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If you are looking for a ship that has no ATM on board, no interactive capabilities on your cabin TV screen, very few activity and entertainment choices and not exceptionally clean cabins, then this is the cruise for you. If you enjoy total chaos while dining, waitstaff running around frantically, waiting a long time for food and receiving it warm when it should be hot or cold, and hearing your waiter give a different excuse each night as to why things didn't go well... this is your cruise. If you like your room service in 1 hour or not at all, never having your mini bar restocked, ordering bar services and not receiving it, being refused, yes refused, admittance to the dining room because the men in your party were not wearing a coat and tie on formal night, and if you enjoy relaxing to the point of sheer boredom, then, by all means, book on the Oosterdam. If, however, you are looking for a fun cruise with lots to do, enjoy a staff that is friendly and outgoing, then please book a different cruise ... on any other cruise line. This was my 20th cruise and by far the worst experience I've ever had. On the upside...they have a great screening room with good popcorn. So buh-bye Holland America. Never again. Happy travels, distrat

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Oosterdam Cruise Review by distrat

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2010
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
If you are looking for a ship that has no ATM on board, no interactive capabilities on your cabin TV screen, very few activity and entertainment choices and not exceptionally clean cabins, then this is the cruise for you. If you enjoy total chaos while dining, waitstaff running around frantically, waiting a long time for food and receiving it warm when it should be hot or cold, and hearing your waiter give a different excuse each night as to why things didn't go well... this is your cruise. If you like your room service in 1 hour or not at all, never having your mini bar restocked, ordering bar services and not receiving it, being refused, yes refused, admittance to the dining room because the men in your party were not wearing a coat and tie on formal night, and if you enjoy relaxing to the point of sheer boredom, then, by all means, book on the Oosterdam. If, however, you are looking for a fun cruise with lots to do, enjoy a staff that is friendly and outgoing, then please book a different cruise ... on any other cruise line. This was my 20th cruise and by far the worst experience I've ever had. On the upside...they have a great screening room with good popcorn. So buh-bye Holland America. Never again. Happy travels, distrat
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VD 4032
Cabin was moderately clean. Mini bar never restocked. 2 small closets and few shelves. Furnishings a bit run down.
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