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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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Oosterdam

7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 02, 2019

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Great views. Old ship in need of many updates. Great friendly staff. Food was okay but not great, even in the specialty restaurants.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent, fast and organized

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food service was slow everywhere and quality was mediocre

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We went to the shows and listened to music in the billboard each night. Also spent time in the casino

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedian was great. Enjoyed the piano bar. There was a dancing show and magic show. Dance repeated. May have been okay but I am not a fan of dancing. Lots of repetition

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Speed was an issue but all were very friendly. When I addressed my concerns over slow service Marcus was great and responsive

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was well maintained but old and many areas not updated. Other critical areas like the sports deck were closed for repairs. Ship should have been in dry dock for these repairs. Full access to all activities should be available. We paid for full services

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Clean but old in serious need of updates. Nice size bathroom

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington Did not visit port

Cruise Puget Sound

3 out of 5
This was not a port

CRUISE STEPHENS PASSAGE

3 out of 5
This was not a port

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
We did whale watching great time

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
No need for an excursion. Views from ship are top notch. Make sure to go outside decks for best view

Sitka, Alaska

4 out of 5
Hiked and did totem park and eagle reserve. Eagle review was $30 for two and not worth it

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

2 out of 5
Way to little time. Arriving at night you can only shop or eat

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
This was excellent. We had a last minute flight change that allowed us very little time to exit and get to the airport. Guest services found are luggage in 10 minutes and got us off the ship in time to make our 10am flight
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