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Having not sailed with HAL for some time , this trip was I consider not up to the standard I had been used to. Lido now called the Lido Market..Food choice and presentation was not as expected and when you see display areas taken up with numerous bread assortments normally indicates a cost saving measure !! Closing the Lido at 830 pm.. !!! another cost saving measure. People entering the lido in their swim wear and no shoes !!! Even to the extent of wearing their bathrobes too This would never had been allowed when I sailed in the past with HAL There seems to be a less formal attitude to cruising, more and more people using the Lido If this trends continues HAL need to seriously look at increasing the lido area and facilities Either due to lack of staff or whatever very slow to clear tables and several times we had to go and refill our water glass and ice tea.. no one around Vista Restaurant no fault there

Not like the old Holland America

Oosterdam Cruise Review by ehkiwi

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Having not sailed with HAL for some time , this trip was I consider not up to the standard I had been used to.

Lido now called the Lido Market..Food choice and presentation was not as expected and when you see display areas taken up with numerous bread assortments normally indicates a cost saving measure !!

Closing the Lido at 830 pm.. !!! another cost saving measure.

People entering the lido in their swim wear and no shoes !!! Even to the extent of wearing their bathrobes too This would never had been allowed when I sailed in the past with HAL

There seems to be a less formal attitude to cruising, more and more people using the Lido

If this trends continues HAL need to seriously look at increasing the lido area and facilities

Either due to lack of staff or whatever very slow to clear tables and several times we had to go and refill our water glass and ice tea.. no one around

Vista Restaurant no fault there
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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VF 8135
This cabin had been renovated and upgraded.. however the bath room just a coat of paint
After the renovation I was expecting whirlpool baths installed !!!
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