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Holland America Oosterdam

83 reviews
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Common Areas (1,296)
Dining and Bars (428)
Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary

Overview

About
Passengers: 1,964   |   Crew: 812
Passengers to crew: 2.42:1
Passengers to space: 43.6:1
Launched: 2003   

Decks

  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
Cabins
  Interior Stateroom (J)  
  Interior Stateroom (K)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (F)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (D)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (C)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (DD)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (E)  
 
Amenities
Guest Services
EXC Tours
Atrium
The Mainstage
Women
Future Cruises

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 212 - 359 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 110
Accessible rooms: 0
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 495
Traveler rating
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Peter W wrote a review Mar 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom718 contributions190 helpful votes
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We have cruised with numerous cruise lines and this was our 6th cruise with Holland America. HAL ships are classed as medium sized with between 1500 & 2000 passengers. Oosterdam is one of the larger ones and therefore has more going on. Entertainment was excellent with variety of guests artists in the main theatre as well as the usual BB Kings Blues Club and the piano bar. Other activities each day that you can dip into, or not, as you wish. However this cruise line is not one of the "party" ones, caters largely for an older clientele and consequently does not have lots of silly games around the pool etc. The food and service are excellent as you would expect and the Signature Suites very spacious and comfortable. There is also a good choice of itineraries. This cruise departed from Fort Lauderdale with ports of call at Aruba, full transit of the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, 3 ports in Mexico and ending in beautiful San Diego. A very enjoyable itinerary with lots of variety and plenty of time in each port. We will certainly continue to make HAL our first choice cruise line.
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Jack C wrote a review Mar 2020
Claremont, California77 contributions10 helpful votes
Whale and dolphin sightings, long naps, great food, excellent entertainment. What is your definition of a cruise. If you want non stop party, emphasis on drinking and raucous noise then you need to look elsewhere. Holland American is an emphasis on safety, hygiene and service. Everywhere the are smiling faces that go out of their way to make your time on board (and off) memorable. NOTHING is forced or expected!
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Dennis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Winnipeg, Canada36 contributions19 helpful votes
A very comfortable ship, recently renovated, with lots of old world charm and luxury. Our room, not overly large, was spacious and comfortable enough. The room stewards were friendly and efficient. The staff in the dinning room were mostly attentive, but sometimes forgot things. Most staff at the buffet were just learning English, but still worked hard to please the passengers. Food was good and always prepared right. If you're going to spend 17 days on a ship, try this one.
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Mike wrote a review Mar 2020
Newport Beach, California1,006 contributions531 helpful votes
The ship built in 2003 is well maintained and has a friendly competent crew. Food is superb but slow when it gets crowded. Waiters are overworked. Avoid eating near the "Captains" Table. For some reason the engine noise is high here. Other locations in any restaurant are okay. I miss the old library, as all public areas have piped in music that gets annoying after awhile. I have 140 days with Holland American and firmly believe they give you the best value for the $. MUCH better than Princess or Carnival. While not as good as Viking or Azamara, they are less expensive and still VERY good.
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Caroline R wrote a review Mar 2020
Sun City, Arizona2 contributions
The Dinning room was marvelous. The Beef Wellington was done to perfection. Don't bother paying for the Pinnacle Grill. Every thing was good except for the entres. I could understand one being off but not two. The Porterhouse steak was so tough with gristle that the staff cut it for me with difficulty. The short ribs were dry.
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