A wonderful cruise destination on a beautiful ship.

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5

22 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Ft. Lauderdale To Seattle)

Sail date: April 13, 2019

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4058

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was Avery great trip. Lots of ports and several at sea days to rest and relax. The Oosterdam is a medium size ship so you aren’t constantly fighting crowds of people.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center, America’s Test kitchen classes, book club, and cultural seminars


4 out of 5
Magician, comedians and ventriloquist were the best. The piano bar and B B King Lounge were great for after the show.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service is always great on Holland America

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very comfortable and convenient to activities

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
Short time in port

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Balboa

5 out of 5

Fuerte Amador, Panama

4 out of 5
Beautiful area but the heat and humidity was uncomfortable

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

5 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

4 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5

Manzanillo, Mexico

4 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5

San Diego, California

4 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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