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The itinerary around Central America was intriguing and features the Panama Canal. Ship food is good, but not excellent. Desserts seem to be made from a soy-based origin. Lots of mousses that taste rather chemical in nature and seem to stand up by themselves. Big concern was the excursion in Cartagena, Colombia. Very very hot, no water offered on the bus, but most serious, tour culminates in a boat ride around the bay. Problem is the boat is a 40-ft speedboat and they stuffed 46 people on it. Only shade a makeshift canvas/cloth tarp. Again, no water and nothing much to see. Complained to Tour Excursions about possible safety violations, but they were not interested. Entertainment at night is mediocre and sometimes juvenile. One funny comedian. Carnival has better entertainment. Very little entertainment at the pool. Good historical speaker. Fitness center is good. Not too much onboard shopping. Overall ship planned activities very limited.

Just OK

Oosterdam Cruise Review by retiredcouplesnorkelers

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The itinerary around Central America was intriguing and features the Panama Canal.

Ship food is good, but not excellent. Desserts seem to be made from a soy-based origin. Lots of mousses that taste rather chemical in nature and seem to stand up by themselves.

Big concern was the excursion in Cartagena, Colombia. Very very hot, no water offered on the bus, but most serious, tour culminates in a boat ride around the bay. Problem is the boat is a 40-ft speedboat and they stuffed 46 people on it. Only shade a makeshift canvas/cloth tarp. Again, no water and nothing much to see. Complained to Tour Excursions about possible safety violations, but they were not interested.

Entertainment at night is mediocre and sometimes juvenile. One funny comedian. Carnival has better entertainment. Very little entertainment at the pool.

Good historical speaker.

Fitness center is good.

Not too much onboard shopping.

Overall ship planned activities very limited.
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