Good times on the Rotterdam

Rotterdam Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Rotterdam

7 Night New England & Canada Discovery (Boston To Montreal)

Sail Date: October 07, 2017

Ship: Rotterdam

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 1820.

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review Summary

Each of the maritime ports and islands was unique and colorful. Ship was relaxing and sophisticated but not snobby, met many 8interesting people in open dining. Made new friends!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy handicapped access. Quick and efficient.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Lido breakfast superb We had Muesli, crepes, pancakes, sticky buns, lox and of course eggs,bacon and sausages at various points along the way. Excelent pastries but sticky buns were perfect. Dinne4 uneven first two days but spot on thereafter.When we couldn't choose waiter encouraged multiple items😁 Wonderful mixed drinks.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Hot tub Sip n savor Musical entertainment

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Top notch piano lounge singer. Shows were packed. They need a larger showroom but women singersts were GREAT. Special BBC production with live accompaniment was amazing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Can't say enough. Everyone tried to use our names. Helpful, courteous and smiling.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Loved the size (except showroom too small). Easy to navigate. Gave 4 because some mechanical glitches . Realize its going in for upgraded in November. Lovely teak decks and great maintenance. Big emphasis on infection precautions.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Loved location. Easy off for excursions, easy access to midships. Scalding shower first night was not properly assessed.vSomething wrong with mixer valve because it was unreliable daily. Sometimes tepid after scaldding. Adjustment minuscule. ONLY ONE outlet for 115--had to choose between charging phone and heating rollers. Would have brought adapters had I known.

Ship Tip

Lower promenade deck is fun for outdoor walkabout. Sheltered somewhat from elements. We walked several mornings.

Ports Of Call

Boston, Massachusetts Did not visit port

Arrived late night before. Had a great hotel though.

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Yes but wind became a gale so schooner cancelled. Spent more time in lovely town a,d had a marvelous lobsterunch.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

4 out of 5
Lovely. Visited Peggy's Cove.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Went to. Braddeck and enjoyed but could have taken a day to e,joy ship justas well.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5
Lovely. Tour to Anne of Green Gables and lunch at Island jam and preserves wonderful.

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
C'est magnifique! Walked about on own, bought some art work in Tresor Street. Lo ed Dufferin Terrace. Soup at Cafe du Monde was best French onion and Gaspesian chowder of the trip.

Montreal, Quebec

5 out of 5
We stayed 2 nights at end. Loved vieux port. Do not recommend Hop on and off here--too crowded. Want to return to Montreal

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast, easy, could wait in state room.
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