Cruise Reviews - Holland America Line - MS Oosterdam

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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mediterranean

on 9th Dec 2016, By

Have sailed twice before with Holland America and enjoyed both cruises but this time we wanted a little bigger ship so we went for the Oosterdam and we were not disappointed. We had a very well...

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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Europe

on 30th Oct 2016, By

Whilst our cruise on the Oosterdam was really enjoyable with excellent destinations, the total Holland America experience was not quite what we have come to expect from a cruise line we have...

514 views , 6 of 14 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mediterranean

on 16th Oct 2016, By

This summer I took my two children ( 8 and 5) on the Holland America Line's Oosterdam - my brother came along too. We have previous experience on Holland America Line and took advantage of their...

869 views , 18 of 18 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mediterranean

on 18th Sep 2016, By

Just got back from this cruise a party of five two of whom had never cruised before. What a disappointment even though this is a lovely ship with lovely passengers it is soulless. Main dining room...

528 views , 5 of 9 people found this useful , 2 comments

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mediterranean

on 18th Sep 2016, By

Just got back from this cruise a party of five two of whom had never cruised before. What a disappointment even though this is a lovely ship with lovely passengers it is soulless. Main dining room...

2470 views , 9 of 12 people found this useful , 1 comment

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mexico

on 30th Aug 2016, By

I went on my first cruise with Holland America Line out of San Diego and have to say was a bit skeptical at first . I had a beautiful balcony cabin which I loved , the food was fantastic and so...

527 views , 2 of 7 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mediterranean

on 19th Jul 2016, By

We had a great holiday on the HAL Oosterdam; flying to Venice and from there a swift transfer to the port. Most of the passengers had aready boarded and there was minimum delay in getting to our...

862 views , 9 of 9 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Europe

on 19th Jul 2016, By

This was our 4th time with HAL all different ships. We chose the 36 night option from Barcelona to Rome and were very pleased with the ship and all of the amazing crew. We ate in the main dining...

743 views , 2 of 3 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mediterranean

on 6th May 2016, By

We have cruised with HAL on 2 previous occasions (Ms Niew Amsterdam) - both were excellent. The Ms Oosterdam had just come out of dry-dock where extensive renovations had been carried out in...

1588 views , 15 of 20 people found this useful , 2 comments

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Alaska

on 21st Jun 2015, By

My son and I went to Alaska at the end of May. We stayed in Denali National Park for 2 nights before joining the cruise ship Oosterdam for a 7 day cruise to Vancouver. When I booked the cruise I...

1642 views , 21 of 21 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Australasia

on 11th Feb 2015, By

Stateroom staff, dining staff and bar staff could not be faulted. Not impressed with the remaining staff, if you had a query and it did not involve spending money they did not want to know. We...

4305 views , 11 of 25 people found this useful , 3 comments

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Pacific

on 30th Jan 2015, By

4 pensioners from Rochdale spent 2 weeks on the Holland America ship the Oosterdam over the New Year, cruising the New Caledonian and Fiji Islands, sailing from Sydney Australia. The ship is a...

5319 views , 24 of 29 people found this useful , 8 comments

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Alaska

on 19th Nov 2014, By

Whilst the cruise was great, it was the brilliant planning and organisation by www.CRUISE.co.uk that brought the whole holiday experience to fruition. This was our Pearl Wedding anniversary and we...

3060 views , 16 of 22 people found this useful , 1 comment

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Australasia

on 15th May 2013, By

The cruise was fom Sydney to Vancouver 22 days. We cruised at new year with HAL on New Amsterdam which was very disappointing, had we not already paid for this trip we would have reconsidered....

2663 views , 10 of 23 people found this useful , 1 comment

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Australasia

on 20th Apr 2013, By

Went on cruise for our 40th wedding anniversary. Have been on this ship before and it still ticked all the boxes we expect from Holland America. This was the first time we had stayed in a suite,...

2037 views , 6 of 7 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Australasia

on 24th Aug 2012, By

Mine is actually a question rather than a review - until we holiday! We have just booked Holland American Oosterdam cruise next Feb to Austrailia and New Zealand. has anyone any advice...

4141 views , 0 of 2 people found this useful , 4 comments

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Mediterranean

on 24th May 2011, By

This cruise was excellant and continually full of surprises that I hadn't experienced on other cruises. Holland America seemed to go the extra mile to keep things different and intresting such as...

3620 views , 9 of 9 people found this useful

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Alaska

on 22nd Mar 2011, By

We enjoyed a 7 day cruise to Alaska with HAL in September 2010. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, with clear blue skies for 6 of the 7 days which is not typical, particularly late in the...

5559 views , 20 of 20 people found this useful , 1 comment

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Caribbean

on 27th Feb 2011, By

Am a little slow in writing my review of my cruise to Panama Canal I know. Having just returned from a Christmas Cruise on another line which was also rather disappointing, and about to try yet...

3455 views , 6 of 9 people found this useful , 5 comments

HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Oosterdam / Northern Europe

on 29th Jan 2011, By

This was the first time we went on a Holland America cruise and found it to be a class above the rest. The little extras lkike cold towels when you arrive back from a trip and ice water were heaven...

3410 views , 2 of 4 people found this useful , 1 comment
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Neil Holmes's blog

Small ships are wanted!!

By Neil Holmes

P&O have announced that their small ship Adonia is to return to their 2017/2018 season. The ship was much loved by the P&O faithful and when she left the fleet to help with humanitarian work overseas there was a big hole to fill as many of the P&O fleet are larger ships and P&O were losing some of their passengers to cruise & Maritime and Fred Olsen.From June 2017 she will start Mediterranean, round Britain and even an Iceland sailing. The smaller more interesting ports w...

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Dec 06 2016 01:47PM


Adonia is coming home.an...

By Haydn Jones

Haydn Jones's blog

Really good news recently when P&O announced that the much loved Adonia, which left the fleet in 2015, will be making a comeback. I think this is fantastic news as I’ve had so many P&O customers asking what had happened to her.From June 2017 the Adonia will return to P&O and begin sailing a range of itineraries in Europe and the Caribbean.P&O Adonia is comng homeAdonia had previously left to sail as fathom cruises; a line dedicated to volunteer tourism. Guests were taken...

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Dec 07 2016 09:41AM

Ports of Call or Sea Days?

By Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson's blog

After booking a passenger yesterday on a 24 night Caribbean cruise from Southampton return it got me thinking about the different itineraries, some that are port intensive and some that have lots of Sea days, as this one did.Having taken my first Cruise back in 2002 on board the QE2 transatlantic to New York I fell in love with the cruise experience during those sea days. There was always something going on, be that Ballroom dancing or learning the tango (I didn’t do any of this for th...

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Dec 09 2016 11:34AM