Exploring Alaska

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 12, 2010
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Clean, comfortable, convenient, great staff and made getting on and off very easy. Good amentiites, wonderful library lounge and loved the Corws Nest. Great quality time in Glacier Bay, staff truly cared and went the etra mile.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
So enjoyed the Pinacle restaurant, the others were hit and miss. I am not a buffet person, but it was nice to be able to get cheese, fruit and bread mid afternoon

Entertainment

3 out of 5
comedians and small shows were good, the others were stale and boring. Last night of entertainment Liars Club was a HOOT and the dance numbers were good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very clean and efficient
5 out of 5
Russian dancing, and the museum, loved the bus tour
Don't Miss: small artists store fronts, authors etc great to speak with and buy loca;
5 out of 5
Landing and walking on a Glacier was unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The salmon bake on board was ten times better than the one on shore. It was a tourist trap and food was awful
Don't Miss: Helicopter to Glacier
5 out of 5
trolley ride was way tooooooo short and not enought time at Totem Park SHopping was great with sales at the end of the season.
Don't Miss: Spend more time at the Totem park and take the longer talk

Pros: The use of locals such as Park Rangers, Naturalists on board for their expertise

Cons: Open Dining would have preferred upscale package

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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