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Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 100

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Rotterdam Retired

10 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2016

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1833

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This cruise is not for young people, but for seniors its great. Very quiet and relaxing. Service was impeccable. The staff and workers were the friendliest and most helpful of any cruise I have taken. Food was very good. The Dive (gourmet burgers and hotdogs) is great, as is the made to order pizza. Rooms were nice. Ports were OK. Half Moon Cay has the most beautiful water, and pristine beach I have ever seen in the Caribbean.Only a few complaints.

1. No phones in rooms. You had to click through 40 channels to get to one with the time (old remotes) and TV.

2. The basketball court is over the Lido Buffet. So when someone is playing, the noise is terrible. The ceiling shakes with the banging of the ball.

3. There weren't enough fun things to do. A few but only 3 or 4 times in 10 days. 

4. Not enough good music (stuffy opera, classical). However the BB King Blues Band is fantastic!!! 

Met the friendliest and most wonderful people, and that made the cruise great.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stewards are excellent.

Ship tip

Don't miss the BB King Blues Band. Be prepared for some boring days as there is not very many fun things to do.

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