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The cruise was chosen as a good value option with interesting ports. It delivered in some areas, not so good in others. The brilliant - 1 service was faultless both in dining and staterooms 2 the stateroom was roomy, clean and light 3 embarkation & disembarkation left Celebrity for dead The average - 1 the entertainment ranged from very good to don't bother 2 the choice of ports was unimaginative. Spain and Greece were overdone, and opportunities to visit North Africa, Malta and Sicily missed 3 excursions were expensive The worse than average - 1 as mentioned in another review, staff weren't especially helpful to passengers doing their own thing in a port. Also, the written info provided was average. For example, in Katakolon, the map provided failed to show the railway station! There are only 3 streets in the town. 2 the tv entertainment in staterooms, as regards news, was poor. Like Celebrity, HAL must take the cheapest feed. Consequently BBC was forever giving us updates on South American weather, and the scope of news coverage was poor. 3 the coffee in the buffet was worse than airline coffee. Thank God for tea bags

Good Cruise but could have been great

Oosterdam Cruise Review by WalterZ

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The cruise was chosen as a good value option with interesting ports.

It delivered in some areas, not so good in others.

The brilliant -

1 service was faultless both in dining and staterooms

2 the stateroom was roomy, clean and light

3 embarkation & disembarkation left Celebrity for dead

The average -

1 the entertainment ranged from very good to don't bother

2 the choice of ports was unimaginative. Spain and Greece were overdone, and opportunities to visit North Africa, Malta and Sicily missed

3 excursions were expensive

The worse than average -

1 as mentioned in another review, staff weren't especially helpful to passengers doing their own thing in a port. Also, the written info provided was average. For example, in Katakolon, the map provided failed to show the railway station! There are only 3 streets in the town.

2 the tv entertainment in staterooms, as regards news, was poor. Like Celebrity, HAL must take the cheapest feed. Consequently BBC was forever giving us updates on South American weather, and the scope of news coverage was poor.

3 the coffee in the buffet was worse than airline coffee. Thank God for tea bags
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