Marvelous experience!!

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2011
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was beautiful, well maintained and staffed by friendly, warm people. The entertainment was first class and Glen, the Australian piano player in the Piano Bar was most enjoyable and fun. The aft pool deck was our favorite place to hang when we weren't being wined, dined or else ashore. Dave was an exceptional server and a delightful young man.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent food artfully served by a friendly staff in a beautiful setting.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
A wonderful staff - always willing to do extra things above their required duty. Most were quite humorous and that was a great plus! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting them.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All areas were well maintained, clean and easily accessible once we got our bearings.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Overall comfort was good but the cabin was rather cramped for 3 people. It was always clean and the bathroom was very nice.
3 out of 5
A lovely town even in the rain.
Don't Miss: The old Russian church is a must to see.
3 out of 5
Picturesque docking area. Too many jewelry stores all trying to entice you in.
5 out of 5
We lucked out with warm sunny weather which made our side trips even better. The helicopter ride to the glaciers and the sled dog camp was spectacular. The pilot and the crew at the dog camp were all super!! Whale watching was marvelous as Orcas abounded! Friendly people made it all just great!!
Don't Miss: A reindeer sausage sandwich and a glass of Alaskan Amber beer at The Red Dog Saloon are not to be missed!!!

Pros: It is difficult to choose between the spectacular scenery, the warm and friendly staff and the fabulous food. Loved the Captain's sense of humor!

Cons: The cabin was a bit small for 3 people

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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