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138 Holland America Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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rickwill123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Very informative active cruise with many Ports & Cities to visit. Could have spent a little longer in some places than others but overall it gave you the opportunity to sample a variety of lands & customs. The cruise itself was ... Read more
dhtteach
Member Since 2015
1 review
78 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I had never traveled to the Mediterranean. This trip had been on our bucket list for years. We are so thankful to have had this amazing experience. Our main reason for cruising is to give us an opportunity have a taste of ... Read more
Rushie56
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was going to the places we wanted to visit. We had traveled with Holland America in Alaska and really enjoyed it so, although the Eurodam is quite a big ship, we thought we would enjoy sailing with HAL ... Read more
#1cruisecoach
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
34 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Our previous cruises have been on Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival. The itinerary was wonderful and the ports were very interesting. My 2 star rating is due to the ... Read more
ccfandango
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Great way to show elderly parents some of Europes highlights in comfort and without the hassles of overland transport and accommodation and introduce them to cruising, Cruise itself was great, ports visited from Barcelona to Venice gave a ... Read more

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1Loves Travel1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I chose Holland America because of the time of year and the itinerary. For the trip of a life time, my husband and I wanted to go to certain countries and cities. Holland America's Eurodam ship offered the 12-day Mediterranean Tapestry ... Read more
D-Town
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
239 forum posts
29 helpful votes
I'm a seasoned cruiser. Platinum on Princess and Elite on Celebrity. I've also sailed with Cunard, RCI and Costa. This was my first sailing on Holland America. Arriving at the Port in Barcelona embarkation was smooth and easy. ... Read more
bismilah
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
I have been with various cruise lines and i was told by my friend that Holland America cruise lines are good. I was most disappointed ! Firstly , they changed my cabin without asking me. The cabin had no table or chairs to sit (if we ... Read more
vicverse
Member Since 2015
1 review
33 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The lovely Eurodam! just came back from Gems and Glamour HAL cruise of western Italy and southern Spain. Smooth embarkation, great room 1013 (a little noise from the Billbaoard on Board at night but really quite managable). Can't beat ... Read more
BWV
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose the 7-day Gems of Spain for a short getaway, and it was perfect. Embarkation was hassle-free and fast. We had a Signature Suite and loved the size - especially the double sink in the bathroom. We attended the embarkation lunch, ... Read more
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Exseadog
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This time last year I wrote that Holland America were a company to be avoided. This resulted from problems experienced on the Veendam on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, their dissembling as to the reasons for the problems and ... Read more
b4mug
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was the second cruise with HAL as they promised they would get it right this time as they got it so wrong on our first cruise. My wife is very hard of hearing and when she takes her aids out to go to sleep at night she is totally deaf ... Read more
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FieryGoddess
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Having never before tried Holland America, but, knowing they were rated 5*, we took advantage of the spring break, hoping for lovely time, good food and good weather. Sadly, these expectations were not met (apart from the weather). ... Read more
Foley13
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Very disappointing . We have been on this very ship several times before. Things have changed. Very little entertainment and slow dining service. They seem to have reduced dining wait staff. For a transatlantic there was very little to do, ... Read more
1234567seas
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was a very lovely crossing. Many more pros than cons. To begin with, the sailing was delayed by a full day due to strong winds and high seas preventing the ship from getting into port. The overnight in Barcelona spent waiting for the ... Read more

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Judith Rosica
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I am a member of the Mariner Society and have sailed a number of times on Holland America. It had been a few years between sailings and this past cruise was a hugh disappointment in almost every respect. Only the Indonesian staff have ... Read more
CJAJ
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Sailed out of Barcelona on the Nieuw Amsterdam and the experience was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and worked very hard. Our rooms attendants made sure our room was cleaned everyday with clean towels and ice in the bucket. The ... Read more
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Vanctraveller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have been on HAL ships 4 or 5 times before including in family groups but have not sailed with HAL in3 or 4 years. Was surprised at the dramatic decline in quality control in all areas - late night snack buffet menu listing two items ... Read more
pharmacist1952
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We got a deal on a Pinnacle suite and were very surprised at how nice it was. Disappointed that the only amenity was free laundry. Free water and free internet would have been nice. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast ... Read more
durtynurse
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Great time. This cruise was very port intensive...29 days and 20 post of call. Had to miss one port due to a storm but because of this we had to stay two days in Rome...no problem with that!! Over all cruise was great with no major ... Read more

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Bruce G.
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Not a cruise line I would recommend. We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. But once on board were informed that two ports we had booked to berth in had been change to tender ashore. Two of these ports were cancelled because ... Read more
silverhybrid
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our fourth HAL cruise and the first on the Zuiderdam. We enjoy the HAL line as we enjoy the smaller ships and the traditional, classic touches. This trip originated in Barcelona where we had an overnight on the ship and we ... Read more
alohasaw
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Mediterranean Cruise, Holland America I wanted to share this review for other travelers. It is a long review and I will try to include details that may or may not be important to others. We stayed two nights at the Colon Hotel. The ... Read more
Maksim
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
542 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on a 12 day cruise from Barcelona to Venice. This was our first experience with Holland America. Everything went really well. Loved our aft balcony cabin, nice full bath, plenty of closet space, and great service. The ship appears ... Read more
Pickworth
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I was disappointed to find no guest laundry on the ship. Was on a 32 night cruise, and ships laundry costs very expensive for that amount of time. Loved our verandah suite stateroom. The staff mostly cheerful and attentive. The ships ... Read more

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