Rotterdam - South Pacific: Rotterdam Cruise Review by cirquskid
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Rotterdam - South Pacific
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: San Diego
Our room stewards were awesome, they were invisible yet right there if we needed something and the cabin was perfect. Our cabin was starboard on the Veranda deck and our views were incredible. The beds were the stuff dreams are made of which I'm missing already.
Though there were many on-board activities, most did not peek my interest. Of those that did, the Digital Photo Workshop was outstanding. John Roberts the instructor was excellent as was the hands on cooking class with Chef Agnello and we took advantage of our port days, ashore. Though the in-room movies on the TV were great, the DVD library could stand some re-stocking. It was great to have the INTERNET on board with WIFI hot-spots, albeit a little costly and its slowness. The webmaster was super; I logged 30 minutes that I did not actually use the first time I logged on because I failed to read the instructions about signing out and he restored the time without a hassle. I took the opportunity to Blog the trip so my family and friends could share it with us. We thoroughly enjoyed the Piano Bar in the "Mix" with Michael Sara and the Showroom At Sea performance of Dan Riley.
My only negative comments are of a personal nature and have nothing to do with the Rotterdam or her crew. For 33 days we had to depend on Fox News to stay in touch with the world and it was so bad that after a couple of weeks of listening to their one-sided opinionated garbage, we opted to just read the daily New York Times sheets. And lastly, I hope someone enjoyed Nuku Hiva, I can see why HAL does not offer tours there, I'm sure the complaints would be outrageous. Less
Lovely boutique ship
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Great destinations, bad cruise...
Total Escape From Reality
HAL IS GETTING CHEAP AND ATTRA...
Not what I expected for HAL