Holland America Shines!

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 19, 2011

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

This was our second cruise. We were very impressed with the service, the ship, and the food. We found the beds too hard, and they fixed that. They asked if we wanted our beds together or apart, and they took care of that. They discovered some problems in the room and ordered them to be fixed before we got around to it. Always smiling, always helpful! We liked Open Seating a lot, and their Pinnacle Grille was fantastic! We mostly went to rest, and had one of those rooms with the sliding glass door and a veranda overlooking the ocean. WOW! Room had love seat and a chair, plenty of places to sit, plenty of light, and very quiet at night for sleeping. The excellent treatment started in the loading area on the dock and continued until we left the dock area - not just on the ship! Well done, Holland America!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
It was hard not to eat too much. Pinnacle Grille, which costs $20 per seat extra, was well worth it! Even better service, if you can believe that! And of course the food was 5-star.


5 out of 5
There were plenty of them, but we mainly were resting. My wife took the cooking classes, and I got to "help" eating the food. WOW! Fantastic!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very very friendly and service oriented - they didn't wait til you asked, they asked you! Only a few times did we have a little communications problem (minor).

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very very clean, everything in working order. Nice rooms. Excellent options for activities.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
very comfortable, big enough for two, with the exterior veranda. Nice to get to sit outside during the cruise, right from your room!

Ports Of Call

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: Take the tramway to the top of the mountain.

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
Just took a walk along the shore. Quiet and pretty.

Pros: Service and food was EXCELLENT, very clean ship

Cons: It was only 7 days!!!!

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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