12 Night Mediterranean Romance (Venice To Barcelona)
Sail Date: August 28, 2018
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8015
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 months ago
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.
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.
Food and Dining
The food was always good. We are Lido (deck 9) eaters, and it's always special.
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.
Music shows were ok and the other acts were great.
Service and Staff
I swear the staff goes to "Smiles and Hello" school. Everyone from our steward to the Cast were warm and friendly.
Oosterdam is showing it's age in a few areas, but overall it's a great ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
Overall just ok. Veranda room, 8015 had some A/C issues which were resolved in a few days.
Ports Of Call
Didn't do any tour. City infrastructure outside pier non-existent. Spent 15 minutes and went back to the boat.
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Took the Olympia tour. Pretty good. Quite very knowledgeable.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Take the t1 hour train to St Peter's yourself. Very cool.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
My favorite. Yachts, Hop On/Hop off bus to Casino, visit the place. Terrific
Been there before. It was hot so just hung out on ship. Long walk to get out from ship.
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