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Oosterdam Cruise Review by hoodini: First time on Hal

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First time on Hal

Sail Date: February 2011
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego

Embarkment was a mix, one person telling to go here another telling to go there I have a mobility issue and I don't think they could make up their mind. We waited with rest of people. Rest of embarkment went ok. We usually travel Celebrity, they offer you a drink and escort you to your room ,missed this on Holland.

Room and cabin staff were excellent. Balcony was fab, best ever.

Food was very good. But As you Wish Dining wasn't what we expected. The waiters seem to be rushed, went 4 nights, took 1 1/2 hours plus each time. Time between courses was long. When questioned they just shrugged it off.

Lido buffet with an elderly couple was better choice. Breakfast room service was the best, always on time and hot (had to wait for the eggs to cool down one morning). I'm going to miss it

Biggest complaint was with the hydrotherapy pool, $199.00 to use it, on Celebrity Free. Main swimming pool with 4 working hot tubs was made into kids pool. Adult More pool(small)was at back of ship with 1 working tub. Less

Published 03/03/11

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Port and Shore Excursions

Visited 3 ports, no shore excursions as we all ready have done that before. As we are in no hurry to leave the ship we had no problems, off or on.

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