November 2016 - 15 Night Spanish Passage (Rome To Tampa) Cruise on Oosterdam
Norovirus Shut Down Cruise
The first five days of the cruise were delightful. Nice weather, good ports and plenty of diverse activities. Then the Norovirus took over the ship and it became miserable for the 8 day crossing from Madeira to Tampa. Most of the good entertainment got off in Malaga and we were stuck with mediocre comedians, magicians, Abba impersonators. The show the last night out was by far the best of the cruise and was said to be a new one not preformed before by the Ships entertainers. With the on board activities curtailed because of the virus, the few lectures and cooking demo's were overflowing. The Lido became stand in line city for everything....I stood in line for 15 minutes to get a cup of coffee for my breakfast only to have them tell me they were out of regular coffee and only had decaf.