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Rotterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
464 reviews
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A 4 Star experience for a 3 Star pricing - but disappointing port changes

Review for Rotterdam to the Arctic
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Public Rooms
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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Traveled with children

In the end we got more than we paid for. They slashed the rates because they sold the Prinsendam and replaced her with the bigger Rotterdam at unbelievable rates for this great itinerary covering the north coast of Svlbard (and btw. about 10K km). So this was great. What was not great was that the Rotterdam continued her bad reputation für port changes / cancellations.

Even before we sailed, they cancelled Edinburgh for Invergordon. "Port reasons" - no compensation not even the port charges. Then they cancelled Haemey - a discussable decision - but you do not want to discuss this with the captain after having read the reviews here and the threat of applying maritime law. Captain was on the tough side - he left 3 ladies in Reykjavik because they were 30mins late - not to announce two days later on short notice (in the morning) in Invergordon that we would leave 30 mins earlier…. But quod liced Jovi, non licet bovi....

Food average. Excellent cheese and cold cuts, very good salads with fresh broiled tuna in the Lido. Pool grill run out of the good HAL fries after a week. Hot dogs good, hamburgers not. Pizza ok.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin C

Ok, windows in bad shape, TV is just a laugh, but cabin very (!) clean. Noise from the engines - and for some nights from the dryer not far away. Stewards very good.

Port Reviews


NIce fjord cruise bought at the harbour


Extremeyl bad weather

Invergordon (Inverness)

a bad replacement for Ediinburgh




small but nice

Spitsbergen (Svalbard)




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