Another 5 star cruise with HAL

Rotterdam Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5

27 Night Azores Normandy & Baltic Jewels (Tampa To Rotterdam)

Sail date: April 15, 2018

Ship: Rotterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6174

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Another wonderful cruise with HAL. Staff were great, friendly and helpful. Food in the MDR and Pinacle Grill superb. Everything you could ask for in a cruise and more.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was a breeze. No waiting. HAL had more than enough persons to efficiently process all guests very quickly. Waiting area for VIP guests was comfortable and with refreshments.

Ship experiences


4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Couldn't ask for more. Quiet. Location was acceptable, near midship elevator. Refrigerator was stocked nicely. Binoculars and umbrella were appreciated. Wife loved the whirlpool bath.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

3 out of 5

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
Love Key West. Been there many times and always find something new to do on my own.

King's Wharf, Bermuda

4 out of 5
Visited museum and fort. Interesting.

Ponta Delgada, Azores

5 out of 5
Beautiful and serene. Visited crater region.

Brest, France

3 out of 5

Cherbourg, France

4 out of 5
Went to Normandy and Omaha Beach. Also Overlord and D-Day museum. Fairly long bus ride but the countryside is fascinating with all the quaint houses and villages along the way.

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

4 out of 5
Visited Flanders Fields memorials and museum. Impressive

Rotterdam, Netherlands

4 out of 5
Went to Kinderdyke and saw all the windmills. Enjoyable bus ride through the Dutch countryside.


5 out of 5
Quick and easy.
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