Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Atlantic crossing in November?

Sail Date: October 22, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

The package value attracted us to the itinerary and a previous three day coastal, no port visits cruise convinced us that eight days was do-able. Holland America and the great staff of the Oosterdam did the rest. We upgraded to a Signature suite - well worth it. On the entire cruise I wore a light raincoat once, only for the morning in Cadiz. The crossing was the best weather, the smoothest the captain had experienced in 23 years! Late dining with great table companions and wonderful entertainment. Even the Casino let us win on our last day. Can't wait until our next cruise. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Great midships location two doors from the stairs and elevators, one deck below the Lido to grab that early morning coffee and croissant. Some noise from the lido as furniture and carts moved but not an impediment. Great balcony.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Not one child spotted!
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
If you like omelettes for breakfast and the salad bar for lunch, compliment the experience by dining on the aft deck.
Barcelona, Spain
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Toulon, France
Calvi, Corsica
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Get a group of six or eight, hire a car and driver an go to Cinque Terre or Sienna. We recommend Papillon Tours.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy


Pay attention to the on board presentations - very helpful and informative, whether it's a virtual tour of the ship or the history of SNL.

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