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Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 28, 2017

It seemed to be an older group but that was ok. many we met were on a multiple trip to Alaska - we enjoyed it.

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
May 10, 2017

If you are going to have room service in the mornings, order it in the morning, do not fill out the card that you put on your door the night before. We did this once and it was cold.

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Apr 11, 2017

Recently updated and suite cabin was better than expected.

Contributor Level: Purser
Mar 06, 2017

The observation deck is great for quiet and contemplation almost anytime of day. Views were phenomenal.

Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 26, 2016

Truly loved the Crow's Nest for some needed coziness. The ship was well taken care of and clean.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Nov 21, 2016

The Crows Nest Bar has the best views on the ship and the bartenders are the best.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 08, 2015

Agenda sheets are excellent and very informative; make sure they are read the night before; during travel down the inner passage plan to spend the day on the stern of the boat. This was one of our most relaxing days as we soaked up the sun, drank mimosas and viewed the beautiful scenery

Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 08, 2015

Read the agenda sheets that comes around daily try not to miss any of the on board activities. Food is great try all restaurants. Casino was fun. Take this trip

Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 11, 2014

We ordered room service breakfast several times. The food was hot, served on time, and we avoided the morning rush.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 03, 2014

Lido Deck dining was fine and the aft deck was wonderful and not very crowded as I would have expected in such wonderful weather. The prices at the gift shop were surprisingly reasonable.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 02, 2014

Look at the excursion choices early. Read your menus to decide where on the ship you would like to eat. Look at the choices of ship activities early in the day, or you may miss something you really would have enjoyed.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 06, 2014

Breakfast was the best opportunity to get food cooked exactly like you want and the Pinnacle Grill is worth the money.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 12, 2013

Make your way around the first day. Get ready early for Tracy Arm by staking out a place other than the observation deck. Casino staff is friendly servers are not but can be helpful. Excursions are ok if you book away from the boat we used Harv and Marv whale watching in Junuea.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 05, 2013

Order in-room breakfast...fast and yummy. Don't have to wait in lines and walk around looking for what you want!

Contributor Level: Captain
Mar 21, 2013

My favorite part of the ship is the Crows nest lounge

Contributor Level: Captain
Jul 17, 2012

If you go all the way forward on Lido Desk , through the Spa ,on the right you will see a door that will take you outside , a good place to take photos and enjoy the view

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 18, 2017

This is a nice, easy comfortable cruise. The ship was not crowded. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. I would have liked to have had more time at some of the ports. This cruise was a good deal and well worth the money.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 14, 2017

the ship is old and needs an overhaul. Make sure that happens before cruising on the Oosterdam.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 10, 2017

Do it, if you need something ask, if you going with a good attitude and stay positive you'll have an excellent time there and the staff all of them will treat you like you own that ship , At least that's how we felt

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 03, 2017

If you do the Alaska cruise you should have a balcony it was the best place to see the Hubbard Glacier.

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