This was a perfect example of how better NOT to introduce past or future (paying!) customers to a new ship or product!!
Boarding did not start till shortly before noon, no explanation why and despite the fact some 2000-3000 passengers were already checked in, waiting to be let on board, hoarded like cattle. Not a good start.
There was absolutely no reception of the passengers. Since it was ...
We flew the day before from London to Rotterdam with British Airways, It is so easy so have a direct fight from London.
We arrived in Rotterdam and made our own way to the Hilton Rotterdam by tramway. The cost was around 3.50 euro per person.
We booked an executive room as you pay a bit more but receive a lot more advantages like drinks and nibbles, breakfast.
On the morning of the mini ...
I booked a balcony cabin at the aft of the ship.
I had a ship visit in BRISTOL so booked a klm flight to AMSTERDAM then a train to ROTTERDAM the trains were so packed i had to waited ages to get on the nest one.
I stayed at the MARITIME HOTEL overlooking the PORT. I have used this hotel before and always had a lovely cooked breakfast but this time hardly anything cook ...