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137 Holland America Asia Cruise Reviews

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LesKenCruisers
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were on the 14 day Xmas & New Year Volendam Cruise 2015/2016. Started off with 3 nights Hotel stay at the Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore, this was centrally situated with easy walk to shops and restaurants. We had transfer to ... Read more
GeorgeCharlie
Member Since 2012
1 review
242 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Volendam IV - The old gal is starting to show her age, but still has a strong heart and made all that much stronger by being staffed with a very competent/loyal crew. The staff throughout all departments made our 28-day cruise all an ... Read more
AKJonesy
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I hope this review will help first timers with some information I wish I had known before sailing. So, I will make my review in order starting with boarding. We were notified while in Singapore that our cruise ship port had changed from ... Read more
blueeyedcruiser59
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I found the cruise relaxing but lacked activities for younger cruisers. Also found that being a single male and having the twin beds pushed together to make a king bed was a bit of a problem, as i tended to roll into the crack between the ... Read more
Zinio
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Some people have inflated expectations, and (as a result) complain too much. We embarked in Sydney and stayed on the Volendam in Singapore for a second cruise in SE Asia. We liked the Volendam much. It is smaller than the Oosterdam (which ... Read more
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Embarkation
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
My first cruise on Holland America and my LAST Have done at least a dozen cruises with all companies and this was without a doubt the very worst. The food was dreadful, the photos on HALs website are certainly not from Volendam. Portion ... Read more
Wombat40
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first and probably last trip with Holland America. We had previously done a 19 night trip with Cunard which we thoroughly enjoyed. The cruise ticked all the boxes when we booked. It was travelling from Hong Kong to Japan and ... Read more
Kala89
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We boarded the Volendam in Hong Kong. Embarkation was a breeze and we were happy to hear that our cabins were ready even before noon. Our cabin had lots of storage space. The newly installed lanai cabins had great new ... Read more
markh0464
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruise got off to a bad start, the drink packages we had prepaid for did not appear on our cards so the drinks were charged to our room, the other family we were travelling with the same thing happened. Easy fix you should think but ... Read more
timbo5592
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Embarkation in Singapore was reasonably straight forward (in spite of being taken to the wrong cruise centre by the taxi driver). The only thing that could have been improved was the forms we had to fill out while standing in a mass of ... Read more

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Bankiefaeclyde
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
We embarked on 16th March, after spending three days at the Riverview Hotel - which we had gotten a 'superior weekend deal' on - great hotel - not one complaint!! The cruise docked in Malacca, Penang, Malaysia, Phuket Thailand, three days ... Read more
bella crociera
Member Since 2008
1 review
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked on 16 March for the 14 day cruise via Malacca, George Town, Phuket, Myanmar, Langkawi, KL and return to Singapore. We made our own arrangements for tours as the ship tours are indeed far too expensive. Our tours were at least ... Read more
DonahCBrown
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
3,260 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
I've just finished reading some of the recent Volendam reviews and think I must have been on a different ship. Our experience, overall, was stellar. The ship had just completed a major drydock in December, and it seemed to us the things ... Read more
mrzisme
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are active cruisers and have enjoyed many trips on HAL! This was not the HAL we knew and loved. First, the cutbacks are very obvious: from the food to the tissues, fewer staff, lecturers and quality entertainers. But, more dramatic ... Read more
Cruise4Sunshine
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
297 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am a 3 star Mariner with Holland America, but this is my first cruise with them in Asia. The Volendam has come through its December refurbishment quite nicely. I was in a category A, verandah cabin, quite mid-ship, 6163. Other than ... Read more

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USN59-79
Member Since 2009
1 review
740 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a 14 day Singapore to Singapore on the Volendam in March. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves. Other than the shuttle bus to town on Langkawi Island, we didn't take any ship's shore excursions. However, in Phuket, Yangon and Kuala ... Read more
sandgropercruising
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Sailed on the Rotterdam from March 3rd from Singapore until April 6th disembarked Southampton. Myself and my husband are from Australia, Western Australia and are in the 50-57 age group so we were fairly young cruisers on the Rotterdam. ... Read more
gemininsd
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Any relationship is based on trust. After close to 200 days sailing with HAL, I expect that I will be treated with respect and the trust I put into the company to work in my best interest be upheld. I do not know how HAL will heal the ... Read more
lawkaupan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I just backed my cruising from Hong Kong-Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand-Singapore for 15 days by m/s Volendam-Holland America Line. This is my first time for Holland America Line. So, I was so excited before we cruised with Holland American ... Read more
sailflorida614
Member Since 2014
1 review
33 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We boarded ms Volendam at Singapore for a 28-day Asia cruise that included stops in Mylaysia, Myanmar( Burma) Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and disembarked in Hong Kong. Volendam is a midsize ship and easily reached some of the smaller ... Read more

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asdf1245
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We joined the HAL Rotterdam VI in Singapore, as I wanted to see the famous Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island, Indonesia. Our check in was excellent within 30 minutes of arriving at Harborfront Singapore, we had entered our cabin 2512. ... Read more
asdf1245
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We boarded the Rotterdam VI in Singapore. Excellent check in, all up it took us less than 30 minutes for us to check in and be in our cabin. Bags were delivered promptly as well, enabling us to quickly unpack and then commence to look ... Read more
Jonah9
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We joined the Volendam at Singapore ( a lovely city by the way) and found the process easy and pretty quick. The cabin was larger than expected and included a small bath which was a bonus! The carpet in the cabin was a bit 'suspect' in ... Read more
Salt-water tulip
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed February 2015
We have signed up for this tour and there are 5 more available. They had good reviews. There are two groups from Volendam already booked with them and we are the third group. Please read the following and email phamtours@yahoo.com directly ... Read more
philip.reamon@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We boarded the Holland America cruise ship Rotterdam in the UK for a 55-day voyage to Indonesia, via Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Malta, Greece, Egypt ,Oman, UAE, India, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia finally getting off in Singapore. We passed ... Read more

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