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219 Holland America Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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Davelen
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
24 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
cortnycox@aol.com
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2013
The entertainment was very lame and few passengers even bothered going to the shows. The casino hours were restricted and had a surprise closing as we did not get into international waters as planned. In the casino even when playing $5 a ... Read more
jameila
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
111 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed as a family of 5 in a deluxe suite and an inside cabin on this 8 day cruise to Norway stopping Bergen , Flam , Stavanger and Hardanger, Good points: 1.The food was outstanding with the Asian restaurant (Silk Den I think) being ... Read more
CTM-VEM
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have a good number of cruises behind me, 3 of them with HAL-Mexican rivierra, Caribbean and Panama Canal. I like Holland Amerika for good services on board, delisious food and for nice itineraries they have. No doubt, this line is far ... Read more
Front Porch Elle
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
This was my 8th. cruise on a HAL ship. My favourite has always been the Maasdam -- nice size, easy to get round. In August 2012, I took the Baltic/Northern Europe cruise on the Eurodam -- lovely ship, but for me, it is too large. Clearly I ... Read more

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Lomapaseo
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed July 2013
We cruised to the Norwegian Fjords My experience is that every cruise is a joy, some more or less in a category. I therefore rate against average and do not feel comfortable at guessing at what the stars really mean. This cruise was ... Read more
hesaan-3
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
we left from Rotterdam on the 6th July on a 21 day cruise from the outside the ship looks good pick up from the airport and transfers were all very good and on time but that is all I can say The first week we all seem to have cold to just ... Read more
t.o.cruise lady
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
This was a lovely 12-day cruise of Norway, Scotland and Ireland. The scenery in the fjords was breathtaking. We were fortunate that the weather was good. The port stops were great, except for the Shetland Islands. As far as I am concerned ... Read more
mscottlogan
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 4th cruise with Holland America, second on the beautiful Eurodam! We arrived in in Coopenhagen for the start of our cruise let me first say that our bags were lost no thanks to Delta and KLM! After a trying first day once we ... Read more
desmacruise
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised on the MS Eurodam from July 20 th to August 1st 2013. The Embarkation was easy except they had computer problem so it slowed the process. the cruise was perfect in every way. The weather was beautiful everywhere except a bit of ... Read more

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JD in MD
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
953 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having done this cruise 7 years ago, the cooler summer temperatures of the ports enticed us to cruise here again for our 20th cruise. My husband, adult daughter (her first time to the Baltics)and I did have a few bumps along the road ... Read more
migvella
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been on 4 cruises. None of them where as good as Eurodam. For starters, the food was excellent with several restaurants. Personally, I think that it's not worth it to go to any of the pay to go restaurants since there is such a wide ... Read more
JoeJ
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
331 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
We booked this cruise for the itinerary and looked forward to the small ship experience which we like but which is harder and harder to find as the lines compete with the "make it big and they will come" concept. The staterooms were ... Read more
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mseuffertm
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
PROS:  (1) Amazing cuisine. The food was creative and plentiful, and always available. There was also plenty of variety. Occasionally, we would have a dry piece of meat, etc., but for the most part, the cuisine was remarkable ... Read more
gsmholiday
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As first time cruisers we couldn't have chosen a better cruise line, and such wonderful ports of call. When we arrived dockside in Rotterdam everyone was so helpful and well rehearsed, allowing us to flow through quickly and get to our ... Read more

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mathdan
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Family of four, two teenage daughters. 2nd time cruisers first time on NCL as part of a family reunion. Cruise was part of a 3 week long Europe trip. Chosen somewhat because of HAL and Norway, but honestly more because it fit our schedule ... Read more
wahwah1
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We flew to Copenhagen and stayed 3 nights there. Copenhagen is a lovely city and we made use of the 3-day Copenhangen card. In general, the public transportation is quite expensive so the card did almost break even at the end even though ... Read more
Belgian fry
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
198 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
Our group was composed of two couples from Belgium and one from the UK. Two were first time cruisers, two were new to Holland America and two had cruised with HAL before. Our age range was mid 30s to mid 50s. PARKING As suggested in the ... Read more
kazu
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
34,819 forum posts
0 helpful votes
DH and I have done a number of cruises and were on the Elegant Explorer once before. this was the longest cruise we have done so far and we picked the right ship to do it on. Our cruise started in Port Everglades with a stop in Bermuda and ... Read more
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Tashi123
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2013
I have been back for nearly a month now and was waiting for someone else to write a review but since that hasn't happened here goes. The trip started well with an effortless boarding in glorious Copenhagen. Luckily I had spend two days ... Read more

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sheena_sheena
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
the ship itself was understated and at places needed minor maintainence .the service aboard this ship was excellent. the staterooms we had (7135 and 7143) we were well sized and we had sufficient room to move around. 7143 was an aft ... Read more
DrJJ
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
124 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
Copenhagen - We spent two days pre-cruise in Copenhagen at the Marriott. The Marriott is on the water, about a 10 minute walk from the city center, a good choice as there is major subway construction going on at the city center around most ... Read more
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surfcitygirl
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
77 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The last time I had cruised Holland America was 35 years ago or so. My traveling partners had been several times more recently. I felt that for the price we paid, we got a more than excellent value. We booked for a good price, three to an ... Read more
help12345
Member Since 2010
1 review
60 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
Our first cruise with Holland America. We found the embarking & disembarking the ship very organised and were surprised to have an upgrade to a ocean view cabin but then everyone we spoke to also had an upgrade! Then the trouble started, ... Read more
zak477
Member Since 2012
19 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our third Holland America cruise. Our last HAL cruise was in 2003. We did this back to back cruise that included the Baltics: Germany, Russia and the Viking cruise that included Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Halifax, ending in ... Read more

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