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Tampa to the Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 11 Tampa to the Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


Disappointing cruise to nowhere

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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22Sailings
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Outdated décor, but clean. Cabin was fine, except for several problems - a broken balcony door lock, missing remote control, and the granddaddy of them all - the shower. (a broken faucet with scalding water which couldn't be turn off - and alerted the fire department, who came pounding on the door). I made 2 attempts, with the same results - so went without for 2 weeks! They suggested I use ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Spa Verandah Suite


Missed ports, boring for 11 days at sea

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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cancruise2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Because the oasis got canceled. I still wanted a transatlantic cruse and this was still available last minute. It is a small ship with little to do. Entertainment is the worst at sea. The ship is clean, safe and comfortable. Average age is 70 plus. Embarkation was horrible as we were kept waiting at the airport so no porters at the port and were told to take all our luggage on board ourselves. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Terrific Transatlantic and Baltic Cruise

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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sailfromcfla
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

As we live in Florida and all ports are close to us, we selected this cruise for our second Transatlantic on Holland America. We loved the crossing last spring and wanted to repeat it with friends onboard this year. Also we had never been to the Baltic countries and this cruise continued on from Rotterdam, the Netherlands to several Baltic ports of call. This was a wonderful experience, our ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Cancelled 3 of 5 Ports of Call with no backup plans

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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JWP077
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Avoid at all costs. While 2 larger ships just hours ahead of us made it across the Atlantic to Lisbon, we sat for 3+ days in the Azores and then headed to Rotterdam for disembarkation. We traveled 15 days from Tampa, FL to Rotterdam to spend 1 hr in Europe, and that was on the bus to the airport. There was nothing much interesting to do on board. We put lots of jigsaw puzzles together. Food ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Awesome trip

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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barnslave
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Love this ship. The fact that they haven't changed alot of the public spaces made me pick this ship. I like the crows nest as is....not a coffee shop.... The casino was smokey all the time e en tho they kept announcing it was a smoke free venue... except for one corner...that corner filled the place with smoke. I woulda stayed longer but for that. The food was good as usual...the service was ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Rotterdam - Nice ship but don't go to the spa

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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Mrjoseph
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Just got back from a Holland America Cruise on the Rotterdam. One of the last from the Port of Tampa. Not sure if the staff onboard is starting to get tired or what but some of the services were less than favorable. Embarkation & Disembarkation Very easy. They have this process down very well . Rotterdam ship: Very nice ship, Teak wood upkept very nice. You see the improvements they ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Great Ship and Great Experience!!

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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Heisler123
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This was a great cruise. It was a smaller ship than what we are used to but we thoroughly enjoyed the whole cruise. We booked most of our excursions from SPB Tours and would highly recommend them. The groups were small and the guides were very knowledgeable. In Normandy we booked thru Overload Tours and they were fantastic. What a great tour. Would also recommend them. The room was ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Wonderful, but not perfect

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SandySilver
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Toronto airport was shutdown by ice- we had to fly out of Detroit, and missed our Cruise out of Tampa. As a result we had to get on 1 day late in Key West. We had made flight arrangements will HAL, and they were great! They put us in the Marriott at Tampa airport ($219 per night) and covered our flight to Key West. Food and Service was wonderful. Ship was a little tired- faded carpets (so ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


A relaxing get-a-way.

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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TexasDavid7
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise started out as a 15 day repositioning cruise from the Caribbean to Europe and we added a 12 day Baltic cruise. The Rotterdam handled the trip just fine and the crew was outstanding as you would expect a Holland America Lines Crew to be. FYI - Just before we left, it came to our attention that the coin-operated laundry had been removed. :( As we were not at that time 4 Star Mariners ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Trip for two

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beachbaby123
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Everything was great except for lack of gluten free food. The dining room waiters were the only ones to help me get food and allowed me to order a day in advance. The lido was a joke for gf food and offered one choice of pasta which was the same everyday and that's it besides store bought gf bread. Supposedly the bacon was gf but was served in a dish with regular bread to absorb the fat. No ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


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