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Quick 03/31/19 Rotterdam sailing review..

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Hello Chuck,

 

I have been following your posts to learn more about the Rotterdam. We will be on her for the first time in November for a transatlantic. One quick question - do the oceanview rooms have fridge/mini-bars? I thought I saw a walk-in cooler in the pictures of you Pinnacle Suite 😁.

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6 hours ago, Overhead Fred said:

One quick question - do the oceanview rooms have fridge/mini-bars?

No, but you can rent one (better done in advance) for $2/day. Only the cabins with a balcony have a fridge.

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3 hours ago, RuthC said:

No, but you can rent one (better done in advance) for $2/day. Only the cabins with a balcony have a fridge.

 

Thanks for the info Ruth. I would only use one to keep drink mixers cold. So it is probably not worth renting one and have it take up valuable space. 

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Sorry it's taken so long to finish up this review!  I still work....and of course when I got back it was my time to hoe the row!

 

Day SEVEN(and Eight).

 

This am we did the Pinnacle Grill for breakfast and again went to The Retreat area after.  Loungers were MUCH more plentiful today.  We got two all the way aft facing aft.  At lest the view of the aft wake makes one forget what's to come in the morning.  We had a couple of drinks each.  Plenty of towels available an I like the fact that there is no checking out and checking in of towels.  One thing we both commented on was the absence of any music whatsoever.  We missed it every time we were back here.  For lunch we had The Dive Inn.  Why didn't I take any pictures??!!  We thought this was the best food on the ship!  Hot, perfect, and made to order!  FAST too!  We are big fans of Five Guys and this was every bit as good, EVERY time!  We got a couple of Coronas to go with it.  Life is good!

 

Getting off the ship has never been easier...  The concierge escorted us all the way to our waiting luggage!  Disembarkation couldn't have been easier or faster.  I'm trying to think if it took more than fifteen minutes before we were standing outside.  Certainly less than thirty.  I'll have to call this fastest ever!

 

OVERALL IMPRESSION

 

EXCELLENT cruise!  We really enjoyed it!  We liked the Rotterdam so much.  It was so easy to get around and it was in such good repair.  We really enjoyed the Pinnacle Suite.  It was nice to be able to drink all the water and non-alcoholic drinks we wanted.  I didn't mention it too much but we staying on the balcony or at the balcony table a good bit.  Certainly no "chair hogs" here!  

 

There is really not too much to complain about.  If I picked something it would be drink service at the lido buffet and bar service at "The Retreat."  Both need to pick it up a notch.  And I have to agree with MANY that yes, nightly entertainment probably needs to be picked up a notch.  The MainStage was PACKED every time we went so obviously entertainment is in demand.  I have to give kudos to the BEST entertainment on the ship and that was the strings of Adagio.  My oh my how talented they were.  They were truly in a class of their own!

 

I also want to give many thanks to those of you that gave advice and helpful hints about the Rotterdam and the Pinnacle Suite itself.  It was so appreciated to have a heads up on so many different things!  Thank you!

 

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Thanks for this great review and photos.  We got off the Rotterdam as you were embarking.  Truly a beautiful ship.

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Thank you so much!   Happy memories of our trip on the Rotterdam in February.  

 

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