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Rotterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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12 Night Iberian Discovery (Rome To Rotterdam)

Sail Date: November 21, 2015

Ship: Rotterdam

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 6222

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review Summary

Rotterdam ship was very clean and quiet throughout the ship unlike Norwegian ships which are noisy everywhere. Staff extremely polite and anxious to please. When we booked we did not realize we would get $450 ship credit each. That $900 completely covered our daily gratuity, two tours, wine,  and a couple of watches for my wife. Nice to owe nothing at end of cruise. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I like desserts. I was very pleased that not only were desserts attractive, they treated ready good. If you ordered medium rare steak or rare, it was cooked just right and tasty. Rotterdam food was number one in our travels. We have traced on Princess, Norwegian, Celebrity and many river cruises.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Not the greatest.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ketone, our cabin attendant.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised at the size of our cabin. My only criticism was the bad weather we had send I am convinced they did not use the stabilizers, due to being in a hurry. I thought because we we so far aft that was the problem, but it was equally rough anywhere on the ship.

Ship Tip

Elevators are fast, never crowded. cabin attendant always available and extremely nice.

Ports Of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy Did not visit port

Spent no time there. It was the port of emarkation.

Cartagena, Spain

5 out of 5

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Loved this city!

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5

Leixoes (Oporto), Portugal

5 out of 5

La Coruna, Spain

5 out of 5

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
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