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161 Holland America Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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leonardozuid
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Last days of October, first days of November provided exceptionally good weather in the Western Mediterranean area. That of course helped in having a wonderful experience. Even in the evening the outside temperature was balmy with an oily, ... Read more
Austin Healey 1964
Member Since 2012
1 review
30 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ship is not too large so that you still feel like a welcomed guest. The staff are incredible. Friendly, attentive and personable. Main dining room cuisine is excellent. Nightly entertainment is very high standard. Embarkation and ... Read more
Pyer
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Part of our deal was a two night stay in Barcelona which was a great start,embarkation was good and quite rapid.Balcony cabin was as expected with kingsize bed,large TV with plenty of films etc.The bathroom including tub was OK,goid hair ... Read more
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Crazycatlover
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had always wanted to go on a Mediterranean Cruise but never thought we could afford it. Last Spring we found a great deal for the 12-day Oosterdam cruise so we took advantage of it. We stayed in Barcelona for a few days before the ... Read more
ABY-SBY
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. In a week you get a good taste of Southern Spain and Gibraltar. There is so much history, art and architecture that one week is not enough to explore in depth, but you can get the highlights. The ... Read more
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One eyed
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2016
This is our second time on Prinsendam. Love the size no long lines to disembark . Staff very friendly and polite . . We had a signature suite very roomy. Dining was good not enough vegetables for my liking in dining room , salads etc in ... Read more
YTOcruisers
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on the Prinsendam because of the variety of large and small ports and because of the great reviews we had read about the Prinsendam. We were not disappointed! Embarkation in Barcelona was a breeze - very few people ... Read more
Aus123
Member Since 2016
1 review
Arrived in Barcelona 2 days prior to the cruise definitely could of spent a few extra days there. Embarkation as smooth as silk as was disembarkation. This is the second time we have sailed in the Eurodam, and she didn't disappoint ... Read more
photocruiser777
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose the Holland America Mediterranean Tapestries cruise mainly for the itinerary and moderate size of the ship. This was our first cruise. We stayed for two days on our own in Barcelona prior to embarkation and found it to be a very ... Read more
circum95
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
Our third cruise, but the first with Holland America Line. Boarding as the usual stressful super heated mayhem. I wish cruise lines could learn something from Middle Eastern air carriers such as Emirates in that respect. The ship was clean ... Read more
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Sheik
Member Since 2004
1 review
995 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We are 37 and 38 years old and have been on 22 cruises so far. We cruise with Celebrity, Azamara, Oceania and Royal Caribbean. This was our 3rd cruise with HAL and will be our last one. We are easy and always treat people with respect. ... Read more
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icini
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Last minute choice. Rather overpriced but it did tick the boxes and I enjoyed it greatly, would consider using HAL again if a cheaper alternative did not include the ports I wanted to see. Always managed to find a sun lounger, even on ... Read more
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ScorpioGeo
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We selected this itinerary because of the many stops on the Spanish coast. In that regard, it did not disappoint. Malaga / Granada was amazing.... Alicante was also a delightful port. Calvi turned out to be quaint and charming. ... Read more
PL56
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised many times, but never with Holland America. We chose them as we liked the Riviera itinerary and it certainly did not disappoint, nor did the Oosterdam. The ship has just been re-done and is stunning. Very ... Read more
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KiwiRoaming
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Staff, crew, and cruise experience: This was our first cruise, and we're hooked. Apart from a minor hiccup with the computers going down at embarkation, the staff and crew ran the rest of our 28 day cruise like clock work. From the ... Read more
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s411y
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise as it was the right timing for us leaving from where we were staying in the tail end of our honeymoon travels . We loved the Tamarind restaurant and the dining room, We tried Pinnacle restaurant twice and were ... Read more
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WalterZ
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The cruise was chosen as a good value option with interesting ports. It delivered in some areas, not so good in others. The brilliant - 1 service was faultless both in dining and staterooms 2 the stateroom was roomy, clean and ... Read more
pb3
Member Since 2011
1 review
17 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My concept of a Mediterranean cruise is Barcelona to Venice. We've sailed with Celebrity, Princess and Azamara and based on everything I knew I was fully expecting Holland America to meet or exceed our past experiences. It was not to be. ... Read more
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rickwill123
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
7 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
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Rushie56
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 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
31 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
6 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
1Loves Travel1
Member Since 2014
1 review
18 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
240 forum posts
31 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
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