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Oosterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1,050 reviews
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Not Perfect

Review for Oosterdam to the Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

We chose the Rome to Venice Twelve day itinerary for the ports of call in Greece. Boarding and departure were handled very well with lots of directions and assistance. Food was very good but the main dining room was dark, chilly and quite noisy. We preferred the buffet on the Lido deck with lovely views from the window tables or the after deck open air tables. The servers here were very helpful and down to earth friendly. Our Upper Veranda Deck cabin was not as clean as we would have liked and we got house keeping in to redo. Major dissatisfaction with ship sponsored Exc Tours. Not enough information available shipboard and very limited access to staff. Much more information on each port and tour could be provided on the room’s TV. If you take these tours, do your research in depth ahead of time. Which leads to the second major problem, shipboard WiFi. No where in their sales information do they disclose the ridiculous slow speeds that can be expected AND they sell this to you by the amount of time connected, not by the amount of data downloaded. I measured download speeds throughout the ship and it averaged about 1.6 mps. That’s worse than your crowded coffee shop. Unless you also have enough money to shovel over the side, don’t bother with ship’s WiFi. Get a roaming package for your cell and do your surfing when linked to shore towers. Shipboard main stage entertainment was pretty sketchy.

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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

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Port Reviews


Great shopping

Crete (Heraklion)

Taxi took us to all the sites and to a village in the hills near El Greco museum.

Athens (Piraeus)

Just went to Acropolis Museum and a quick taxi ride to the high point ENE of the Acropolis. Too hot for anything else


Just wandered the old town

Argostoli (Kefalonia)

Went to Lassi beach and had a wonderful day


Hired a local taxi to tour Budva and area. Great shot down the harbour from high point in the hills. Great time in old Kotor


Been there before, so just wandered St Marks and Rialto Bridge. Took a water taxi to Murano for souvenirs

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