Rotterdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Sail Date: September 03, 2016
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3314
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 months ago
the ship revolves around a lot of activities geared for the older crowd. The ports were ok and you could get around pretty much on your own. The most OUTRAGEOUS issue I have is charging 250 dollars for 1000 minutes of Internet. That's 25 cents a minute folks. And that is buying the most expensive package. The smaller packages come out to .75 cents a minute. And then it is relative slow less than 1 mgs of speed. So you spend time waiting for things to open. All the ports had excellent wifi so don't buy the package. The Pinnacle specialty restaurant offers a lunch special of 10 dollars vs their regular 45 dollar charge for night dining but it's only offered on sea days and there is only one sea day.
Entertainment is lousy at best. Don't bother. The pool area is nice and never any crowds. Nice to have the covered dome open during good weather. Their burger and hotdog venue in the pool area has the best fries. Addicting. The rear adults only area has a foul smell all the time. Great pizzas you can order as you like.
Main dining is good. Food plentiful and well presented. The room I had was a ocean view but it was totally blocked by the side of the ship. They had ocean view rooms called lanai which are great as the room actually opens to the public promenade and you get two nice lounge chairs to boot. The door and window allow you to look outside but those outside can't see in. Nice if you don't want to pay for a private balcony. The library has its own librarian and has a great selection of books and public computers and nice comfortable chairs and its own small cafe but teas and cafes are not free. The buffet is ok. Not a lot of variety day to day but one night they had a seafood special with lobster and jumbo shrimp. Nice touch.
The ship is really a compendium of different bars, the shopping area is small and they don't hawk their merchandise as other cruise lines. Thank goodness.
The art gallery were the worst pushing their overpriced and lousy so called artwork.
Two formal nights in the seven day cruise if you like those things. All in all it was an ok cruise but I needed a little more excitement.
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Cabin / Stateroom
The crows nest on the 8 th floor is a good place to get away