Rotterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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3 out of 5

A nice, relaxing cruise

Sail Date: June 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Ship holds it own although it is a bit dated. It was smaller than what we've been used to (Carnival, NCL, Royal Carib). Food choices are somewhat limited compared to bigger ships but quality of food generally good and service was excellent. Room had a significant toilet problem that was not unique to us as there were old voice messages indicating same problem. Ship still had some norovirus type issues although they did try early on to get people to focus on hand washing and no food handling.

Pros: Food quality, Laid back atmosphere

Cons: Room had constant toilet problems, Entertainment was a bit weak,

Recommends Rotterdam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Old ship but clean and nicely layed out.
Food and Dining
Qualtiy great. Selection a bit limited.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room was good size for 4 but toilet backups was a constant problem.
Service and Staff
Excellent and responsive staff.
Shows were a mixed bag. There were a couple of good shows (with talented singers) but also some real snoozers geared to the very old Dutch crowd that dominated the ship. One of the stops (Eidfjord) really had nothing to do as the town is like 2 blocks wide and the only activities are a waterfall and a nature center. Shore excursions were not taken from ship as way overpriced compared to what you can get on your own.

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