Nice, relaxing cruise

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5

7 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 11, 2018

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7143

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Overall it was a good cruise. Great crew and decent accommodations.


4 out of 5
Embarkation was easy. Lots of people available to help and keep people moving with minimal delays.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Selections at the Lido buffet were plentiful and nicely presented. The attendants were pleasant and helpful. The dining rooms were very nice. The dining room selections were average and nicely presented. Not any Wow, but very nice. Out waiter team of Afandi and Leonardo at table 199 were exceptional. They made our dining experience a joy by their attentiveness. Afandi would do well in any upscale dining establishment.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Very low keyed deck environment compared to other cruise lines. Very nice for we older people. It was easy to move around.


1 out of 5
Shows were pretty much limited to dancing and singing. Not much variety. One good comedian and a mediocre comedian with a dog that was lackluster. The seats in the theater are not as comfortable as they could be for extended sitting through performances.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Overall the staff throughout the ship were very pleasant, helpful and cheerful. The standouts were our dining room waiter, Afandi and our stateroom attendant, Aan.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is tired looking throughout. It needs to be renewed. It was clean and was always being cared for by crew members but it's just worn.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was worn but comfortable and clean. Aan kept everthing clean in order. One day the toilet failed to flush for a while but that was fixed that day.

Ship tip

Do not expect the level of excitement or entertainment that you would find on some other cruises. If you are looking for a nice friendly and relaxing get away, this is it. We enjoyed it a lot.

Ports of call

San Diego, California

3 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Were got expedited passes and walked off with all of our baggage at 8 o'clock. We had no ckecked luggage so this worked well
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