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Vancouver Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
Destination
Vancouver

Traveler rating

Excellent

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Very Good

9

Average

8

Poor

4

Terrible

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Cruise type

40 Vancouver Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


BetsyT avatar

BetsyT

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A lovely cruise

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We took this cruise with another couple, long-time friends and traveling companions, booking two balcony cabins with adjoining doors and balconies, and we had a very good time. We were nervous about the weather ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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arlaroy

7 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Interesting ship with great amenities

We choose this cruise just out of convince and having never tried Holland America in the past we saw the 1 night cruise as a great opportunity to compare it to past cruises on Norwegian, Princess, and Royal ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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ladybugsrule

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Alaska with friend

I had previously traveled on Holland for a 19 day Panama Canal Cruise which I thoroughly enjoyed. This cruise was good - we had a mini suite - two twin beds and a sofa which didn't pull out to a sofa bed just ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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glenntogo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Is THIS the new normal??

My wife and I are both retired and have been taking yearly cruise for a number of years. We are 3 Star Mariners and this was number 8 with HAL. Last year, we did our second, end of season Alaska cruise with HAL, out ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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26461855

1 Review Written

Cruise from Hell; Holland America

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Higntn

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Ttomred

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Marlene Ingenthron

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

We expected more from Holland America.

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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AW from E-Town

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

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

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. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Colleen and Steve

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska / BC Land / Sea Jouney

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


auldBrocher avatar

auldBrocher

1 Review Written

Thoroughly enjoyable

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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flaed

4 Reviews Written

Superb cruise - NOT superb Land Package to Denali

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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deetz06

2 Reviews Written

Absolutely flawless and fantastic cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Janie724

1 Review Written

Oosterdam Alaska Cruise; Sail Date 6/21/15

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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marek gil

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not So Happy

My first time on cruise.Generally satisfied but taken by surprise that had to pay for plain water even from my room fridge. Alcohol OK but water? Also charges of 15% for service in bars or to servants-low ball. ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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cl.klink

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Good Ship (First Time Not on Celebrity); Very Wonderful Cruise

Stayed in aft cabin 4176 on a surprise for DW's 60th. Had only cruised with Celebrity before this, but this cruise worked out best timing wise. I want to make a disclaimer with an overarching point: If you can't ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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ATLCruiseCat

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Same Great HAL Service and Ships

We did a 14 day cruise tour to Alaska and as usual Holland did not disappoint us. We stayed in a Neptune Suite and the service and accommodations were outstanding. Our room was beautiful, very clean, spacious - the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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RoxanneMaxwell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What happened to guest services?

I am a 4 star cruiser with Holland America and have always praised how much they do for you and what a wonderful cruise line they are. I can no longer say that. I brought a high school friend with me and we stayed ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Sls56

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Snooze Cruise

We will keep this brief! We are a couple in our mid to late 50's with a number of cruises behind us. Oosterdam was in great shape, extremely well maintained. The stateroom (signature suite) was well designed and ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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jimnhil

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

OK cruise, but not ideal

This was our first time on a large ship- Oosterdam has nearly 2000 passengers. The staff were superb and attentive, and the ship facilities extensive. The food was fairly good but not outstanding. The package was at ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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vancan7

1 Review Written

Disappointed

We have sailed many times with Holland America,and enjoyed the cruises very much. This last trip to alaska was disappointing in that we saw a big downgrading in the vista shows,the movie rooms screen is very old and ...
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Sail Date September 2014


fireye avatar

fireye

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise

This was our first cruise. We decided, with the recommendation of Charlene, our AAA travel agent in Minneapolis. to do the D3C "Double Denali" sea/land tour and were not disappointed. I was a bit concerned at first ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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SENIORTRAVELWRITER

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

HOLLAND AMERICA - NEVER NEVER AGAIN

My wife and I have just completed a 14-day Alaska cruise with Holland America on the MS Oosterdam. It was such an incredibly disappointing experience on all fronts that I feel that I must share my experience with ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Nerfball6

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

On board life was disappointing, but cruise was good overall.

This is not so much a detailed review as it is some notes and observations of my trip to Alaska on the Holland America's MS Oosterdam. We did the 11-day Denali, with the sea portion first, and the land portion ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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JessTX1207

1 Review Written

Disappointing ship but Alaska is amazing.

4th time cruising but first HAC cruise. 3 others were Carnival. I've always heard Carnival is the worst cruise line but I have never had any complaints. Currently on Day 5 of the Oosterdam, 7 Day Alaskan Cruise and ...
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Sail Date July 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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