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We enjoyed a very nice 12 day cruise on the Oosterdam. We took a water taxi direct from our Venice hotel to the ship, so easy. Embarkation was a snap. Our aft cabin was clean and spacious and our cabin stewards Edy and Oman were very gracious and helpful. We would have liked a Tamarind on board for a 12 day voyage so we dined at Pinnnacle Grill five nights. Katalin was our server for three nights and she made a huge difference. The MDR food and service was actually pretty good. One night we dined in Canaletto and it was just ok. The Lido and room service breakfasts were very good. Entertainment was decent with B.B. Kings and a couple shows. HAL still lags behind the competition in this department. Overall service was outstanding. Everyone was always ready to help and always greeted us with a warm smile. You can really feel the genuine and sincere hospitality from top to bottom on this ship. We enjoyed all ports visited but unfortunately we missed Mykonos due to a rare hurricane in the Mediterranean. We had some rough seas for a couple days getting away from the storm. All in all, it was another enjoyable cruise with HAL.

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Oosterdam Cruise Review by cobalt206

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
We enjoyed a very nice 12 day cruise on the Oosterdam. We took a water taxi direct from our Venice hotel to the ship, so easy. Embarkation was a snap.

Our aft cabin was clean and spacious and our cabin stewards Edy and Oman were very gracious and helpful.

We would have liked a Tamarind on board for a 12 day voyage so we dined at Pinnnacle Grill five nights. Katalin was our server for three nights and she made a huge difference. The MDR food and service was actually pretty good. One night we dined in Canaletto and it was just ok. The Lido and room service breakfasts were very good.

Entertainment was decent with B.B. Kings and a couple shows. HAL still lags behind the competition in this department.

Overall service was outstanding. Everyone was always ready to help and always greeted us with a warm smile. You can really feel the genuine and sincere hospitality from top to bottom on this ship.

We enjoyed all ports visited but unfortunately we missed Mykonos due to a rare hurricane in the Mediterranean. We had some rough seas for a couple days getting away from the storm.

All in all, it was another enjoyable cruise with HAL.
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