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Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Rotterdam Retired

34 Night Icelandic Fjords Greenland & Baltic Explorer (Amsterdam Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 18, 2019

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was a great cruise. Loved the scenery. Saw whales, dolphins, sealions and the Northern light. The prins Christian Sund is the absolute highlight.


4 out of 5
Rather swift

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Exce food. Great dining in the Main dining room

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fitness center was fine. But a lot of serious workshop..Too serious


3 out of 5
No Broadway type shows anymore. And no live music in the crow's nest. Lot of 1 man/woman shows,which are not nearly as fun as big Broadway shows!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everybody very friendly

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean but the Rotterdam is getting too old. Leakages all over the ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable. But leakages twice!

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

4 out of 5
Walked through town

Eskifjordur, Iceland

3 out of 5
Small town

Akureyri, Iceland

5 out of 5
Went whalewatching with Elding. Awesome

Cruise Eyjafjordur, Iceland

5 out of 5

Isafjordur, Iceland

4 out of 5
Did a kayaktour with Borea adventures. Was great


5 out of 5

Cruise Prins Christian Sund, Greenland

5 out of 5

Qaqortoq, Greenland

4 out of 5

Paamiut (Frederikshab), Greenland

4 out of 5

Nanortalik, Greenland

4 out of 5
Took the HAL excursion to see icebergs. An experience of a lifetime

Reykjavik, Iceland

5 out of 5
Rented a car and drove the Golden Cirkel

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

5 out of 5
Did a walking tour around the city

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

5 out of 5
Did an excursion with WOW Scotland

South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland

5 out of 5
Took the citybus to Edinburgh


4 out of 5
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