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141 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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MDgirl1052
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We have been on other cruises before and enjoyed it, but this trip was a major disappointment for several reasons. We were super excited to try HAL and to be on a new ship, but it was not as we had planned or expected. Positives: The ... Read more
edshahar
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
The ship is very nice, very beautiful, the best superb for the ship. the cabin are small' perfect design, there is enough space for all your needs. dining is good, repetitive every day. if you want better food you need to pay at the ... Read more
yulia.clark@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise and it was well below our expectations overall. The rooms are great, clean and modern with good bathrooms, the crew members are excellent and very hard working, BB King club offered great shows in the evenings. ... Read more
GUITJE
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our second cruise, first was with Norwegian. We were a party of 7 (1 child). Our expectations were high, but not all were fulfilled. PLUS: new boat, nice staterooms, friendly staff. About the FOOD: - food and how to ... Read more
karen.mcenroe@pubworx.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
33 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Very few positive comments. Staff was great and ship very pretty. Good night time entertainment and fabulous BB King Club. All downhill after that. Few activities; they count spa "seminars" as an activity yet I went to one ... Read more

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FearTheFrog
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are a family of four, with children ages 9 and 7. We traveled with my mother who also had a friend on board. There was something for each of us! The kids are BEGGING to go on another cruise. They utilized the kids area, the pool, the ... Read more
leonardozuid
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It has the look and feel of a HAL ship and the service is excellent. Entirely to my expectations and very satisfied. Food, service, cleanliness, friendliness of staff, all as you can expect from HAL. Nevertheless, ms Koningsdam with ... Read more
maria.miller
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I found the whole experience on the ship excellent.the embankment onto the ship was well organised no hanging about like at a airport, the check in was very efficient, I was surprised how quickly we got on the boat no hanging around which ... Read more
Jules56
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Just returned from Holland America Line MS Koningsdam inaugural Baltic cruise. This is our 4th HAL cruise & expecting the usual high standards, being a bit disappointed We did the 14 day Jewels of the Baltic (would have liked to ... Read more
kwebster58
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
A group of 5 of us flew to Amsterdam in early July for a 2 week cruise through the Norwegian fjords up into the Arctic Circle on the Koningsdam. Generally speaking, this was a pleasant voyage. Flights were on schedule. Transfers from ... Read more

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Disappointed111
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We travelled from Australia to Amsterdam to board the ms Koningsdam on July 17, 2016, to see the Norwegian Fjord scenery. We booked and paid for a "Large oceanview stateroom" in an "Outside" location, as stated on our ... Read more
hs196
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Let me start with the lido staff were great. They worked hard to make everyone comfortable, particularly during peak hours. I thought a brand new boat would be great. I was VERY wrong. The rooms are tiny & noisy - see below for ... Read more
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JJPacer
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,238 forum post
10 helpful votes
Koningsdam July 17-31 Voyage of the Midnight Sun Review We arrived in Amsterdam early AM on July 16. We had reservations for Ann Frank House, & did some other sightseeing, before checking into the Movenpick at 3:00. We were ... Read more
markb011
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Background: This is my wife and my third Holland America cruise. Prior cruises were on the Oosterdam and the Noordam were in 2012 and 2013 . So this review is in comparison to the previous ships. HAL business Practices and the ... Read more
KellenbergerElgin
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
28 helpful votes
The MS Koningsdam is an amazing ship. We just returned from a two week Norwegian fjords cruise. I will leave the itinerary alone and only write about the ship as words cannot describe the beauty and majesty of the fjords. Although this ... Read more

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nycruiser80
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
643 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I sailed on the Koningsdam’s July 17th Cruise of the Midnight Sun from Amsterdam to the Fjords of Norway for 14 nights. I have been fortunate to cruise extensively and have sailed Holland two times before on the Noordam in 2007 and ... Read more
Ken the cruiser
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
57 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was our 5th HAL cruise and we had a great time. Yes, HAL has some growing pains with their new ship, especially when it comes to dealing with a much larger group of passengers. The ship: No complaints. Every ship is different and ... Read more
Jolly.Roger
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Embarkation was a lengthy process because of a 1.5 hour wait post registration before actually getting onto the boat. We went for a Vista Suite - don't bother it is really a slightly larger balcony stateroom without any of the benefits of ... Read more
Brandane Knott
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We'd wanted to visit the fjords for a while but didn't want to sail from Southampton. This cruise went out of Amsterdam, great range of short flights and good place to start. We were a bit dubious about booking with HAL as previous ... Read more
LesMartini
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise with HAL and as we have always thoroughly enjoyed other trips we have done with this line our expectation of a bigger, grander, newer version of the Volendam and Veendam was high. First impressions were good, ... Read more

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CLTE
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
One of the main motivations for choosing this cruise ship is its new family rooms that allows for 5 guests in a room. This is handy for a family but also cost effective, as it is only the first 2 guests that pay full rate and all ... Read more
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wulfrider
Member Since 2016
1 review
42 helpful votes
I would like to say that I rarely write a review. I am a 40 something professional who has gone on 16 cruises just in the last 5 years. I was very excited to take this cruise as I had never gone on Holland America before and figured a ... Read more
catsdavs
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We stayed in Amsterdam prior to the cruise. We did the hop-on, hop-off bus and the canal bout tour. The bus tour was very interesting. We did get off the bus and tour Gasson diamonds. There we were given a description of how the ... Read more
lrcllc@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise primarily because we wanted to go see the Fjords of Norway but the fact that we were on a new ship was a huge bonus and gave us something extra to look forward too. I traveled with my mom (79), my daughter (17) and ... Read more
tangopainter
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Holland America Line, before we did 4 Cunard cruises (2 QM2, 1 QV and 1 QE). Main reason in the past to choose Cunard was that we are fond of all kind of dancing events, see also my review: ... Read more

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