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Rotterdam Retired Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Rotterdam Retired

15 Night Panama Canal (San Diego To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: December 06, 2019

Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6200

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

While seas were a bit rough at times, the trip was a bucket list item for us , and we throughly enjoyed every minute of it.


5 out of 5
Smooth and perfect

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent diversity and flavors.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Loved Lincoln Center Presents. Artists were superior. Ocean Bar light jazz was great. American Billboard was loud and overbearing of other performance areas close by

Children's Programs

No Kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff were excellent; warm and friendly; very accommodating

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect for our needs. Loved the balcony for reading and cocktails.

Ports of call

San Diego, California Did not visit port

Went from plane to ship.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Visited Las Coletus—great day and beach excursion. Food and cooking lesson was really fun.

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
Town tour and mezcal tasting was fun

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
Trip to Antigua and Ron Zacapa rum tasting with lunch was fantastic.

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

4 out of 5
Flor de Cana distillery tour and tasting was food. Should’ve provided something to eat.

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Jungle zip Line was fun

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Fantastic!! Read Path Between The Seas on the way down, and the transit through the canal brought the history to life.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Wonderful diving and very clean, beautiful city

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Disembarkation straight time airport


5 out of 5
Very smooth and easy. Direct checking of luggage to airline made it a breeze.
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