Relaxing Western Caribean Cruise

Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 45

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Rotterdam Retired

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 27, 2019

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time and would sail on this ship again.


4 out of 5
No problems. We were on the ship by 11:30 AM

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The menu was varied. The wait staff in the buffet was always willing to get your drinks. The dishes were cleared promptly. All the eating areas were clean. The Pinnacle Grill's food and service was excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There are two pools on board. No rock-climbing or other such activities. We did not use the fitness center but they had a morning stretch class and an ab class. There is an excellent "walk-around deck" that was covered. Plenty of inside and outside places to sit and relax. They have a card room with daily bridge players. They also have daily computer lessons.


4 out of 5
The two comics were excellent. Also, a Planet Earth II (movie) with live music, that was excellent.


5 out of 5

Lots of comfortable seating. Lots of books to read. There were also picture puzzles for you to work on. One puzzle had over 18,000 pieces.

Children's Programs

No children traveling with me.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was attentive and pleasant. The crew always had a smile and said hello, etc.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
small ship, 20 years old. But it was in excellent condition.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
nice size with big bathroom. Had a tub.

Ship tip

If you are looking for a party ship, Holland America is not your line of choice. This cruise line is tradional crusing at its best.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
We docked at the Navy Base and there was a free shuttle to transport you to down town Key West. Nice place to walk around and learn about the town.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
We went and interacted with the Sloths and monkeys. Great time. Than we went to Iguana Place and learned about Iguana. Love that also.

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

3 out of 5
Just went to the craft barn. Interesting items for sale.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Just walked around the port and watched people swimming with dolphins. They were having a lot of fun.


5 out of 5
We were off the ship by 8:30 AM
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