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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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12 Night Mediterranean Explorer (Rome To Barcelona)

Sail date: August 16, 2016

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Good cruise, liked the ship, mainly good service and lovely food.


Didn't enjoy the open dining as it was generally disorganised, had to wait 30 minutes+ for a table and very slow service.  Otherwise cabin kept very clean, entertainment good and had a lovely time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was good but open dining wasn't. We invariably had to wait 30 minutes+ and after a while were trying to book in advance to get dinner at a time we wanted. Very irritating as once in the dining room saw many empty tables which suggests disorganisation or lack of staff. Service was very slow. Often missed coffee in order to get to see show/entertainment.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Most comfortable bed in a cabin. Cabin good size and comfortable.

Ship tip

Good medium size ship. Some areas of it were too cold with the air conditioning.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5

Saint Raphael, France

5 out of 5

Ajaccio, Corsica

5 out of 5

Almeria, Spain

5 out of 5
We were there on a bank holiday so couldn't get into Alcazabar which was disappointing.

Ceuta, Spanish Morocco, North Africa

5 out of 5
Really liked Ceuta; lovely and clean, just big enough to walk around and see it all.

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5

Sete (Carcassonne), France

5 out of 5
Very glad we went there as it was similar to Venice with the canals. Went on a canal trip which was enjoyable.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
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