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First Rotterdam cruise by retiresoon55

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

We highly recommend the Rotterdam. The size of the ship is perfect the bars and lounges are never packed. The music is wonderful. Small amount of shopping. Most wonderful kind servers

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Fantastic Panama Canal by TennesseeTravel

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The Rotterdam is a nice size smaller ship that does not feel crowded and is easy to get around. The entertainment and lectures were very good. The service and the people serving are wonderful. A wonderful cruise line for more mature travelers.

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4.8

Fabulous cruise by Tezzza

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Very nice cruise. No kids. Relaxed crowd. No one in a hurry or pushy.

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4.6

Great trip through the Panama Canal by rruetz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

My party was evacuated by ambulance. Didn't have to go through the big lineups.

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comrtable, no event cruise by heekyoon

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

passengers are mostly seniors. cafeteria was not busy most of the time. dinner took somewhat long. Lido restaurant was good( tried 2 times), good crews, poor entertainment (we seen the same BBC film four times), talks on Mexico was excellent, however panama canal talk was not good, should be there more lectures besides videos. we tipped more than $100 to crews, seems they expect it, good or bad???

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Panama Canal Cruise by vincecroswell

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Underwhelming. Entertainment poor and too many sea days.

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Rotterdam 2019 by tricia16242243

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

is not the best company to work with and the agent Rob Terrell really could care less about you once he sells you a cruise. I have now left FIVE messages for him with NO response at all. Sad.

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4.7

Amazing Panama Canal and Central America by realahab

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Rotterdam Retired

We loved this cruise. The focus on Central American ports and the southern Caribbean was excellent. The Mexican ports were not my favourite. The Panama Canal was extraordinary and on its own worth the cruise. The live music on board was fantastic - lots of options. Main stage performances were hit and miss but there was never any shortage of live entertainment on board. The service and food were particularly high quality this cruise, our sixth with HAL.

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4.8

Best Cruise Experience Yet by DeweySki

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

This was by far my favorite cruise to date and my first as a solo traveler. I was not sure what to expect traveling alone, but the HAL staff made me feel like I belonged and I never once felt alone or lonely and had the time of my life. If it has not been for Christmas, I would have stayed on the ship for another go around!

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5.0

Excellent Vacation by DrGrampa

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

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.

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Great Crew, poor ship by davekayla

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Many of our issues had to do with the computer thinking we were someone else. We got an envelope stating we had a free internet package After going right down to guest services we found out in fact it was for someone else. I ordered the Romantic Voyage package as a surprise for my wife, and had no flowers, no chocolate covered strawberries in our cabin on arrival. I had to talk to the concierge many times to get all of the other amenities that come with the package. As we were getting off this ship, a life boat drill for the crew started, which meant all elevators were shut down. We had to walk down 9 flights of stairs. I walk with a cane so it was very difficult for me. My wife ordered pancakes for in room dining one morning and they said that they could not get them due to the griddle in the lido was closed down. I went to the lido and they made them for me...why could we not get them through room service? There were a number of "brown outs" during the last few days of this cruise. We also found out that the ship was mandated to go through an FDA inspection while in San Diego. This is just a very short list of the many, many things that did not go well on this ship. I will have to think long and hard before booking another HAL cruise.

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Exciting Cruise by marcy9387020

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Overall, we had a great time. The Panama Canal experience was amazing! Wish Holland would upgrade entertainment again. The suite was comfortable, and staff/service was great!

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4.7

16 Days on the Rotterdam, 7 countries by SeeSyck

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

It was our second cruise on a Holland American ship and the trip was very predictable and no surprises. The muster was the most uncomfortable moment with the complaining and whining, glad the rest of cruise was not like that.

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Wonderful transatlantic cruise by billwinnie1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Transatlantic

Extremely relaxing and very enjoyable. One thing that I found to be a little troublesome especially for senior citizens was at the airport in Rome. You land at one end of the airport and you must walk one half a mile to get a train to take you to get your luggage, then when you get off the train you must walk another mile for the luggage carousel. No transportation in airport to shuffle people around.

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4.9

Holy Land and transarlantic by babsakeller

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Transatlantic

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.

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3.9

Great itinerary but run down ship by larasmith2005

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Transatlantic

Amazing itinerary. Run down ship with no history speakers or real “shows”. Awesome service. Great embarkation/disembarkation.

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4.9

HAL Rotterdam by GrandpaJagman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired

We had a wonderful time, visiting some incredible locations. Holland America we exceptional. The tours were very professional. The ship was elegant and the service throughout was great.

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4.7

Wonderful Mediterranean & transatlantic by Mitchfl

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Transatlantic

This was the most amazing cruise we have been on. The ports were fantastic. Would liked to have spent 2 days in Barcelona but did have a full day. Onboard activities were very good and so was the entertainment. The service and staff were exceptional all always on a Holland cruise.

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4.4

Good ports entertainment not good by vickie6087

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Rotterdam Retired

Was very disappointed in the entertainment and casino. Service was amazing food was amazing

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14 Nights Bourgundian Explorer by kathrynyoung591

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Rotterdam Retired / Destination: Europe - Western Europe

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

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