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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Oosterdam

7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2019

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8137

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I was stunned to see a bill at the door last day of almost $1500 for all the assorted charges - they charged about $15 a day per person for the room to be cleaned... in the Crows Nest coffee, tea, etc, was not free as it was around the ship... felt nickeled and dimed all throughout. I could have taken my daughter to Europe for what this entire cruise cost us.

Embarkation

3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
very friendly staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
people cleaning it all the time.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
tight quarters, but clean

Ship tip

Bring a deck of cards to help pass the time of seeing all that water for hours and hours

Ports of call

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5
Could not find a place for lunch - just shops trying to get you to come in and spend money

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5
Really enjoyed Sitka! Great town - took the shuttle and had a great time.

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5
Lots of shops and places to spend your money I took one look at it and went back to the ship.

Victoria, British Columbia

1 out of 5
we got there so late in the evening and only had maybe 3 hours - did not leave the ship - the bus to get into town was $18-20 each way - I was in a party of 4 we all agreed that there would be nothing open of interest for the roughly $200 expense just to get to town. Stayed on board. We were looking forward to seeing the gardens and tea rooms but none were open at 6:30 pm.

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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