A very relaxing cruise

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 02, 2010
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
It was geared towards the older crowd, mostly elderly passengers. We would have liked more up to date entertainment options that didn't start at 10:30pm.
Also it would have been nice to have more than one shopping option on board as well as things to do. Not alot of diversity in things to do for the crowd that is 30-50, including entertainment as well as shopping.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining room-Food was average, nothing to rave about. Service was a little slow, although very friendly. We liked our servers alot, although food was mixed up more than once and some beverages were forgotten. Dining room was beautiful and clean.
Lido buffet- There were many choices, although not always open. They were closed alot during the day while setting up the next meal, with no food options available. Juice dispensers were not always in use, sometimes only had water in them. They did not always have labels on them either so we did not know what juice would come out.
Wait staff was great! Always willing to help out, wipe off tables that were dirty, asking if we wanted anything, getting more beverages, whatever we needed.


3 out of 5
We liked listening to Charlie Jourdan every night, but at the same time there were no other options. It would have been nice to have more options for the 30-50 crowd that didn't start at 10:30pm. More diversity would have been nice for our group.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and nice. Our rooms were cleaned every day, wait staff was fun and friendly and very willing to help in the LIdo restaurant, They were always vacuuming, polishing, cleaning the ship and keeping it nice. I saw Jetro kneeling down and chatting with an elderly woman in her wheelchair waiting for her companion to return with her food. He went above and beyond to make her feel good. He was so nice!! I loved that guy!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was pretty clean, there were always people vacuuming, polishing, wiping tables. There were also alot of restrooms with out of order signs on stalls and sinks as well as floors being mopped and slippery.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was great! Bed was so comfortable, we slept great every night! It was cleaned every morning and evening. It would have been nice to have a non smoking area as we could smell smoke in the halls.
5 out of 5
We just went downtown and did some shopping. Lots of places to eat, many shops, beautiful boardwalk along the beach. Very relaxing to just hang out and just sight see.
5 out of 5
We loved Cabo, we are actually planning a destination vacation for here. Beautiful, very clean with many, many choices of things to do. We did the Chileno Bay snorkeling excursion and it was fun.
Don't Miss: There was an Arts and Culture tour that part of our party took. I wish we would have done it as well. Very informational, I learned alot just listening to them!
5 out of 5
Stone Island was totally awesome!! We loved this port! We played in the surf all day, with lunch served to us under our Tiki umbrellas. Alma went above and beyond for us, actually going all over the island for us to find Pepsi. She was so nice we almost cried!! Water was about 85 degrees and perfect for playing in. I would totally recommend this to every passenger on the ship!
Don't Miss: This is just a "must do" excursion for all who want a day on the beach. Everyone on our excursion loved the whole day!

Pros: The fact that there were not alot of kids on the ship.

Cons: The limited entertainment options.

Recommends Oosterdam? No.

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