We loved, loved, loved our cruise on the Oosterdam but it was Sept. 25 - Oct. 18, 2004. Left Seattle, up to Vancouver, then the Mexican Riviera, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama Canal and the Caribbean.
The ship was gorgeous (don't miss the book that explains all of the art aboard), the food delicious, the staff delightful.
People complained about the lack of big-show entertainment and the cruise director drove us nuts with "always" being on the really LOUD speaker............but the cruise was, we felt, fantastic.
The rooms were a much larger size than those we've just had on NCL and the bathrooms were great.........even tubs.