An almost wonderful cruise

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2012
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship itself looked like it needed some updating. A bit on the gaudy Las Vegas side but not too bad. The crew/service folks were fantastic and on-spot ready for anything or any request.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Can't complain about the food. Almost everything was excellent and cooked to specification. The dining room was very nice and the buffet was just that--a buffet--but so many options and so much fresh\, great food to choose from.


5 out of 5
Too bad we have to pay extra for some of the gym facilites and classes. A Zumba class would go over great in this setting--more so than the yoga or pilates. As a single person there were no dance options that included singles. The bar options were great and if you get a chance go to Reynaldo's station for the mixology and theme tasting.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
As mentioned in a previous review there was a musty smell in parts of the ship--our room included. Spots on rugs\, etc but to expected with the quick turn-around they have to get things ready for the next trip.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I was told I would be offered an upgrade but that did not happen. Also\, at time of embarkation a room had not been assigned so after waiting in line I was sent back out again to get a room--it took me awhile to figure out where to do this because there was no clearly marked desk for this. I finally found it\, got a random room\, and then had to go back into waiting in line to board. That was a bit frustrating.

Pros: The scenary\, ports of call and excursions were great

Cons: Room was not as described--obstructed view should have said\, \"no view at all\"

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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