18-Nov-2016 Holland Oosterdam Cruise

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Fall Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 18, 2016

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8136

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Very disappointed in this cruise.  I've been on 35+ cruises and this ranks up there as one of the most disappointing.  (This is a crappy website forcing you to type at least 150 characters -- REALLY?)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Not much of a selection on the food. Tasted good - a bit bland - just not the usual variety . Also had early seating (6 PM) and some nights it was 7:30 before we left the dining room. Food as described in the menu came and there were substitutions (red peppers replaced sun dried tomatoes).

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
nothing to do!!!! Couldn't tell who the cruise director's staff was -- they were dressed like the passengers. No karaoke. The trivia sessions were horrid and the staff member running them was unfamiliar with the music trivia she was doing. Very disappointing


1 out of 5
nothing to do! hardly any trivia and when there was it was lame and so were the winners "prizes"

Children's Programs

No children were traveling with us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Out room stewart. Budi, and assistant, Ecko, were VERY good. Great job! Our server, Budi, and assistant, Putu, did the best they could will all the virus restrictions and screw ups with the menu.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was OK. Service was great. we were on the back of the ship (8th floor balcony) and everyday early in the morning they would hose and sweep off the sun/pool deck above us and out balconies were covered in hair and trash (napkins, straws, paper, food) that was hosed off. Paid all that money for a balcony and had to dodge the trash. Not cool!

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

3 out of 5
I hope that soon this port will be developed for cruise customers

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Stay was WAY too short!!!!!!
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