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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
12 Night Mediterranean Rivieras (Barcelona To Rome)
Sail Date: October 22, 2016
Ship: Oosterdam
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 8070
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
If you like omelettes for breakfast and the salad bar for lunch, compliment the experience by dining on the aft deck.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


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Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Not one child spotted!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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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Get a group of six or eight, hire a car and driver an go to Cinque Terre or Sienna. We recommend Papillon Tours.
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