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177 Holland America Asia Cruise Reviews
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WarrenPaulHarris
Member Since 2017
1 review
The itinerary and timing were perfect. We have been wanting to visit Asia (specifically Japan) for a long time. Having this cruise end in Hong Kong was also a factor, as HK is one of our all-time favorite cities. The timing was ... Read more
TTLam
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
14 days Japan, China, Taiwan -- Landed into Narita Airport 2 days prior to embarkation, took the Narita Express Train to Yokohama (4290 YEN/$38USD). We stayed at Hotel Monterey Yokohama, which is only 4 large blocks away from the ... Read more
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goddessofchaos
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
This was our first cruise and we chose it because of the excellent price. We Book an inside cabin and because it ended up being a handicap cabin we had extra space. It would probably be nice to have a window, and perhaps next time we ... Read more
Mary Seas
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
65 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This itinerary of HAL's Volendam attracted us without us knowing HAL had little experience in most of these ports and March was not a warm /good month to cruise in Asia. We liked the idea to get a sample of nine ports including Yokohama, ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
63 forum posts
We loved the ports in Jspan, Tsiwan, Shanghai and HongKong, missed Okinawa due to a weather delay. The captain was a very good communicator with frequent updates. The food was very good, lots of fresh fish and delicious osso buca and ... Read more
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ptoca
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
So let me start out by saying that my wife and I are optimists, and easy to please. We had only been on one cruise prior to this, and it was a Disney cruise line (which was amazing, minus the squadron of children running around screaming ... Read more
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CHAN83
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was a very informative busy cruise. It was a great way to experience a lot of different Asian ports . The ship itself is small without any extra perks like climbing walls or skating rinks but the trip highlights some ... Read more
Jazzyp67
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and we weren’t disappointed at all stopping off in China, South Korea and Japan. As first time cruisers and just turned 50 we were some of the youngest couples on board with the average ... Read more
BucketLst54
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. Hong Kong-Shanghai-Beijing-Seoul-Nagasaki-Kagoshima-Kagoshima. Firstly, this was a "shoulder" cruise making it a bit chilly and down right cold in some ports. The balcony was ... Read more
Gone golfing
Member Since 2014
1 review
46 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because of the variety of port of calls in a region of the world we didn't really know. We spent a few days in Singapore before boarding, had a chance to scope out the cruise terminal ahead of time. Therefore, our ... Read more
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mreeves53
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We were invited to join some friends on this itinerary. My husband wanted to revisit Vietnam, and I had previous enjoyable trips to Hong Kong and Japan. For us, the shipboard experience is as important and enjoyable as the ... Read more
sunhat123
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second Asian voyage in two years aboard Volendam, and we enjoyed this very interesting 28-day itinerary to many of Asia's most important destinations. Our ocean view cabin on Main Deck was comfortable and spacious but showing ... Read more
vazquezmar2004
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
My husband and I decided to spend our birthdays cruising South East Asia on board the Volendam. We decided to take this cruise late in the year and there were not that many room options available for us. We decided on the room 3381 and ... Read more
jay.patterson@sbcglobal.n
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We just returned from our trip to Indonesia. This was our 20 something cruise. We've tried to think of something to review that hasn't already been mentioned to help future travelers. First, some positives: 1. Indonesian serve ... Read more
SidneySharon
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We have not cruised with HA since 2011. In the interim we have cruised with Oceania, and HA suffers in comparison. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary - we wanted to visit several ports in Indonesia. Apparently we were not the ... Read more
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CessnaGuy182
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are a 3 star Mariner with Holland America working towards our 4 star. We go away every winter and liked the itinerary of this cruise. We were on for a total of 42 days. We like to listen to the piano and violin entertainment with a ... Read more
worldvisitors
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose the cruise for 2 reasons. To experience the Brand with a view to using them again and to see the destinations on this trip. That was - Hong Kong down to Indonesia. The ship is dated and the air con is ferocious everywhere. People ... Read more
enfpdancer
Member Since 2013
1 review
36 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My Volendam experience overall was positive . The Indonesia and Far East discovery cruise was perfect length of time to experience the flavour of SE Asia. As a single traveler I found the itinerary and the price reasonable. This was my ... Read more
Sandy Meneses
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the price, Stayed at the Ascot hotel great price great room, Singapore can be expensive. Can be skipped in my opinion. Getting on and off the ship was very smooth The Ship is Older however the ... Read more
lynnrosenblatt
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We choose the 14-day Indonesian leg of a longer 28 day cruise on the Volendam as we were booked on a 16 day land excursion to Vietnam and Cambodia on January 3; this coincided with the end of the Singapore - Singapore Indonesian cruise ... Read more
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drvan
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have previously completed HAL cruises to Myanmar and Hong Kong from Singapore. This Indonesia cruise was the missing link. We have been to Singapore many, many times. Stayed at Sofitel So. The only highlights were the Telok Ayer Food ... Read more
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ike0144
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We arrived the day prior to embarkation. We flew with Singapore Airlines and they offer a deal on hotel and shuttle to the hotel. The hotel we stayed in was good but only offered a buffet breakfast at $28 Singapore dollars/person. We got ... Read more
Russ4Joy
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise mainly to get a taste of Vietnam and we were not disappointed. We checked our ports and shore excursions on Trip Advisor and selected shore excursion with both HAL and private providers according to what we wanted ... Read more
HappyHombre
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is difficult to rate because somethings were great, other were ordinary. We made the best of it and hard a great cruise but HAL could do some simple things to make it so much better. We are both early 50ś but felt like we were ... Read more
palmykop
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose Holland America as were impressed with their publicity and thought we would like a little luxury as the cruise lasted for 24 days. Embarkation was the first disappointment as we were not given any cabin number unitl we booked ... Read more
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