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Rotterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Hyperion Knight Made this Cruise Pretty Darn Good

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
River Jordan
Volcano on Canary Islands

Chose this because of itinerary which included Israel and transatlantic back to the States. Also it was originally going to be on the lovable Prisendam.

Excursions - I am one to seek out alternate excursions to what the ship offers but those on this ship seemed reasonably priced and did not disappoint. We did an overnight in Jerusalem and enjoyed every aspect of this two day excursion. Olympus, Rhodes, and Santa Cruz were also especially good.

Entertainment - We were so lucky to have Hyperion Knight join the ship for the crossing. His talent and style as a classical pianist is incredible. He was scheduled for one show but actually did four others on stage and in a lounge. He is also one fine trivia player. Otherwise, I enjoyed the Canadian and the British comics, however I heard over and over again that passengers really missed the singers and dancers who apparently have been eliminated from Holland America. The two singing groups of young men were top notch.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin was excellent in every detail except for numerous loud noises coming from below entering and leaving ports.

Port Reviews


So much history and a fun STEEP climb

Taormina (Messina)

Just wandered town


Took ship shuttle to town and wandered shopping street


Just wandered town


Did not do excursiom

Madeira (Funchal)

These island folk are very proud of their high spots on their islands. This guide was just too sweet and continually commented on how everyone cooperates with each other, especially while driving on their narrow roads.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Five nights on own before cruise, highlight was an e-bike excursion to the Appian Way and Aqueducts. Highly recommended

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