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  1. Please tell me what it means to have the Lanai open to the Promenade Deck? Thanks, Alice
  2. watson61

    WiFi on Rotterdam

    I'm taking my first HAL cruise next month. I'm trying to find out how much wi-fi on the ship will cost. Apparently unlike other lines, you can't purchase it in advance on the website. Can anyone provide at least a ball park figure? Also, is it fast and reliable? Thanks in advance.
  3. racnwdow

    Rotterdam questions

    I am generally a RCI cruiser, so I only know RCI. But I have a few questions- I have heard the Rotterdam is a wood ship and not metal like RCI big ships. I generally bring little magnets to stick tickets, cruise info and other information to the wall. Will this not work for the Rotterdam? Same with the door, can I put a magnet wipe board on the door? Does Rotterdam have the liquid soap dispenser in the shower to use as body soap and shampoo? Is there a disco or somewhere to dance each night to a dj? And finally, what is the electric plug situation. We will be in a standard outside (Category H) room and leaving the beds apart. Thanks, Jen
  4. drafterdw

    Hair Dryers - Rotterdam

    We leave on Sunday and my husband wants me to leave the hair dryer behind but we have not been on Holland American for approx. 10 years so I don't really know if they have hair dryers....anyone can answer from first hand experience.
  5. suznjune

    Rotterdam Lanai

    I have cabin 3368 booked. I just realized that it is under the very front of the galley area (even tho the HAL rep said it was not). I cannot find comments about noise for this specific cabin. Has anyone been in this cabin who could inform me? TIA :)
  6. FrankieSue

    Rotterdam OV

    Thinking of booking cabin 3401 on Rotterdam.. any thoughts? Also would the cabin feel larger with single or king bed arrangement? As always, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
  7. mcrcruiser

    Rotterdam Entertainment

    For those who have recently sailed on Rotterdam please tell us your experience with entertainment on board . How are the main shows ? Any other music aboard with dancing ? Do they do a lot of Trivia games ? Any other passenger games offered ? TIA for your replies
  8. mrstmaxx

    Rotterdam question

    We are going on the Rotterdam in early 2020. From current reviews I've read it sounds like the ship is really old and in major need of repair. Someone mentioned they thought it would be going in for work sometime this year. Does anyone have any information on this? thank you
  9. onthelake

    Rotterdam dessert

    Last week on the Rotterdam, we had a wonderful dessert but I cannot remember the name! It was shaped like a popsicle with a stick. It had a tasty cream filling and lime accents. Anyone know what the name is? Better yet, anyone have the recipe? Thank you.
  10. Does anyone know if there are showers in the Rotterdam fitness center? With a couple women in our cabin, I find it easier to go shower in the fitness center. But I have never cruised such a small ship. Wanted to make sure there were showers for public/free use. TIA
  11. ottahand7

    Rotterdam 2/10-2/24

    I am killing a little time before our Meet & Greet. A few top of mind things I will post photos later. Tampa boarding was seamless even though we left from the small Terminal 2. Very pleasant staff. Got on board with all 14 bottles of wine with no corkage charged. The scanner looked over and saw no one was there to charge us so she waved us through. We now pay as we go when we bring our unstickered wine to the dining room. Got the mid-internet package because I have work things to manage. It is fairly fast. I was finally offered the upsell I had been hoping for because my fiance' is with me and I wanted him to be thrilled with cruising. Neptune suite 7033. It is lovely and much larger than the aft Neptunes I have had in the past. Immaculate and up to date furnishings other than the TV. After the Kdam and Odam it is disappointing. Little choice and blurry. It does have MSNBC BBC and Fox, ATK and a few movies. Our first dinner was assigned dining which was given to us on the upsell. Great table aft on the second level by the window. Food was cold across the board and underwhelming, never thought to take a picture. We decided it made us miss the sail away experience we cancelled that option. Perhaps being so far back it caused the food to be cold. Last night we dined on our deck as we sailed away from Key West. The sunset was gorgeous. We had perfectly prepared and hot prime rib ordered from the MDR menu. We have the Elite package and we have our 4 cocktails and champagne per day on top of our wine and are not stumbling drunk. They have a hybrid of the new wine list and the old ones. They have tried to replace the Nicholas F champagne with Chateau St. Michelle as the $15 option. Not a fair replacement IMO.
  12. Hi, When did the lido aft pool get converted to "The Retreat?" I'm looking at some pictures and at times it's hard for me to follow what is actually there NOW. It is basically just deck chairs sitting in shallow water with what looks to be a wooden curvy bench seating area? What I'm seeing is kinda hard to put into words... THANKS!
  13. I'm trying to decide between 3 different transatlantic sailing for this fall--Rotterdam, Konigsdam and Nieuw Statendam. Having a library with books is very important to me as I am a voracious reader and do not like reading on a tablet. From the online deck plans it looks like two newer ships have no library but does the Rotterdam still have theirs within the Explorations Cafe area?
  14. Madelynsnonna

