Holland America Rotterdam Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Everything we expected

Review for Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2023

We just finished a seven-day cruise to Norwegian fjords out of Amsterdam and really enjoyed the experience. The ship is brand new and looks it; the staff were cleaning the already immaculate common spaces daily. The balcony room was well laid-out and spacious. The service was excellent and food was very good as well.

The entertainment worked for us because it was music-focused, and we liked going to the B.B. King blues club and Rolling Stone music room every night. If you want Broadway shows, you will need to find a different cruise. As a couple in fifties, we liked that the fellow passengers tend to be somewhat older and more sedate. This was not a party crowd by any stretch of imagination. But that did not mean that people did not know how to have fun, especially during the Orange Night with its Dutch theme and drinks.

As others noted, we would highly recommend the Grand Dutch Cafe for coffee and the Main Dining Room for breakfast and dinner. The Lido buffet was also good even if the service was sometimes underwhelming. We never experienced lines for anything, and the ship seemed just the right size for 2600 guests with a mix of American and European - mainly Dutch - passengers. We also liked the itinerary, which is why we chose the cruise in the first place. The full-day at Sognefjord and Flåm was the highlight for everybody.

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Great port with easy connection to Centraal Station and airport.


Highlight of the cruise with easy access to Flåmsbana and buses.


Couldn’t ask for a better docking location across from the Opera House and Sentralstajion. Lots to see and do nearby.

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