Azores and Normandy Excursion

Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Rotterdam Retired

27 Night Azores Normandy & Baltic Jewels (Tampa To Rotterdam)

Sail date: April 15, 2018

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 2608

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Great getaway and a great value. Fantastic food and service you need to go to a five star status restaurant to get.


5 out of 5
Great and Easy! Don’t eat lunch before you board. Plenty of options. Luggage was in room in under an hour. We took two bottles of wine, soda and tonic for the vodka I bought prior to cruise and delivered to room Lasted right at two weeks

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Could of had a few more options other than cards,Lecture s movies etc.


5 out of 5
Got better later in cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Midsize ship gives you interaction with crew and staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin steward was fantastic and helped in any way possible

Ship tip

Was very stable in rough seas. I get sea sick easily and had no problems. We had winds up to 50mph and seas as high as 10-12 feet. I would recommend to bring your own Dramamine because you don’t want to take a chance of getting sick and missing out on the fantastic food options

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5

Key West, Florida

2 out of 5
Packed with people. Needed shuttle to city?

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Beautiful Island and port city

Brest, France

4 out of 5
Took trip to Campier. Worth the time.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5
Went to Bruges. A must see but be prepared with a “crap load” of people.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5


5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

From the fort downtown. Dock in Bermuda Cooking School Chef ate at our table Towel animals
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