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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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Experience: 2-3 cruises
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4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 21, 2011
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
overall excellent. Clean - constant staff cleaning - no standing around - everybody working and pleasant to you everywhere you went .

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent we thougth -even the buffet. Somethings better than others of course but when you consider how many people they had to serve especially at the buffet it was very good.Specialty optins were excellt. Expecially like the fact that only one dining option was additional cost. Treated us extra special as it was 25th anniversary

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great shows - especially the magician. Good talks by Park Rangers on the Glaciers. Funny Mariage game - many options - we are not " partyiers " or drinklers but it was there if you wanted but many options if you didn't. We were told it was an "old" peoples cruise but it was not -many families with children and they seemed to have much for them as well.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best ever. Met every need quickly above and vbeyond expectations. My wife threw out her back first day and they were very accomadating - extra pillows, quick room service- asking what they could do, ice packs etc. Genuine concern. Room always spotless twice a day. Extremely friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Again - cleanliness was impressive. Facilites gave everyone something to do always something goingon for all age groups. Decor was nice throughout ship.Accesibility for handicapped appeared well thought out as we were scouting for trips with parents.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Stateroom could have been better . Carpet was worn - had wrinkles and could have been stretched.Otherwise was good. Amenties were good as was comfort and service was excellent
3 out of 5
Rain - our glacier float plane ride was cancelled due to weather - bummer ! Shopped and walked and got wet. Still enjoyed it - but sort of a carnvial atmosphere
3 out of 5
Rainy - saw the whales int he harbor. Shopped . Did an excellent river float trip - great guide from Ireland.
5 out of 5
Excellent=- took a great carriage ride with a great driver - wonderful way to end our trip !
5 out of 5
We just walked as it was a beautiful day - enjoyed that immensely.

Pros: Service great food atmosphere

Cons: Room could be spruced up

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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