Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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Reviews: 4
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Rotterdam Retired

7 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal To Boston)

Sail date: September 29, 2018

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We love Holland America and especially the Rotterdam. Just the right size ship. Had excellent service and food as usual. I applaud HAL for removing all straws from the ship, the best idea ever. The Pinnacle Grill is spectacular and the concierges in the Neptune Lounge are very attentive. Well worth the price of a suite.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We love this size ship. Not too large but big enough to have more activities than the little ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Bring your own toilet paper

Ports of call

Montreal, Quebec

5 out of 5
Found a great cat café to have dessert.

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

4 out of 5

Sydney, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
From pervious experience we knew Peggy's Cove was not what it was built up to be so we choose a United Cruises tour called Halifax by land and Sea. I was a "duck" boat and an excellent tour guide.

Bar Harbor, Maine

3 out of 5
The Lobster Bake was not worth the money. You are better off eating at a local restaurant.

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
The port is very close to the airport. A $35 cab ride away for the 2 of us. HAL wanted $30 per person for their transport.


5 out of 5
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