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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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12 Night Mediterranean Romance (Venice To Barcelona)

Sail date: August 28, 2018

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8015

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The overall experience was terrific. The Disembarkation was a mess. Seems like every ship was in port at the same time. Buses were there but, you there was lack of direction.


5 out of 5
Right there at the Venice airport to take us to the ship, about 15 minutes away. The check-in went smooth and we were in our staterooms before 1200.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was always good. We are Lido (deck 9) eaters, and it's always special.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We love the Lincoln Center orchestra, the test kitchen, and the shows. HA may be the only cruise line that offers mass every day. Thermal pool is a must.


4 out of 5
Music shows were ok and the other acts were great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I swear the staff goes to "Smiles and Hello" school. Everyone from our steward to the Cast were warm and friendly.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Oosterdam is showing it's age in a few areas, but overall it's a great ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Overall just ok. Veranda room, 8015 had some A/C issues which were resolved in a few days.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
The jewell of Italy.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

4 out of 5
Loved the walled city

Sarande, Albania

2 out of 5
Didn't do any tour. City infrastructure outside pier non-existent. Spent 15 minutes and went back to the boat.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

4 out of 5
Took the Olympia tour. Pretty good. Quite very knowledgeable.

Naples, Italy

3 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Take the t1 hour train to St Peter's yourself. Very cool.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
My favorite. Yachts, Hop On/Hop off bus to Casino, visit the place. Terrific

Toulon, France

3 out of 5
Nice shopping

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Been there before. It was hot so just hung out on ship. Long walk to get out from ship.


3 out of 5
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