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Rotterdam Cruise Reviews

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Rotterdam

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Excellent

45

Very Good

40

Average

28

Poor

24

Terrible

8

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146 Rotterdam Cruise Reviews


ckclee avatar

ckclee

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights

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We chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights. We didn't see them in bright colour, but I loved how we were let know each night there was a good chance of a sighting. Magellan isn't the fanciest ship we've been ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bryers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise we’ve ever been on...

We’ve just returned from 13 night cruise on the Magellan to Norway. We’ve done Royal Caribbean, P&O, TUI and one previous CMV cruise on the Columbus. It pains me to say that this was undoubted the worst cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mikec58

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

CMV must do better

This was our 4th cruise with CMV, all of the other three being on the Marco Polo, which we absolutely loved. Although we enjoyed the cruise (we enjoy all of our cruises), there were quite a few things that could ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Michael R J C

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dreadful cruise

THE WORST EVER CRUISE SHIP. Northern Lights Cruise Feb/Mar 2020 The good points, food we thought was quite good, staff in restaurants and bars very good. Cabin steward, Cabin 5009 very good always cheerful and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Scott Fryer

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever

Saw an online deal that looked like good value for money, learnt a lesson, you get what you pay for. Below are a few reasons I viewed CMV so lowly. 1. Departed 1 day late due to storms which is ok but to miss ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ejones153

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Comfortable but room for improvement

The destination of the Amazon was the principle criterion for selecting this cruise. I also thought I was not paying a single supplement but came across more than half a dozen couples who jointly paid less than me ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Aandjp

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

The itinerary and the price together with promise of a couple of weeks of sunshine over Christmas seemed a very attractive propositio. Transport from Victoria and embarcation were very efficient and we were very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kokomo1

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Never again CMV!

Deciding that we would like a Christmas holiday together, my cousin and I chose CMV Magellan for the “21 night Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries Cruise sailing from Tilbury on Dec. 18, 2019”. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Nouwenfan

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise on Columbus

WHY CMV COLUMBUS? --Baltic sailing --Smaller ship --Price DINING --We chose the late dining option for the Waterfront Restaurant. We also took most breakfast and lunch meals at the Waterfront. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Curlygirl47

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A few good staff but mostly trash

My best friend booked us this cruise for a girls trip. We were excited to see different parts of Europe and the ship was gorgeous online. Even better, the price appeared to be really good for the length and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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rvranken

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very British

We have made a great trip through Scandinavia and the Baltic States to Saint Petersburg. The ship is somewhat outdated, but the rooms are very comfortable. The service from the staff is fantastic, and the food in ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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St Pete Cruiser

6 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Mini Voyage of the Vikings

Ten years ago, 2009, my very first longer cruise was the HAL Voyage of the Vikings. It was 35 days RT from Boston on the Maasdam. It was exciting, and being from Florida, a real delight to escape the heat and see ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ACA Jester

8 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Vikings and Souvenir Hunters

As always, this review will try to focus on the little things that might be missed, along with the details that may be overlooked in a broader review. This is especially true for the independent travelers who may ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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herbshopgirl

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

14 day North Cape on old Rotterdam

We picked this cruise for the itinerary because it went above the Arctic circle along with Flam and Geiranger. Soon after we boarded the ship on May 25th we were informed via a piece of paper stuffed in the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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vicverse

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Super service and a great itinerary

HAL delivered again with a very nice cruise, great food, super service, friendly staff and gracious public spaces. Great room on Dolphin deck with hardly and rock and roll and a big room with window (1903).Not a fan ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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E Bristow

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Port changes due to maintenance issues, poor communication, meeting with Captain

Note, this May 25, 2019 HA Rotterdam sailing (May 25 to June 8, 2019), was a 14 day Norway cruise, not 21 days. We booked this to see the fjords, scenery, certain tours, and go beyond the Arctic Circle to the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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NashvilleGma

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing and boring.

My wife and I were on the Rotterdam for 55 day in 2015 and liked it very much. The ship is very different now. There appeared to be a reduction in staff that resulted in frequent poor service in the Lido and often ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jakkojakko

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great ship

The ship. It had been two years since we sailed ms Rotterdam and the ship's inside public places were extensively done over in a very nice way. New carpets, new upholstery and a general new feel when walking ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Pdabnor

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never again!

We chose this trip as we wanted to see Norway and the Northern lights. When we got to Tibury we were sent round in circles. The signs were few and far between and not very well positioned. We followed the signs ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Josje.van-der-hulst

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

14 night cruise Jewels of the Baltic

This was the second cruise I booked with HAL. I really enjoyed my first cruise which was also on the MS Rotterdam. Besides, this cruise had an overnighter in Stockholm, so when the price dropped a little in november ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Manny Sultan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Total disrespect of customers (ship Rotterdam, Holland America Line)

The following are representative examples of the various problems that we encountered: 1- Shuttle from Amsterdam to ship: We paid HAL for shuttle transfer to take us from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. We were ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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TravelDreamer75

8 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, great crew, so-so ship

This cruise is about the unique Itinerary, and I think our captain did a great job getting us into Greenland and in/ around some bad weather. Greenland was beautiful, most of us agreed that cruising Prince ...
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Sail Date June 2018


SeaBP avatar

SeaBP

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Better to Call the Ship the Rottingdam

We took the 18-day voyage from Rotterdam (coincidence) to Boston. The crew were great. The dining room food was fabulous. The ports of call were wonderful. But when it rained, the roof over the Lido deck leaked like ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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tv24

22 Reviews Written

137 Helpful Votes

Loved Neptune Suite Features

This was our 30th cruise, and our 4th time on HAL. We chose this cruise/crossing since we had spent a month in Amsterdam and needed to get back to the States. The Iceland and Greenland ports were also attractive. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


jeph avatar

jeph

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Fjords, Fabulous Time on the Rotterdam

Background: After a 2017 made somewhat horrifying by having to confront a potentially life-threatening health crisis, I wanted to give myself something to look forward to, and planned it far enough in advance-- ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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