Fell short of Expectations - Disappointed
Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
12 Night Adriatic Dream (Venice To Rome)
Sail date: April 30, 2018
Cabin type: Balcony
Cabin number: 10018
Traveled as: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Review summaryI was so excited to take this cruise with my mom. We had both heard such amazing reviews about Holland America. Needless to say we were disappointed. I guess it all comes down to the boat you get so be sure you do your research. This boat is too old and needs some major updates and a great cleaning.
Food and Dining
Lack of variety. They pretty much had the same things everyday. Also there were no real health snacks. I was hoping for almonds and walnuts and they were not available.
Old and dated pool furniture. Ripping cushions and rattan chairs. I saw one lady cut her leg on the damaged rattan.
Greenhouse Spa And Salon
The facilities were old, but I really like Dr Luisa and wanted her to get a great review. She is wonderful.
Dated and small. There hours are only from 6 am to 9 Pm which is inconvenient if you are looking to vacation and get up at 7, still make shore excursions and eat at the 5:45 seating. It truly makes no sense to close the gym so early.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
I would choose another ship. This one is too old and dated at this point.