60 Days are not enough: Rotterdam Cruise Review by Sweet Judy

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Sweet Judy
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60 Days are not enough

Sail Date: February 2012
Destination: South Pacific
Embarkation: San Diego
My husband and I just finished a 60 day cruise and love it. During the 60 days we went to more ports and there is not enough space to list them all.
We have been on 11 cruises total and truly enjoy Holland America. We enjoy all of the crew members and became fast friends of crew and passengers alike.
Over the years so much has changed with HAL and cruising. Guess they were put on a budget. The entertainment was so-so, a movie in place of entertainment? Come on folks. Also why were the times changed for the show room. The old time was 8 and 10 pm depending on your dinner time, this works very well. Now its 7 and 9 pm. We are on fixed dining (our choice) and finish dinner about 7-7:30, and our show time is 9pm. So what can we do for an hour and a half?, we do not sit and drink nor gamble, so we check out a movie and go to our cabin, not going for most of the entertainment.
We were also asked to comment and let the cruise lines know it is time to replace a few More items that were no longer working or (off and on working), or broken. The cappuccino coffee machine and the popcorn machine for example. The cappuccino machine was of major concern for the formal dining room, as it only worked when it wanted to, and left the waiters in a bad place of wanting to be there for their guests and not being able to comply with our needs.
We truly do love Holland America and will continue to sail with them because of the people they hire!!! Our next trip, already booked is for 72 days.
Our last ship was the Rotterdam and so many people 'had the cough'. We were constantly washing or turning away from the coughing people. I do think that was the only thing that bothered everyone. And, we did take note that the entire ship could do with a REALLY DEEP CLEANING and repairs. Less

Published 05/07/12

Cabin review: MM1866 Large Interior Stateroom

Our cabin was on Dolphin deck and that is where we like to be, mid-ship! This a fairly quiet section and also the ship rocks less, here with the Dolphins. We had an inside cabin and with only a shower it appeared to be a bit larger than we remembered which is very good. Do wish the closet could be larger but then we would loose space over all, so guess we live with what we get. There is no bad news on the Dolphin Deck.

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