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Rotterdam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Amazing Itinerary!! Amazing Staff!!

Rotterdam Cruise Review by 1022sam

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2017
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords
  • Cabin Type: Vista Suite

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 forget the age of the ship. Embarkation was a bit rough in that requested wheelchair was not available and had to wait in the chilly air outside until it arrived. Wheel chair also had to be requested upon disembarkation. Our balcony cabin was fairly spacious, in fair condition and was always kept clean and well stocked by cabin staff. We did not participate in most ship activities and the entertainment did not seem to suit us but there were plenty of activities if you wanted to be more active. The ports of call were amazing and included Eidfjord, Geiranger, Alesund, and Bergen. We did not purchase any shore excursions and did the ports on our own and had a great time; a bit of walking and HOP ON/HOP OFF buses. We absolutely loved the laid back atmosphere of the ship and we were extremely pleased with the phenomenal service we were provided. We cannot wait to go back!

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Cabin Review

Vista Suite

A bit dated but fairly spacious and very comfortable. Everything was in working order and kept very clean by staff.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Small enough that you can walk around on your own and take in the sights. They also have a little train that takes you around the major sites.


A beautiful port where you can take the bus to the top of the mountain and around town. There is wifi available in the visitors office. It is also small enough to walk around on your own.


A breathtaking must-do port! We took the bus to the mountain although not the very top because it was closed due to snow. Breathtaking fjord, waterfalls and mountains. There is also a souvenir shop.


This is where the fish market and Bryggen street shopping are located. We used the HOP ON/HOP OFF bus to get around. The ship docks within a 15 minute walk to Bryggen street.

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