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Oosterdam

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About
Passengers: 1,964   |   Crew: 812
Passengers to crew: 2.42:1
Passengers to space: 43.6:1
Launched: 2003   |   Refurbished: 2022

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)  
 

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 212 - 359 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 110
Accessible rooms: 0
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 495
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jeannie g wrote a review 21 Jul
Blue Mountains, Australia41 contributions2 helpful votes
Our cruise was not what we expected. Destinations were beautiful, the staff were very welcoming and helpful. The boat needs a little TLC as the carpet in our room was stained and a part of the ceiling needed fixing. Entertainment consisted of Bingo, Trivia and a band on some nights and a DJ who played for only an hour during our sail away from port, an extra hour or two would have been nicer. Even sitting around the pool the background music put us to sleep. There were no live shows at night, only a few dances, 3 singers and a "comedy" act consisting of a man solving a Rubiks cube for 45 minutes.
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Katchapuri wrote a review Jun 2024
Dartmouth, Canada494 contributions231 helpful votes
I debated whether to give this a 2 or a 3 but based on the ports, they get an extra star. Would I cruise on this ship or HAL again. No. Pros Friendly crew (except for the food servers in the Lido, who were overworked and abrupt) The library, a real bonus with lots of selection The mats in the lifts, with days of the week! Cons The ship needs some major TLC Our cabin was worn out and the carpets visibly dirty, despite having been cleaned The 'shower' was gross.....over the bathtub (difficult to get into), a shower head that only had two streams of water, a tub that didn't drain, despite supposedly being fixed and a shower curtain and not glass panels Having to order all three courses at once in the MDR Inconsistent quality of food and selection lack of entertainment in the theatre Having to wait a long time if specialty coffee (i.e. cappuccino )was ordered in the Lido the coffee was tasteless and weak Overall, the ship lacked energy. This could be because of the layout of the ship...no central meeting area. Up until the end, we were getting lost. Sadly we had been looking forward to this cruise, our first (and last) with HAL but it just didn't measure up.
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Randy L wrote a review Jun 2024
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Having previously sailed on other Holland American ships, the oosterdam was the worst in appearance and overall looked. The ship looked looked old. The crew seemed to lack enthusiasm that I was expecting perhaps due to staffing . The food was ok, but not really great. The entertainment was by far the worst I ever encounter. Low in production and acts were average at best. I would not recommend this ship to anyone. I doubt seriously that I will ever cruise with Holland American again.
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Loft B wrote a review May 2024
United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
I had to sent this to Guest Services Please cease and desist. My husband tells me our room staff are in fear and probably scared because managment and supervision have passed the buck down to those who are not the problem to take responsibility with no voice. Get some shoulders and take responsibility, rather than persistent CYA. Perhaps responsible staff should look at the rooms and see if there are any problems in the rooms that would resolve nigly problems for customers. I'm a customer and am beginning to feel guilty because I have spoken up at the expense of high quality coal face working staff. Pic of balcony with only one longer for 2
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Maria from Austria wrote a review Mar 2024
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We enjoyed a 2-week trip from santiago to Bueanos aires on Osterdaam. The ship condistion was acceptable, the food was excellent, the service was overall a little bit slow in the resturant, but in the bars, specially in Ocean Bar and on the Observation Deck was quick. The coffee quality was always very good, although most passengers oredred Ameriacan type of coffees, we could get a real Italian espresso!! Our 8092 mini suite was the nightmare! Avoid the mini suites on deck 8, 8088-8094! All are very noisy, big machines work day and night! We could not sleep well duirng the entire trip! They should not sell those cabins!
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