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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaskan Explorer Via Hubbard Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 10, 2008
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

We are senior citizens and this being our first cruise we have nothing to compare it
with. However, we loved every minute of it. We were impressed with the luxurious
decor everywhere on the ship. The diningroom food was the quality you would find in the very best restaurants. The buffet was also excellent with a huge variety of food, and it was wonderfully prepared. The live entertainment was top notch. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The balcony was very comfortable too. We enjoyed getting an itinerary each morning of ship events, a flyer about the port we
would be visiting and also a daily news report for US and also Canada. The staff
was so friendly and extremely accommodating. The embarking and disembarking procedures were extremely organized as was everything else on the ship. Everywhere were automatic machines supplied with anti-bacteria lotion. The Casino
was great and so were all the observation areas.The special food events were
fabulous (Chocolate Extravaganza was one) We will certainly cruise on the Osterdam again or any of Holland America ships.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The dining areas were all very clean and available and ready with table service wrapped in cloth napkins. Food was always available. The room service was great too.


5 out of 5
Excellent entertainment and good variety. Every show was top notch and high quality..

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff. Always available and anxious to serve and please.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was easy to find on the ship with map layouts next to each elevator. The decor was elegant and always neat and clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Ample storage, adequate size, neat and clean. Balcony ample size with comfortalbe chairs and a small table.
3 out of 5
Enjoyed the Russian Village and Raptor Center.
3 out of 5
Just did a bit of shopping. Lots of stores.
3 out of 5
Just did some shopping

Pros: Variety and Excellence of Food and Fabulous Entertainment

Cons: Loved everything

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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