Enjoying Hawaii

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Hawaii

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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18 Night Circle Hawaii (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2017

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4145

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Had never cruised for more than 7 days before. Overall Cruise was very enjoyable and there was enough to do to stay busy. Wish there could have been better access to sports on TV. Only got Limited news stations. On demand movies and TV were good. Food was very good but slow service in main dining room was an issue.


3 out of 5
Issues with card reader caused the boarding process to be delayed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Slow service in the Vista dining room ruined what was otherwise a fun dining experience. Buffets were very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Excellent computer classes, Americaโ€™s Test Kitchen sessions, Texas Hold-em tournaments were very good, except that the same classes were offered on the return trip. Wished that there would have been different offerings.


4 out of 5
Main stage and BB King entertainment was very good. Wish there would have be more entertainment by the pools, etc.

Children's Programs

No children traveling with us.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Ship staff was outstanding except for the slow service in the Vista dining room. Our cabin stewards were outstanding and the ships crew were very friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was acceptable size. It was clean and comfortable.

Ship tip

No laundry facilities on ship. Laundry service offered by ship is expensive. Pack accordingly.

Ports of call

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
Enjoyed 2 day visit prior to departure.

Hilo, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Used Local Hopon Hopoff shuttle. No excursion. Had a nice time.

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5
Used local Hopon Hopoff Service. No excursion. Had a nice time.

Honolulu, Oahu

5 out of 5
Rented a car locally and enjoyed a wonderful drive around the island.

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

5 out of 5
Used the local Hopon Hopoff service and enjoyed our visit.

Nawiliwili, Kauai

5 out of 5
Used local free shuttles and enjoyed the beaches and shopping.

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5
Used the $3 shuttle and enjoyed downtown area.


5 out of 5
Timely and very efficient. Shuttle service to airport actually got us there too early! Made handling a large amount of luggage very easy.
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