February 18, 2006
My family and I went on the Oosterdam 2/18/2006. This was our 2nd HAL cruise (prior was Zuiderdam) and have previously sailed on 5 Carnival Ships and 1 RCCL. This had to be the best cruise ever. The service aboard this ship was magnificent. It seemed that all employees aboard had a smile and genuinely wanted you to have the best time ever. The food in the Vista Dining Room was top notch.
It seems that HAL's signature of excellence program not only dealt with ship renovations but with attitude among all staff. This ship is by far classier and more glamourous than the Zuiderdam. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. My only negative comment is that I felt the Ship "shopping/port ambassador" Linda was a little too pushy and had a snobby attitude. I can't wait to try another DAM ship in the near future!!!!!!!