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This was our 5th Holland Cruise in 3 years. Can see lots of changes- no bread pudding, no speciality teas, no Indonesian crew show. The things that used to make Holland special. The Oosterdam was nice as it has been drydocked and received upgrades. Was looking forward to Billboard Live- was not a fan- perhaps because the entertainers were not that good. Adaigo was replaced by a quintet- seems to have lost some in the transition. Seems HAL is trying to go more mainstream, but at a cost. Service was top notch as usual. 3rd year in a row sailing HAL for New Year's Eve and saw cutbacks there as well. No beads, no noisemakers. Guatemala was an industrial port- very poor town on the excursion we took. Little French Key in Roatan is not to be missed! Not a bad cruise, not just the best. Will be trying other lines now! =(

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Oosterdam Cruise Review by LISP

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2016
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite
This was our 5th Holland Cruise in 3 years. Can see lots of changes- no bread pudding, no speciality teas, no Indonesian crew show. The things that used to make Holland special. The Oosterdam was nice as it has been drydocked and received upgrades. Was looking forward to Billboard Live- was not a fan- perhaps because the entertainers were not that good. Adaigo was replaced by a quintet- seems to have lost some in the transition. Seems HAL is trying to go more mainstream, but at a cost. Service was top notch as usual. 3rd year in a row sailing HAL for New Year's Eve and saw cutbacks there as well. No beads, no noisemakers. Guatemala was an industrial port- very poor town on the excursion we took. Little French Key in Roatan is not to be missed! Not a bad cruise, not just the best. Will be trying other lines now! =(
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Signature Superior Verandah Suite
Cabin SS 6102
Cabin was beautiful. Suite upgrades were fabulous. Do miss the corner medicine cabinets in the bathroom though. Now there is only one small drawer.
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