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Oosterdam Cruise Review by kaybee57

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Oosterdam
Oosterdam
Member Name: kaybee57
Cruise Date: December 2013
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Off the Oosterdam and I'm still swaying!

Thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks doing very little.

There is a full program of activities and events always happening on the ship so one can either do nothing or find something to do.

Open Dining was great - no need to worry about what time we dined however the one night we did find some friends to dine with we perhaps should have made a reservation as we had to wait 15 minutes or so.

Rooms with balcony were perfect size - plenty of time spent reading and enjoying the fresh air but perhaps because the weather was in our favour! Beds very comfortable.

Found the Lido Pool deck area closed up a bit much - not sure what the policy is there but a couple of days people looking to lie in the sun but half the cover was still over the deck.

Didn't do any HAL shore excursions - the islands we visited are generally fairly cheap to get around having been there before, so found the shore excursion prices on offer way over the top.

Main show attractions not overly impressive - a couple of singers maybe couldn't get a job elsewhere???

Final razzle dazzle show though was fabulous. Showroom seemingly full every night and one needed to be early to get a seat - however sitting up the back meant you could sneak out early if not enjoying the show!

Enjoyed the casino - it was under-patronised on this cruise but I learnt to play craps from a couple of others playing and the staff at the tables which they usually don't do so was pleasantly surprised they were happy to help.


Publication Date: 12/13/13
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