Very nice cruise, terrible food.

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 78

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Oosterdam

21 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer/Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 27, 2015

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6164

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The room was great. Very comfortable. Our room cleaners and the rest of the workers on the ship really made an effort to make sure everything was the best for their customers.  The only complaint  we had was with the food. It seems that Holland America was trying too hard to be unusual in their choice of dinner menus. I am not a fan of "pork cracklins" or "sweet breads".  I am old enough to know and understand what those things really are. The cheapest, lowest form of leftovers from killing the pig that there is. I guess that way the shipping company can save a lot of money on real meat and fish. I am waiting for them to tell me that "mountain oysters" is a real treat.For your info, its pig testicals.. Thank goodness for the salad bar. If this is what Holland is doing with the food, I will look for another cruise line.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Beautiful handicapped room.Bed was very comfortable. The room workers were the greatest.

Ship tip

The ship needs a lot of work. It's very tired and worn out. Rust everywhere. The ship is suppose to go into dry dock soon.I just wish it had happened before we took the cruise.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

3 out of 5

Samana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

Samana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

3 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

3 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

Soufriere, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

3 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
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