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cruiserdg
Member Since 2017
1 review
121 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
Had a great time in the Mediterranean on the Rotterdam. This is our 4th Holland America cruise and 2nd on the Rotterdam. Embarkation and disembarkation have always gone smoothly. Employees are very good at their jobs. We enjoy HAL ... Read more
fcoward
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
PRICE - PRICE - PRICE ! ! ! I love being at sea and the repo cruises are usually the best value. LIKED: FOOD (good quality and reasonable variety) DIDN'T LIKE: EATING OPTION HOURS (It seemed like I was always out of sync with the ... Read more
Floridah
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because we knew HAL would be an older crowd with not a lot of kids and we always wanted to see Spain. The embarkation and disembarkation went surprising well for us. The pro's and con's for the cruise... Pro's ... Read more
Abigail 2008
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
235 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Price was the main reason we took this cruise. $499. for an outside cabin. Plus it left from Ft Lauderdale. Our cabin number was 1832, which was fine and it had more storage than I have ever had on a ship. I always take a clear shoe ... Read more
dhult15
Member Since 2003
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
As a single, the price was great. Three of four ship's excursions were outstanding. Cadiz tour was a real disappointment. Guide directed us to museum which was closed (later, onboard other passengers said most of Europe's museums are ... Read more
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Suzy Bell
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was 7th cruise for me & my husband, all with Holland America. We like the mid size ships and have always had good service & food. Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Embarkation was easy & organized as usual. Our ... Read more
woodshed
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We wanted a smaller ship with less people. What we got was a ship with few verandas and more interior rooms. It looked like way more people than 1400. People without verandas were in the public places most of the time. If you went to lido ... Read more
Critic9226
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We took our cruise of the Caribbean beginning at Barbados on 2/22/2017 and ending in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on 3/5/2017. Overall, we had a very nice time. We were on the Holland America Rotterdam. The variety and quality of the food ... Read more
caribbean17
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
5 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
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Ladyrdhd
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 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
13 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
3 helpful votes
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
LORDBOWDON
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
8 forum posts
13 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
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Canada Chris
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 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
8 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
Gigi1977
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
84 forum posts
10 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
8 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
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alaud
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
83 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
3 reviews
36 forum posts
4 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
7 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
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
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