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137 Holland America Asia Cruise Reviews

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sunbeet
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
On board Holland America Line’s Volendam Jan 19-Feb 16 2015 directly after spending a week on Norwegian's Pride of America in Hawaii. The ship had stops in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore. Great trip! ... Read more
Sandia view
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Took a 28 day cruise on the Volendam from Hong Kong to Singapore. Countries visited included Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore. The overall cruise was good. The food was good, not great. Variety was limited. My ... Read more
rozeldy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Embarkation was a joke. Many of the Holland-America people at the port couldn't even speak English, and kept sending us all over the place. The cabin was fine, other than the fact that the shower wouldn't drain, and had several problems ... Read more
bcsrule
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When we disembarked in Singapore I was ready to write a really nice review, then we disembarked (reason for the 1 star) The Food - I didn't take the cruise to eat, and basically the food was good, we had open seating so we were put on the ... Read more
topgunner
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This is only my second cruise with HAL my first was five years ago on the Zaandam spending two weeks in Hawaii. We did say that due to the very high percentage of senior citizens on board we would probably not cruise with HAL again. ... Read more

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Sharrystar
Member Since 2009
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We were really looking forward to this cruise. Embarkation was fairly swift via a shopping mall in Hong Kong. Well signposted and staff to send us in right direction. Good idea to take passports at check in to arrange visas for Vietnam ... Read more
drinker05
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I write this review to be helpful - if you really want to go to the places this cruise goes to, my comment's won't really matter, but as a fairly experienced cruise passenger I hope that my comments will at least forewarn! My overall ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
20 reviews
328 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For many years, my husband & I discussed visiting the Far East and South Pacific. With our 50th wedding anniversary soon approaching, we started researching cruises to these destinations. Since Holland America's 2014 Grand Pacific ... Read more
gbs1112
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have begun a cruise around Indonesia from Singapore. Many of the passengers on board began the cruise in Europe so have been here for several weeks already. Quite a few Dutch passengers as you might expect as well as British who joined ... Read more
You3andme
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise from Hong Kong to Kobe this year was our seventh HAL cruise and the second on Volendam. Whilst she is remains a comfortable mid sized ship with spacious public areas and decently sized cabins, she is showing her age. My main ... Read more

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RJBC
Member Since 2006
1 review
98 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had an excellent cruise through Indonesia, Malasia, SirLanka, India, and Oman. We are on the Dolphin Deck (1st passenger deck) and have late seating for dinner at a table for 8. Our service has been first rate although the staff have a ... Read more
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JilP
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Although we have taken over 40 cruises, this was our first on Holland America and we would certainly cruise with them again. The crew and other passengers were the friendliest we have ever encountered and service and food were excellent. ... Read more
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ladycruzer20
Member Since 2011
1 review
21 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
This was our second ( and definitely last ) cruise on HAL. Just one disappoinment after another. To begin with Check-in in Singapore ( a very efficient city ) was a disaster - waited hours in the heat with not so much as a bottle of water ... Read more
alex shaw
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First HAL cruise. Embarkation in Singapore was chaotic. 2 1/4 hours to get through check-ins. Cabin was fine, not noisy, Entertainment was good and a versatile backing band. Food in service restaurants was good (as was company!) though ... Read more
ozcookie
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Second time cruising with HAL. Had previously been on the Oosterdam to New Zealand and this time was introducing my father to cruising as he has long been a critic and swore he would never go on a large ship. We had two days in Hong Kong ... Read more

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petshaz
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
we are first time cruisers with Holland America. was interesting to be on a smaller ship, only problem with smaller ships is when sea is rough you feel the movement of the ship more. The ship was well maintained, but found that crew would ... Read more
mrsliz
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
This was my first cruise with HAL and as the 11th time I have cruised there were some areas that disappointed me. 1. was the lack of supervision of sanatizing hands prior to entering a restaurant. Whilst there were bottles of the liquid ... Read more
MITY
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Positives: Beautiful ship. Very good service by staff and crew. Smooth operation of complicated itinerary. Interesting guest lecturers. Good orientation lectures about each port of call. Flexible dining and always the desired table, even ... Read more
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scotty410
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I renamed the ship: "Sorrydam." Second HAL cruise, last was the Ryandam, was five start service expected the same on the Rotterdam...let me tell you, it is not the line but ship culture that make it all worth while. Too many ... Read more
Ottawa Valley Cruisers
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on many cruises and this is the only one where the cruise line had food, activities and entertainment geared to the locations we were travelling to such as a bellydancing demo and lessons and cooking demos when we were in ... Read more

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brooksey21
Member Since 2010
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have recently returned from the Far East Discovery cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong by way of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Embarkation was swift and efficient and our luggage arrived at our stateroom very quickly? As very regular ... Read more
FredT
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
194 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from a 14 day cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong. I honestly thought about NOT writing a review on the trip because it was so "Un newsworthy" . The Volendam was in excellent condition, everything "worked", the weather was great, ... Read more
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Springflower29
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2014
I agree with the other Asia post about this voyage. Compared to other cruise liners Holland America really falls short on service standards from management. The waiting staff were fine, it is management I am upset with. The fine dining ... Read more
ecj1948
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Recently completed HAL Indonesia cruise, round trip Singapore. Was not impressed. Embarkation was a little slow, but not a big negative. Cabin was adequate in size, had plenty of closet/storage space, especially as I was travelling solo. ... Read more
cruiser100
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
Report from the Volendam - Jan 6th. 2014 - Singapore to Singapore, Indonesian Islands. As seasoned cruise travellers including previous excellent cruises on Holland American, I have to report that this was like a shake down cruise which ... Read more

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