Rotterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

A cruise is More Than a Destination

Sail Date: June 05, 2010

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Rotterdam is a wonderful ship. Having been refitted and freshened six months ago, it's in tip-top shape. HAL ships have beautiful artwork and fresh flowers throughout the ship; these add significantly to the cruise experience for us. This is a mid-sized ship, so there's no long lines for anything. There is a full complement of activities and services equal to much larger ships.

Pros: The size and condition of the ship

Cons: We had to leave!

Recommends Rotterdam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Fresh, clean, well-maintained.
Cabin / Stateroom
Food and Dining
Temperature of hot food was much improved over previous cruises.
Service and Staff
HAL crew/staff is always welcoming and friendly. This ship is no exception.
Juneau, Alaska

Don't Miss: Whale watching and wildlife cruise. Saw at least 15 whales, hundreds of sea lions, eagles, etc.
Victoria, British Columbia

Don't Miss: Beautiful city--see as much as you can.
Ketchikan, Alaska
This is what I thought Alaska was all about! The town IS a picture postcard. Be sure to save adequate time to wander about.
Sitka, Alaska
We left our shore excursion after half an hour--it seemed to have been a short excursion that was "stretched" to make it a higher cost excursion.

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