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Review: MS Rotterdam

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A Day visit on ms Rotterdam

  • By SilverTraveller Gloworm

    6 reviews

  • May 2011
  • Partner
  • Special occasion
  • Outside

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As a member of a cruising forum (cruisingmates), I heard that HAL were offering day visits to view their ships whilst in the UK. Having never cruise with HAL, we decided to apply and were accepted for a day visit ti the Rotterdam whilst she was at Dover.

We were met by some very friendly staff who escorted us onto the ship. We were left to view the ship at our leisure for an hour and a half and told where to report for lunch. We ere lucky enough to be seated with the HAL rep who gave us quite a bit of info about HAL and their affiliated cruise lines. The lunch and the wine was pleasant but not memorable but the general ambience was good and we chatted with cruise enthusiasts and swapped experiences with different cruise lines.

After lunch the HAL rep gave us an informative talk about the company and their ships.

We were impressed with the ship, especially the lido deck. It is difficult to get a feel for a ship when there no passengers on board, although we did manage to find an American couple who gave HAL a glowing report. We would certainly consider a HAL cruise, if the itinerary attracted us.


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