Relaxing, yet not for the younger folks

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 23, 2019

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1108

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

It was a great relaxing trip. Not for a younger, energetic crowd though.


4 out of 5
Quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
All the cruise lines have scaled back the main dining room in an effort to get people to pay extra for the specialty restaurants. However, HAL's food is quite tasty, even though it isn't quite what it used to be.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Limited activities. They roll up the sidewalks at 11 p.m.


3 out of 5
The ventriloquist was good. Lincoln Center was amazing. Other than that... not up to par with other lines.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
Our grandson enjoyed himself, but security seemed a bit lax.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing staff. Super friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Typical cruise cabin.

Ship tip

If you want to relax... great ship. Beautiful artwork, super staff. If you want to keep busy and seek quality entertainment go elsewhere.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5
Fine. Just boarding

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Great day at the beach.

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
It's Jamaica... Good Hope Plantation was great though!

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Love the Turtle Farm.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Been here a dozen times, always fun.


5 out of 5
Faster than we expected.
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