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Having never been to Greenland or Iceland the stops on this cruise were a great attraction the food was good to very good and the entertainment was very good. The minuses were the ship. We had to call for plumbing issues 4 times and AC issues multiple times. There was also an irritating knocking fro, we think the window which kept me awake the first night. The pool was like ice the first few days and so hot the last few days it wasn’t refreshing the solarium was also like ice several days although this did cover the indoor pool as the itinerary was cool. Norway Greenland Iceland and Canada were all great! The entertainment was high quality and enjoyable. In fact I would rate entertainment as excellent. Service was very good. Our main complaints were the continuous engineering problems with the ship itself and there many people who had issues. The other issues were very bumpy in a storm and fog caused one Greenland stop to be cancelled although that is not within the cruise lines control. I would say if you get a great deal the ship issues could be tolerated but I sure wouldn’t pay a premium for the Rotterdam. On the plus side Holland does cater to the older crowd and this they do very well with. This isn’t a cruise line for families with a lot of children I think they would be bored but is great if you want a calm relaxing vacation. Note we did the 18 day route from Rotterdam to Boston.

Itinerary and ports fantastic, ship just average

Rotterdam Cruise Review by andy6221

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Having never been to Greenland or Iceland the stops on this cruise were a great attraction the food was good to very good and the entertainment was very good. The minuses were the ship. We had to call for plumbing issues 4 times and AC issues multiple times. There was also an irritating knocking fro, we think the window which kept me awake the first night. The pool was like ice the first few days and so hot the last few days it wasn’t refreshing the solarium was also like ice several days although this did cover the indoor pool as the itinerary was cool. Norway Greenland Iceland and Canada were all great! The entertainment was high quality and enjoyable. In fact I would rate entertainment as excellent. Service was very good. Our main complaints were the continuous engineering problems with the ship itself and there many people who had issues. The other issues were very bumpy in a storm and fog caused one Greenland stop to be cancelled although that is not within the cruise lines control. I would say if you get a great deal the ship issues could be tolerated but I sure wouldn’t pay a premium for the Rotterdam. On the plus side Holland does cater to the older crowd and this they do very well with. This isn’t a cruise line for families with a lot of children I think they would be bored but is great if you want a calm relaxing vacation. Note we did the 18 day route from Rotterdam to Boston.
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin F 1832
Fairly large but as I covered before continuous issues with plumbing AC and annoying rattles.
Dolphin Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins