September 2016 - Rotterdam to Canada, New England, New York
The Rotterdam is a nice size ship, not too big or smalll, and able to dock at the pier at most ports. Had to use a tender at Bar Harbor, ME. With the smaller size ship, I didn't feel that the ports were overwhelmed with tourists when we arrived. On this cruise the ports were close to the town and for those who had not been to these town, I feel that the excursions were not as necessary as some. We did take an excursion to Peggy's Cove, which was beautiful, but on the day we went there were so many tour buses that it overwhelmed the area (and the one bathroom available). This was our first non-Caribbean cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it.