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We splurged on the penthouse since we were traveling with kids and wanted the privacy of a separate bedroom, but at the same time wanted our 'tween kids in the same room (instead of a separate cabin or on a couch next to our bed). The suite was huge and well worth the expense. However, we were surprised at how much the wooden walls and ceilings squeaked when we were at sea. For a 4 year old ship, this seemed unusual and something we have not noticed on other cruises we have been on. The food was quite good, considering the number of people being served at one time, and the service was truly excellent. The waiters, cabin steward, and women in the Neptune Lounge were extraordinarily helpful and nice. We all also loved Hunky Dory, one of the staff in the Lido Buffet that remarkably could remember everyone's name. We really enjoyed the village tour outside of Mazatlan and the canopy tour in the mountains an hour outside of Puerto Vallarta. We loved flying through the trees on zip lines. I would recommend both of those tours. The snorkeling in Cabo was disappointing as the water was freezing and we saw no fish. Overall, we had a great time!!

Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera

Oosterdam Cruise Review by mtkingsley

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We splurged on the penthouse since we were traveling with kids and wanted the privacy of a separate bedroom, but at the same time wanted our 'tween kids in the same room (instead of a separate cabin or on a couch next to our bed). The suite was huge and well worth the expense. However, we were surprised at how much the wooden walls and ceilings squeaked when we were at sea. For a 4 year old ship, this seemed unusual and something we have not noticed on other cruises we have been on.
The food was quite good, considering the number of people being served at one time, and the service was truly excellent. The waiters, cabin steward, and women in the Neptune Lounge were extraordinarily helpful and nice. We all also loved Hunky Dory, one of the staff in the Lido Buffet that remarkably could remember everyone's name.
We really enjoyed the village tour outside of Mazatlan and the canopy tour in the mountains an hour outside of Puerto Vallarta. We loved flying through the trees on zip lines. I would recommend both of those tours. The snorkeling in Cabo was disappointing as the water was freezing and we saw no fish. Overall, we had a great time!!
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