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Venice Holland America Line Oosterdam Cruise Reviews

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Not the cruise we were hoping or planning on

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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Idahomom

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 couple of days prior to sailing and enjoyed checking out the city. The problems started once we arrived in our cabin and discovered the toilet did not operate. Nor did it work the next ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


This cruiser was a real Adriatic Dream!

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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Piglett

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Our group booked this cruise because of the great Ports of Call. This was our second cruise departing from Venice, so we arrived ready to explore Murano, Burano & Tarcello and the Doges Palace which were must sees for this trip. Our hotel ordered a water taxis to take us to the pier and embarkation was fast and easy. On our first night aboard we had a magnificent dinner at the Pinnacle Grill, a ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Amazing vacation

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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EmmalovestheMed

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We loved pretty much everything about the cruise, despite being caught in bad weather (like, hurricane level bad weather) that made us miss one port and bounced us around for a few days. The crew was amazing, the food was excellent, the ports were better than I could hae ever imagined, embarkation and disembarkation was a breeze, even the shopping surpassed our expectations. My only real ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Ports, Tired Ship

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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mcduffy1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the extended time in Malta. The embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly as did the process for boarding tenders in ports that required them. The crew was fabulous- the ship not so much- disappointing really- badly in need of updating- carpet worn in public areas, many lights out on the observation deck, bathtubs should be removed as ours was so ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Adriatic Dream

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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cobalt206

10+ Cruises

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 Edy and Oman were very gracious and helpful. We would have liked a Tamarind on board for a 12 day voyage so we dined at Pinnnacle Grill five nights. Katalin was our server for three ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Excellent cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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pirasea

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 fine. Transfers were handled by HAL and went off without a hitch. Embarkation was very fast with priority Mariner status. We liked the ship a lot. Our cabin was great but it had a ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Excellent service and food on the Oosterdam

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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MajMom96

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We took the Venice to Barcelona itinerary in Aug/Sep 2018 and we loved this ship! The size was perfect for us. It was easy to get from one end to the other and the ship was in great shape. The food in the main dining room was the best we’ve had on any Holland America ship. The filets were nice and thick and cooked to perfection and the variety each evening was wonderful. And as on all our HAL ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


A tired ship

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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wogan

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 cruise offered 2 days in Venice before embarkation. These were very successful. We accidently found out that some tours were offered besides the evening cocktail party at a Venetian ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Oosterdam, awesome itinerary, not enough on-board activities

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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16paws

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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. Embarkation was very easy! The rooms were ready when we arrived (approx. 11 am) and the room and bathroom were fantastic. A full bathroom inc. a bath! And this was for a regular ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Ports of call were wonderful, ship average.

Review for Oosterdam to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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doraohio

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 same time as dinner 5:30, Test Kitchen sessions were great and so was the BB Kings show times. The ship did have a wonderful in room selection of movies to watch in the evenings, since ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


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