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  1. 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
  2. Please tell me what it means to have the Lanai open to the Promenade Deck? Thanks, Alice
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. Can you still smoke in the Rotterdam casino? If not, where can you smoke on that ship? I did check the HAL website for their smoking policy and it lists the changes made in 2017. But, I thought I remembered some changes since then that don't reflect that policy. For example, someone had posted that you can no longer smoke in the Nieuw Amsterdam casino. We are considering booking the Rotterdam because of a terrific casino offer. I also searched Cruise Critic and was given very unrelated posts, so not helpful at all. Thanks.
  7. Hi all! Thinking about a cruise on the Rotterdam.... Anyone sailed her lately? What did you think? Overall condition of the ship? Cruise would be in a Neptune suite for anyone that has been in one of those lately. Itinerary would be the western Caribbean one with stops at Key West, Costa Maya, Roatan, and Santo Tomas de Castilla. THANKS!
  8. Oak Hill Cruisers

    Rotterdam Self Service Laundry

    While we were on the ms Amsterdam for the 2018 WC, we really like the two self service laundries. It's our understanding that the recent refurbishments of the ms Rotterdam and her sister ships (addition of lanai cabins) took out the self service laundries. Any recent ms Rotterdam sailors notice if the self service laundries were gone? Thanks in advance.
  9. 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?
  10. I haven't been on Rotterdam since the change. What is there? Any comfy chairs to sit in and read etc. From the deck plans it looks like a big empty area. What is actually there??
  11. Dear Dad really wants to sail on an itinerary on this ship but it's age makes me nervous after back to back cruises on the Eurodam. I'm having trouble finding current information and pictures, when was it last dry docked? Any future plans to update the ship? I can deal with wear n tear, not looking for perfection, just general accolades about the ship if you have any to pass along. Thank you!
  12. We are on the Rotterdam next week and were wondering who the piano player in the piano bar may be.
  13. Hi, STILL looking at this Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Rotterdam that includes Santo Tomas de Castilla. Have some of you been to this port? What did you think of it and what did you do? This is one of few Caribbean ports that I haven't been to so that's an attraction in itself. Any info you can tell me will be appreciated!
  14. 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 :)
  15. CincyAL

