Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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1 out of 5

Take a Princess Cruise

Sail Date: June 01, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Could not sit on balcony and see anything because of metal railing. Most rooms had plexiglass railings but ours did not. We PAID for a balcony and got no kind of discount nor was anything said that indicated some rooms had "obstructed view" balconies. This was a special 50-year anniversary cruise for us and the first time we had cruised with HAL. I would never book with them again.

Pros: Rapid embarcation and debarcaction

Cons: Paid for balcony but balcony had "obstructed view" :(

Recommends Oosterdam? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
Barely enough room for beds although it included a small sofa, table, and chair (which were useless because of cramped conditions.)
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Food was average. Discriptions on menu were "pretentious" and did not reflect the actual item you would get.
Service and Staff
Office was not concerned with my complaint about "obstructed view" balcony.
Compared to Princess tours, HAL tours were pricey.

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