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caribbean17
Member Since 2017
1 review
This is the third cruise that we have done with Holland America Line (HAL) First was the Alaska cruise from Vancouver 2014 - beautiful scenery and an excellent cruise on the MS Zuierdam. Second cruise was January 2016 - 21 night ... Read more
bfgood2
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the interesting itinerary and the full transit of the Canal on a smaller ship. We were not disappointed - our 3rd HAL cruise. Food was very good, as usual, ship is spotless and beautiful and crew are outstanding. ... Read more
Ladyrdhd
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My boyfriend and I both wanted to experience Central America and go through the Panama Canal. For Christmas he surprised me with a cruise. He had experienced Holland America cruising before, and raved about it. This was my first time on ... Read more
morebelman
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our third (and last) HAL cruise - all in Neptune Suites. To put this review in perspective, we paid approximately $6K (two people) for this cruise. The only good thing about this cruise was the ship itself - for an old ship, ... Read more
ironcowboy22
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I guess I was expecting more out of HAL. I thought it was the luxury cruise line. We did board the ship very fast in Florida except our key card to the room did not work. Had to go to the main office to fix it. We waited around an ... Read more
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LORDBOWDON
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
8 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I have enjoyed HAL for 19 years but Rotterdam needs serious dry dock work soon. Visible rust on much of the superstructure, and the starboard stairs to the sky deck closed off because the supporting metal plates had rusted through was ... Read more
sandanmann
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Service was excellent, crew was very friendly, food was great! Not crowded and never waited in a line for anything, getting on/off (usually a zoo) was smoothest ever. Our first suite experience out of 12 cruises on many different lines ... Read more
Canada Chris
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this cruise because we had grown weary of cruises on the mega-ships. This was our ninth cruise; first on Holland America. Holland America has a reputation for being more low key, quality service and good food. What a mistake. The ... Read more
soaptaper
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was the only one available over both holidays. Our first time sailing with HAL. The Rotterdam ship was nice. PROS - Embarkation and disembarkation very well organized. Inside cabin was comfortable and ... Read more
JaneRichard
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
6 helpful votes
For the most part, we loved the Rotterdam. Its size and amenities were perfect for this traveling couple. The staff was very warm and welcoming. Our embarkation went smoothly. However, the lifeboat drill is always problematic for us on ... Read more
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Gigi1977
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
82 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
December 2016 - Eastern Caribbean - 10 Days We chose this cruised because of the itinerary. And we're a little worried about the size of the ship as we have only sailed on Vista ships and larger. We LOVED Ms Rotterdam - the size, the ... Read more
ridealot58
Member Since 2014
1 review
32 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I choose Holland for the second time it was both priced great and for 10 days the price was awesome.i have only cruised on rccl and holland.i like rccl for their ships food and service.what I don't like that as a single I get creamed on ... Read more
alaud
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
82 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we really enjoy crusing on Holland. The ports were very good and the dates were perfect. Overall, it was a fine cruise. Pros- Show room entertainment was top notch every single night. The menus in the dining ... Read more
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oliver8
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
36 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We definitely liked the small size (ca. 1300 passengers) of the Rotterdam. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Lifeboat drill was somewhat disorganized. It felt as if many of the crew members were not very experienced. Ship ... Read more
cablack
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
85 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on island itinerary and our previous five experiences sailing on other HAL ships. We hold HAL to a higher standard to other cruise lines we have sailed. However, the Rotterdam, in general, was extremely ... Read more
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lpeterson76
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Really, really enjoyed our time on the Rotterdam. The service is fantastic, ship is lovely and quiet and perfect for us. We are not party people so the older crowd suited us fine. We were upgraded to a mid-ship ocean view and the cabins ... Read more
Ocean Fun
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
I joined the Rotterdam in Rome, sailed the Mediterranean and crossed the Atlantic from the Madeira Islands to Ft. Lauderdale. (This was a 46 day cruise that originated in Montreal and ended in Ft. Lauderdale. The Rotterdam crew payed ... Read more
cburrett
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
HAL has a great reputation and the ports of call were great, we had been on the Rotterdam in 2010. We had great service, breakfast and dinner served in our cabin was always on time and hot. The port seminars, historical and art ... Read more
Sgiggles
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We sailed with HAL on the Rotterdam out of Boston on last week of Sept. Boston port was easy to get to on a Sat.....traffic might be a problem on game days...next time I would start our adventure with a "duck" boat ride . We saw ... Read more
esvacruiser1
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We really enjoyed this cruise. We had an inside stateroom which was just fine - you get a better view and drinks service in the Crow's Nest anyway. Met a lot of fun, pleasant folks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We did the open ... Read more
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gptraveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we live in Massachusetts, wanted to visit some of Canada, and wanted to avoid the added expense of airfare. We are newly retired seniors and can travel outside of school vacation dates. We liked the daily ports ... Read more
Littleneil
Member Since 2000
1 review
4 forum posts
11 helpful votes
It's been several years since we've cruised-and never with HAL-thus hard to make comparisons. That said, getting on and off at the seven port calls always went smoothly. The Rotterdam is an oldie but goodie as were most of the passengers. ... Read more
Mar_53
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was approximately my fourth cruise with Holland America. I expected better than this cruise. The bathtub wouldn't drain. The sheets had cigarette burns. Half the time the towels were threadbare and like cardboard; the other half ... Read more
angie n
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Overall great trip. Service was very good..room service and dining room.,and front desk. Loved the Windows 10 courses.Desiree was a very informed teacher. Rotterdam singers and dancers excellent.Comedian was funny but other acts ... Read more
MathLady123
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail for longer than a week and leave from our home town of Boston. We were also curious as to the Canadian ports which we can visit on vacation in the future sans ship. Both of us had cruised ... Read more
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