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Holland America Rotterdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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56 reviews

Poor handling of Covid outbreak

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2022

2 week Norway cruise ruined. Our deck 5 cabin was next to isolation area. I sat on our balcony for several days til I HAD to speak to woman on balcony next to me who smoked outside everyday. She informed me she was in Covid isolation and was told she could smoke. So, I inhaled her smoke for days. They put HEALTHY New passengers right next door to Covid area. We demanded to be moved, and days later became Ill Big surprise. By the time we were tested the isolation area was full and we stayed in our cabin. Huge outbreak, despite requiring making and reminders many passengers did not comply and it was not enforced. The crew clearly did not want to enforce it nor offend anyone, some days the sign recommended masks, and only a few days required - didn’t matter. The Dutch Cafe was always crowded during the day with no distancing or masking. Dining during breakfast and lunch also no effort to keep distance.

Ok, now ship review. Entertainment lacking. Enjoyed Mens vocal group and BBC films. We found the other music not very good and starting at odd times. No pre dinner music , pretty boring. Sea days were very lacking in activities.

Service in cabin and dining rooms was excellent, no complaints there.

Cabin Review

Plenty of storage, great bathroom and shower. Balcony furniture comfortable.

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