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160 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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njohnso1472
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Itinerary. Beautiful ship, excellent food, great service and people, tours well designed. I would like to see books for sale, (I went with nothing to read for a week when my kindle died and a library and book exchange for guests to get ... Read more
gregghorvath
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I booked this cruise last year when I heard about the new ship and the great ports I have never been to. My wife and I are 51 and have been on 13 cruise, Disney, NCL, and Royal. I was very nervous before the cruise because I was ... Read more
JLUrsini
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We just returned from our cruise two days ago and wanted to write this review while everything was fresh in my mind. I was torn between giving an "overall" rating of 3 or 4 stars because we did have a wonderful time, but the ... Read more
colocruisefan
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My wife and I just got back from our 14 night Baltic Sea cruise on Holland America’s Koningsdam, starting and ending in Amsterdam. I give this cruise average marks overall, for the reasons below. Pros of Cruise: 1. Our cabin ... Read more
Arrondor
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
66 helpful votes
It was with some trepidation we took our first Holland America Line cruise after reading the reviews here. Having experienced a near perfect holiday, I am writing this review to try and add some balance to the negative reviews. To add ... Read more

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walker47
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because it went to Iceland. It was our first cruise and we had no idea of what to expect. The embarkation process seemed a bit slow but once on board we forgot about the waiting. The ship is beautifully decorated and ... Read more
Lscruiser
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I was excited to sail the new Holland Koningsdam on this Northern Isles and Viking Sagas itinerary. Sadly, the ship was disappointment and there were more negatives than positives on the cruise as a whole. This one ended up being tagged ... Read more
judith cherry
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have cruised on Holland America several times and generally found their ships to be enjoyable and well staffed. Not so with this ship. It looks to me like "every expense was spared". The decor was tacky and tasteless. The ... Read more
colpp
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Let me begin by saying we have been on over 25 cruises. We have cruised on Carnival (1x, never again), NCL (family cruises), RCC, Holland, Regents, Azamara, Celebrity, MSC (never again because of smokers) and American (don't think they ... Read more
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cambriah
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
133 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Holland America. We chose HAL because we liked the itinerary, The Konigsdam was a new ship and we wanted to give Holland America a try. We arrived at the port early but were welcomed aboard immediately. ... Read more

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hawkeye3d
Member Since 2006
1 review
155 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation, in Amsterdam took about 1 1/2 hours, 1/2 hour to check in then an hour wait until we actually got on board. We arrived at 1PM and would have been better off is we had wait until 2PM The ship, obviously is new, and in ... Read more
sabrefan
Member Since 2007
1 review
116 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Just some background on my wife and myself. We have been on Princess (2) cruises, Oceania (4) cruises and Celebrity (6) cruises. We are active people in our early 60's. This cruise on Koningsdam was our first on HAL. Pros: 1. Nice to ... Read more
Los Angeles Travel Bug
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was the third cruise my husband and I have been on, but first time with HAL. We chose this cruise to see the beautiful Norwegian Fjords, and because we liked the idea of being on a beautiful new ship. We booked it knowing that a new ... Read more
Steve_Red_Dog
Member Since 2011
1 review
273 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Okay, I know the Koningsdam is actually Holland America’s newest ship, but to be brutally honest, I felt like I was on a Princess ship. We cruised with Princess one time, in Alaska, and were so dissatisfied with the on-board ... Read more
Traveler60+
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
It was a rather disappointing cruise. While there were some nice elements, the overall impression was that HAL had difficulties handling a ship this size with so many passengers and that they really didn't care that the quality of service ... Read more

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donwjoe
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
We’ve previously cruised on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity. Last year we went on a Celebrity cruise to Alaska. This was our first Holland America cruise. Overall we were impressed with how well organized it was ... Read more
lilybob
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
617 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We chose this sailing to celebrate some family events and experience the Koningsdam. Embarkation Traveling 7 day leg from Amsterdam with mobility impaired family member. Smooth embarkation process. A storm in the North Sea resulted ... Read more
MDgirl1052
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 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
28 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
23 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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

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GUITJE
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
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
39-0-13
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Second trip on Prinsendam from Ijmuiden. This time (after a cruise to Northern Europe and the Kiel Canal previously), a cruise to Norway, Iceland, and Scotland. After days at sea, we came to Norway and were astonished at the beauty ... Read more
karen.mcenroe@pubworx.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
43 helpful votes
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
DMandel46
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
My wife and I love cruising-you get to see so much-in luxury- without having to pack and unpack,travel to and from airports/rail stations, etc. We've cruised much of the world but this is our first on Holland America. Chose Holland ... Read more
FearTheFrog
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
10 helpful votes
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

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