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For our 90th cruise, we chose the Oosterdam by Holland America. What a pleasure to cruise old school. Ship is only 900+ feet with only 1900+ passengers. We had a balcony on the veranda deck. Ship is in excellent condition, clean with very comfortable accomadations. Had traditional running at 5:30. Good was excellent as was the service. Specialty restaurants were fantastic. Service all over the ship was excellent. Buffet has something for everyone, seating was never a problem. If you want comfort and relaxation I recommend this ship.
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Sail Date: October 2019
Cabin Type: Balcony
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Destination: Mexico
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Holland America Oosterdam

59 reviews
Traveler (45)
Common Areas (1,293)
Dining and Bars (427)
Itineraries for this ship
7 Night Cruise to the Mexican Riviera
Departure date
Saturday, 11/30/19
San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego
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Passengers: 1,964   |   Crew: 812
Passengers to crew: 2.42:1
Passengers to space: 43.6:1
Launched: 2003   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  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)  
Guest Services
EXC Tours
The Mainstage
Future Cruises


    Cabin size: 212 - 359 sq. ft.
    Connected rooms: 110
    Accessible rooms: 0
    Maximum passengers: 4
    Number of cabins: 495

    Activities & Entertainment

    Activities (27)
    • Afternoon Tea
    • America's Test Kitchen Cooking Classes
    • Art and Craft Classes*
    • Art Gallery*
    • Beer Tasting*
    • Cigars Under the Stars*
    • Digital Workshop*
    • Digital Workshop Computer Classes
    • Explorations Central Port Lectures
    • Fitness Center
    • Fitness Classes*
    • Greenhouse Spa & Salon*
    • Happy Hour Drink Special*
    • Hot Tubs (5)
    • Hydro Pool*
    • Hydrotherapy Pool*
    • Martini Tasting*
    • Onboard Lectures
    • Pools (2)
    • Solo Traveler Get-Togethers
    • Sports Courts
    • Team Trivia
    • Wine Tasting*
    • The Retreat*
    • Club HAL
    • Club HAL
    • The Loft
    Entertainment (13)
    • Afternoon Musical Concerts
    • B.B. King's Blues Club & America's Test Kitchen
    • BBC Earth Onboard Features
    • Billboard Onboard
    • Casino*
    • Explorer's Lounge
    • Feature Movie Matinees
    • Lincoln Center Stage
    • Live Nightly Music
    • Screening Room
    • The Mainstage
    • The Mainstage
    • The Mainstage
    Dining (14)
    • The Dining Room - American
    • The Dining Room - American
    • Gallery Bar - Art Bar*
    • Lido Market - Casual
    • Explorations Café - Coffee Bar*
    • Dive-In - Fast Food
    • Crow's Nest - Forward Bar*
    • Canaletto - italian*
    • Lido Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Sea View Bar - Pool Bar*
    • Pinnacle Grill - Steakhouse*
    • Pinnacle Bar - Steakhouse Bar*
    • Neptune Lounge - Suite Guests
    • Ocean Bar - Traditional bar*
    * May require additional fees
    Traveler rating
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    We have been on 3-4 Holland America Ships. This one was average. We went on a spring break Caribbean vacation with 12 people. We had requested to have one large table for dinners and found when we arrived we were split up. Our father was not happy with this. On day 2 they
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    This cruise had the worst service we ever had on Holland America. We are a 5 Star Mariner member, Which means we have cruised HAL a lot. It appeared to us that HAL was focused on onboard revenue than on providing it's passengers the service that they used to provide. They had
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    Flew to San Diego and were met at airport by ship's rep. Transported with luggage to the ship and boarded. Left that evening for Cabo San Lucas. The UFO group had a daily itinerary set up that kept us busy every day. The meals were great, the crew was fantastic and our stops
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    This was our 2nd cruise (both on Holland America). My husband and myself. We booked a balcony stateroom. At the last minute we upgraded to Club Orange. It was worth it even though the staff isn't 100% familiar with it. It is a new rollout. We were in Stateroom #5185.(this
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    We were thrilled with this cruise not only for the wonderful ports of call but also for the entertainment on board. We liked the classical quintet, four strings and piano, that was from the Lincoln Center. They were five extremely talented (and beautiful) young ladies. We
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    Upcoming Itineraries

    7 Night Cruise to the Mexican Riviera
    Departure date
    Saturday, 11/30/19
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