CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line Rotterdam South America December 6, 2006

We just completed a cruise around South America on the Hollond "Rotterdam". The trip was great but we were dissappointed in the ship. It was in great need of updating and just a plain cleaning up. On deck one day there was such an odor you could hardly stand it. We never did play bingo since the prices have gone up so much since we started cruising.

Our service in the dining was the slowest we have ever had, we were always the last ones to be served and half of the time they could not get our orders. When we came into Rio our cruise director said the entry into was the most beautiful sight and to be up at 6am to see our entry. Well guess what, we were docked at 3am and missed the entry completely. The food was also the worst we have had on a cruise ship, we would order our entrees by elimination trying to find a good selection. We had such high hopes for this cruise for we had heard Holland America was great but this cruise did not confirm this.

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