Smooth Crossing

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 9
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5

27 Night Passage To Spain & Mediterranean (Ft. Lauderdale To Venice)

Sail date: April 03, 2018

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8077

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Another great experience on Holland America seeing the world one beer & one country at a time.


5 out of 5
Arrived after 2:00 pm & walked right on the ship - no lines

Ship experiences


4 out of 5
The ship's dancers are very good, but we found the entertainment brought on for 1 or 2 nights was excellent.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The larger bathroom & extra space in he room were worth the extra expense.

Ship tip

If you want to tour the Sagrada Familia which you shouldn't miss, buy your tickets online before several months prior to sailing. If you buy tickets at the church you may wait in line for several hours.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

We embarked here.

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
Walked around town & had lunch at a local restaurant. Sampled local beer & wine.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Went on a bus tour of Lisbon & Estoril. Lunch at a local restaurant. Sampled local beer & wine.

Huelva, Spain

4 out of 5
It was a rainy day & we took a shuttle into town & back to the ship without getting off. The guide on the bus was very informative.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Took a bus to town - $5.00 for a round trip. Walked around town - beautiful flowers & parks. Lunch at a local restaurant. Sampled local beer & wine.

Cartagena, Spain

5 out of 5
Very short stay & a 10 minute walk from the ship. Had breakfast at a local restaurant. Very nice waterfront area.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Took a cab to the Sagreda Familia. Fantastic church which we toured & went to the top of one of the towers. Rode an elevator up & had to walk down 400 steps. Lunch at a local restaurant. Sampled local beer & wine.


5 out of 5
We did not disembark since we were on a 27 day cruise.
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