Christmas/New Year Cruise New Zealand: Oosterdam Cruise Review by brettcarol2012
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Christmas/New Year Cruise New Zealand
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
We knew the Holland American Line would have an older demographic, however we were surprised how many elderly people were on board. All with their walkers etc, which did slow things down at times. For the family Christmas cruise there were 152 children on board - I think I saw a total of 8 children - they More were occupied in the HAL children's club.
Entertainment was excellent and there were so many activities on ship that we couldn't do them all. Would strongly recommend purchasing the verdandah rooms on the Port side to enjoy entering each Port when going from Sydney - New Zealand. Think about which direction your ship sails so that you can enjoy the land views as you enter each harbour.
Very informative staff on each port with a lot of information provided. However do your research as you may still pick up better deals on line rather than through the cruiseline. Less
Cabin review: VE7008 Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
This cabin is on Level 7 and is located at front of ship. We found it a very peaceful and quiet location with excellent cabin crew. Be prepared to walk from one end of the ship to the other to eat, however it is not far and makes you feel healthier (or a good excuse to have another drink). Excellent views and good size balcony. Storage under bed, wardrobes and under lounge.Read All Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom (VE) Reviews >>