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Rotterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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467 reviews
4 Awards

Fantastic Trip! Rough Seas near Iceland

Review for Rotterdam to the British Isles & Western Europe
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knittinggirl
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2016
Cabin: Vista Suite
Fire route.

Rotterdam

Built 1997

19 Years Old

Cabin Review

Vista Suite

Cabin BB

Vista Suite - Free fresh fruit daily! Nice touch with the lap blanket (1). We had six water glasses, four wine glasses, and ice twice daily. Free tote bag, pen and personalized stationary in room! Loved the turndown chocolates! Lots of nice touches, for example, love how the coffee table changed height so it made it much easier to eat breakfast in the room. Magnet on bathroom door kept the door open, and prevented banging during rough seas. Large shallow drawers that were large enough to hold a 18" Eagle Creek Packing Folder. Four closets, and an additional closet w/ shelves. One of the hanging closets can convert into shelves. If you used the US outlet, you’ll need to replug the DVD player in to get it to work. Outlets (not enough), one European, one US, and one US up very high in the bathroom.

Weird fire route. We would need to go aft to a back crew stairwell, downstairs to deck three and out.

Port Reviews

Boston

Nice city.

Bar Harbor

Stayed on Ship

Eidfjord

Eidsfjord - Waterfalls and Waffles - Beautiful scenery - Guide cautioned us at waterfall stop to be very careful, so I stuck to the gift shop instead. No way to see the waterfall without taking a slippery path where one of our group fell. Reported this to the shore excursions desk, but the agent said she’d been on the tour and it was fine. Have gotten partial refunds from Royal Caribbean on similar complaints, but none on Holland American. Back on the road, I got a glimpse of the waterfall from the moving bus. Guide was so cheerful, and she got her tip as well as the tip for the guide the previous day. Stone cold waffles and no refills on coffee. Not handicapped accessible. Stairs leading to the bathrooms at the waterfall didn’t have handrails. Will not take this tour again.

Rotterdam

Both of us got sick, so we stayed w/ the ship.

Dublin

Still sick. Stayed on the ship.

Port Douglas, Australia

Still Sick. Stayed on the ship.

Belfast

Still sick. Stayed on the ship.

St. John's (Newfoundland)

Stayed on t he ship. Very hilly, not for mobility challenged.

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