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getting on and off the ship was well taken care of. overall service was wonderful. the food was surprisingly only very good, not up to our expectations. we ate in the main dr. every evening at an assigned table. the lido for breakfast and lunch was just fine and more than adequate. there is no place on the ship to enjoy the sea and scenery at a quiet pace. the crows nest has evening 'entertainment' that is loud and boisterous. those people could be anyplace on the ship, in an enclosed space and they wouldn't care. their focus is on what's happening center stage, not outside. dancing is the same thing; just find a flat space somewhere else and sell lots of booze. if you don't have a balcony, good luck. the ship is old and a bit rusty, but still functional. everyone is OLD, AND I MEAN OLD. we are 73 and were in the younger crowd. i saw 5 kids on the ship. if you want to learn about computers, this is the place. if you want to learn about the places you're visiting not so much. very little info, unless you want to take a ship excursion. we took only one ship excursion and were sorry we did that one, the sting ray visit in the Bahamas was disturbing. the animals were stressed and seemed uncomfortable much of the time. too much handling. they seemed to keep a few under the steps to make them easy to access by the staff for the 'show'.. we arranged all our own excursion off the ship before we departed and had great times. used trip advisor and cruise critic.

Crew great, ship good, food good

Rotterdam Cruise Review by bobsad

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getting on and off the ship was well taken care of. overall service was wonderful. the food was surprisingly only very good, not up to our expectations. we ate in the main dr. every evening at an assigned table. the lido for breakfast and lunch was just fine and more than adequate.

there is no place on the ship to enjoy the sea and scenery at a quiet pace. the crows nest has evening 'entertainment' that is loud and boisterous. those people could be anyplace on the ship, in an enclosed space and they wouldn't care. their focus is on what's happening center stage, not outside. dancing is the same thing; just find a flat space somewhere else and sell lots of booze. if you don't have a balcony, good luck.

the ship is old and a bit rusty, but still functional. everyone is OLD, AND I MEAN OLD. we are 73 and were in the younger crowd. i saw 5 kids on the ship.

if you want to learn about computers, this is the place. if you want to learn about the places you're visiting not so much. very little info, unless you want to take a ship excursion. we took only one ship excursion and were sorry we did that one, the sting ray visit in the Bahamas was disturbing. the animals were stressed and seemed uncomfortable much of the time. too much handling. they seemed to keep a few under the steps to make them easy to access by the staff for the 'show'.. we arranged all our own excursion off the ship before we departed and had great times. used trip advisor and cruise critic.
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Spa Verandah Suite
Cabin BQ
port side out of sd., definitely the way to go. best side of ship through the canal. if you like to hear the sea and waves, the room is right at the break from the bow to the side of the ship, lots of sea noises on the balcony. it's not really a suite, just a big room with a balcony. nice bathroom, with a jetted tub, shower combo. high step over into the tub for a shower. great location to the elevators, without crowd noise. service was excellent.
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