Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
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5 out of 5

Holland America Shines!

Sail Date: June 19, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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!

Pros: Service and food was EXCELLENT, very clean ship

Cons: It was only 7 days!!!!

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Very very clean, everything in working order. Nice rooms. Excellent options for activities.
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
very comfortable, big enough for two, with the exterior veranda. Nice to get to sit outside during the cruise, right from your room!
Service and Staff
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).
Entertainment
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!
Juneau, Alaska

Don't Miss: Take the tramway to the top of the mountain.
Victoria, British Columbia
Just took a walk along the shore. Quiet and pretty.


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