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Oosterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5

24 Night Adriatic & Greek Odyssey (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 30, 2018

Ship: Oosterdam

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

This was our first time in Europe and we could not have chosen a better itinerary and better cruise line. We usually travel with our kids on NCL, this was just the Hubby and me and we loved Holland America.


5 out of 5
It went better than any in the USA.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
very good. I don''t really do buffets, but my husband loved it.

Ocean Bar

5 out of 5

My favorite place during happy hour.

B.B. King's Blues Club

5 out of 5

Great music.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I found that there was not a lot to do during the days but the shows were excellent.

Thermal Suites

5 out of 5

We came here everyday.

Neptune Lounge

5 out of 5

We went here often.

Massage / Steam Rooms

5 out of 5

Had 2 massages and they were both very good.

Hydro Pool

5 out of 5

I was there everyday. Excellent.

Guest Services / Excursions

4 out of 5

I don't give it a 5 because there was one person there who appeared to be having a bad day, everyday.

Greenhouse Spa And Salon

5 out of 5

Had a few services done and it was very nice.

Fitness Center

5 out of 5

used it a few times and it was very clean.

Beauty Salon

5 out of 5

Had my hair done and my nails. I'm very picking with both and the blowed dried my hair great and they did a pretty nice job on my nails.


5 out of 5
music, shows I enjoyed it all.

Lincoln Center Stage

5 out of 5

We both enjoyed this very much.

Art Gallery

5 out of 5

Beautiful pieces. My husbands favorite part of the cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Don''t remember the cabin# it was a veranda and it was spacious and very clean.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5
LOVE it! This was my first time and I have gone back 2 more times.

Split, Croatia

4 out of 5
Beautiful place, the people where specially nice and very beautiful. When I was in High School I loved World History and always wanted to visit Yugoslavia. Glad I was able to visit the New Free Countries.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
My favorite port in the world so far. When back in 2019.

Sarande, Albania

2 out of 5
We just walked outside the port and it was not nice. Building are still destroyed from the war in 1991. Lot's of homeless people. Just not what I expected.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
Going to Olympia was in my bucket list since I was a child. It was an amazing experience.

Souda (Chania), Crete

5 out of 5
Beautiful, we went to the monastery and the cemetery where all the Martyrs from WWII are buried. Then we went to a small Venetian Harbor. Best olive oil.

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
No tours here, we just walked around Little Venice and saw the windmills. Had an amazing lunch and too beautiful pictures.

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
We did the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus and stopped at a beautiful Botanical Garden. Then we just drove around the City. Beautiful place.

Mgarr, Malta

5 out of 5
Took a tour to the Red Beach. Very cold but very beautiful.

Palermo, Sicily

4 out of 5
Palermo reminded me of Manhattan. We went to a little town called Cefalus. It was very quaint and beautiful. Then we went back and I spend some time in the designer district close to the ship. It's within walking distance from the port.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Naples is crazy. But we took a tour to Positano and drove through the Amalfi Coast then to Pompeii. The Amalfi coast is a most see. Pompeii is extraordinary. We also stopped in Sorento for some Limoncello.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
We stayed in Rome overnight and went to visit the Vatican on our own. What an amazing experience. We went to Mass, my sister was there two days later and saw the Pope giving mass. So lucky.


5 out of 5
Beautiful, we stayed on the ship until most of the passengers got off. Then it was super easy.

Traveler Photos

Botanical Gardens Amalfi Coast Olympia Mykonos Red Beach Cefalus Grocery store in Naples.
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