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245 Holland America Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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Herbs Mom
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
27 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
SHIP – The Eurordam is a good size ship. We enjoy the mid to smaller size cruise ship and this fit right in to that - not the mega-ships. Even though the ship was sold-out, there were still plenty of places to sit and read and relax ... Read more
Logistigr8r
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
129 forum posts
6 helpful votes
MS Prinsendam 19 Aug – 2 Sep 2015 Kiel Canal and Baltic Cruise The Prinsendam is the “elegant old classic” of the HAL fleet. Originally built in 1988, it was acquired by HAL in 2002. It is a beautiful ship with ... Read more
showme15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Recently returned from the Baltic cruise aboard Holland America's Prisendam and must say the entire cruise was the best ever. The itinerary was a select, well thought out selection of ports and countries. The service was untouchable. ... Read more
Highballs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
After a year absence from cruising, things had changed. Food is important to us, I think it has improved, my wife wasn't sure. Service was excellent and professional but fewer stewards. The room was good, clean and in good repair. They ... Read more
Nodustonme
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I've cruised approx. 8 times on other cruise lines, mainly Princess. This was my first cruise with HAL. I found the vibration of the ship, even in port, to be excessive. I've never experienced anything like it. It made me nauseous. ... Read more

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Pamf
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
114 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I really liked the Eurodam and the semi obstructed oceanview cabin was a really nice size and very comfortable. Dining was excellent and the service on board was really quite good. There was a huge variety of food available in the ... Read more
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cchomes
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
SHIP: The ship was good size with lots of options for eating, drinking, walking, exercising, relaxing, or reading. It was very clean with hand sanitizer dispensers spread throughout the ship. The pool was a little on the small size, but ... Read more
Mosoko
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
My husband and I (60s, late 50s) have just returned from our wonderful Baltic Adventure sailing. Almost 40 cruises for myself as a travel agent since 1978, and my husband has sailed on around 20. We like that Holland America is keeping ... Read more
txblossom
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Agree with many other folks that the Eurodam is definitely in need of a facelift - tired furnishings & worn appearance. Shore excursions add HUGE dollars to your overall cost. Yes, the liquor policy is very restrictive; each person ... Read more
LEC
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Generally the ship was "tired" even though it's not very old. Carpeting, wall paper, furniture and bathrooms were all shabby and in need of updating. Food in the Lido and Rembrandt went from mediocre to terrible with service ... Read more
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GradUT
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,899 forum post
2 helpful votes
We (late 50's couple) did the 12-day Baltic cruise in July 2015. This was our 2nd cruise on HAL (9th cruise overall) and after this cruise, I think HAL may become our "go-to" cruise line. Design of the Ship -- I want to ... Read more
cruisefromthelongisland
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
What can I say? We loved it. The weather is perfect in July for touring. Chilly in the morning... warming as the day goes on. Sailing into Stockholm is beyond peaceful and beautiful. (Veranda cabin pays for itself that morning ... Read more
guyjud
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We have previously done cruises on Regent, Seabourne, and Uniworld so while not a cruise snob, I have been fortunate to experience some of the top cruise lines. I chose Prinsendam because the itinerary was interesting; the boat was small; ... Read more
chirk
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
52 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We're active independent mature travelers who went on our sixth cruise, our second with Holland America. Combining the highlands and Baltics meant 9 countries in 24 days! June 25, 2015-July 19, 2015: Holland America Eurodam to Denmark, ... Read more
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mr. godfredo
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
209 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I were fortunate to be able to go and celebrate our 20th year anniversary by going on the HAL Eurodam for the 12 night Baltic itinerary. This trip presented some challenges for us, but I want to start out by saying that we had ... Read more

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sunsetbeachgal
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
6,286 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on Itinerary...it was a Baltic cruise that did NOT visit St. Petersburg, which is hard to find. (Note: we had been to St. Petersburg years ago and did not care to visit there again.) This particular itinerary ... Read more
Hunt1530
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a family of four adults that cruised on Holland America’s MS Eurodam between May 20 and June 1, 2015, starting and ending in Copenhagen and visiting various Baltic ports over the twelve day cruise. We chose this cruise over ... Read more
ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
15 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise over a year in advance because of the itinerary and wanted a smaller ship. Whilst we have sailed HAL 4 times prior , it generally is not our favorite. We were very pleasantly surprised. We knew the ship was older ... Read more
debbiebf
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful anniversary cruise for twelve days to the Baltic. We were told that we would get upgraded to a nicer room due to pricing problems. It didn't happen. But the room, though small, was nice enough. Internet is pretty ... Read more
Aerun
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Ports: Copenhagen, Denmark; Kiel Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Warnemunde/Rostock, Germany; and Copenhagen, Denmark Suite: 4128 obstructed view then moved to 8082 veranda We ... Read more
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clamar
Member Since 2007
1 review
295 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second cruise on the Eurodam and my seventh with HAL. I love this ship and their staff. Smiles, helpful, professional without being stuffy. The food was great and my cabin immaculate. The staff at the front desk were always ... Read more
Traveller 2
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
114 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Left on August 14,2014 from Copenhagen on a back to back sailings to trace the exploration and settlement path of the Vikings. This was our 20 the cruise - 8 on Holland America/ 4 on Celebrity/ 1 on Princess/ 3 on Carnival / 2 river ... Read more
Gary908
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed our 12 night Baltic cruise. This was our second Baltic cruise and 4th on Holland America. We had previously sailed on the Rotterdam. Liked this itinerary because of the overnights in Stockholm and Copenhagen as well as the usual ... Read more
SIXIRON1946
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise, the first also being on a Holland America Canada\New England cruise on the Maasdam in 2012. The Eurodam is much larger and had almost double the number of passengers (900 v. 1800) and I was concerned about the ... Read more
Traveller 2
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
114 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
We did a back to back , 30 day , tour of the Baltic and North Atlantic . We left Copenhagen on August 15th , 2014. Arriving 3 days before the sailing we stayed at the Hotel Anser and rented a car . The hotel was centrally located near ... Read more

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