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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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57 Holland America Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

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10/13
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
Just returned from an 11 night Ancient Mystery tour on MS Noordam (2nd time on board the same ship). Fabulous itinerary ... Read more
My husband and I chose this particular cruise for the itinerary. Although we had visited some ports on other voyages, ... Read more
We have cruised about ten times with various cruise lines before and have always considered HAL, along with Princess, ... Read more
11/10
Sailing out of Athens is not my favorite port, and true to form the baggage handlers broke the strap on my new ... Read more

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We had a wonderful month on the Prinsendam during October-November 2010. Our experience was luxurious from superb ... Read more
Background This cruise caught our eye as it was a one-off exotic cruise visiting Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, ... Read more
First Cruise Ever Hitcher13
11/10
This was our first cruise and we found the Westerdam to be a beautiful ship. Our cabin was very comfortable and we ... Read more
overall, enjoyable, but of the more than half dozen cruises we have been on, this is at the bottom of the list. The ... Read more
10/10
My husband of thirty-six years and I, both in our fifties, in medium good health, nonsmokers, and light drinkers, we ... Read more

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This was our 22nd cruise and our eighth Holland American Line (HAL) cruise since 1995, with each cruise on a different ... Read more
We arrived in Athens two days prior to embarkation, so we could see the sights, and had a marvelous time, not a HAL ... Read more
We are a couple in our early 60's who travel frequently. We have also cruised previously the last being a transatlantic ... Read more
12/09
I called my husband on day 21 and requested that he pick me up at Port Everglades with an empty car. My mom and I live ... Read more
The Prinsendam is twenty years old and you can see it in her elegant furnishings, teak decks and walk in closets. It is ... Read more

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We were on the same cruise as Tyforu and Barcart who have also written reviews. I have never before posted anything on ... Read more
11/08
I was in this ship in October, It was the beginning of a great adventure (Kusadasi, Messina, Rome, Barcelona, Monaco, ... Read more
The October 25th cruise was my 37th and my second cruise on the Rotterdam. Ports of call were: Kusadasi, Turkey; ... Read more
Embarkation: HAL could have done a better job. A mass of people crowding into the terminal. Plenty of HAL reps, but in ... Read more
05/08
My husband and I took this cruise for the unique itinerary, The Black Sea, Egypt & The Holy Lands. We are both 60, ... Read more

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For our 24th cruise we went on the Rotterdam VI to Istanbul, Varna Bulgaria, Odessa, Sevastopol, Kusadasi (Ephesus), ... Read more
Stayed in Athens pre cruise in Residence Georgio a very fine hotel, not quite central but near enough. They stored our ... Read more
I have taken a while to write this review because I wanted to have perspective on the experience. My husband and I ... Read more
My husband and I were traveling on the Rotterdam on its European Capitals cruise from May 14 - 30, 2007. We chose this ... Read more
When I read some reviews, I wonder if we have been on the same ship - however I can only report our own excellent ... Read more

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