Oosterdam

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: M     Refurbished: 11 yrs ago    
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Oosterdam is a medium ship, carrying 1916 passengers and 817 crew, and sails from Tampa, Florida and San Diego, California.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Last Caribbean cruise of the season - not up to HA standards

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 Well usually cruise in January and February and when I scheduled this March cruise I did not realize it was the last cruise of the season.  It seems that they were not staffed as they should be, long lines in the Lido and very, very few activities during the day.  Our cabin  seem to be in poor repair, many cracks in the bathroom sink, also many cracks in the bathtub and much rest on the veranda.  I think if they're going to run a cruise and it be so under their typical standards they should do something to compensate you in someway.  My husband and I rarely got to have breakfast or lunch together and less we ate in the dining room because we were always waiting in lines to get an omelette or a salad in the Lido. They would have two omelette station is open but only one person working there, to salad station is open but only one person working to fill the orders.  We were both, extremely disappointed in this cruise him we help on my cruise HA again They will Return to their normal standards of good service 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Old Timers Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Dining accommodations could have been better.  Seated at table for eight and only four showed.  Gentleman at our table got sick and vomited on two occasions.  He then fell while getting up from the table.  Unfortunately I did not leave the table on the first occasion, felt sorry for other couple, did not want them to be alone.

The cabin and Neptune lounge was the best part of our cruise.

Thank you Chaney.  If and when we cruise again we will call you.   

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Holland Oosterdam

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The rooms are clean, the food was the best, but the cruise is better set up for older people.  Age 70 and up.  There was not much to do with young kids.  The dress code for dinner are set up for older people ( suit and tie)  not casual.  

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Review on Holland America cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

There were problems with stateroom toilet and took days to fix. Also, charges to stateroom that I didn't charge.  We didn't stop at last island due to another ship took the dock we were to disembark and no back up plan, that meant 2 days at sea.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Great food & Ride

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The food was excellent and well presented. The dinning room stewards and room stewards were extremely friendly and helpful. The ship could stand some updating, it is showing signs of wear.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The wait staff was exceptional on the 3rd floor Vista dining room - so personalized, hospitable, and welcoming. They were literally my favorite part of this trip. The Indonesian songs they sang for my Grandma's 80th birthday and my aunt and uncle's anniversary made the trip. I never lacked for food, water, or beverages. So kind and warm. Areas of improvement would be entertainment/ live music for all ages. Going into this cruise, I knew I would be among the "younger" crowd, but it would have been nice to have things going on at night more geared towards all ages.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Cost cutting shows on MS Oosterdam

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We chose the Oosterdam to escape a cold winter because it docked at both Honduras (Roatan actually) and Guatemala, new ports for us. Shore excursion at Roatan (Gambola Botanic Garden+) was enjoyable, but very little available in Guatemala besides the port gift shop. Chaccoben ruins in Costa Maya were also a nice stop.The cabin's couch should have been replaced 3 years ago, but per usual the ship staff were friendly and efficient. Only entertainment we attended was the magic/comedy show- other nights not too much to offer. Unacceptable lines for dinner service and off-loading for shore excursions the 1st couple of days thankfully improved. Activities staff seemed very cut down from previous HAL cruises. Various other activities offered- but we enjoyed relaxing instead.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Relaxing time cruising the Southern Caribbean islands

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Cruising on the Oosterdam was a great experience.  We understood that there would be an older crowd and found it to be so.  That is not to say, however, that this was in any way a dull cruise.  There was a lot to do while on board and the ship offers many places to gather and activities.  You can enjoy tea every afternoon, great happy hours in the Crow's Nest or Ocean Bar, classical performances on the Lincoln Center stage, culinary demonstrations sponsored by the Food and Wine magazine as well as dueling pianos, a fun Blues bar and entertaining shows in the main theater.  This ship was very clean and quiet.  Perfect for a two week get away.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Ms Oosterdam

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Enjoyed everything that Holland America had to offer. The food and entertainment was top notch. The billboard area on the ship was brand new and very large with many seats.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

The Floating Nursing Home

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Average age onboard ship was 75+-onboard activities was sitting playing trivia,or sitting waiting to eat or sitting listening toclassical music or sleeping in a deck chair.Read 5 books on the cruise-my wife knitted a scarf & 1/2 a sweater-The crew were the friendliest people on board & the food was just okay-stick with the main dining room or Lido

 

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Lido

The Lido Deck features the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, hydro pool, Terrace Grill, Lido Restaurant, Lido Buffet, Canaletto Restaurant, Lido Pool, Lido Bar,...

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Lower Promenade

The Lower Promenade Deck features the Odyssey Restaurant, Lower Vista Dining Room, Explorer's Lounge, Vista Lounge, Queen's Lounge, casino, piano bar,...

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Promenade

The Promenade Deck features the Upper Vista Dining Room, Vista Lounge, Half Moon, Hudson, Stuyvesant, Ocean Bar, Java Corner, Erasmus Library, internet...

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Observation

The Observation Deck features the Crow's Nest, Oak Room, golf simulator, Kid Zone, Wave Runner, and game room.

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ljspike
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Recently updated and suite cabin was better than expected.

DrCalm
Contributor Level: Purser

The observation deck is great for quiet and contemplation almost anytime of day. Views were phenomenal.

evawhite
Contributor Level: Purser

Truly loved the Crow's Nest for some needed coziness. The ship was well taken care of and clean.

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Price

M

Size

Aug 2003

Built

11 yrs ago

Refurbished

1916

Total Passengers

2.35

Crew to Passenger Ratio

11

Number of Decks

958

Total Cabins

68

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