14 Nights Bourgundian Explorer

Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Rotterdam Retired

28 Night Bourgundian & Holy Land Explorer (Amsterdam To (Rome)

Sail date: October 05, 2019

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6113

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I don't think my booking on Holland America Rotterdam is worth the money that we paid given the poor condition of the bathroom.


4 out of 5
In general it was good.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food and service were both very good.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Not much interesting activities. Attended 1 cooking show, cannot taste the food. Never been to a cooking show without tasting the food.


2 out of 5
Pretty boring

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Outstanding service and staff

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Design of the cabin was good. Beds are comfortable. Housekeeper did good job to keep it clean. Bathroom is old, cracked sink, cracked and chipped bathtub. Toilet was not working right. Had to call Guest Service to repair the toilet TEN times out of the 14 night trip. Also had to help my 87 years old mother-in-law to public toilet in the middle of the night for 1-night. Very distributing trip for these 14 days. Engine was so noisy and distributed our sleep in the middle of the night.

Ship tip

Check the bathroom conditions.

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

3 out of 5

Le Havre (Paris), France

3 out of 5

Dover (London), England

2 out of 5

Portland (Weymouth), England, Uk

2 out of 5

La Rochelle, France

3 out of 5

Bordeaux, France

4 out of 5

Cruise Gironde Estuary

2 out of 5
No briefing nor mention while cruising.

Cruise Tagus River

2 out of 5
No briefing nor mention while cruising.

Lisbon, Portugal

4 out of 5

Gibraltar (U.K.)

4 out of 5
Not enough time.

Cartagena, Spain

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
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