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iaevans
Member Since 2009
1 review
25 forum posts
8 helpful votes
If you like scenery you will love this cruise, highlights must be flam railway, North Cape, and Geiranger which is one of the most beautiful places you will ever see. HAL still our favorite Cruise Line, the standard is very consistent, ... Read more
Kerry Kerry Blue
Member Since 2011
1 review
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I believe Holland American Line only does this trip several times in the summer , and it is one of the few that includes the far Northcape of Norway. We took it primarily for the scenery, and we were certainly not disappointed! There was ... Read more
1022sam
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Rotterdam is an older ship and does show some wear especially in the bathtubs and the décor in some of the areas. However, once you experience the friendly and helpful staff, the great food and the awesome atmosphere you quickly ... Read more
Dude68
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
WE loved the 30 day itinerary on this cruise , both the Mediterranean and the Baltic . Ship is very nice, smaller by today's standards but delightful. Older but still a great ship . Holland America staff was fantastic this was ... Read more
cruiserdg
Member Since 2017
1 review
150 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Had a great time in the Mediterranean on the Rotterdam. This is our 4th Holland America cruise and 2nd on the Rotterdam. Embarkation and disembarkation have always gone smoothly. Employees are very good at their jobs. We enjoy HAL ... Read more
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fcoward
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
PRICE - PRICE - PRICE ! ! ! I love being at sea and the repo cruises are usually the best value. LIKED: FOOD (good quality and reasonable variety) DIDN'T LIKE: EATING OPTION HOURS (It seemed like I was always out of sync with the ... Read more
Floridah
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because we knew HAL would be an older crowd with not a lot of kids and we always wanted to see Spain. The embarkation and disembarkation went surprising well for us. The pro's and con's for the cruise... Pro's ... Read more
Abigail 2008
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
239 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Price was the main reason we took this cruise. $499. for an outside cabin. Plus it left from Ft Lauderdale. Our cabin number was 1832, which was fine and it had more storage than I have ever had on a ship. I always take a clear shoe ... Read more
dhult15
Member Since 2003
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
As a single, the price was great. Three of four ship's excursions were outstanding. Cadiz tour was a real disappointment. Guide directed us to museum which was closed (later, onboard other passengers said most of Europe's museums are ... Read more
cicadas
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We started the trip in Orlando for a few days, then drove south to Fort Lauderdale, which went quite smoothly. Embarkation was a breeze, as usual. We were in Cabin 2552, an ... Read more
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Suzy Bell
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was 7th cruise for me & my husband, all with Holland America. We like the mid size ships and have always had good service & food. Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Embarkation was easy & organized as usual. Our ... Read more
woodshed
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We wanted a smaller ship with less people. What we got was a ship with few verandas and more interior rooms. It looked like way more people than 1400. People without verandas were in the public places most of the time. If you went to lido ... Read more
Critic9226
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We took our cruise of the Caribbean beginning at Barbados on 2/22/2017 and ending in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on 3/5/2017. Overall, we had a very nice time. We were on the Holland America Rotterdam. The variety and quality of the food ... Read more
caribbean17
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This is the third cruise that we have done with Holland America Line (HAL) First was the Alaska cruise from Vancouver 2014 - beautiful scenery and an excellent cruise on the MS Zuierdam. Second cruise was January 2016 - 21 night ... Read more
bfgood2
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the interesting itinerary and the full transit of the Canal on a smaller ship. We were not disappointed - our 3rd HAL cruise. Food was very good, as usual, ship is spotless and beautiful and crew are outstanding. ... Read more
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Ladyrdhd
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My boyfriend and I both wanted to experience Central America and go through the Panama Canal. For Christmas he surprised me with a cruise. He had experienced Holland America cruising before, and raved about it. This was my first time on ... Read more
evvvvv
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
CRUISE CRITIC REVIEW (To be published) Cruise Line: Holland America / ms Rotterdam Dates: Jan. 02-13, 2016 Type cruise: 11 day Western Caribbean Cruise (2,950+ miles) Note: First time on Holland-America Title: Slightly ... Read more
morebelman
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was our third (and last) HAL cruise - all in Neptune Suites. To put this review in perspective, we paid approximately $6K (two people) for this cruise. The only good thing about this cruise was the ship itself - for an old ship, ... Read more
ironcowboy22
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I guess I was expecting more out of HAL. I thought it was the luxury cruise line. We did board the ship very fast in Florida except our key card to the room did not work. Had to go to the main office to fix it. We waited around an ... Read more
LORDBOWDON
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
8 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I have enjoyed HAL for 19 years but Rotterdam needs serious dry dock work soon. Visible rust on much of the superstructure, and the starboard stairs to the sky deck closed off because the supporting metal plates had rusted through was ... Read more
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sandanmann
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Service was excellent, crew was very friendly, food was great! Not crowded and never waited in a line for anything, getting on/off (usually a zoo) was smoothest ever. Our first suite experience out of 12 cruises on many different lines ... Read more
3GensCruisin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
This was a multi-generational vacation. The Rotterdam was a very nice mid sized ship. Although I would say the public area decor on this ship could use some updating. The staff were extremely nice particularly the cabin stewards and ... Read more
Canada Chris
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We choose this cruise because we had grown weary of cruises on the mega-ships. This was our ninth cruise; first on Holland America. Holland America has a reputation for being more low key, quality service and good food. What a mistake. The ... Read more
soaptaper
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was the only one available over both holidays. Our first time sailing with HAL. The Rotterdam ship was nice. PROS - Embarkation and disembarkation very well organized. Inside cabin was comfortable and ... Read more
JaneRichard
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
6 helpful votes
For the most part, we loved the Rotterdam. Its size and amenities were perfect for this traveling couple. The staff was very warm and welcoming. Our embarkation went smoothly. However, the lifeboat drill is always problematic for us on ... Read more
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