This Boston to Boston, 38 day cruise allowed us to experience many ports we have never been to. Canadian ports were very friendly, Greenland was novel, people friendly, very interesting. Iceland included 5 stops, so we felt it was well covered as each port allowed us to see a variety of scenery. Weather was better than expected although we missed several ports due to heavy fog. Prince Christian Sound was traversed in both direction so we got to see it in foggy weather and in the sun.
The Rotterdam is a classic ship filled with beautiful artwork. She is, however, showing her age. Interiors were clean and presented well but there was a lot of rust and systems were failing. We had a corridor that experienced either cold or scalding water in the shower. We had to feel the water and shower whenever possible. Passenger services was attentive to our needs but the fact remained that the pipes were being worked on constantly. HAL did compensate us for the inconvenience. Our cabin was cozy and well tended.
The crew could not have been better. Even the staff in the Lido learned our names and our cabin stewards were great. Our Sit & Stitch group consisted of friendly, well-behaved pasengers and we looked forward to it on sea days. Entertainment was varied and enjoyable but we would have liked more local entertainment.
We took the HOHO bus.
My reading did not do this city justice. It was beautiful and friendly. We took the ferry to Kinderdijk - wonderful.