Oosterdam Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Another excellent cruise

Sail Date: March 01, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We have traveled with 3 different cruise lines. Holland America being the best in every respect. The personel beginning with the embarcation, on board, food and beverage, entertainment, service in general including maintenance are highly professional and polite. Percentage wise these folks have the highest of best all around personnel in the seas.
Other lines also have good and great but in lesser numbers.
We feel at home and with family everytime we travel Holland America.

Pros: We enjoyed top cuisine, service, cleanliness, efficiency and friendliness.

Cons: The new dinning choice "As you wish" is just starting, needs a little more practice for travelers and crew to bring it up to it's potential.

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Extremelly well kept. The deck hallways are not bruised by excess luggage handling. Housekeeping and maintenance are priorities.
Food and Dining
Fantastic presentation, variety, flavor, seasoning, portions.
Holland America is not trendy like some cuisines where everyone needs to use the word chipotle or others to impress people.
Cabin / Stateroom
Remarkable cleanliness, efficiency and sense of ownership. Always demostrate sincere friendliness.
Service and Staff
The best of the best. From Red Coat support at the air port and embarcation to the day that unfortunatelly we must part.
These teams are the reason why HAL has such a high return and new
followers. Word of mouth is powerfull.
Considering the space limitations, the motion of the vessel, these folks do great, fantastic accomplishments. The quality and caliper of the shows is
up there, with the best at seas.
Mazatlan, Mexico
Mazatlan has grown much more than we like to admit. However, we saw a show with the Papantla Flyers and more and we were very happily surprised. Much more than we expected...by far.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Between December and March, whale watching our No. 1 sport. We recommend to arrange port excursions only through Holland America for your own safety and so the ship will not leave without you. Don't ever "just take a taxi and ask them to show you around" be safe.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We love nature tours, bird watching, and minor shopping for friends and relatives. So chose an activity that will allow you to do both. We do not visit restaurants, we try not to drink the local beverages except for a bottled beer perhaps.

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