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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 21, 2011
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago
very clean, curteous staff, untill off shore excursions which were booked online-then they played dumb--food would be much better if not half garlic-food is to be natural--the stink of garlic permeated the dining halls--deserts were great--most salads good if you can find one without GARLIC--

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
dang it people--lay off the GARLIC--WTF--came close to throwing up from the over powering smell--finally visited dining steward and he prepared fresh food that was excellent--pitch the garlic overboard--please--or put in dishes and vials for personal use and not torment the general public--PLEASE

Entertainment

3 out of 5
first time so cannot compare--no complaints except for one female supposed commedian--very vulgar--is possible to be humorous without so dirty--but--her mentality might have not been up to that

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
the dining steward helped by getting fresh food and bypassing the garlic

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
size was good--but first i had been on--clean--theatre was small and always full--i tried the spa but found it to be an attempt to sell products and not the service that was advertized in the daily bulletin

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
nice to be larger--asked to see larger and was not accomodated--very clean--was ok for first time
3 out of 5
saw the bald eagles--more salmon--weather did not permit helicopter--
3 out of 5
again--skip shops close to pier--enjoyed salmon and bears--local driver was fair with narration--but--is hard for them to take off the beaten path
3 out of 5
tour guide warned us that most shops are owned by ships--to ask if local owned--so can spend money local and not foreign cruise ship--glacier was nice--was rainy and cool so kind of uncomfortable--wish to have more time seeing the land and local scenery and not so much "tourist" spots--if i do again--willl probably go alone and miss the commercial part of it
3 out of 5
probably most enjoyable was local entertainers on street--13 year old violinist--young guys with drums, violin, and accordian were good--i like to people watch--some vintage cars --pot is legal in canada--kind of funny seeing stoned people on the street--different than civilized usa

Pros: service and food from 6 in morning to almost midnite

Cons: rolling of ship and stink of garlic near dining halls

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

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