    Deck 2 Rotterdam

    Any one know from their personal experience what the large "blank" space on deck plan for the Rotterdam adjacent to cabins 2574, 2566, 2567 and 2570. Worried about noise and vibration, etc?
  16. I tried to search on the port boards but couldn't find what I was looking for. Does anyone have a suggestion for post cruise transportation from the Port at Rotterdam to the airport in Amsterdam? We have a 2:30 flight. Are ship transfers ($39 pp x 2 people) a good option? Thank you!
  17. Hello - can anyone help with 10/2019 docking location of the Rotterdam in Bordeaux? There seem to be multiple locations; some in the city, others far away. I've searched the internet, the HAL website and CC with no results. Thanks for your help.
  18. Since I am here in Key West, I thought I’d post a sail away. I may even wave at you all just before sail-away as we will be catching a boat from the marina to Sunset Key for a celebratory dinner. The Rotterdam will be at Pier B from 11 AM till 6 PM. The webcam is at https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/
  19. If I could hear from anyone who has actually done this I would appreciate it. I need to be in constant contact with my parents back in FL so I am trying to ready myself for how to use my phone over the WIFI on board the ship on sea days and not in port. I know there will be some apps not supported; like Skype, but what about calling through "What's App"? Is that supported? It would seem this can be done if I am reading various posts. Can someone give me some kind of instruction on this so I know what to do in advance and what I need to do on the ship?
  20. We are sailing her on Sept. 22nd. I have looked through FAQ's but still had some questions. 1) Does the ships laundry do a special? Like one bag washed and folded for $ x amount? 2) If not does anyone have a picture of the laundry ticket with costs? 3) Does the dining room still offer lunch upon boarding and is there a cost for it? 4) Do the cabins have refrigerators? 5) Can you still make a reservation for cooking classes upon boarding? Where? Thank you so much!
  21. Does anyone know where the Rotterdam Roll Call for the July 1, 2019 cruise disappeared to -- it is Baltic and Spitsbergen 34 day trip? The Baltic trip was supposed to be on the Prinsendam but since it was sold.....it moved to the Rotterdam. Please help! Thanks
  22. Another busy day in Port Everglades with seven cruise ships in port. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (Starboard to) from 0615-1700. She will be embarking on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. Sunday, December 16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 17 Key West FL Tuesday, December 18 At Sea Wednesday, December 19 Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala Thursday, December 20 Roatan, Honduras Friday, December 21 Costa Maya, Mexico Saturday, December 22 At Sea Sunday, December 23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Zuiderdam will be at Pier 26 (Port to) from 0530-1600 (blocked for most of the day by Edge). She is going on a 10-day Southern Caribbean Seafarer Holiday cruise. Sunday, December 16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 17 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, December 18 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands Wednesday, December 19 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Thursday, December 20 At Sea Friday, December 21 Bonaire Saturday, December 22 Curacao Sunday, December 23 Aruba Monday, December 24 At Sea Tuesday, December 25 At Sea Wednesday, December 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL Other ships in port are Regal Princess at pier 2 (0500-1600), Adventure OTS at pier 29 (0430-1730), Carnival Conquest at pier 4 (0330-1600), Celebrity Edge at pier 25 (0600-1600), and Harmony OTS at pier 18 (0515-1630). The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/ . Rotterdam will be in Tampa from 0700-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/. Carnival Miracle is also in Tampa. Sunday, December 16 Tampa, FL Monday, December 17 Key West, FL Tuesday, December 18 At Sea Wednesday December 19 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala Thursday December 20 Roatan, Honduras Friday December 21 Costa Maya, Mexico Saturday, December 22 At Sea Sunday, December 23 Tampa, FL Eurodam is in San Diego from 0700-1700. http://sundiegolive.com/ For the addicts: Both Volendam (0800-1700) and Rotterdam (1100-1800) will be visiting Key West on Monday, 17 December. https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ Next up: Volendam in Port Everglades on Tuesday, 18 December.
  23. Nieuw Amsterdam will be at Pier 21 (Starboard to) from 0545-1700. She is doing a 7-day Western Caribbean itinerary. Sunday, December 2 Fort Lauderdale, FL Monday, December 3 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas Tuesday, December 4 At Sea Wednesday, December 5 Ocho Rios, Jamaica Thursday, December 6 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Friday, December 7 Cozumel, Mexico Saturday, December 8 At Sea Sunday, December 9 Fort Lauderdale, FL Koningsdam will be headed to Freeport for dry dock. She will be at Pier 26 (port to) from 0530-1300 (although ships leaving for dry dock seldom leave on time). It is another busy day in Port Everglades with five ships joining the HAL ones. Adventure OTS will be at pier 29 from 0430-1730, Carnival Conquest at pier 4 from 0615-1600, Crystal Symphony at pier 19 (nice view for Roy) from 0515-1800, Harmony OTS at pier 18 from 0445-1630, and Regal Princess at pier 2 from 0500-1600. The PTZtv webcams can be found at https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/ and https://www.ftlauderdalewebcam.com/. Rotterdam will be leaving Tampa for a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise. She will be in port from 0700-1700. Sunday, December 2 Tampa, FL Monday, December 3 Key West, FL Tuesday, December 4 At Sea Wednesday, December 5 At Sea Thursday, December 6 San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday, December 7 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Saturday, December 8 Antigua Sunday, December 9 St. Lucia Monday, December 10 At Sea Tuesday, December 11 Curacao Wednesday, December 12 Aruba Thursday, December 13 At Sea Friday, December 14 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Saturday, December 15 At Sea Sunday, December 16 Tampa, FL Carnival Miracle will also be in port. The PTZtv webcam can be found at https://www.porttampawebcam.com/ . Oosterdam will be in Key West from 0800-1600 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/). For the addicts: On Monday 3 December Rotterdam will be in Key West from 1100-1800 (https://www.keywestharborwebcam.com/ ) and Volendam will depart San Diego at 1700 (http://sundiegolive.com/). Next up: Zuiderdam on Wednesday 5 December.
  24. mancunian

    Rotterdam bathrooms

    Can I ask anyone who has been on Rotterdam after the recent upgrade if the oceanview bathrooms have been altered to walk-in showers instead of baths like we had on Volendam in February. Keeping my fingers crossed!! Many thanks