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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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220 Holland America Rotterdam Cruise Reviews

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02/15
This is only my second cruise with HAL my first was five years ago on the Zaandam spending two weeks in Hawaii. We did ... Read more
1. Food Dinner / Evening meal. They cannot cater for people with special diets, 15 days into the cruise still have ... Read more
This cruise offered unusual ports. I was on the last segment from Capetown South Africa to Southampton England. Our ... Read more
12/14
This cruise was our fourth with Holland America and was a more relaxed experience than on other of their ships. This ... Read more
Iberian Dream Dave_P
10/14
My wife and I are retired and in our late 60's and have primarily cruise on Princess. This cruise from Rotterdam was ... Read more

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08/14
This was our first Holland America cruise (we've done Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival), and was the smallest ... Read more
Smooth sailing IslandExplorer
08/14
This pleasant, incident-free cruise started and ended in Rotterdam, and stopped at Copenhagen, Warnemunda, Talinn, St ... Read more
We have begun a cruise around Indonesia from Singapore. Many of the passengers on board began the cruise in Europe so ... Read more
06/14
This was our second ( and definitely last ) cruise on HAL. Just one disappoinment after another. To begin with Check-in ... Read more
This was our first cruise with Holland America, which came highly recommended by friends. We wonder why?  Maybe ... Read more

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I was really looking forward to this trip as it would start almost literally in our back yard and we wouldn't need to ... Read more
05/14
I have taken more cruises with Holland America than with any other cruise line. In fact, my first cruise was with ... Read more
First HAL cruise. Embarkation in Singapore was chaotic. 2 1/4 hours to get through check-ins. Cabin was fine, not ... Read more
Last year I returned home from a holiday with my wife which included the 10-Day Holy Land Sojourn on-board the Holland ... Read more
Had an excellent cruise through Indonesia, Malasia, SirLanka, India, and Oman. We are on the Dolphin Deck (1st ... Read more

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Although we have taken over 40 cruises, this was our first on Holland America and we would certainly cruise with them ... Read more
Positives: Beautiful ship. Very good service by staff and crew. Smooth operation of complicated itinerary. Interesting ... Read more
My wife and I renamed the ship: "Sorrydam." Second HAL cruise, last was the Ryandam, was five start service expected ... Read more
We have been on many cruises and this is the only one where the cruise line had food, activities and entertainment ... Read more
My first HAL cruise, but 20th overall cruise (I'm 32) My mom and aunt's 2nd with HAL (60's and 70's age ranges). We ... Read more

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The Rotterdam is an older ship, but still very enjoyable. Great walking deck. Experienced staff. We were present for ... Read more
Our plane was delayed and we didn't get to the ship until 4:05 and it was due to sail at 4:00, but they were still dong ... Read more
Fabulous cruise pittypat10
01/14
We loved the Rotterdam. The ship is very clean, just the right size, and there is plenty to do. The staff was ... Read more
12/13
We fly into Rome and spend 3 jam packed days walking and seeing and walking and seeing and etc, etc. We were tired and ... Read more
Ship information: MS Rotterdam ocean view deck 3 Activities: nightly show in theater, and daily filled with different ... Read more

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