2 Holland America Oosterdam Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

The itinerary around Central America was intriguing and features the Panama Canal. Ship food is good, but not excellent. Desserts seem to be made from a soy-based origin. Lots of mousses that taste rather chemical in nature and seem ... Read More
The itinerary around Central America was intriguing and features the Panama Canal. Ship food is good, but not excellent. Desserts seem to be made from a soy-based origin. Lots of mousses that taste rather chemical in nature and seem to stand up by themselves. Big concern was the excursion in Cartagena, Colombia. Very very hot, no water offered on the bus, but most serious, tour culminates in a boat ride around the bay. Problem is the boat is a 40-ft speedboat and they stuffed 46 people on it. Only shade a makeshift canvas/cloth tarp. Again, no water and nothing much to see. Complained to Tour Excursions about possible safety violations, but they were not interested. Entertainment at night is mediocre and sometimes juvenile. One funny comedian. Carnival has better entertainment. Very little entertainment at the pool. Good historical speaker. Fitness center is good. Not too much onboard shopping. Overall ship planned activities very limited. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We choose this cruise because we were on the same ship back in October thru the Med. I am getting tired of Holland. The entertainment is lacking and they seem to be nickel and diming for everything after having charged a pretty hefty price ... Read More
We choose this cruise because we were on the same ship back in October thru the Med. I am getting tired of Holland. The entertainment is lacking and they seem to be nickel and diming for everything after having charged a pretty hefty price in the first place. We choose this ship for the BB King Blues Lounge. That was the best entertainment on the ship. However, even that was just OK. The main stage entertainment was good on the last show of the cruise. All the other shows were "iffy" at best. The service was very friendly and nice. The dining was OK but the food tastes got old quick for us. Some of the port stops were disappointing at best. The last two stops, we docked at around 8:00Am and were leaving by 1:00PM. We barely had time to get out for our tours. And we were not necessarily dock close to the port itself so we di not really have any time to walk around the town/port. I told my wife that we might want to consider cruising with another line. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Oosterdam Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.8
Enrichment 4.5 3.6
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.2

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