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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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21 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 06, 2015

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6010

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The ship decor is tasteful, warm, plenty of curved lines, warm wood, admin areas that look more like small hotel lobby and welcoming.  For the value this was a great cruise.  However, shipboard activities offered were boring and mostly in sales ode such as services of spa, jewelery offerings.  Although seemingly design for mature crowed, we seniors like continuing learning opportunities and educational lectures were lacking. For a short cruise that's great but for ten days it was boring. Food was good and similar in quality to other cruise lines I've taken.  It seemed the cabin and dining attendants were allocated more than their manageable share of workload. There were not a lot of noticeable happy faces and many seemed tired and sad. 



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

had minor plumbing problems such as slow draining shower, non working sink stopper, shower curtain kept coming off, hard to adjust for hot water. This was also the sallest interior stateroom I've ever had. We asked for twin beds but it was not done and had to be re-configured.

Ship tip

The interior were beautiful especially design of dining fixtures, lighting fixtures, paint colors, wood finishes. The interior state too was unremarkable and TV quite small.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5

Samana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

Samana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
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