Could have been better

Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
Rotterdam Retired

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 25, 2018

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3325

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

A Good time was had. After all, it was a vacation.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Getting on and off was very smooth.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was just ok. There was always something missing or wrong. It was like an army chow line.

Lido Restaurant

3 out of 5

The selection is good. They have German, English, and American breakfasts. You can get waffles, pancakes, or just bacon and eggs. I felt that the food was just not as good as going to someplace like Bob Evans.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Probably the most fun thing onboard was the pub crawl on day 5. It was a bit rushed. Went to 4 bars in 45 minutes. Should have been longer.

Basketball Court

4 out of 5

The basketball court is directly above the dining area and it is sometimes very noisy while dining.

Shopping Arcade

3 out of 5

Overpriced jewelry and liquor.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
All the the shows were done professionally. They were all top notch.

Crow's Next

4 out of 5

Great view and comfortable chairs.

Children's Programs

No kids onboard.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff and crew are amazing people. They will bend over backwards to make sure you are having a good time. Not a bad one in the bunch.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It was in good condition considering that it was 21 years old.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The cabin was so small we had to go outside to change our minds.

Ship tip

Bring your own water. They charge $5 a bottle.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
Lots to do in Tampa.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Great place to spend the day.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Very commercial. Not indicative of the real Honduras. It was all built for Carnival Cruise lines. The even have a Harley Davidson store.

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

2 out of 5
Took the trolley through town. It is a very depressed area. Wouldn't feel safe walking the streets. Nothing else to do.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico Did not visit port

Ship couldn't dock due to excessive currents.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Very organized.
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