Holland America Line : Oosterdam
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Wonderful trip.   
June 2019

Alaska

Pros: Great food. Informative lectures, good shows.
Cons: Can’t think of a single one.
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Amazing Experience   
May 2019

Alaska, Canada

Pros: None
Cons: None
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Cruise to Alaska   
May 2019

Alaska

Pros: The staff was very nice and helpful.
Cons: Food was just okay
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Recent cruise on the Oosterdam   
March 2019

Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay

Pros: Smoth embarkation and disembarkation.
Cons: Music too loud in shows. No singers and dancers
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Not up to Holland America Standards   
March 2019

Key West, Grand Turk, Amber Cove and Half Moon Cay.

Pros: We got a Neptune Suite for our anniversary. It was terrific. The Neptune Staff was dynamic. Our room stewards were the best. I got a villa on Half Moon Cay, well worth it.
Cons: Desserts seemed to lack taste. The soufle and the Chocolate Lava Cake had the same taste. The soufle did not even come up past the top of the holder it was in. The Chocolate Lava cake came cold, with no melting chocolate in the middle. The Chocolate Surprise at night, had a few servers carrying trays of chocolate, but when it was gone, you never saw them again.
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Thanksgiving Cruise to Mexico   
November 2019

Mexico

Pros: Staff and Lincoln Center Stage
Cons: Entertainment in the Main Theater and food
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Wonderful experience!   
October 2019

Cabo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta

Pros: Amazing staff and amenities, very safe and fun cruise line.
Cons: Not enough activities that pertain to a younger generation
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Escape from the cold!   
January 2019

Grand Turk, San Juan, St Thomas, Half Moon Cay

Pros: Great staff, outstanding food
Cons: Somewhat lacking in communication
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Oosterdam sailing to the Hawaiian Islands round trip from San Diego   
January 2018

Round trip around Hawaiian Islands from San Diego

Pros: All staff were kind and considerate and helpful....a real mark of Holland America's cruises
Cons: Missed having a good ship's library....missed perks of old: ice carving on deck, kitchen tour to watch bakers, vegetable chefs decorate and carve food items; space for very popular activities not adequate: example: Lincoln Center Stage space woefully inadequate....a guest would have to go and hour or more ahead of the concert scheduled time just to get a seat; screening room was also too small for the audience it drew.
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December in Hawaii   
December 2017

Hawaii

Pros: Food, staff, room
Cons: Entertainment/ education
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cruise   
December 2017

hawaii

Pros: loved the cruising
Cons: getting on getting off the ship
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Great time in the Western Mediterranean   
July 2016

Spain, Gibraltar, France and Italy

Pros: The ports and tours were great. The staff was very friendly.
Cons: Dinners were good, but the selection of entrees could have been better.
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Ooesterdam   
March 2016

Ft. Lauderdale, Half Moon Cay, Dominican Republic, Grand Turk, Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba!

Pros: Amenities
Cons: None with this cruise.
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Oosterdam cruise, west indies   
February 2016

St. Lucia, Barbados, st martin, st kits, st Thomas, martinique

Pros: Most islands visited were interesting
Cons: St. Thomas has become a zoo. Seven ships in and down town filled with tourist junk. Do not go there.
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Eastern and Southern Caribbean on Oosterdam   
February 2016

St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Martinique, St. Martin

Pros: Same friendly staff, nice itinerary, Pinnacle Grill great, afternoon tea always nice. Several good movies, entertainment fine
Cons: Food in Lido OK but just not as creative or tasty as before. Whole ship is looking a little shabby..
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Oosterdam Trip   
December 2016

Key West, Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel

Pros: Good service. Much to do on sea days.
Cons: Ship is worn in places and needs refurbishing
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tale of two cruises, 1st half,2nd half   
November 2016

tampa,key west, honduras, guatamala,costa maya

Pros: weather, crew
Cons: boarding line 100yds plus line long
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Southern Caribbean   
January 2016

Caribbean

Pros: Excellant dining and staff
Cons: Needs refurbishing
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Nice, but wait until after its refit   
January 2016

St. Maarten; St. Lucia; Barbados; St. Kitts; Martinique; St. Thomas

Pros: Smaller ship (only 1980 passengers)
Cons: Older ship, but going in for refitting Spring 2016
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Alaska Southbound   
September 2015

Seward, Ketchican, Haines, Juneau, Vancouver

Pros: Great Excursion, Culinary Classroom, Great Food specialty restaurant
Cons: Sports Bar was awful, Casino didn't have much selection
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Alaska Land & Cruise   
August 2015

Alaska

Pros: Cruise pretty much top notch
Cons: Land portion hotels were in need of renovation
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Alaska   
August 2015

Alaska

Pros: Weather......Denali Park.....Trains....
Cons: Dining Room not consistant with taking orders or offering more coffee etc.
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Very nice family vacation   
August 2015

Alaska

Pros: Very organized, curteous staff, clean rooms, great ports of call
Cons: Only
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First time in Alaska!   
August 2015

Alaska

Pros: Great service, lovely ship and well-organized
Cons: None
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Fantastic Voyage!   
June 2015

Vancouver, Ketchican, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Seward

Pros: Service is top notch, size of ship and number of passengers were perfect - never felt crowded or rushed. Logistics were programmed perfectly. Top professionalism and friendliness throughout.
Cons: I honestly cannot come up with any cons -- they even arranged perfect weather! :)
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Alaska land/cruise trip   
June 2015

Fairbanks, Anchorage, Denali, Seward, Glacier Bay, Haines, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver, Victoria

Pros: Nice clean ship, lots of stops.
Cons: Clientele a little to old. Ship much smaller than previous cruises.
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Fantastic Cruise   
May 2015

Haines/Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Vancouver, B.C.

Pros: Entire experience
Cons: None
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Oosterdam   
November 2015

Southern Carribean

Pros: size, not too large, excellent staff
Cons: most of entertainment after 9 p.m. food in dining room not as good as it used to be. Also our server had too many tables no time to even have a few words with him
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Oosterdam review   
October 2015

Panama Canal

Pros: good size, good service, friendly staff
Cons: dull variety of dinner selections
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The staff was the best!   
August 2014

Alaska

Pros: Everyone member of the staff, from steward to wait staff, to cruise director was hepful and considerate.
Cons: The food was ordinary and the Lido buffet was verylarge and sprawling, making it difficult to organize a meal. The quality of the excursions was mixed.
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Ship Review   
August 2014

Alaska

Pros: Great Staff. This ship is for the older generation.
Cons: None
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Our First Cruise To Alaska 2014   
August 2014

From Anchorage, Alaska to Vancouver, BC

Pros: Holland America has got it down to every detail. Excellent service and good food abound.
Cons: Internet and phone service while on board was very expensive and extremely confusing.
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Alaska- Glacier Discovery   
July 2014

Alaska

Pros: Good service, good docking location, plenty of activities.
Cons: Cabins showing some wear
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HAL Oosterdam August/4/2013   
August 2013

Alaska Inside Passage

Pros: Roundtrip Seattle means no passport needed
Cons: None
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