Cruise line was very comfortable and the service impeccable unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions we were unable to visit the Normandy ports but were compensated adequately for the disappointment....the food was not quite up to standard unfort.

Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Rotterdam Retired

15 Night Azores & Normandy Expedition (Tampa To Rotterdam)

Sail date: April 14, 2019

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2573

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very was made so by the good service of all members of the crew. It did cater to an older clientele.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Buffet was very mediocre and the specialty restaurants definitely not up to standard especially the Pinnacle Grill.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


We did not attend .

Children's Programs

We had no children on board.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were excellent and the room stewards went above and beyond to give us ultimate comfort. I

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was definitely needing an upgrade with rust on the stateroom windows and weary carpeting. But was well maintained under the circumstances.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Basic size and needed a little update but kept at top standard by the room stewards who made it special.

Ship tip

The outdoor spaces are limited so be prepared to spend more time undercover.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida Did not visit port

We were already on holiday In Sarasota and so by choice did not spend anytime in the Tampa area

King's Wharf, Bermuda Did not visit port

Have been there before

Ponta Delgada, Azores Did not visit port

Have been there before

Brest, France Did not visit port

We did not stop due to inclement weather

Cherbourg, France Did not visit port

We did not stop due to inclement weather

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium Did not visit port

We did stop due to inclement weather

Rotterdam, Netherlands Did not visit port

We left straight from the ship to another location.


5 out of 5
Amazingly quick and trouble free.
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