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June Kessler

Age: 32

Occupation:Administrative Assistant

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Rotterdam

Sailing Date: April 24th, 2004

Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean

This was my first cruise ever. My 11 year old son, my father and my mother went together. This was a 11 day-10 night cruise of the Eastern Caribbean. I was concerned that I would get seasick or not enjoy myself. I was wrong. I had a fabulous time and so did my son. I've seen postings listed on the Rotterdam and that it is a geriatric cruise. Well, it's partially true. There were about 80% retired folks on board. Two newlywed couples and the rest were folks my age and older. I was happy with that ratio. I didn't feel like I was in a meat market of singles, drunks and partiers. Most of the elderly folks I met were very pleasant and had a youthful outlook. It took a bit getting used to however, if you're looking for an elegant cruise with a relaxing atmosphere - the Rotterdam is the ship to sail. I would totally recommend it and would sail it again over the other more youthful chains. I didn't have to worry about feeling fat in my bathing suit nor dodging advances. It was my best vacation ever. And my son also had a great time and didn't mind that he was one of only 20 kids.

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