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Vancouver Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Alaska with friend

Review for Oosterdam to Pacific Coastal

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ladybugsrule

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 sorta converted to a bed - however it was right below the tv on the wall so watching tv in bed was very uncomfortable. The food did not compare to the Panama Canal cruise - most of the ...
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Sail Date: September 2017


Not So Happy

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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marek gil

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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. HAL charges enough for trip. Dinners also could be better, chef was slipping at work. Attention to travelers problem from designated staff, poor. Long lines to service desk. And end ...
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Sail Date: June 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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cl.klink

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 be happy and enjoy yourself on a cruise, you just ain't trying. This is an awesome way to travel and a privilege to be able to do so. I really appreciate all the planing and work that ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Snooze Cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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Sls56

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 incredibly spacious. Mega large balcony, great storage. Food in the dining room was above average...but there was limited opportunity for specialty dining (one and a half restaurants). Our ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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Nerfball6

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 second. - Arrived in Vancouver to find that Delta tore open my checked piece of luggage forcing me to buy a new suitcase in the very expensive downtown area. Fortunately I found one on sale ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Disappointing ship but Alaska is amazing.

Review for Oosterdam to Alaska

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JessTX1207

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 I have a long list of complaints. Going to start with the positive: -Check-in in Vancouver was much easier than past experience, quick easy and friendly -Alaska is beautiful, once ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Overall a wonderful trip!

Review for Oosterdam to Hawaii

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lavictoria

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I picked this cruise because of the itinerary and because it left and returned to Vancouver (our neck of the woods). My husband and I are in the 35-54 demographic so wondered if Holland America was the right cruise line for us but were certainly willing to give it a try. Turns out that there were only a few minor drawbacks to sailing on a line pretty much dedicated to not only seniors but the ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


HAL please note.

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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calaper

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

The crew and staff of the Oosterdam did an excellent job for 99% of the trip , what spoilt it all was the total lack of control over the 3 hours of misery to see the us custom officers, people standing and stuck in the corridors for two hours , two people fainted to my knowledge , why not a system to cope with the known amount of people??? Then the chaos that ensued with practically every one ...
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Sail Date: September 2010

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


2nd time on Oosterdam

Review for Oosterdam to British Columbia

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MrDLoomis

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We booked the 3-night Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver BC to Victoria BC, Astoria, Oregon, and back to Seattle. We live in Astoria, so that was one of the reasons for taking this particular itinerary. This is the second time we've done this cruise, both times on Oosterdam. This was our 17th cruise, second for HAL. We've sailed with Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America. ...
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Sail Date: April 2008


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