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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 706 guests have reviewed ms Oosterdam, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(706 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples58.1%
Singles/Friends13.3%
Families w/older children7.5%
Groups6.6%
Families w/young children3.2%

Most Recent Reviews

Great cruise in spit of the weather in the beginning.

May 19th, 2019

Overall, a great trip. This is my second time on the Oosterdam. It was remodeled I think last year. If I had to complain (just a little) it would be that they added cabins to the Observation deck right behind the Crows Nest. It was nice to be able to get right out on to the outside deck without going through the cabin passage way.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Very nice.

May 15th, 2019

All the staff was friendly, the boat has the perfect size, very clean, the food in the dining room was good, but at the buffet was not good.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Excellent Experience

May 15th, 2019

Excellent cruise if you want to spend a lot of time with family. Friendly staff, clean interiors. Not too impressed with the spa and its staff but over all experience was wonderful. Highly recommend Holland America.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Another wonderful cruise!

May 14th, 2019

Another fantastic cruise from HAL. Not a line for everyone, but if you do your research and what they offer appeals to you no one does it better. Staff are all amazing and really seem to like their jobs. They go out of their way to do the little extras that make your vacation great and are above and beyond what could be expected. The ship is well maintained and oh so clean, the food is top notch in all the restaurants not just the surcharge speciality ones. The itinerary is well chosen for interest, variety and local flavour. Looking forward to the next one...

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

A wonderful cruise destination on a beautiful ship.

May 13th, 2019

This was Avery great trip. Lots of ports and several at sea days to rest and relax. The Oosterdam is a medium size ship so you aren’t constantly fighting crowds of people.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Panama Canal Cruise was above average

May 10th, 2019

I was unable take the survey on the Holland America site due to them closing the survey so early (I returned home on the 30th and attempted to take the survey on the 10th).

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Fun trip

May 8th, 2019

It was a fun one night cruise from Vancouver to Seattle! Ship was nice!

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Great Holiday trip

May 8th, 2019

We just lost my father last year and this was a great away to spend the holidays

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful cruise to Pacific Northwest

May 7th, 2019

Wonderful experience. Will definitely cruise on Holland America Line again. Take advantage of the Future Cruise discounts offered onboard, while you are cruising.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

May 5th, 2019

My husband and I sailed on Oosterdam on one of the overnight repositioning cruises from Vancouver to Seattle, so I'm aware we did not get the full HAL cruising experience. That said, we loved the food, the entertainment, the overall ship decor and layout, and (for the most part) the kind and helpful staff. Not so pleased with the inefficient boarding process, chaotic way they ran muster drill (we referred to it as "Muster Cluster"), and lack of common activities like a proper sail-away party. We definitely got the feeling this ship was catered to the over-70 crowd, which we are not. Overall feeling is that we would try HAL again, but likely a different ship, and still probably wouldn't be our first choice.

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