Rotterdam Cruise Review to South America

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3 out of 5

ROTTERDAM'S CREW IS WONDERFUL

Sail Date: December 01, 2011

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

ROTTERDAM IS AN EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE SHIP. CABINS ARE LARGE. THE LIBRARY IS ONE OF THE MOST EXTENSIVE AT SEA AND THE FOOD IS GOOD OVERALL. HOLLAND AMERICA TRIES TO PLEASE. THE PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AND THE NIGHTLY MOVIES PROVIDE NICE DIVERSIONS.

Pros: GREAT CREW, COMFORTABLE SHIP

Cons: ILL PASSENGERS ON SHIP with UPPER RESPIRATORY & GASTROINTESTINAL

Recommends Rotterdam? Yes!

Food and Dining
THE MAIN DINING ROOM AND THE BUFFET WAS VERY GOOD AND THERE WERE FOOD OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE. HOWEVER, THE OPTIONAL PINNACLE GRILL-EXTRA COST- HAS THE WORST FOOD WHICH WE HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED AT AN EXTRA COST RESTAURANT AT SEA. IT IS SIMPLY TERRIBLE. AFTER THE FIRST TERRIBLE MEAL, WE WERE INVITED BACK BUT THAT SECOND EXPERIENCE WAS NOT UP TO PAR.
Service and Staff
AN EXCEPTION TO THE GREAT ASIAN CREW IS THE HOTEL MANAGER. HE DOES NOT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND CROSS CONTAMINATION ISSUES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO BOTH UPPER RESPIRATORY AND GASTRO ILLNESS. WHEN WE BOARDED THE SHIP IN PERU, MANY PEOPLE ABOARD WERE QUITE ILL. UNFORTUNATELY, POOR SANITATION ISSUES IN REST ROOMS WERE NOT ADDRESSED. INSTEAD OF LISTENING, A RECITATION OF PASSING GRADES BY HEALTH AUTHORITIES WAS CITED. FOOLISH! HAL NEEDS TO GET THEIR HEALTH REGIMEN IMPROVED- ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY ELDERLY PASSENGERS WHO MAY HAVE LOW RESISTENCE.
Entertainment
TWELVE OUT OF FOURTEEN SHOWS WERE EXCELLENT. TOP NOTCH ENTERTAINERS WERE MUCH APPRECIATED. ALSO HOLLAND AMERICA HAS NIGHTLY MOVIES SO THAT YOU CAN SEE BOTH A LIVE SHOW AND A MOVIE ON ALMOST ALL NIGHTS
Ship Quality
SHIP IS BUILT AS AN OCEAN LINER-EXTREMELY STABLE. SHE DOES NOT SHOW HER AGE. GREAT FOR LONG VOYAGES.
Cabin / Stateroom
THE CABINS ARE LARGE AND COMFORTABLE. THE VERANDA SUITES ARE HUGE. THE CABIN CREW IS AMAZINGLY COMPETENT.


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