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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 743 guests have reviewed ms Oosterdam, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(743 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples61%
Singles/Friends14.1%
Families w/older children8.6%
Groups6.5%
Families w/young children3.5%

Most Recent Reviews

Great Scenic Cruise! Very relaxing and enjoyed every moment of it

Jul 17th, 2019

Overall it was an excellent cruise. However it was more scenic and surrounding was quiet. It was unlike a Caribbean cruise where the party was non-stop and there was continuous music and entertainment on the Lido Deck. Cruising Alaska is an experience everyone should have in their lives. Thanks to the Captain and crew for a job well done

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Good and not so good

Jul 9th, 2019

Sorry but after cruising on ALL the big name cruiselines multiple times, we think Carnival is the BEST in almost all categories.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Our first cruise to Alaska

Jul 7th, 2019

I highly recommend the Oosterdam. I liked the smaller size of the ship and it was extremely clean and well-maintained. I can not say more about the quality of our service and the hard working crew - it was amazing everywhere. I would have liked more activities during the day but gladly take this trade-off for a smaller, more personal experience. My only negative was the WiFi situation. It was hit or miss and we paid extra.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

2-3 cruises

Wonderful Alaskan Cruise

Jul 4th, 2019

Great cruise to Alaska. Small Ship and great crew. The food could have been better but the service and staff compensated for it. The entertainment was great and the cabins nice and comfortable. The views in Alaska were amazing and we had a great time viewing whales form the observation deck. I would do this cruise again .

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Beautiful Alaska

Jul 2nd, 2019

Great Cruise line Food was OK Crew was nice Ports were amazing

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Beautiful Alaska!

Jul 2nd, 2019

Excellent cruise. Alaska didn't disappoint at all! This was my first cruise and definitely won't be my last. Cruising is an excellent way of disconnecting and relaxing!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Terrible! Food was disgusting. Wast of money on Oosterdam ship.

Jul 1st, 2019

My husband and I have been on numerous cruises and this was our first Holland cruise and it was by far the worst cruise. The food was HORRIBLE and DISGUSTING!! The only things edible were the Dive, salad bar and ice cream. When you pay for a cruise with food included in the price you are looking for food that you can eat without feeling like you have to regurgitate. I always assumed that if cooking dinner was hard the least one could do was cook a decent breakfast. The breakfast was terrible. For example, the scrambled eggs taste worse than powdered eggs (how is that possible...) and the regular bacon taste like it was boiled. My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we made reservations at the Canaletto. We were under the assumption that the food would be better than the Lido and the main dining. Canaletto's food was miserably bad on a scale 1-10, it was a zero. My husband and I took one bite of our food and left the restaurant.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Vacation cruise

Jul 1st, 2019

Our first cruising experience and while it wasn't horrible I will definitely seek another ship next time due to our disappointment with the food. Considering that we were used to a different time zone it would have been nice if the buffet was open all day instead of shutting down so that we could have eaten when we were hungry and not have to wait.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Best Staff

Jun 26th, 2019

The best part of the cruise was the staff. Friendliest I have ever experienced. Always there to greet and please.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Beautiful

Jun 23rd, 2019

Great experience but I was disappointed in the food and entertainment since it was geared towards an older crowd.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

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