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goody2socks
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Good Holliday cruise. The Eurodam is a very nice with small ship feel. The staff was friendly, and very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing with a nice variety on the menus. We missed one of our ports due to wheather which was ... Read more
ronbe65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I will put this short review in the form of questions and answers. Why did we decide to take a cruise on the Koningsdam? We wanted to see a new ship. A short inaugural cruise was a good option. Despite the limited time we’ve ... Read more
Crazy For Cats
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
527 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Embarkation went smoother than expected but was understandably not typical. This was due to the fact that this was the Koningsdam’s first visit to the United States. The ship and staff had to go through extra protocols before ... Read more
ItaliaCruiser75
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Before sailing on Koningsdam I had read with interest the other reviews on this board, most of which were negative or lukewarm. However, I am happy to report that this is an excellent ship with fantastic food and crews. A few things I ... Read more
Neillden
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was ms Koningsdam's first US cruise after sailing throughout the world on its 2016 inaugural season. This ship is a stunner from top to bottom, and it is difficult for us as frequent cruisers to imagine a more thoroughly delightful ... Read more
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onimod
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Our first cruise with HAL from Fort Lauderdale down to the Caribbean First the crew made up of mainly Indonesian and Filipino absolutely fantastic they can,t do enough for you, that's where the praise stops. The food Now Holland America ... Read more
fltam
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
7 forum posts
This is our second cruise on Holland America and we had a wonderful time! It was a short cruise, only 4 days. We visited Nassau Bahamas (where we had our honeymoon many years ago)...and Key West and Half Moon Key (Hal's private Island). ... Read more
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ItaliaCruiser75
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My three sons and I just returned from a 4 day trip on the EURODAM. The ship was doing an unusually short cruise for her, 4 days, to get her back on schedule after her just completed 10 day drydock in Freeport. The exterior of the ship was ... Read more
KempstonKrew
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had a great time on the Eurodam, our room was huge with a corner settee which was an additional bed, we had a queen with bunk over for our youngest and considering there was 4 of us in one room, there was plenty of space. The food in ... Read more
lewsyl
Member Since 2010
1 review
16 forum posts
Sailed January 2011
Just the facts: Day 1: Flight on-time leaving city. Arrived in Fort Lauderdale (the Saturday before embarkation as planned), followed instructions to call hotel for courtesy van to hotel, only to find out that I had no reservation for ... Read more
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SLP1234
1 review
I have been on many cruise lines and many ships in the last 20 years. And when the cruise was complete I had a clear opinion of the cruise and how I would rate it. But this short cruise on Holland America, my first on the line, leaves me ... Read more
purplenorway
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
761 forum posts
Sailed October 2008
Pre-Cruise, Embarkation & Cabin We booked the Eurodam 3 day October 15 cruise about two weeks before the sailing because of the great price on an inside category N cabin! About a week later, we were upgraded to a VF verandah. We ... Read more
sumnereli
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2007
Sorry for the delayed review, I just wanted to give my thoughts regarding this cruise and am a fairly new Cruise Critic member. We arrived in Ft Lauderdale one day prior to cruising; we stayed at the courtyard Marriott and got a pretty ... Read more
tammyp
1 review
Sailed January 2006
We did the five day Bahamas cruise on the Westerdam January 3  8, 2006. I apologize for the length of this review, but I wanted to give every tidbit of information I could, in case other cruise rookies happened to be looking for more ... Read more
drahcir
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
19 forum posts
Sailed January 2005
Overall, a brief, but very good trip. The ship was wonderful, on a rather short itinerary. The trip got off to a good start. we learned were upgraded from an obstructed standard stateroom to one on the Verandah deck with a balcony before ... Read more
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Cathy Gladin
1 review
Sailed January 2005
Early Boarding: We arrived at Port Everglades at 11:15 a.m. There was already a very long line of people waiting for the boarding process to begin. Boarding started promptly at 11:30. HAL is very organized with the process and we were on ... Read more
steelcity5044
Member Since 2002
1 review
184 forum posts
Sailed January 2005
Hi. Just returned from 4 night Bahamas cruise aboard Zuiderdam and here are my thoughts and opinions: Pre-stay and Embarkation: Flew down from Pittsburgh on Friday 1/28 on USA 3000. Nice trip and even had free tv shows, music and ... Read more
SeaCruiser
1 review
Sailed December 2004
This was the Westerdam North American inaugural cruise. It was a cruise with Mr. Kruse, the president of Holland America. It was a preview of the new enhancements on Half Moon Cay, HAL's private island. The passengers were provided with ... Read more
bausemer
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
Sailed February 2004
My first comment is to state I will never sail on Holland America again!! The cruise we took was on Feb 8th to the Bahamas, St. Martin, Tortola. The cabin category was a Deluxe Verandah Suite. (Only 60 on this ship). Problems started ... Read more
BCole
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Ship selected by a group for a birthday celebration. The ship was very nice--a new ship. The service was very good--friendly, helpful employees. The food was good--much better than I expected. I opted to travel on the cruise bus to and ... Read more
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