Oosterdam Reviews

562 reviews




4 out of 5

Great experience by vingod382000

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Very good experience overall. Most travellers were seniors. Quiet and comfortable travel. Port stop at Samana was not a very good experience. Food and service was great.

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4 out of 5

Relaxing Cruise. by lintesar

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We enjoyed the cruise but missed the music and fun that is on other ships Lido Deck during the daytime. We loved the BB King Club. We were there every night because the musicians were amazing.

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3 out of 5

Cruising done wrong by bamach1fan

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Book if you just like to eat with older crowd. Good food prepared with pride. Food was better than carnival or rci for sure. Spa hot tub was only hot tub with proper temp which cost me an extra 125 dollars

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5 out of 5

Great cruise by irajraab

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Great time. Excellent ship. Terrific staff. Wonderful shows. Delicious food. Exciting ports and tours. Excellent Cruise Director. Cabin OK except for a slow sink drain that they could not repair. Fast computers and free printing. Easy check-in and disembarking. In general, my wife and I had a wonderful 21 anniversary cruise. We would take this ship again, gladly.

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4 out of 5

Great Baja Cruise by DanandPat

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Great relaxing time, wonderful food and service, spacious cabin, good entertainment, good options on dining, many places on the ship to sit, read, and relax.

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3 out of 5

Excelent by billsusan

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Enjoyed it very much. Good entertainment, plenty of delicious food. Enjoyed making friends with fellow passengers. We look forward to many more cruises on Holland American.

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4 out of 5

HAL on oosterdam (7 nights mexican riviera) by eskargo

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it was a nice cruise. the staff was wonderful. although, for first timers, there was not enough information assimilated. gala nights were totally not followed. still, we will definitely cruise again but we would look for more incentives like onboard credit or prepaid gratuities.

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4 out of 5

GREAT CRUISE - EXCELLENT SERVICEN by caseyhansum

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HOLLAND AMERICA SHORE EXCURSIONS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT VERY EXPENSIVE WITH OUT OF DATE EQUIPMENT. MY DAD DIED ON THE SS VOLENDAM, 7/18/1950 FROM THE SAME UNACCEPTABLE DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AND STAFF. NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

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4 out of 5

Cruising isn't the same anymore by jaroneski

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Please stop pushing products so much in your activities, it really ruined the cruising experience for me. I will have to be convinced to get on another Holland America cruise now unfortunately. The events were scarce and repetitive. It seems most people would rather sit in their rooms watching movies or staring out of the windows than go to another trivia, bingo or scrabble event.

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4 out of 5

Enjoyed seeing the sites of Alaska by ruthfobes2

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We enjoyed seeing the sites of Alaska, especially the glaciers, and the glacier Gardens. Our cabin cast a negative tone for the trip with all the noise and uncomfortable bed. It took them the entire week to help us with this problem. On Friday they moved us to another cabin. Because of lack of sleep I became quite ill when I left the ship. Not a good welcome home.

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4 out of 5

Nice cruise by mikekla2002

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I would do this cruise again on this Cruise Line........................................................................................................................................................

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4 out of 5

Good Food on Board by anneluck

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Food was good, ship was small. The sauna was smaller than my bathroom. You should have kicked the male singers into the ocean because they just yell and not singing. I would rather listen to the waiter sing the birthday song.

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3 out of 5

Great room and staff, marginal dining by anyszss

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The Specialty and Fine dining was grossly misrepresented and 3 star at best. After trying the Pinnacle and Canaletto restaurants, we saw no reason to try the other two. The Canaletto was anything but a fine dining experience. It was just a section of the buffet dining area that was sequester in the evenings. Quality was very average at both. Some of the excursions were great and others not so much. We could have saved money and had a better experience in Victoria with the Bouchart Gardens by just taking a Taxi to and from the ship, arriving earlier, and skipping the fireworks.

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5 out of 5

wonderful first time cruise by laurall1222

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memorable. wished the windows were cleaned a little more to have a better view. more signs as to where you are on the ship. wanted a little more seafood options for the buffet. needed more serving staff for buffet, very long lines

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5 out of 5

First cruise - it was great by grandmaof29

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we really enjoyed our first cruise.   The FOOD was excellent!!!   the sights were great - Hubbard Glacier was awesome - calfed and we got close - saw whale spouts and dolphin from ship - entertainment was mostly good.   The weather was great and the seas relatively calm.   Most of the excursions were good - depends on the guide more than anything.   One was not so good.   Didn't think we would do cruising but now we are considering another one!!!

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3 out of 5

Alaska Cruise by williamhesse

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Alaska was so AWESOME. The cruise was so so.Most of the staff were polite, friendly and helpful. The cruise director(dictator] is more like it.He sucked His name was Andy.He made anouncements sending people to disembarck in the wrong place. He also got some of the times wrong on certain activities. Him and his partner called the bingo numbers way TOO FAST.Boy I wish I had his job.Anyway enough about him. The ship was old and made alot of noises on a sea that was very calm.Our cabin was 2 floors below the pool deck. Every morning at 5:30 a staff member started dragging chairs across the deck.I wear earplugs when I sleep and it still woke me up. Finally I ignored my wifes reluctantcy and I went up and complained to him. It stopped-FOR 1 DAY. The cruise was after school was out for summer so there were some kids aboard. This didnt bother me but what did bother me was that they allowed kids to play inside an enclosed lounge.I went there for peace and relaxation and these kids were so noisey.The food was O.K.Not the best. Not too many different options unless you chose to specialty dine. The entetainment was fair at best.I guess you get what you pay for I could not afford a different line.Dispite all this I did really enjoy it however I would not sail with them again unless the deal was incredible.

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5 out of 5

Such a good time! by anneivy

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Loved the Oosterdam, but then I always enjoy the HAL ships. BEST cabin! Inside, #1123...on the main deck, all the way at the back, only share a wall with one other cabin, it is remarkably big! I paced off about four feet from the end of the bed to the closets, plus there is a table, a banquette-type love seat, and a chair. 

 

All for me. Loved it. Feel like following the Oosterdam and booking that cabin each time. 

 

Alaska is delightful, especially Sitka and Ketchikan. However, I surely enjoyed visiting the Mendenhall glacier in Juneau. Took the whale-watching excursion in Victoria and saw many whales! 

 

The piano quintet in the Lincoln Center Stage was phenomenonally good. I made almost every one of their performances. If you enjoy strings, you are in for a treat. 

 

Great ship and and a great route! Really want to do it again. ;^)

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