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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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115 Holland America Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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09/14
We are big fans of HAL and were very excited about our first European cruise with the line. First to get the negative ... Read more
09/14
I have been on a total of 10 cruises in the past 10 years (8 of which were in Europe), four on Celebrity, two each on ... Read more
09/14
We took a 22 day cruise from Barcelona to Venice with stops in a multitude of ports. While we were not keen on Tunis we ... Read more
Sadly, we’ve just returned from an 11-night cruise aboard the ms Noordam. We booked the cruise about 10 days ... Read more
Sailing from Barcelona, Spain on July 1, 2014 - 11 Nights. Headline “How to open the show on a very, very poor ... Read more

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06/14
I had been told my cruise with Holland America would be a step up from my usual line -- Royal Caribbean. It was a step. ... Read more
06/14
For some background, we are a Canadian couple in our 50’s/60’s who have only previously cruised with ... Read more
Spain and Portugal AmigoOklahoma
05/14
We took the Ryndam on what as part of their repositioning from the US to Europe. Boarded in Barcelona and stopped in ... Read more
After having sailed on the Rotterdam the past 3 years, we decided to go on the Ryndam this year . We were not ... Read more
50 year old couple cruising with 75 year old in-laws, Barcelona to Rome, outside cabin with balcony Overall, ... Read more

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02/14
I can't say enough about the Europe-Black Sea cruise we took on the Prinsendam in September/October, 2013. The small ... Read more
Fabulous cruise pittypat10
01/14
We loved the Rotterdam. The ship is very clean, just the right size, and there is plenty to do. The staff was ... Read more
29-DAY ANTIQUITIES & SPANISH PASSAGE COLLECTOR 15 Day Barcelona to Tampa on HAL Ryndam cruise Background ... Read more
Just back from our 42 day Mediterranean cruise. Yes after 117 days (Jan to May 2013) World Cruise in the Amsterdam we ... Read more
11/13
This was our 5th and last cruise with HAL. From the moment we arrived in Barcelona to be met by a porter with no ... Read more

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11/13
We are a couple in our late 60's and have cruised with other lines (NCL, Carnival, Azamara, Celebrity, Princess). Our ... Read more
Fantastic!!!! Sue555
10/13
I have sailed before but many years ago. This ship was wonderful. The food was great. The room (5073) with balcony was ... Read more
This was our fourth cruise with Holland America and it was extremely disappointing. 1) We were told we were upgraded ... Read more
As usual the service, was exemplary. We have sailed previously on Zaandam, Zuiderdam, and the maiden season of Niew ... Read more
We cruised on the Nieuw Amsterdam from October 6 - 13th in the Western Mediterranean. We visited Palermo, Naples, ... Read more

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10/13
Our first HAL experience on board of the Nieuw Amsterdam: it was a very smooth and sunny cruise. Smooth: as the staff ... Read more
Enjoyed ourselves Bobaloo66
10/13
The entire Noordam staff were graduates of smile school, and were very accommodating to any need that we expressed. - ... Read more
This our first attempt at a review and we will attempt to comment on things that may be helpful to people contemplating ... Read more
We stayed at the HAL recommended Hotel Melia Barcelona before the start of our cruise and took the HAL transfer to the ... Read more
What a fantastic 12 nights my bride and I had aboard this wonderful ship! I will write this review categorically ... Read more

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