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Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Rotterdam Retired

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 04, 2018

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2558

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Fantastic cruise, would consider doing it again in the future.


5 out of 5
Well organized, we were separated into groups for faster boarding...worked real well.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Although the ship was smaller than most others, everything you could want was available.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
All special activities were available..the cruise director was very active and involved with the passengers.


5 out of 5
All the shows were very entertaining... especially the 2 comedy acts. Only issues were many entertainment acts were scheduled at 9pm, and we had an 8pm dinner time and missed all of those acts.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wait staff and cleaning staff were always there doing what they do best.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Although small, very clean and well organized.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was not a large cabin..average at best. Room steward and his assistant were great.

Ship tip

If you are able to, book one or both of the premium dinning rooms..great food for and excellent value. Or book an early dinner, then you'll be able to see all the 9pm shows.

Ports of call

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
We did not do an excursion, we walked off and toured the area by ourselves.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Snorkeling, the ships EXC Jolly Roger was fantastic.

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

4 out of 5
No excursions, we did visit the large shopping area for local vendors. Food & Music and shopping.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Went to the public beach by ourselves. It was wonderful. But be careful, many of the locals try to take advantage of the money rate exchange.


5 out of 5
Again, well organized..and all was smooth and fast.
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