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Oosterdam Cruise Review by misterkelly: Great Service, bargains if you're smart

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Member Since 2013
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children 4.0
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Value for Money 4.0

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Great Service, bargains if you're smart

Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle

If you are looking for mini golf and water slides this is not the cruise for you. but if you like good food, good service and a touch of elegance then this is the cruise for you.

Nice antiques adorn the common areas on Oosterdam. the servants are polite and eager to please. request second seating for dinner if you want to avoid lines and crowds and get great service. We sat at table 22, in the back corner right by the window. We loved it. good view and great service. Our waiter Didic was great as was Adi his asst. They gave us double entre and appitizers every night not to mention desserts.

The magician on board was world class and awesome. Better than anything I've seen in vegas. Dancing with the stars at sea was a delight for my wife. Casino staff was polite and patient with the novice.

roland was the sports bar bartender, he was very professional and polite. The entertainment staff were exceptional.

My only complaint was the photography dept More charged 40$ per photo which i found to be a bit high. Do not bother with a black and white photo sitting. 600$ min. photo package. Waste of time.

Even the Lido buffet staff was excellent. Aprillia was a delight as a staff member on the lido. Cabin stewards were proficient but not excellent. All in all a great deal. Do purchase the 30$ drink card. A bargain if you like to drink. Less

Published 07/03/13

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Cabin review: K6007 Interior Stateroom

Bit of a walk to the elevator. relatively quiet. Could hear the anchor dropping once. Not too bad. Not too spacious but sufficient.

Port and Shore Excursions

Lots of tourist traps but all in all not too bad. Take the walk to the totem pole museum and park just away from the docks. Dolly's was quaint. A good place to buy smoked salmon. If weather permits, misty fiords is worth seeing by float palne if you can negotiate a good price.

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