Norovirus Shut Down Cruise

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Spanish Passage & Western Caribbean Collectors

Sail date: November 03, 2016

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 5130

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The first five days of the cruise were delightful.  Nice weather, good ports and plenty of diverse activities.  Then the Norovirus took over the ship and it became miserable for the 8 day crossing from Madeira to Tampa.  Most of the good entertainment got off in Malaga and we were stuck with mediocre comedians, magicians, Abba impersonators.   The show the last night out was by far the best of the cruise and was said to be a new one not preformed before by the Ships entertainers.  With the on board activities curtailed because of the virus, the few lectures and cooking demo's were overflowing.  The Lido became stand in line city for everything....I stood in line for 15 minutes to get a cup of coffee for my breakfast only to have them tell me they were out of regular coffee and only had decaf.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I was on the Westerdam in January and it was good to see that the cabins had been upgraded with large flat screen tv's and USB ports at the desk and next the bed,

Ship tip

The Crows Nest Bar has the best views on the ship and the bartenders are the best.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

2 out of 5

Cartagena, Colombia Did not visit port

It was Cartagena, Spain that we stopped in. Lovely city.

Malaga, Spain

3 out of 5
Take the excursion to the Alhambra if you have never been to Spain or Granada. Definitely worth the effort to see this magnificent palace.

Funchal, Madeira

3 out of 5
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