Useless agent, mediocre cruise line, amazing scenery!

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Oosterdam

7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 02, 2019

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8120

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I wish this would have been a better experience as we looked forward to it for a year. Perhaps had our agent not been useless and we would have gone into it more prepared, it would have been better as far as our attitude goes. Nice enough and probably GREAT for a first time cruiser or a cruiser who has never sailed on a better quality line.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
It was VERY unceremonious. Being pointed to an elevator doesn't make you feel super welcome.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Selections were underwhelming, many flavorless, and premium offerings are standard on other liners.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
THIS was actually fantastic! For the size of the boat, the options were great!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
This was MOSTLY really good. I thought the Billboard performers could have been better but they were enjoyed by many.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room attendant was AMAZING but waiters were pretty unengaged.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Only a 4 because the verandah could have used a can of paint or two.

Ship tip

Don't set your expectations in comparison to other liners.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Cruise Puget Sound

5 out of 5

CRUISE STEPHENS PASSAGE

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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