Crusing on the Oosterdam
Oosterdam Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: December 11, 2010
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryThe staff was warm friendly and helpful I would gladly tip them. But the cruiseline policy is that we are charged $44 per day for two adults and two children for tips. It is mandatory. Why not just build that into the price of the cruise and pay the staff well? It seems slimey to do it that way. If we wanted to stand in a long line and fight it we could have, but I don't begrudge the staff. I just think it could be handled differently.
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Pros: The service and food was great. Lots of smiling staff to help us.
Cons: Being charged for shipbpoard costs upfront for four people, before I ever spend a cent - then having it credited back to us.