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Panama 2020

Review for Rotterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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rlauder

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Staff on board were just fabulous. Food was very good. Nightly Shows not so great, but then again there are only about 1200 passengers, so one cannot expect the same as a show where there are 5000 passengers. The Lincoln Center quintet was an absolute treat. All polished professional musicians.And they had different themes -- Classics - movie tunes -- Pops et. I would go again in a heart ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Crew great, ship good, food good

Review for Rotterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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bobsad

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spa Verandah Suite


Disappointing...not the Wow factor

Review for Rotterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Hikingkr

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

It was a nice cruise from a scenery and ports perspective. Entertainment quality was good and was to be expected. Food quality was good and stateroom stewards were excellent. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The issue my husband and I had was the crew/staff/officers did not seem very happy and were not intermingling with the passengers as they have on our other Holland Cruises. ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Mostly great service and a relaxed, uncrowded ambiance

Review for Rotterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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dhaslett87

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the great price. Our cabin was D1842 on the lowest passenger deck and we were very happy with it. This is not a cruise for younger folks. There were two children on board and I had to wonder if they were bored to death. The room stewards were excellent, as were the bar waiters and all the staff in the Lido buffet. Unfortunately we had poor service in the MDR ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Comfortable Rotterdam

Review for Rotterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Seamore42

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Panama Canal transit in January, just the time to be out of the Northeast. Have been on Rotterdam multiple times. Enjoy the size of ship, the fact that it still has an Explorations Cafe and full Promenade deck, making it very comfortable, especially on sea days. Needs some additional activities and entertainment, especially for sea days. The Billboard On Board was great, just not enough seating. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Great Itinerary But Time to put The Old Mare to Rest

Review for Rotterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Baybari

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We were excited about this Panama Canal Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego over the holidays. The cruise ports and itinerary were great! Absolutely no complaints here. Our excursions were a mix of HAL and Shore Ex. They were all well done and interesting. The food was just okay. More than once, I had to send my dish back in the main room. It was like cafeteria food and really, I’m not ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Far better than anticipated

Review for Rotterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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WTHB

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I picked this cruise because a full transit of the Panama Canal really interested me. But I was less than wowed by the descriptions I had read of the ports we were to visit since several were industrial ports and a couple (Nicaragua and Guatemala) were in countries that I was a little leery of visiting. Perhaps because of my low expectations of the ports to be visited, I was more than pleasantly ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Rotterdam—needs updating

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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Auburn Traveler

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit the Holy Lands and then we decided to add on the TA just this past October. First the good: —excellent crew from the Captain on down to our Cabin stewards. Everyone is friendly and helpful and see, to take great pride in their work. The captain did not hide up above but rather could be seen walking around the ship daily. —pretty good ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Great Itinerary and Service

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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Lulu Brown

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It took us to places that we hadn't yet visited. There were many ports of call in a row, making it very busy. We treasured the rare sea day. The Atlantic crossing went smoothly, but we found it too long. We enjoyed the high level of service. From the shore excursions desk, to guest services, to our cabin stewards, and the people working in various ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Hyperion Knight Made this Cruise Pretty Darn Good

Review for Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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grevlup

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this because of itinerary which included Israel and transatlantic back to the States. Also it was originally going to be on the lovable Prisendam. Excursions - I am one to seek out alternate excursions to what the ship offers but those on this ship seemed reasonably priced and did not disappoint. We did an overnight in Jerusalem and enjoyed every aspect of this two day excursion. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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