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Rotterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Alaska Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 05, 2010
Ship: Rotterdam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Temperature of hot food was much improved over previous cruises.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
HAL crew/staff is always welcoming and friendly. This ship is no exception.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Fresh, clean, well-maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Whale watching and wildlife cruise. Saw at least 15 whales, hundreds of sea lions, eagles, etc.
5 out of 5
This is what I thought Alaska was all about! The town IS a picture postcard. Be sure to save adequate time to wander about.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Beautiful city--see as much as you can.
1 out of 5
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.

Pros: The size and condition of the ship

Cons: We had to leave!

Recommends Rotterdam? Yes!

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