Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

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4-6 cruises

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4 out of 5

Great Itinerary if you love Ancient Greece and Rome

Sail Date: July 23, 2016

Reviewed: 3 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Itinerary was changed because of the trouble in Turkey.  Split was also cancelled and we went to Kotor Montenegro and Sarande, Albania. 

 

Had a good time but I am glad I did my own research before we left as the cruise ship does not give out much information on the ports.

 

Kotor is nice for the beautiful bay.  Sarande is under construction and there is lots of trash.  Don't bother to leave the beach area.  On the other hand, eat and drink.  Prices are from the 1970s!  They take Euros too.

Cabin / Stateroom
Room 4008 is above the main stage and we could hear the shows clearly in our room plus often musicians practicing at all hours. The balcony was also often wet because it was below a navigation station with a glass floor that they kept cleaning.
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Food and Dining
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete
Easy to get to Knossos by bus but wait until after noon when all the cruise line groups are gone.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Easy to walk to old town. Follow shore until the harbor ends, then walk uphill along the street of banks. At top, you'll see signs to old town. There is a stairway that takes you down to the gate. Town is fun.
Split, Croatia
Venice, Italy
Corfu, Greece
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece
The fort overlooking the town is good only for the views. It is a hard walk and was very hot, The port area is nice with shops and cafes. Some of the best prices in Greece.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Mykonos, Greece
Just consider this an at sea day and stay on the ship. Nothing worth seeing in town. Prices high.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Santorini, Greece
Must see! Best views of the islands and the sea and the towns are really nice. Prices high but worth it.
Naples, Italy

Tip

Do your own research on what to see in the ports. Of three excursions we took given by the ship, only one had radios so we could hear the guide. Best was OIA, Santorini. Highly recommend it.



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