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Venice Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Oosterdam
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40 Venice Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews


Idahomom avatar

Idahomom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the cruise we were hoping or planning on

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We selected this cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement. The combination of ports and transatlantic cruise was the perfect fit and the time of year was just what we were hoping for. We flew into Venice a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


tigar88 avatar

tigar88

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Lifelong Memories

We chose this cruise for its itinerary. We've never been to Europe and thought this was a great way to see major cities and sites. We were not disappointed in any way! First off, Explorations Central rocks! ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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pirasea

17 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Before the cruise, we had the 2 day package in Venice that came with being in a Signature Suite. On my own, I’m not sure I would have chosen the Bonvecchiati Hotel, but its location was perfect and the room was ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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cobalt206

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Adriatic Dream

We enjoyed a very nice 12 day cruise on the Oosterdam. We took a water taxi direct from our Venice hotel to the ship, so easy. Embarkation was a snap. Our aft cabin was clean and spacious and our cabin stewards ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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wogan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A tired ship

My husband wanted to go on this cruise to go back to many of the spots we had visited while he was in the army. We have sailed on several different cruise lines, but have always preferred Holland America. This ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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16paws

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam, awesome itinerary, not enough on-board activities

This was my 15th or 16th cruise and 2nd on HAL. Flying into Venice was amazing, It was like a picture coming to life. The ship picked up a group from the airport and loaded us on to a bus and took us to the ship. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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doraohio

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ports of call were wonderful, ship average.

We choose cruise based on ports of call. Entertainment was very poor as to compared to other cruises i have been on (over 80). The activities on board were similar most days. The computer classes were scheduled the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dancingbabe1

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved the ports but Oosterdam was below our expectations

We wanted the ports and we loved everyone of them. Three women between the ages of 58 and 64 stayed in the cabin. Beds were comfortable and even the couch was fine. Word of advice is to bring one of those portable ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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alexleah1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Desperately in need of refurbishment.

I chose this cruise because of the wonderful ports offered and because I had previously cruised with Holland and been quite pleased. It was a mistake. . .. a horrible mistake, The ship is in great disrepair ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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GW Brisbane

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Disappointing Experience on the Oosterdam

After an excellent short Alaskan cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam a couple of years ago, my wife and I decided to choose HA for a 12 day Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise in April | May this year. The voyage ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Sophiemarie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adriatic Dream on the Oosterdam June 2018

Pre cruise/departure city we enjoyed 3 days in Venice on our own. We wanted to cruise over our wedding anniversary - so a mid June sail date; itinerary we loved, and sailing on a different HAL ship. Cut backs at ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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williebegoode

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

A Busy Cruise

We decided to sail on Holland America for a second time after a cruise from Montreal to Boston a couple of years ago. In between we sailed Oceania through the Baltic, Russia and Scandinavia, which we also enjoyed. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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LVWineaux

1 Review Written

Great ship but what happened to the Crow's Nest?

We love this ship. We did the Panama Canal on this ship in November and booked the same room for this trip (Venice to Barcelona). In between trips, they did a dry dock and destroyed the Crow's Nest! On the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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sgermanmd

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, HAL has slipped a little

12-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona. Although the ship was supposedly upgraded, we noticed immediately that almost all of the interior elevators had torn, peeling, scratched, damaged wallpaper. Service in Main ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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edandsharron

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great itinerary

We choose this cruise for the itinerary of several Greek islands and the Med, and also the 24 day duration, and Venice as the start/finish point. We liked the port-intensive trip. Holland America service feels ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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moorerf

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was all good

My husband and I planned this cruise 11 months out and chose it for its ports and time of year. We splurged and booked a Neptune suite. The ship was in great shape, the crew were friendly and eager to please, the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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felinefinex2

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

This cruise was awesome!

Love HAL, it is my favorite cruise line! This is my third or fourth time on this particular ship and have nothing bad to say about it except the crappy room location we got on a VA guarantee cabin. The french ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Keyser Soze

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Frankly, HAL Doesn't Give A DAM? Caveat Emptor

A comprehensive review of OUR HAL EXPERIENCE on the 09/28/16 Oosterdam 12nt Mediterranean Dreams cruise follows. Summary: With the exception of the two very negative experiences, our overall HAL cruise experience ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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balticgal

1 Review Written

Last HAL Cruise

We chose this cruise because of the remarkable itinerary. Even though Kusadasi had to be canceled by HAL due to political unrest in Turkey, the substitution of visits to Rhodes (fine) and Albania (disappointing) ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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svanbrunt

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware this is a handicapped room.Not comfortable for other passengers-room 6164

I was so excited to take my friend with me to see Greece, especially the islands. I am 72 and my friend is 70 and has claustrophobia so we decided to spend some extra money and get a Neptune Suite. We were so ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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twovictorians

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

WOULD SAIL AGAIN ON THE OOSTERDAM

Food was ever better than previous HAL cruises and we have done many (almost 5 star). Service was excellent and as delightful as ever. I understand that sometimes the 'open dining tables had slower than usual ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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VMax1700

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Loved it!

I was not going to write a review of this trip until I saw another review and wondered were we on the same ship! Oosterdam was in excellent condition after her recent refit. Our stateroom was in good condition ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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janmader

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again Holland America

This was my 12-13th cruise and we had heard that HAL was among the best -- we found them among the worst. Poor, absent, on the verge of unfriendly, service; room steward constantly complaining about being ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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dailydelite

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Overall, a great experience

This trip first attracted me because I was looking for a cruise that started in Venice and hopefully visited some ports in Greece such as Athens and the Greek Islands, This cruise filled the bill and was well ...
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Sail Date September 2016


marycath avatar

marycath

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great Greek Island Cruise

This was an anniversary cruise and rather last minute. The ship had a recent refurbishment and looked splendid. The embarkation was quick and we went straight to our stateroom, a veranda on deck 8. The ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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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