Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Discovery Southbound (Anchorage To Vancouver)
Sail Date: July 26, 2015
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8033
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Was told the package we paid for would include certain things, but when we called to inquire about it, we were told no they couldn't accommodate. The cruise was nice, but it took us 2 days to get shampoo in our room, 3 days to get water & fresh glasses. On the last day of the cruise, the cleaning crew came in while we were still packing up and started to tear the bedding off the bed and cleaning which i thought was so rude. Fairbanks and Haines were big disappointments..wish we would have spent more time in Anchorage and Juneau instead. The excursions were wonderful except the Lumberjack Show...really cheesy and not worth the money. The walking tour in Haines is definitely not worth the money. The service & food in the Vista dining room was below average, however, the Lido food was excellent. We ended up eating there for most meals. The entertainment they had on board was great, wish there would have been something each night.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Service & food in the Vista Dining room was not great. Lido food was wonderful

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Most staff were very friendly and helpful. However there was much to much pushing to buy products from each venue.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Roomy, lots of storage. When I went to place my suitcase under the bed, i found lots of dirt & empty water bottles, so obviously no one cleaned under the beds. it took us 2 days to get shampoo in the room and 3 days to have the water & fresh glasses replaced.

Ship Tip

Liked receiving the daily agenda the night before so we could plan what to do

5 out of 5
the train trip was great. Bathrooms needed to be cleaned during the long trip.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Appreciated that the ship turned many times so everyone could see this
1 out of 5
Very boring. The walking tour was a total waste on $$ as well as the brewery tour

Juneau, Alaska Did not visit port

Need to spend more time here. If you did excursions, there was no time to walk the town.
5 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Like the hop on hop off tour, but it changed buses too often to accommodate workers scheduled. (had to get off 3 times)
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