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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5

14 Night Western / Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 08, 2018

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a very good time. Loved the Oosterdam and Holland America. Overall, two thumbs up.


5 out of 5
Quick and efficient

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We were traveling Neptune Class and had our breakfast in the Pinnacle Dining Room. It was very, very good. The service was over the top. They spoiled us! A special dinner at Rudi's was excellent. The main dining room was very good as well. The buffet on the Lido deck was good but not great. The Dive In burgers were a treat, so were the fries.

Pinnacle Grill

5 out of 5

As Neptune Class, we had breakfast in the Pinnacle Grill each morning. The service was over the top and the food was great. One night it became Rudi's. We had dinner there and it was also excellent with service to match.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The America's Test Kitchen was worth attending, so was the Microsoft classes.

Neptune Lounge

5 out of 5

A real treat. The staff was super and the modest food and drink was tasty and well stocked. Offerings were changed frequently throughout the day.


4 out of 5
Better than expected.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The entire staff was excellent. They went out of their way to make our trip and vacation a memorable one.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Classic ship and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The Neptune class suite is spacious, comfortable, and attractive. The veranda was most enjoyable.

Ship tip

Focus on the ship not the stops. Lots to do and take advantage of the classes and entainment.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
The alligator swamp boats was a lot of fun.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

3 out of 5
Not much to do but go to the beach and have lunch at the buffet which was marginal.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Jamaica is a very poor country and the poverty is quite evident. Ok stop.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

Missed port due to weather

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Went to Tulum. Very interesting, but be prepared for a lot of walking and warm weather.


5 out of 5
Very quick and easy (but we had special assistance which avoided what looked like a long customs wait.

Traveler Photos

Desert at Rudi's.  What a way to end the meal. Table set for Rudi's Waiter, there are snails in my food!
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