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Chose this cruise for ports as we have done several Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. This was to be Half Moon Cay, Cap Cana DR, Grand Turk and Amber Cove DR. Have wanted to see Turks & Caicos and DR. I was somewhat concerned about the Oosterdam as far as updates and refurbishment. It was in good condition with no particularly worn areas. The cabin was at least partially updated. Not sure if more to come. Hallways look slightly dated. Dining was prompt with good service. No complaints on food. Unfortunately we had to skip Half Moon Cay as tenders could not pick up passengers due to waves. This was then a sea day. We were unable to stop at Cap Cana for the same reason and they substituted Samana DR. We didn’t get off the ship. Grand Turk was also cancelled for weather/safety reasons and they substituted San Juan. They did dock at Amber Cove.

Ship good but ports disappointing

Oosterdam Cruise Review by JsJourneys

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite
Chose this cruise for ports as we have done several Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. This was to be Half Moon Cay, Cap Cana DR, Grand Turk and Amber Cove DR. Have wanted to see Turks & Caicos and DR.

I was somewhat concerned about the Oosterdam as far as updates and refurbishment. It was in good condition with no particularly worn areas. The cabin was at least partially updated. Not sure if more to come. Hallways look slightly dated.

Dining was prompt with good service. No complaints on food.

Unfortunately we had to skip Half Moon Cay as tenders could not pick up passengers due to waves. This was then a sea day.

We were unable to stop at Cap Cana for the same reason and they substituted Samana DR. We didn’t get off the ship.

Grand Turk was also cancelled for weather/safety reasons and they substituted San Juan.

They did dock at Amber Cove.
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Cabin Review

Signature Superior Verandah Suite
Cabin SY 6068
Cabin was at least partially redecorated...not sure if more to come. Combination of original light woods and new dark woods. Fabrics updated in brown and purple. Carpet in good condition. Bathroom has 2 sinks, tub and separate shower. Tile appears to be updated on walls. Spacious cabin and balcony.
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