Outstanding Caribbean Cruise

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 04, 2017

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4055

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Overall this was a fantastic vacation. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, both on board and at the various ports of call. The food was so good, regardless of the venue. We will definitely be booking future cruises on Holland America.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was smooth and well run.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food on the Holland America ms Oosterdam can only be described as fantastic. The dining room is like eating at a 5 star restaurant every night. The Pinnacle Grill and Canneletto. although and extra cost, are well worth it.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
There is plenty to do on board.


5 out of 5
The stage shows were fantastic. The shows were well produced and the comedians were extremely funny.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service second to none onboard the Oosterdam!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Everything was well maintained and well laid out.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The room itself was spacious enough, with a comfortable queen bed and small sitting area. Our only issue is that we thought we were getting an unobstructed view but that was not the case. We could see a sliver of the ocean but mostly our view was of the lifeboats.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
The port was nice with plenty of shops for tourists. We went on a snorkeling excursion which was very well done. The tour guides were extremely accommodating. The only issue is that we had to take a long (45 min) bus ride to get to the snorkeling excursion departure point.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
This port was just OK. There were only a few overpriced shops for souvenirs. We did the Monkeyland excursion which was fantastic. However, once again the bus ride was long (1 hour each way).

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
We love this port but unfortunately it is not yet back to normal following the summer hurricanes.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

4 out of 5
Great beach. Good little area for snorkeling. A lot of fun all around.


5 out of 5
Very good. We were booked on an excursion after the cruise which meant we were a high priority.
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