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Oosterdam Cruise Review by kaybee57: Off the Oosterdam and I'm still swaying!

Oosterdam 5
Member Since 2013
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Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 5.0

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Off the Oosterdam and I'm still swaying!

Sail Date: December 2013
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Sydney (Australia)

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 More 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. Less

Published 12/13/13

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Cabin review:

Perfect room size, DVD Video if taking your own is the ?NTCS version? not PAL (I think that's right - our Australian DVD's did not work).Fabulous friendly room staff.Bathroom well laid out with room enough for moving around as required.Very comfortable bed - King Size??? So heaps of room.Lots of storage space. 2 bedside drawers each, a wardrobe with a couple of shelves each and plenty of coathangers, small desk seat is also a storage box, room under the beds for suitcases.

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