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Rotterdam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great Itinerary and Service

Rotterdam Cruise Review by Lulu Brown

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: Transatlantic

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It took us to places that we hadn't yet visited. There were many ports of call in a row, making it very busy. We treasured the rare sea day. The Atlantic crossing went smoothly, but we found it too long.

We enjoyed the high level of service. From the shore excursions desk, to guest services, to our cabin stewards, and the people working in various capacities on the ship. the service was fabulous. We didn't purchase an internet package and had heard it was very slow on the ship. We were flying home the day of embarkation and wanted to at least check in for our flights home. The woman at the guest services counter was helpful and she want the extra mile. It was beyond our expectations.

The entertainment was not what you'd find on a larger vessel. We've heard that this is the model Holland America will have from now on, even on larger ships. On our 32 day cruise, we enjoyed one comedian and a dance performance. Unfortunately the dancers couldn't return due to a technical difficulty to do with the ship and port of call that day.

The food in the dining room was very good, and so was the service.

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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

We booked this online prior to leaving home. There were 4 other people in our group, making it a total of 6 people. Our driver met us at the port of Messina. We were impressed by him and would use this company again. They were very reliable and our driver was pleasant, courteous, helpful and informative. We enjoyed all the stops and were returned to the port in plenty of time.

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Nicosia Walking Tour

While this company has comfortable buses and fabulous tour guides, we were concerned about getting back to the port in time. We returned with 12 minutes to spare prior to all aboard time. This was not in my comfort zone!

The tour of Nicosia, both the Greek and Turkish side, was enjoyable, and we were given ample time to explore.

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City Tour

There is so much to see in Barcelona! This full day tour concentrated on the works of Gaudi, including time at Monserrat and La Sagrada Familia. It was informative and enjoyable. We'd recommend the company we used.

We'd like to spend time walking in the Gothic Quarter whenever we return to Barcelona.

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We booked this with Spain Day Tours from home. They're known at Top Day Tours apparently. This is a very reliable company and we wouldn't hesitate to use them again in the future. We were met on time and given a pleasant, upbeat, informative and interesting tour of Mount Teide. We were also driven to La Laguna, where we had time to explore on our own. While we don't know what Santa Cruz is like, we did have a wonderful time at Mount Teide and La Laguna.

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