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Oosterdam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,095 Reviews

Loved the ports but Oosterdam was below our expectations

Oosterdam Cruise Review by dancingbabe1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

We wanted the ports and we loved everyone of them. Three women between the ages of 58 and 64 stayed in the cabin. Beds were comfortable and even the couch was fine. Word of advice is to bring one of those portable lights with you and also an extension cord to use your hairdryer in the other room because its extremely dark in front of the mirror and in front of the last closet. It took 3 days of hounding customer service and the room steward to get the head of house keeping to look at the room and remove a light fixture and give us a mini flash light. The ship had two bars near the pool but only one of them had the happy hour special at 4:00 to 5:00 pm every day so we had to keep walking back to the other one. Seemed rather stupid that both pool bars didn't have the same specials. Food was very good. Extremely boring at night as the ship had no comedians and broad way shows as other cruise lines offer. You did get your refined cello and violin performances and art auctions or quiet wine bars. The BB King lounge had an excellent band but after a week it was over kill. Gala nights were are real disappointment We dressed up expecting to have appetizers, meet the captain, have champagne and instead it was just the regular dinner in the main dining room. Also, the ship had workmen installing rugs on some of the floors so we had to keep walking around to another stair case. Excursions were not very good so we were glad that we hired private tour guides seen on Trip Advisor for some of them. . In fact, the excursion desk people were always rather rude at the desk whenever we waited for at least 40 minutes to check about one tour that was wait listed. When we asked at customer relations what time the excursion desk employees would be back, we were informed no need to keep going to the desk for wait list status, you can go to the kiosk and do that or book tours. Wish we knew that in advance. We did book one tour in 2 minutes by the kiosk but it was cancelled due to rough seas. The spa was okay. They do pressure you to book more treatments. My first day I spent almost $200 for the same thing they offered for $149 at the end of the trip. Two of the travels had charges that were improperly charged and it took several calls to fix the bill. We have all had way better customer service on other cruise lines and the disembarkation process was extremely disorganized. People were standing in the halls for over an hour and quite a few were complaining. I felt sorry for the elderly ones. However, the ship is mostly seniors over 75 years old.

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