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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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55 Holland America Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

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Alaskan World Traveler
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Old ship, many issues Boarding in Athens took nearly 3 hours, leaving us standing in the street, then feed thru ... Read more
Mary Seas
1 Review
Member Since 2008
36 Forum Posts
HAL put together a 7 day Greece with a 19 day transAtlantic cruise calling it a "Collectors Journey". They ... Read more
boom_boom
1 Review
Member Since 2005
125 Forum Posts
The great was the aft Neptune Suit with the wrap around balcony. After more than a dozens cruises in various levels of ... Read more
Bluenose 47
14 Reviews
Member Since 2007
27 Forum Posts
While we have sailed on various Holland America ships, this was our first on the Prinsendam. In reading other reviews ... Read more
WisRiver
3 Reviews
Member Since 2011
230 Forum Posts
We (a group of six) were on the Prinsendam on the October, 2014 Black Sea Explorer. This was our fifth HAL cruise in ... Read more

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Tropicali
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
16 Forum Posts
This was our first cruise with Holland America, which came highly recommended by friends. We wonder why?  Maybe ... Read more
michaelhoutex
1 Review
Member Since 2009
I have taken more cruises with Holland America than with any other cruise line. In fact, my first cruise was with ... Read more
Adelthedoc
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Last year I returned home from a holiday with my wife which included the 10-Day Holy Land Sojourn on-board the Holland ... Read more
Steph'n'Dave
12 Reviews
Member Since 2006
586 Forum Posts
Noordam – October 20/13 Mediterranean and Tran-Atlantic cruise We love cruising and we particularly love ... Read more
MITY
1 Review
Member Since 2012
Positives: Beautiful ship. Very good service by staff and crew. Smooth operation of complicated itinerary. Interesting ... Read more

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Ottawa Valley Cruisers
1 Review
Member Since 2012
4 Forum Posts
We have been on many cruises and this is the only one where the cruise line had food, activities and entertainment ... Read more
cruznfan94
1 Review
Member Since 2012
1 Forum Post
My first HAL cruise, but 20th overall cruise (I'm 32) My mom and aunt's 2nd with HAL (60's and 70's age ranges). We ... Read more
girl39
1 Review
Member Since 2008
65 Forum Posts
The Rotterdam is an older ship, but still very enjoyable. Great walking deck. Experienced staff. We were present for ... Read more
fourthalarm
2 Reviews
Member Since 2008
128 Forum Posts
Our plane was delayed and we didn't get to the ship until 4:05 and it was due to sail at 4:00, but they were still dong ... Read more
kahtrav
3 Reviews
Member Since 2009
749 Forum Posts
We've been intrigued hearing about the Prinsendam and also about some of her itineraries. We often sail HAL, but this ... Read more

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Mar from USA
1 Review
Member Since 2014
I chose this cruise because of its Black Sea itinerary, mostly places I have never seen. Spending a few extra days in ... Read more
EFCHI
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Me and my father had participated in a Holland America cruise with MsPrinsendam from 2 to 14 October this year at Black ... Read more
Santa Fe Connie
1 Review
Member Since 2008
89 Forum Posts
I booked this cruise/crossing at the last moment, when I was able to get a good rate as a solo traveler. I was able to ... Read more
sailSeas
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Ship information: MS Rotterdam ocean view deck 3 Activities: nightly show in theater, and daily filled with different ... Read more
CarolfromAus
1 Review
Member Since 2013
40 Forum Posts
This was a carefully chosen itinerary for us, taking in important Ancient sites of Turkey, Israel, Greece & Italy. ... Read more

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BadDog04
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
5 Forum Posts
Just got back yesterday from my 26 day med/transatlantic cruise. Overall it was great cruise except for a few rough ... Read more
may2048
1 Review
Member Since 2013
This was our 1st cruise so cannot compare to others - however a few points that may assist future cruisers on this ship ... Read more
papadicrusty
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
2 Forum Posts
Being our second cruise and reading the positive reviews of HAM & the Noordam, we were looking forward in ... Read more
ronnymarl
1 Review
Member Since 2013
9/13
My wife and I generally choose a cruise because of the ports visited and not the ship, however we did find the Noordam ... Read more
Wombournewalkers
3 Reviews
Member Since 2011
Just returned from an 11 night Ancient Mystery tour on MS Noordam (2nd time on board the same ship). Fabulous itinerary ... Read more

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