For me HAL underwent a considerable culinair improvement.

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

7 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2018

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8056

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I enjoyed every minute of this cruise. One little advice:Keep copies of prepaid Gratuities and Transfer Costs to or from the ship to help the guest relations department so that they do not have to communicate with the Main Office in Seattle.


5 out of 5
I am a 4 star Mariner and as such embarkation went fast and efficient. I was 14 days on board of the Oosterdam . Kind of a back to back cruise

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
As already mentioned there was a considerable improvement since I left HAL for Celebrity and will definitely return to HAL

Lido Restaurant

5 out of 5

There was an enormous improvement from the past in the choice of food.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Walking on deck and especially use the fitness center every day


Different kind of entertainment

Children's Programs

I am 90 years old

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My two Indonesian room stewards were exceptional.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It looked to me as new and and a reconstructed stateroom

Ship tip

It was for me one of the better cruises at HAL and did remind me of old times before Carnival took over. I used the possibility of booking a future cruise on board and instead of paying a small amount of 100 dollars I paid 300 dollars down and received therefore 200 dollars of spending o/b money for my future cruise. My advice: You have to pay the final cruise price ultimately anyhow why not pay a larger amount down and get more spending on board money.

Ports of call

San Diego, California Did not visit port

I have been cruising for a very long time and visited these Mexican ports before

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Did not visit port

Mazatlan, Mexico Did not visit port

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Did not visit port


4 out of 5
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