Singapore, Bali was good - rest of ports very disappointing: Rotterdam Cruise Review by alex shaw
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Singapore, Bali was good - rest of ports very disappointing
We were both ill. In my case very ill. A visit to the medic was fruitless. I was invited to sit on a filthy bed (previous occupant (s) ha d obviously been "ill" ..... come on HAL it takes nothing to change a sheet. I had a serious chest infection - I was offered a small bottle of cought linctus! Even the "ship's thermometer wouldn/t work! On return to UK my doctor immediately put me on a course of strong antibiotics and arranged X-rays and scans as she diagnosed a pneumonia condition and enlargement of my spleen as a result of the infection. (Bottle of cough linctus!) I cannot be certain whether the infection was picked up on board but the filthy conditions in Indonesia did not help.
We noticed that we had a large visitation of indonesian people which we guessed were crew members families one day. Nice thought for tthe crew ..... but we would liked to have been told in advance.
The swimming pool was tiny, and closed off 2 day2 for the "Equator show". Mildly amusing but did not warrant the loss of the pool. There was a much larger pool area on the smokers deck - though strangely only contained 2 inches of water and semi-submerged sun beds .... what was that about! HAL rethink this please.
HAL I also recommend you re-appraise this whole cruise as most of the ports visited were not fit for purpose Less
Cabin review: 1841
Cabin good, clean, well staffed - loved the towel decorations