Fabulous First Time

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer Via Hubbard Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 03, 2008
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Big enough to keep finding new places, but not so big that you couldn't develop some degree of familiarity.
Loved the hot ceramic loungers and hydrotherapy pool.
Great layout of Lido deck - views from pretty much every table.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had set dining time - early seating - in main restaurant. Excellent food and service. Occasionally felt a little rushed though - probably because we had to be cleared out for the second seating.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The magician was excellent. The marriage game was hilarious. The musicals were pretty good although the first one didn't seem "production-ready".

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bigger than I expected, especially the bathroom
3 out of 5
Great reindeer hotdogs!
3 out of 5
No "real people" shops - I was looking for real warm clothes, not touristy t-shirts or sweatshirts. The tram was great. We did a four glacier helicopter tour - very good.
5 out of 5
Love this city. Did the horse and carriage. Didn't have a chance to eat.
5 out of 5
Great shops, historic sites. Creek Street was very cool. Not enough time here.
Don't Miss: Zip lining!

Pros: Staff - great, friendly, excellent service

Cons: No hairdryer in the state room

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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