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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 298 guests have reviewed Rotterdam, giving it a rating of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4.1 out of 5(298 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples59.7%
Singles/Friends16.1%
Families w/older children7%
Groups3.4%
Families w/young children1.3%

Most Recent Reviews

First Rotterdam cruise

Apr 11th, 2020

We highly recommend the Rotterdam. The size of the ship is perfect the bars and lounges are never packed. The music is wonderful. Small amount of shopping. Most wonderful kind servers

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Fantastic Panama Canal

Mar 15th, 2020

The Rotterdam is a nice size smaller ship that does not feel crowded and is easy to get around. The entertainment and lectures were very good. The service and the people serving are wonderful. A wonderful cruise line for more mature travelers.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Wonderful first cruise

Mar 2nd, 2020

My first cruise and I loved it. The MS Rotterdam is a very nice ship with hardworking crew. I love the fact that you really get the ship feeling on board. It is not that modern in comparision with the newer ships, but it is clean, well maintained and charactetistic. And that is what I am looking for. No floating hotels for me please!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

comrtable, no event cruise

Feb 27th, 2020

passengers are mostly seniors. cafeteria was not busy most of the time. dinner took somewhat long. Lido restaurant was good( tried 2 times), good crews, poor entertainment (we seen the same BBC film four times), talks on Mexico was excellent, however panama canal talk was not good, should be there more lectures besides videos. we tipped more than $100 to crews, seems they expect it, good or bad???

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Great trip through the Panama Canal

Feb 15th, 2020

My party was evacuated by ambulance. Didn't have to go through the big lineups.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Fabulous cruise

Feb 11th, 2020

Very nice cruise. No kids. Relaxed crowd. No one in a hurry or pushy.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

Panama Canal Cruise

Jan 27th, 2020

Underwhelming. Entertainment poor and too many sea days.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Rotterdam 2019

Jan 11th, 2020

<img class='agent-replacement' src='/images/hideagent.png'> is not the best company to work with and the agent Rob Terrell really could care less about you once he sells you a cruise. I have now left FIVE messages for him with NO response at all. Sad.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Amazing Panama Canal and Central America

Jan 8th, 2020

We loved this cruise. The focus on Central American ports and the southern Caribbean was excellent. The Mexican ports were not my favourite. The Panama Canal was extraordinary and on its own worth the cruise. The live music on board was fantastic - lots of options. Main stage performances were hit and miss but there was never any shortage of live entertainment on board. The service and food were particularly high quality this cruise, our sixth with HAL.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Excellent Vacation

Jan 4th, 2020

While seas were a bit rough at times, the trip was a bucket list item for us , and we throughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Suite

Experience

2-3 cruises

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