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253 Holland America Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
15 reviews
2 helpful votes
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
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
301 forum posts
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
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

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Gary908
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
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
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
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
btoohill
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
172 forum posts
Cruising the Norwegian Fjords has been on our bucket list so the itinerary for this cruise was a big draw as was the ship. We enjoy smaller, more intimate ships and the Prinsendam was perfect. We sailed her a few years ago around England, ... Read more
polarine75
Member Since 2014
1 review
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

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brownstea
Member Since 2002
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
We chose this cruise for the ports visited, the group of people that use Holland America and the price of the cruise. The entire cruise lived up to our expectations. Pros; 1. Value of cruise 2. Ports of call 3. Age of ... Read more
Swice
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
251 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
60 forum posts
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews
126 forum posts
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
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
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
956 forum posts
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
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
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
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
20 reviews
1,549 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
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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