite was lovely. Quite large and the beds are like sleeping on clouds! McKinley Chalet was very nice, and we had a nice room in building R where you hear the stream running. Food was ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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