The Pride of Rotterdam has several types of cabin available depending on your budget and preferences.
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Standard Cabins are the budget option and are ideal if all you need is a bed for the night.
Available as an inside cabin or a sea view cabin, Standard Cabins feature either two or four bunk beds. They come with an en-suite shower and toilet too. There are absolutely no bells and whistles, and comfort is minimal, but this type of cabin is perfect for those travelling on a budget.
Premier Cabins are a mid-range tier of cabins and are similar to the Standard class of cabin. They are fairly basic and are available in a two bed or five bunk option. These are also available as an inside or sea view setup.
For the very best that P&O Ferries has to offer, choose a Club class cabin. These cabins are located in a quiet section of the ship and boast more space as well as amenities to make your journey more comfortable. Expect a colour television, a telephone, fresh fruit, plus tea and coffee making facilities inside the cabin. These cabins offer sea views and are en-suite too.
You must choose a cabin at the time you book your sailing, but if there are any spare cabins available on higher grades during your sailing, you can upgrade for a small fee at reception.
Premier Cabin #10293 Review
I travelled in cabin 10293, a Premium Two Bed Sea View room on Deck 10. As I booked a mini cruise, I had the same cabin on both the outbound and return journeys, meaning I could leave luggage in the cabin during the day.
My cabin was very basic but comfortable. I was surprised to find two beds as I had expected to find bunk beds. The sea view window was handy for docking in the morning, but as it was dark during most of the sailing, there was little I could see otherwise. The en-suite bathroom was compact but functional and very much in line with a cruise liner.
I had an issue with noise, particularly on the outbound sailing. Sound travelled easily, not helped by rowdy teenagers arguing over a girl outside my cabin at 2 am. The return sailing was far quieter meaning I had an unbroken night's sleep.
The cabin shower and sink featured a shower gel/shampoo all-in-one product and soap dispensers. These can help you travel lighter if you are sailing on a mini cruise.
Also, there is no need for an alarm clock as there are announcements made around 1½ hours before docking. These came at around 6 am UK time (7 am CET). While this felt very early, it did afford me plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast and time to pack, ready to explore Amsterdam (or to disembark in Hull on the return journey of course).
With three grades to choose from, there is something for everyone. The Standard cabins are very basic but sufficient. The Club cabins are far more spacious and luxurious in comparison. Be aware that noise does travel and if you have noisy neighbours you will hear much of what goes on next door.
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- Pride of Rotterdam Review
- Pride of Rotterdam Cabins (you are here)
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- Entertainment on Pride of Rotterdam
- Guide to Europoort, Rotterdam
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