    MS ROTTERDAM, APRIL 29, 2019

    I have tried to setup a Roll Call for the MS ROTTERDAM, April 29, 2019 cruise twice and have had no luck. My sister and I will be getting on the Baltic part of this cruise after staying in Amsterdam for four days. Hope to see some of you. If anyone is having a meet and greet we would like to join in. Looking forward to the cruise!
  15. Madelynsnonna

    MS ROTTERDAM, APRIL 29, 2019

    Anyone know how many formal nights are on the April 29, 2019 MS ROTTERDAM cruise?
  16. We are booked in an AA Veranda cabin. I have read on this site that the Rotterdam has cabins without refrigerator/coolers. I need to have medication kept chilled. How can I determine if there is a refrigerator in the cabin. Has anyone ordered one and does it take up a lot of space or does it go in the cabinetry where a minibar might be? It won't be a hassle to go to the clinic to keep the medication because it is weekly but I would like to know before boarding. Another Rotterdam question - are there generous outlets as on the KD, OD, ND? Many thanks!
  17. Does anyone have the MDR menus for the 2019 season Rotterdam western Caribbean itinerary?
  18. Hi, I have a cruise coming up on the Rotterdam. I notice there are three specialty dining venues; Canaletto, Pinnacle Grill, and Rudi's Sel de Mer. Which of these dining venues do you consider to be a good choice? My last HAL cruise aboard the Eurodam we never ate at a speciality dining venue. This time, I want to! I may have a few other inquiries along the way of planning as this is a new ship for me, new port, etc. THANKS!
  19. davidh68

    Hal Rotterdam Aft Pool

    Does the Rotterdam have an aft pool? If so, is it heated. Considering a Northern European trip and love to paddle around outside.
  20. 49erteacher

    Music on Rotterdam

    I will be on the Rotterdam 11/25-12-16, Western/Southern Caribbean. Anyone currently onboard or who will be back before 11/25 who could tell me who is in the Mix (Piano Bar) or Billboard?
  21. Good Morning! I have not been on CC for a long time, so I have forgotten things. We are going to sail on the Rotterdam in March of 2019. I thought there was someplace you could look at cabin photos. We are very picky about our cabins, and what I can see of the deck plans is confusing. We are looking on the verandah deck towards the rear, and on the HAL website it looks like some of the Vista Suites do not have a verandah, a little confusing to me. I looked on a ship deck plan website and the cabin #s don't even match. So, I am trying to see if there is a site where I can see actual cabin photos. Thanks in advance for your help.
  22. Recently back from the Rotterdam, with a quick video of Neptune suite 7034. This is a shower only suite, and I could not find photos of it before we left. Rotterdam is a great ship, the service was outstanding and we had a wonderful time. If you have questions, feel free to ask!
  23. Too foggy for yesterday's ships to leave so Rotterdam and two others stuck outside port today Sunday 12/30. Very low visibility for awhile. Perils of winter cruising.
  24. We were on the Rotterdam Nov. 27 until Dec. 2. The roof was open the entire time day and night even when it rained and everything got wet. Loungers were soaked. We wonder if it was broken. Has anyone been on the Rotterdam since and can report if it has been repaired?
  25. msmayor

    Rotterdam in NY

    As we sailed under the Verrazano Bridge after leaving Cape Liberty around 4pm Sunday Oct 21st, I saw the Rotterdam headed UP the river, towards NY. I thought it was unusual to see a ship headed to port so late in the day. Curious as to what the itinerary was...
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