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Cruised from San Diego to Mexico and back, last February

Oosterdam is an old ship. The AC is clogged with all the bacteria that had accumulated in last 10 years from the 50,000 passengers/year carried on that ship and the air is stale, and it stinks in the rooms. Early morning, it smells like paint, later, like sewer.

We called and like talking to the toilet. And that is another one, the bath, when drained flowed onto the bathroom floor with clogged drainage, and they did nothing about it.

The lighting in the room is not sufficient for reading, lucky we had a balcony.

On the 5th "great dinner" I was served a Shrimp Cocktail that caused my body to rebel, and the food poison diarrhea that flowed at night onto every thing in this Cabin. Will you be in it in the future?

And for the finish line, we all of us, 7 members of our family, got the flue. my wife- pneumonia.

What a good cruise, with the Mexico nothing to offer, the ships food just like in any tourist area, for show and plating, not quality of cuisine.

Well, not again with this ship or any one over 2 or 3 years old.

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Oosterdam Cruise Review by picker1

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2011
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cruised from San Diego to Mexico and back, last February

Oosterdam is an old ship. The AC is clogged with all the bacteria that had accumulated in last 10 years from the 50,000 passengers/year carried on that ship and the air is stale, and it stinks in the rooms. Early morning, it smells like paint, later, like sewer.

We called and like talking to the toilet. And that is another one, the bath, when drained flowed onto the bathroom floor with clogged drainage, and they did nothing about it.

The lighting in the room is not sufficient for reading, lucky we had a balcony.

On the 5th "great dinner" I was served a Shrimp Cocktail that caused my body to rebel, and the food poison diarrhea that flowed at night onto every thing in this Cabin. Will you be in it in the future?

And for the finish line, we all of us, 7 members of our family, got the flue. my wife- pneumonia.

What a good cruise, with the Mexico nothing to offer, the ships food just like in any tourist area, for show and plating, not quality of cuisine.

Well, not again with this ship or any one over 2 or 3 years old.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VA 4129
Cabin for 4 with balcony, good for 2, but when the bed and bunk are down, it is good for nothing. No room to move, no access to the balcony, hard to get to the bathroom, simply - not good for 4.
Poor quality air, lighting. Balcony - better that the cabin, Should set a bed there for fresh air.
Have been on other cruises with much better accommodations.
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