not up to par to my previous cruise.

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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24 Night Dream Of The Mediterranean (Venice To Barcelona)
Sail Date: April 30, 2016
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 4027
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

all of the ship facilities met my expectation. However, the food, excursions and the travel coordinator need much improvement. The food was directed mostly to presentation than to taste. Tasted more like precooked food, few times it was served warm/cold not hot. Food selection and taste was not near as good as Mediterranean food. Excursions were very expensive. The travel director should have been more informative and specific to those who elected not to use onboard excursions. local maps should have bee supplied to find their way on the islands.


Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Expected much better. Seemed the food was directed more to the presentation than to the taste. Tasted as precooked food. few times it arrived warm/cold not hot. Food selection and taste not near as good as Mediterranean food

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Main show was good, but after that it was sleep time. Bingo? Windows10 OS training? No major activities around the pool.


3 out of 5
Entertainment was geared for the elderly couple, not the energetic ones.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
work in progress all over the ship, at any time. certain ship area closed off due to painting and repairs. A constant smell of paint at times made it difficult. On the top floor, cabanas were being constructed dedicated to suites, no lounge chairs. I'm guessing area was restricted according to cabin selection.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room service was excellent. No complains, however one night there was no hot water, which was resolved once we called for assistance.
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3 out of 5
small town, nothing there to visit except the main street and the many tourist shops. Olympia was too far and on my trip the sites were closed due to local holiday.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
We made it to Sorrento no tanks to the travel director. We were able to take the local bus a few hundred meters out side the port to the main train station and took the Metro to Sorrento. All information given from locals. The travel direction should have been more informative on how to get about and the cost of local transportation.
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