A nice, relaxing cruise

Rotterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: June 01, 2012
Ship: Rotterdam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Qualtiy great. Selection a bit limited.


3 out of 5
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.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent and responsive staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Old ship but clean and nicely layed out.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room was good size for 4 but toilet backups was a constant problem.

Pros: Food quality, Laid back atmosphere

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

Recommends Rotterdam? Yes!

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