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218 Holland America Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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polarine75
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
I want to state upfront that my only other large cruise experience was with Regent, and I considered HAL because friends recommended the line (but not the Eurodam specifically). While I did not expect the same quality of cruise as I had ... Read more
Swice
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
232 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Voyage: Eurodam – Baltic Cruise July 27-Aug 8  Our fantastic three and a half week vacation is quickly becoming a distant memory. After unpacking, washing clothes, tending to a neglected house, kid sport tryouts and back to ... Read more
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Irish lover
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
This is our 4th cruise each with a different line. We are in our mid 60s and in good health who enjoy adventures and are willing to try most anything. HAL was the best so far We loved the variety of food from the huge breakfast buffet to ... Read more
dce85
Member Since 2000
1 review
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the July 8 sailing of the Eurodam with my in-laws (70’s) and 2 sons (18, 24). Our youngest had chosen the Baltic over doing the Mediterranean hoping for good weather. We were blessed with fantastic weather (no day hotter ... Read more
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keiter
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As a non-committed cruise ship holiday maker, I was apprehensive when my partner booked a 12 day Baltic cruise on the ms Eurodam. Joining the ship in Copenhagen, having flown out from Gatwick a couple of days beforehand, we embarked on ... Read more

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Bessa63
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
My sister and I booked this trip because it was the itinerary we had long wanted and a terrific price point. The Prinsendam is a lovely ship, just the right size, not one of the behemoths where you don't see people you know. Yes, it may ... Read more
travel09
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
126 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
Our cruise was Norway/Celtic experience, 34 days from Ijumiden, 23rd June.2014. This was our 6th cruise with Holland America, and the itinerary was outstanding. The weather was also a contributing factor, in making this a wonderful ... Read more
George Elliot
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first Holland America cruise (we've done Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival), and was the smallest ship we'd been on (1200 passengers vs 3000 or so). Holland America has become my line of choice. We much preferred the ... Read more
IslandExplorer
Member Since 2012
1 review
80 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
This pleasant, incident-free cruise started and ended in Rotterdam, and stopped at Copenhagen, Warnemunda, Talinn, St Petersburg, Stockholm and Arhus. The Baltic ports were all interesting. The three biggest highlights for us: (1) the ... Read more
bottomfeeder
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
909 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As background for the opinions I will soon express, let me tell you a bit about me. I'm a solo cruiser who has mainly cruised on Celebrity in the past but I've been branching out--I spend lots of time searching for good fares on balcony ... Read more

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Konskie
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This will be a short review as we have gone into detail on other cruises with HAL. We've had another lovely cruise with Holland America. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly and quickly. When we came aboard and went to our ... Read more
Bartsmom
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
124 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise at the last minute when we saw the terrific prices. If you are flexible about your travel plans I have to say that it really pays off to wait. We booked directly through Holland America and Kayla the cruise consultant ... Read more
kiefaber455
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
94 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first time on Holland America and it I probably will not book with them again. There just wasn't anything that happened that would make me want to book with them again. We have always been excited when we sailed on RCCL, ... Read more
StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
19 reviews
1,450 forum post
0 helpful votes
Prinsendam 5-24-14 Kiel Canal & Baltics  Departure & arrival in the Netherlands, 5-22 & 5-23: Our flight on United from Newark to Amsterdam was delayed by two hours due to a variety of factors. This made our arrival late ... Read more
KEFL
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
We had a wonderful experience on our Baltic Sea Cruise on HAL Eurodam! We had a Neptune Suite so received exceptional service. All of the HAL staff were very attentive, accommodating & always smiling! We booked most of our excursions ... Read more
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Big Al B.
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
3,181 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise was 12 day with 2 sea days and stops in Tallinn, St Petersburg (overnight), Helsinki, Stockholm (overnight), Warnemunde, Kiel, and Copenhagen (overnight). We flew into Copenhagen a day early and took HAL's pre-cruise package at the ... Read more
dutchie50
Member Since 2011
1 review
99 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was really looking forward to this trip as it would start almost literally in our back yard and we wouldn't need to travel more than 10 minutes by car to get to the ship. Everything started off very well until we got to our cabin. Our ... Read more
tonbou
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at Rome Airport at 7.30am. We were whisked through Customs and Immigration in no time at all, and had collected our luggage shortly afterwards. There waiting for us were our Holland America travel agents as pre-ordered. We ... Read more
Torontobert68
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MS Rotterdam is one of the older ships in the Holland America Line (built in the 1990s), medium size by today's standards (1361 passengers), and of course HAL is the cruise line for people with white (or no!) hair. Nonetheless, it is an ... Read more
2 gopher cruisers
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
67 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was delightful but hotel accommodations prior to the cruise were terrible. We arrived in Amsterdam the day before departure only to find out that the Movenpeck did not have a room for us. We had confirmation in late November ... Read more

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travelnnana
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
791 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
Embarkation - We were already on the ship - the Amsterdam cruise terminal is not my favorite- it is a long walk to get anywhere. I find it dismal. It is not the same place as the River cruises depart from.- for more info see my review of ... Read more
travelnnana
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
791 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation - we spent a night at the Renaissance in Amsterdam - since it was the HAL hotel, we joined their transfer - decided a cab on our own would have been easier and perhaps cost less. The embarkation process moved along quite ... Read more
Weathers
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
We travelled with two other couples who, like us, enjoy participating in activities on board. On all the other cruises we have been on there have been many opportunities to dance to the live music of various bands and vocalists. We ... Read more
wheelchairtraveler
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent 3 1/2 days in Amsterdam, thoroughly enjoying the city life, museums, great food, and great architecture. We booked the pre-cruise hotel through HAL, Renaissance Amsterdam. The hotel was accessible, the breakfast buffet excellent, ... Read more
Davelen
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
We are three couples travelling together aged 50-60.  We are active, energetic, friendly and love to dance. Well if you too are like that - don't go on Holland America. At least not on the Eurodam to the Baltic. Apart from computer ... Read more

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