Mexican Riviera from San Diego, 13 December 2019 (9 nights)

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Ship:
ms Oosterdam
Line:
Holland America Line
Departure:
San Diego, California
Depart Date:
13th December 2019
Duration:
9 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 6 reviews
Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise
Fly from:
London Airports
Inside from
£1,648 pp
Outside from
£1,728 pp
Balcony from
£1,888 pp
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Cruise Id: 186743

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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1-2 Fly from the UK
2 San Diego
3 At Sea
4 Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas
Situated at the very tip of the world's longest peninsula, this once-sleepy Baja cannery village of Cabo San Lucas calmly watches the cool Pacific Ocean merge with the Sea of Cortez.
5 Mazatlan
Mazatlan
..This was our favorite port call on the Mexican Riviera itinerary, a nice sample of the "real Mexico." Located on Mexico's Pacific Coast, just below the Tropic of Cancer, Mazatlan (the name means "land of deer" in the ancient Nahuatl language) has a population of 600,000 and a history that includes pirates, who probably stashed their booty here to hide it from Spanish galleons. Spanish explorers used the port in the 1600s. German immigrants put the place on the map in the 1800s as they developed the city as a port for shipping cargo, and Mazatlan continues to be one of Mexico's major cargo ports (exports include some 40 million pounds of shrimp per year).
6 Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta
The small, quaint fishing community of Puerto Vallarta, with its cobblestoned streets that seemed to climb straight up to the jungle behind it, was recognized as a city of Mexico in 1918 but was largely unknown to the rest of the world. But in 1963, during the filming of John Huston's "Night of the Iguana," the sleepy town was invaded by reporters hoping to catch a glimpse of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, who were carrying on their illicit love affair -- and a tourist industry was born.
7-8 At Sea
9 San Diego AM
9 Fly to the UK
10 Arrive in UK - Overnight flight

Cabins on the ms Oosterdam

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Customer reviews for ms Oosterdam

  • ms Oosterdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 07 Aug 2017

I was on this ship last year and enjoyed it very much. The staff were friendly and the food was good. Too much at times! Would go again

  • ms Oosterdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 17 Sep 2016

Just cruised on this ship. The staff are exceptionally good, particularly in the restaurant and the people who take care of the cabins. The problem, as far as we were concerned, was the temperature of the dining room and the theatre. It was Cold! Who takes warm clothes on a cruise.? The food was frequently cold. The coffee was inevitably cold. When requested, the staff would bring hot coffee. The portions of steak were generous and very good. The fish was also good but small, which suited small appetites but felt sure some would find it insufficient. The shows were disappointing. The drinks expensive. Cheaper to organise your own sightseeing visits. The embarkation was horrendous. The passengers were mostly friendly.

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  • ms Oosterdam
  • Holland America Line
  • 09 Feb 2015

Overall the ship were very good. The service onboard was very good with the steward and laundry service being exceptional. The excursions are overpriced and passengers would be better off arranging a local tour once they have disembarked. Each port had many options for booking excursions from taxis to vans. We ordered wine packages before the trip and were told that we would be able to use our wine not only in the restaurants but in the bars as well. When we inquired in the bars the waiters said they did not have time to get the wines which we had ordered. The first 48 hours of food service was served by the staff in an effort to thwart any possible infections that may have been brought onboard. The captain's frequent reminders about hand washing, etc. were helpful. The menu in the Pinnacle restaurant became a little tedious after four dinners there. There should be more options.

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Terms and Conditions

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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