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Holland America Line Holland America Rotterdam Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Beautiful Ship and Excellent Crew
"Being the first cruise, there were expected glitches in beverage ordering in the main dining room...At times the system was "down" but this is to be expected on the first go-around...."Read More
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Finally Iceland!

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Arctic

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Balliett
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Out of maybe twenty cruises, this was probably our favorite. A new ship, a route we've wanted to do for three years, and good weather. We booked through HAL this time. No big box rebate, but the PCC knew all about HAL and always answered the phone after a few rings. We booked the cheapest veranda and then signed up for Club Orange, which allowed us to move to a V category with a bigger ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


A nice new ship and a pleasant cruise

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papadave
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Overall, this was an enjoyable ship without too many highs or lows. The Cabin Our inside cabin met all needs. While there wasn’t much room for anything beyond the bed, it was comfortable. The room was quiet. There were enough USB ports, both bedside and at the dressing table. The flat screen TV was large and well-positioned for viewing from bed. I appreciated the shower, which was ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Rainy Iceland and Norway with Rough Seas

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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flowery
6-10 Cruises

Overall, I thought there were some positive aspects to the Rotterdam but we wouldn't sail with HA again. It was interesting the number of HA loyalists we met onboard who were certain HA was the best although they had never sailed on another cruise line. POSITIVES: Beautiful new ship with sparkling clean interiors. Excellent crew- room stewards were all Indonesian (?) and the captain is Dutch ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Great experience, still prefer Virgin Cruises.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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cruisingcouple83
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I admit Virgin Cruises has spoiled us. But due to being a new cruise line and limited destinations, we booked the Viking Saga cruise on the new Rotterdam ship. Pros: the pros are there are very few children on this ship, which makes for a better experience for me at least. The entertainment was classy and catered more to a cultured crowd. The blues band was excellent and the classical ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Wonderful week on the Rotterdam!

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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Postoffice
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We boarded at Amsterdam, everything went smoothly. Into our cabins quickly and able to go for lunch. The ship is beautiful with lots of lovely crew. Our cabin was extremely comfortable and spacious with excellent air control and a good size balcony. The bathroom had a powerful shower with Elemis toiletries. We enjoyed the Pinnacle and Tamarind restaurants along with the Lido and Dutch cafe. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


14-Day Best of Norway Cruise (July 10-24, 2022)

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Norwegian Fjords

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Kamfish642
10+ Cruises

Cruise was actually two 7-day back-to-back cruises from/to Amsterdam: Week 1 Week 2 Day 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands Day 8: Amsterdam, Netherlands Day 2: At Sea Day 9: At Sea Day 3: Oslo, Norway Day 10: Bergen, Norway Day 4: Kristiansand, Norway Day 11: Geiranger, Norway Day 5: Stravanger, Norway Day 12: ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Norway is beautiful! HAL is frustrating.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Norwegian Fjords

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JGnBG
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

My mom, aunt, and I recently returned from a trip aboard the Rotterdam along the coast and fjords of Norway, including stops in Eidfjord, Skoldjen, Andalsnes, Trondheim, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Alesund, and Maloy. Overall the trip was pleasant. The Rotterdam is a nice, new ship and the scenery and stops were beautiful. Below are quick ratings, with detailed explanations following. Trip ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Poor handling of Covid outbreak

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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lazydaze2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

2 week Norway cruise ruined. Our deck 5 cabin was next to isolation area. I sat on our balcony for several days til I HAD to speak to woman on balcony next to me who smoked outside everyday. She informed me she was in Covid isolation and was told she could smoke. So, I inhaled her smoke for days. They put HEALTHY New passengers right next door to Covid area. We demanded to be moved, and days later ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Mediocre to good

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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PomPoot
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

The “have it all” package is not high value and you should not pay more than $350 over the bare bones fare for it for sailings if a week or more, otherwise it won’t give you much bang for your buck: The shore excursions are massively over-priced (easily twice as expensive as available from trustworthy online purveyors); you can do way better independently. The internet is not good enough to ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Beautiful Boat Friendly Crew

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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Lamont Stevens
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having recently disembarked from Holland America’s Rotterdam this(June 5 2022) I would like to share my thoughts with you. Be prepared for a long, thorough report. This a brand new, well maintained boat. We had about 60-70% capacity. A great majority 65 plus. Many walkers and motorized wheel chairs. Maybe a dozen children along with a group of 150 young European Travel agents who were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


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