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Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Rotterdam Retired

32 Night Holy Land & Journey To The New World (Rome To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: October 19, 2019

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2639

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This trip was our first to The Holy Land and was even better than we had anticipated. Then all of the rest of the ports were great except Morocco.


5 out of 5
Smooth and quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The MDR was excellent, service and food!!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Above and beyond!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We loved the Rotterdam! It is such a nice size and very tasteful, clean and easy.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable and very little movement on the one bumpy day. We liked deck 2 with a large window and never any problem keeping the drapes open to enjoy the view.

Ship tip


Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
We were on a back to back and did laundry.

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

5 out of 5
Yes, to the Olympic area and to an olive farm which were both wonderful.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
To Corinth and to a winery. Excellent!

Ashdod, Israel

5 out of 5
Worth the trip. We had a small group and awesome guide for the 3 days in Israel and saw so so much in 3 very packed, good days!!

Haifa, Israel

5 out of 5

Limassol, Cyprus

5 out of 5
Small group and very good tour with wine tasting and great trip out of town.

Rhodes, Greece

5 out of 5
Loved Rhodes. We took a bus up out of town and then walked the walled city.

Souda (Chania), Crete

5 out of 5
Shuttle in to town and walkable. We loved it and the produce market was great!!

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
We were able to walk to the train station and took a train and then a bus up to Taormina. Awesome!!!

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Wonderful! Another small group and we went to Positano and Amalfi and all along the way! Stunning!!!


5 out of 5
Smooth and no problems.
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