Rotterdam Cruise Review to South Pacific - Tahiti

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4 out of 5

Great weather--gorgeous ports!

Sail Date: September 01, 2010

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The refurbished Rotterdam (VI) is beautiful inside and out--very well maintained. We loved the new spaces such as the Mix and the Retreat with the outdoor big screen movies in the evenings.
The itinerary was wonderful--South Pacific at it's best. Absolutely gorgeous Islands, atolls and motus. Wonderful colors of sand, sky and sea. Fanning Island stop was a very pleasant surprise with terrific buys on native handicrafts and friendly people.
Sea days were filled with all sorts of enjoyable activities or we could just relax. Rotterdam has the best onboard entertainment we've seen on any cruise. There are so many choices for dining with the La Fontaine, Lido, Pinacle and Canaletto restaurants plus the pizza place at the Retreat and the Terrace Grill by the pool. Food was wonderful! Great variety and extensive menues.

Pros: Outstanding service by entire crew.

Cons: Disembarkation in San Diego was like being in a cattle drive.

Recommends Rotterdam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Beautiful artwork throughout the public spaces. Meticulous detail to cleanliness and service with a smile by everyone on board.
Food and Dining
Dining in the La Fontaine main dining room was a very memorable experience at every meal. Every detail was perfect, service was exquisite by veteran stewards who call you by name from the first day on. Food was beautiful and delicious with lots of choices for venues and menues.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stateroom was more than adequate, newly refurbished and spotlessly maintained. Stateroom stewards are outstanding.
Service and Staff
Staff throughout the ship were wonderful. Bar staff would help find seats in the showroom and assist elderly at every turn--with a huge smile!
Entertainment was fantastic---great singers, musicians, entertainers with superb costumes, staging, choreography, sound and lighting--every show was top-notch. All the music throughout the ship was wonderful--show band, dance band, piano bar, guitarist and DJ. All were very professional.

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