Best vacation ever!

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 Alaska Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 29, 2010
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
My wife and I struggled for a long time deciding which of the many ships/cruise lines to take. We made the right choice here. The Oosterdam is a great ship. Friends of ours took Princes in June and didn't get nearly as close to the glaciers as we did. While viewing glaciers we were as close a 1/4 mile of Margerie Glacier. The entire crew were always wearing a smile and went out of their way to accomodate us in any way. Would I take a cruise on this ship or on Holland America again? You bet!! This was our 1st cruise but won't be our last. We will start with Holland America in selecting future cruises.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Great! The Lido food is 4 star. The Vista is 5 star.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I often went the wrong way on the ship. Not the ships fault, they have plenty of signs. It's all good though as I got plenty of exercise.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5


Pros: Everything

Cons: Could have spent more time in Glacier Bay National Park

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

Was this review helpful? 2

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top