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Launched in 1997, Rotterdam VI is the sixth in a line of Holland America flagships and it shows. The first Rotterdam set sail in 1872, beginning a Holland America tradition and reputation that continued ...
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239 Holland America Rotterdam Cruise Reviews

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Butternut Bunch
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Good port choices, dining room dinners and breakfasts. Lots of lunch options but on the heavy side. Lido deck burgers and pizza were good along with the salad. Courteous and helpful staff in dining areas and cabins. As per HAL's ... Read more
inekee
Member Since 2011
1 review
368 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We booked this cruise not long after we came home from a Volendam cruise in Asia and were very happy to do so. We like Holland America Line as they attract an older group of passengers and generally very few children. The Rotterdam cruise ... Read more
lilibetii
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
People have all different expectations and so there many different reactions as exemplified here. This was my 6th cruise on the Rotterdam and having taken very many cruises I now find that this is my best cruise ever. I boarded the ... Read more
BernartPhoto
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Interesting itinerary from Rotterdam to Singapore plus a 14 day loop around Indonesia and then back to Rotterdam ... 91 days in total. We got off in Singapore and enjoyed the trip. First a number of European ports (Southampton, Lisbon, ... Read more
dutchopa
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
73 forum posts
18 helpful votes
After booking this cruise almost 12 months ago we were allocated a cabin 10 days prior to its sailing. The booking in Rotterdam was very slow there were not enough personnel booking passengers in and this created long delays. We booked ... Read more

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Lancashire Rosebud
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first ever Christmas holiday away from our family, let alone a Christmas cruise. On the evening of the first day of the cruise we went to the main dining room, on time, which was 80% empty. The reception did not know of ... Read more
bowling
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We always thought that Holland America was a little up market to the usual cruise lines in it's class --- well they do supply robes in the cabin ! We booked a guaranteed outside which we have done many times in the past with success and ... Read more
rotjeknor
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
187 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Savor the journey is the new motto of HAL. On the Rotterdam you certainly can. This is our 4th cruise on this ship in the past 5 years. We have noticed some changes,for the best: - Lido : better service , drinks brought to the tables, ... Read more
TheDinParis
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The most predominate issue to think about is that the passenger average age is more than 55 on Holland America cruises. But more precisely, on this cruise it seemed like just about everyone was over 60. We think that was because of the ... Read more
rosietomato
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is our third trip on HAL and we have to admit, it was the best so far. Here is why: 1) the staff was well trained and had been at it for a while (on an earlier cruise we got caught with a green crew which was a challenge) 2) ... Read more

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Misty5757
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the excellent 2 week Norwegian itinerary and our positive history of previous Holland America cruises--the last one being 3-4 years ago. Pre and post embarkation transportation/transfers was flawless. ... Read more
the1steve
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First things first! Our last cruise was about 20 years ago - Trans-Atlantic on HAL Maasdam and we loved it. We wanted to share the cruise experience with our son (13) and booked the Rotterdam for a week into the Fjords of Norway. This ... Read more
lovemydogs101
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have cruised on Princess and Carnival cruise lines with very good experiences. I tried Holland America because of their broader list of options for port embarkation. I will never try them again.... I will say on-boarding was very ... Read more
MostlyLegal
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had not sailed with Holland America for three years. We were really happy to be back on a Holland America ship, especially the Rotterdam, which is one of the flagships of the fleet. The itinerary was great! The fjords were just ... Read more
sandgropercruising
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Sailed on the Rotterdam from March 3rd from Singapore until April 6th disembarked Southampton. Myself and my husband are from Australia, Western Australia and are in the 50-57 age group so we were fairly young cruisers on the Rotterdam. ... Read more

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asdf1245
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We joined the HAL Rotterdam VI in Singapore, as I wanted to see the famous Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island, Indonesia. Our check in was excellent within 30 minutes of arriving at Harborfront Singapore, we had entered our cabin 2512. ... Read more
asdf1245
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We boarded the Rotterdam VI in Singapore. Excellent check in, all up it took us less than 30 minutes for us to check in and be in our cabin. Bags were delivered promptly as well, enabling us to quickly unpack and then commence to look ... Read more
philip.reamon@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We boarded the Holland America cruise ship Rotterdam in the UK for a 55-day voyage to Indonesia, via Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Malta, Greece, Egypt ,Oman, UAE, India, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia finally getting off in Singapore. We passed ... Read more
topgunner
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This is only my second cruise with HAL my first was five years ago on the Zaandam spending two weeks in Hawaii. We did say that due to the very high percentage of senior citizens on board we would probably not cruise with HAL again. ... Read more
willrey
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise offered unusual ports. I was on the last segment from Capetown South Africa to Southampton England. Our ports were: Capetown, Luderitz and Walvis Bay in Namibia, Luanda, Angola, two islands in Cape Verde, three islands in the ... Read more

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Ronniegiants
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was our fourth with Holland America and was a more relaxed experience than on other of their ships. This may well have been because the Rotterdam was well below capacity (900 instead of 1400) presumably because the itinerary ... Read more
St Pete Cruiser
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
247 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
One of the plans you tend to make upon finishing your working years is what will you do to celebrate retiring. I had long ago decided to do a long and adventurous cruise to new places. I had my eye on the Grand Pacific cruise on Holland ... Read more
Dave_P
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
53 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
My wife and I are retired and in our late 60's and have primarily cruise on Princess. This cruise from Rotterdam was only our third Holland America cruise and our 22nd cruise overall since we took up cruising in 2003. My wife prefers large ... Read more
George Elliot
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first Holland America cruise (we've done Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival), and was the smallest ship we'd been on (1200 passengers vs 3000 or so). Holland America has become my line of choice. We much preferred the ... Read more
IslandExplorer
Member Since 2012
1 review
80 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
This pleasant, incident-free cruise started and ended in Rotterdam, and stopped at Copenhagen, Warnemunda, Talinn, St Petersburg, Stockholm and Arhus. The Baltic ports were all interesting. The three biggest highlights for us: (1) the ... Read more

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