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Cruise Line
Rotterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

156

Very Good

137

Average

77

Poor

56

Terrible

33

Cruise type

465


rlauder avatar

rlauder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama 2020

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dhaslett87

4 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Mostly great service and a relaxed, uncrowded ambiance

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Seamore42

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Comfortable Rotterdam

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, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Baybari

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary But Time to put The Old Mare to Rest

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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WTHB

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Far better than anticipated

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Lulu Brown

3 Reviews Written

Great Itinerary and Service

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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grevlup

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hyperion Knight Made this Cruise Pretty Darn Good

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Auburn Traveler

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rotterdam—needs updating

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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BayWatching

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

HAL’s Doddering, Rotting Rotterdam

Strongest recommendation to future cruisers: book the Rotterdam IMMEDIATELY if you’re looking for: —LOUSY FOOD (except for the specialty dining rooms, which HAL surely is up-selling by downgrading everything ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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SuperMonna

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Where do I start?

Holland America needs to do some serious updating to this ship. During the first half....the Baltic portion, there were 2 fires on the ship while we were at sea. The first one was a fire in the 4th deck galley and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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lawyertx

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Itinerary Great / Ship Not So Much

The cruise was chosen because of the itinerary. This was our third Holland America Cruise. It was a Baltic Sea cruise with an itinerary that included 9-10 ports in 7 countries in 14 days. We didn't ...
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Sail Date July 2019


hen302 avatar

hen302

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Average cruise with an average company

We chose this cruise because of its unique itinerary which went to Svalbard and then south to Iceland. We booked the original cruise which was to be on the Prinsendam, but this was changed to the Rotterdam. We ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ochealaaf

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A 4 Star experience for a 3 Star pricing - but disappointing port changes

In the end we got more than we paid for. They slashed the rates because they sold the Prinsendam and replaced her with the bigger Rotterdam at unbelievable rates for this great itinerary covering the north coast of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Shawnino

6 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

The Cruise from HAL.

Not everything about this cruise was abjectly awful. The food and service in Pinnacle Grill was good. Annette, who led the America's Test Kitchen demos, was very good. The itinerary was fairly rare. But a lot of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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sailfromcfla

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrific Transatlantic and Baltic Cruise

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. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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herbshopgirl

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

14 day North Cape on old Rotterdam

We picked this cruise for the itinerary because it went above the Arctic circle along with Flam and Geiranger. Soon after we boarded the ship on May 25th we were informed via a piece of paper stuffed in the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


vicverse avatar

vicverse

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Super service and a great itinerary

HAL delivered again with a very nice cruise, great food, super service, friendly staff and gracious public spaces. Great room on Dolphin deck with hardly and rock and roll and a big room with window (1903).Not a fan ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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E Bristow

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Port changes due to maintenance issues, poor communication, meeting with Captain

Note, this May 25, 2019 HA Rotterdam sailing (May 25 to June 8, 2019), was a 14 day Norway cruise, not 21 days. We booked this to see the fjords, scenery, certain tours, and go beyond the Arctic Circle to the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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NashvilleGma

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing and boring.

My wife and I were on the Rotterdam for 55 day in 2015 and liked it very much. The ship is very different now. There appeared to be a reduction in staff that resulted in frequent poor service in the Lido and often ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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22Sailings

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise to nowhere

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


ew101 avatar

ew101

12 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Dancing and Relaxation on a Classy Ship

The reviews of HAL out here lately have been snarky. We had a lovely time some years back in Canada on the Veendam. For some reason we strayed – but we can’t remember why. I had one open week in March ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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jakkojakko

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great ship

The ship. It had been two years since we sailed ms Rotterdam and the ship's inside public places were extensively done over in a very nice way. New carpets, new upholstery and a general new feel when walking ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cancruise2

7 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Missed ports, boring for 11 days at sea

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Blonnka

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Allergies, special requests...forget them!

We chose this cruise because we were traveling with my elderly father. We knew Holland America typically caters activities and meals to the more mature crowd, so we thought it would be a good fit. My father enjoyed ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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JWP077

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Cancelled 3 of 5 Ports of Call with no backup plans

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Rotterdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining3.03.9
Entertainment3.03.2
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family3.04.4
Enrichment4.03.2
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.7
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