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Holland America Line Rotterdam (2021) Cruise Reviews

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Great cruise - staff fantastic
"They were excellent and made me discover 'classical music'.We paticularly liked the quatuor that played classical music at the Lincoln theater...."Read More
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Bridgeplayer30052
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

it was to be our first return to sailing after the pandamic. we did get tired of waiting and went on one in Nov, 2021. The ship is beautiful the entertainment not so much. Nick ran a number of games that were fun. There was not much at night, the same movie played twice as the main stage. The food in the Lido was good for breakfast, lunch was good as well. Lunch in the main dinning room ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Reasonable overall considering pandemic

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whliu2001
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I chose that cruise because it covers all ports I have never visited before. Food quality is good. Entertainment is mostly live music. No production show probably due to Covid restrictions. Missed one port due to Covid. Replaced with a sea day. No compensation of on board credit for missed port visit other than refund of port tax. Other than asked for vaccine card and negative Covid test ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

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Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise - Disappointment

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rckymtnsparrow
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise because we wanted to get away for the holidays and have enjoyed New Years cruises in the past. Also, we wanted to try the new Rotterdam and a larger Holland America ship. We had mixed feelings at the end: The Good; 1. Staff were well trained and made us feel very welcome for the most part (exceptions below under "The Bad). Nearly everyone was quite efficient once ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Our First post - COVID cruise

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marschaller
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Our first post-covid cruise. The embarkation was very well organized. Was quick and easy to be on board, despite the security/health protocols. Brand new, only 2 months old ship, therefore everything was shinny and new. I cannot review the entertainment because it was not exist on this ship. We were told it was due to the COVID restrictions. Only singers and a solo magician performed ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Traveled with children


Great cruise - staff fantastic

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is22275
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I am new to Holland America. I am looking for a cruise line that offer good value for your money. I had never been on a Carabean cruise; what a way to get a feel for these small paradises. Our favorite islands were St-Lucia, Dominica, Barbados and Aruba. The beach at half-moon bay is unbelievable. We really enjoyed our 21 days cruise (2 back to back cruises). This brand new vessel is nicely ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Holland America has another "dam" winner.

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jeh10641
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

HOLLAND AMERICA ROTTERDAM VII Caribbean Cruise December 1-12, 2021 My experience with Holland America Line (HAL) dates back to 1959 with subsequent HAL cruises in 1966, 2012, 2016 and now in 2021. I have also been on an American Export Line cruise, a Costa cruise and a Royal Caribbean cruise. With this cruise, I achieved HAL’s Three Star Mariner status. The Origin of the Cruise ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


BACK AT SEA !!!!

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Elsa Shores
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This "back to back" 2021 total 21 day cruise was the inaugural cruise for the new Rotterdam Ship - and it's a beauty!! Yes, it's the same Pinnacle Class "blueprint" as the Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam, but BRAND NEW; direct from Amsterdam!! All on board; officers, all HAL staff and passengers were very happy to be back at sea on a gorgeous new ship. Yes, the staff wore masks all the time ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Mostly Hit and Some Miss

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beachtrekkie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Rotterdam is a beautiful new ship with a fabulous collection of art. It's worth taking the stairs just to experience the art displays. The ship's dining room and public areas are beautifully decorated. Outdoor areas above the main pool and on the fan-tail are comfortable and relaxing. But gone is the wide walk-around deck with chairs to relax. The new promenade has obscured views and is too ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Had a Fantastic Cruise!

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Djptcp
10+ Cruises

I was invited to participate in the $50,000 Slot Tournament on this cruise and had participated in same on the Koningsdam in January 2020. Sailing on a brand new ship was wonderful and the crew was so happy, attentive, and helpful. We had a Vista Suite, mid-ship, and enjoyed it although it was smaller than it looked in the photos. We had wonderful meals in the Cannelleto (twice) and the Tamarind ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


The good, the bad, no ugly.

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KILLERFEET
10+ Cruises

For the positive points: Ship is pristine being in service about a month. Dining options are plentiful- some of you will appreciate that ,as the MDR food quality , portions and selection are poor. Staff are terrific. kind, friendly very accommodating. Cabins were adequate. In our group we spanned the categories. A hint ,Cabin 1111 is a very spacious inside category. Alternative ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


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