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Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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Reviews: 8
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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Rotterdam Retired

25 Night Atlantic Adventurer (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: November 14, 2016

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2606

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The itinerary was spaced perfectly and bunched in fours with sea days in between.  Ports of call ideal even for the novice.  The ship is showing her age but we had no difficulties.  Rotterdam continues to have excellent service.  Food is being modified to less and limited variety.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Pork belly on carving table?

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were placed mid ship, port side on main deck. This is perfect for a transatlantic trip. This location has many advantages. Thank you HAL.

Ship tip

Outstanding crew that went out of their way to know your name and treated you like famiy. This was my fifth time on this ship.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5
Take the HAL transfer from airport!

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
The Capri excursion is pricey but you need to experience it

Corfu, Greece

5 out of 5
Walk 5 town along water front is worth the time. Forget the Albanian excursion.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
This port gets better each year. The main attraction is Olympia and there are many ways to get there besides the excursions department.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
Hop on Hop off bus is the easiest

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
Gozo is worth the day!

Mgarr, Malta

5 out of 5

Palermo, Sicily

5 out of 5

Cagliari, Sardinia

5 out of 5

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Excellent port!

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
The dock is right in Old Town. You can walk everywhere.

Casablanca, Morocco

5 out of 5
Rick's AmericaN Cafe is not far from the pier.

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
Make sure you do not miss the Mercado.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
One of the best places I have been to. Kudos to HAL for continuing to invest in this beautiful place!

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
Easy access in and out

Traveler Photos

Tower of the Winds MS Rotterdam Stromboli
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