Great relaxing cruise!

Oosterdam Cruise Review

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 51

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5

7 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 29, 2020

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6112

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We booked the cruise as we were looking for an easy get away. We live about 25 miles from San Diego port so made it very easy. Nice not to have to get on a plane. Relaxing


5 out of 5
Checked in and on the ship in about 30 minutes and able to go directly to our cabin to drop off our carry on bag. Also before we stepped inside the ship everyone had to use hand sanitizer.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good and like all cruises you eat too much.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We didn’t really participate in activities but the Oosterdam isn’t really known for a big night life either.


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service and staff was outstanding. Everyone very friendly and always there to get you what ever you needed.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It’s an older smaller ship but good size for us. They were constantly cleaning the common areas and railings. They were definitely taking precautions.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size, comfortable bed and nice having the balcony. We were just around the corner from the elevator so very convenient. Very clean

Ship tip

If you’re looking for a party ship or big night life the Oosterdam is not for you. We had been on it before and we were just looking for a cruise to relax. Not many young people and very few children it’s an older crowd.

Ports of call

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
Got off the ship and checked out the area, weather was great.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Got off and shopped at the nice little shopping area at the port.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
We didn’t do excursion, have been before. We just got off and shopped around by the port.

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
We live in the San Diego area so made it really nice leaving from here.


5 out of 5
We had a time of 9:10 to get off and was off by 9. Very easy and organized wish they were all this easy.
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