Rotterdam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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5 out of 5

First HAL cruise greatSurprisedI. Like desserts

Sail Date: November 21, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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. 

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
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Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Not the greatest.
Service and Staff
Ketone, our cabin attendant.
Food and Dining
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.


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

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