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156 Holland America Asia Cruise Reviews
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bella crociera
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3,265 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
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
313 forum posts
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
USN59-79
Member Since 2009
1 review
860 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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sandgropercruising
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
38 forum posts
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
asdf1245
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
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
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asdf1245
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
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
3 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
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
5 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
sunbeet
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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Sandia view
Member Since 2013
1 review
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
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
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
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
Sharrystar
Member Since 2009
1 review
20 forum posts
2 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
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drinker05
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
22 reviews
341 forum posts
15 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
4 reviews
25 forum posts
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
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
RJBC
Member Since 2006
1 review
100 forum posts
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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