A very pleasant trip

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2006
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago

The Oosterdam was a wonderful ship and the staff is very friendly, professional and so helpful. We never once wished we had choosen another cruise company or ship.

We were pleasantly surpised of our upgrade from having a window to going to a balcony just before boarding the ship. Our room was large, plenty of storage, nice size bathroom and very clean. Your room is cleaned with fresh towels twice a day and the chocolate on the bed is a nice added touch.

Can't say enough about the wonderful staff. Our cabin steward was very helpful, not intrusive and made sure our week stay was perfect. The entertainment staff gave it their all to be sure you had plenty of variety and fun.

Food, well can't say enough of the quality, variety and the staff goes out of their way to be sure everything is perfect and to your liking. Enjoyed choice of restaurants, all equally wonderful.

Ports of call were exciting, loved the Hubbard glacier. The ships captain made sure everyone had a great view and the time to take pictures and having the National Park expert on board was an nice added touch.

All in all, we would return or take another Holland America cruise and would not hesitate to recommend Holland America to anyone interested or is little hesitant to get out on the seas.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Restaurants were nicely laid out, staff excellent and the food wonderful.


3 out of 5
Wished there had been a day at the movies for the day long sail. More variety to choose from.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Couldn't ask for better.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, the staff always cleaning and shining up the ship. Loved the spacious public areas.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: The size of the cabins, the wonderful staff and the variety of food

Cons: Shopping seminars for ports and ship

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