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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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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.

Entertainment

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
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: TAKE A FLOAT PLANE RIDE OVER THE GLACIERS!!!!!!! WOW!!!
3 out of 5

Pros: Everything

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

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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