Consistently High Quality Service on Holland America Oosterdam

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 19
Helpful Votes: 173

Overall rating:

5 out of 5

7 Night Tropical Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 23, 2019

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8097

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Loved my cruise vacation on the Oosterdam! Loved the Cruise Director Becca Newton, the Captain and his staff who were always visible and engaging.


5 out of 5
Right on time at 11:30 AM. Port agents seem to enjoy their customers

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dined at Lido Market for breakfast and lunch, Main Dining Room for dinner for 4 nights, Sel De Mer at Pinnacle Grill 4 night, Pinnacle Grill on 2nd night and Canaletto on last night

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Couples Greenhouse Spa Thermal package $246 /week, Trivia, Catholic Mass 4 days.


5 out of 5
BB King All Star Band, Lincoln Center Stage, EXC Trivia

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Hands down the best there is. Waiters are always friendly and engaging. They approach you to ask what they can do for you or to give you their names and ask yours so that you can become acquainted.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Outstanding both on the decks, the main areas and stateroom

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was always promptly cleaned twice per day and staff always friendly. They picked up my laundry in the morning and returned it back the same day.

Ship tip

Download the HAL app so you will always know what is going on.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Having been to Amber Cove about 10 times already we spent the time showing friends we met which was their first time.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Took advantage of Grand Turk to snorkel at the port beach which was very enjoyable

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Walked the island, went to the stingray encounter, ate lunch at beach and afterwards spent and hour in snorkeling and found a lot of beautiful fish that came right up to you....with a little help of some fish food,


5 out of 5
Disembarked at 7:15 am. We were 2nd to get off ship. Lines were orderly and Customs was fast.

Traveler Photos

Oosterdam in Key West Oosterdam and Carnival Magic in Grand Turk Carnival Magic arriving in Grand Turk View of two HAL Ships from Half Moon Cay Spagetti and meatball sampler at Canaletto Specialty dining Gilato Desert at Canaletto Specialty Restaurant
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