Oosterdam Cruise Review to Mexico

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2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

Happy cruisers

Sail Date: March 17, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We had such a wonderful time on our cruise and were so impressed by the Oosterdam. We never felt like it was crowded and often wondered where everyone had gone! There are so many public areas and things going on in so many of them that the crowds were dispersed throughout. The onboard activities seemed to be nonstop and the shore excursions were very well organized. We thought Holland America did a fabulous job.

Pros: We thought the entire crew and staff were terrific. The entertainment was outstanding and the cruise director and his staff were everywhere.

Cons: The poolside barbecue they had one night.

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
For the most part, we liked the food but if there was a weak spot it would be the desserts. But that may be a good thing!
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a deluxe verandah suite and it was worth every cent. Having access to the Neptune Lounge was such a convenience, too.
Service and Staff
Our cruise director and his staff were outstanding and such nice people. Our cabin steward was was helpful and always ready to fill any request. Everyone we dealt with was pleasant.
The level of talent on the Oosterdam was outstanding and everything was so well organized. There seemed to be something for everyone.
Mazatlan, Mexico
We did the birdwatching and estuary trip which was very interesting. The only down side was the long tram ride to the restaurant at the beach. However, our guide was very informative and entertaining.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The canopy adventure was a terrific shore excursion. It was so much fun and the guides were very experienced and obviously enjoyed their jobs.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We took the snorkeling trip and it was a fun trip however, it wasn't as good as one we took in Cancun. The water was much colder and the variety of fish didn't compare. The snorkeling instructions weren't as good, either, but it didn't matter if you had snorkeled before. But the people running it were very friendly and fun.

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