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We love this ship. We did the Panama Canal on this ship in November and booked the same room for this trip (Venice to Barcelona). In between trips, they did a dry dock and destroyed the Crow's Nest! On the Panama trip, the Crow's Nest was THE place to be, especially for Happy Hour. Now, it is just a coffee bar, and the Shore Excursion staff have taken over most of the space. What a waste of great views! Most of the rest of the ship was great, as we remembered. Noticed some of the upgrades - new carpets and other modifications. Not sure why the removed the stairs in the atrium. Loved the BB King group! Dining was great in the Pinnacle Grill, OK in the dining room and Lido, Fair in Canaletto, Good in DiveIn. In suite breakfast with Mimosas was a good way to start the day. Excursions were a mixed bag. Wine tasting in Dubrovnik was fun. Rome was disappointing. Florence had a lot of walking just to do some shopping. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was a highlight!

Great ship but what happened to the Crow's Nest?

Oosterdam Cruise Review by LVWineaux

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite
We love this ship. We did the Panama Canal on this ship in November and booked the same room for this trip (Venice to Barcelona).

In between trips, they did a dry dock and destroyed the Crow's Nest! On the Panama trip, the Crow's Nest was THE place to be, especially for Happy Hour. Now, it is just a coffee bar, and the Shore Excursion staff have taken over most of the space. What a waste of great views!

Most of the rest of the ship was great, as we remembered. Noticed some of the upgrades - new carpets and other modifications. Not sure why the removed the stairs in the atrium.

Loved the BB King group!

Dining was great in the Pinnacle Grill, OK in the dining room and Lido, Fair in Canaletto, Good in DiveIn. In suite breakfast with Mimosas was a good way to start the day.

Excursions were a mixed bag. Wine tasting in Dubrovnik was fun. Rome was disappointing. Florence had a lot of walking just to do some shopping. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was a highlight!
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Cabin Review

Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite
Cabin SA 7070
Enjoyed it so much last November, we booked the same room for this cruise. Convenient to elevators and Neptune Lounge.
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