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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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145 Holland America Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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cowes 20
1 Review
Member Since 2014
34 Forum Posts
1 Don't expect the ship's design and décor to reflect your personal taste 2 Don't expect all fellow passengers ... Read more
pc1949
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
We were on a cruise of 3 eleven day legs and if not for the ports, which is what we took this cruise for, the ... Read more
jilbymitch
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
26 Forum Posts
Just back from this cruise and feel overall very happy with experience.n 2nd HAL cruise, last one 8 years ago and one ... Read more
hsmcruise
14 Reviews
Member Since 2005
291 Forum Posts
This was our 21st cruise and first with HAL. We were very pleased even with some minor problems. We arrived 3 days ... Read more
mitcher
1 Review
Member Since 2013
15 Forum Posts
I embarked on Nieuw Amsterdam on Aug 4th and we set sail at 5pm. Embarkation was very well organised and there was ... Read more

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MaxineInVA
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
gaycruiseguy
1 Review
Member Since 2010
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
77ozzie
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
guitarboy53
1 Review
Member Since 2004
130 Forum Posts
Sadly, we’ve just returned from an 11-night cruise aboard the ms Noordam. We booked the cruise about 10 days ... Read more
Justplanesafe
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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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Bothel
3 Reviews
Member Since 2005
1,136 Forum Posts
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
bajacali
1 Review
Member Since 2011
193 Forum Posts
For some background, we are a Canadian couple in our 50’s/60’s who have only previously cruised with ... Read more
AmigoOklahoma
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We took the Ryndam on what as part of their repositioning from the US to Europe. Boarded in Barcelona and stopped in ... Read more
rotjeknor
5 Reviews
Member Since 2011
159 Forum Posts
After having sailed on the Rotterdam the past 3 years, we decided to go on the Ryndam this year . We were not ... Read more
TEJD
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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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SweetSunny
1 Review
Member Since 2013
2 Forum Posts
I can't say enough about the Europe-Black Sea cruise we took on the Prinsendam in September/October, 2013. The small ... Read more
pittypat10
1 Review
Member Since 2013
12 Forum Posts
We loved the Rotterdam. The ship is very clean, just the right size, and there is plenty to do. The staff was ... Read more
paul8
22 Reviews
Member Since 2008
5,202 Forum Posts
29-DAY ANTIQUITIES & SPANISH PASSAGE COLLECTOR 15 Day Barcelona to Tampa on HAL Ryndam cruise Background ... Read more
guayames
1 Review
Member Since 2008
17 Forum Posts
Just back from our 42 day Mediterranean cruise. Yes after 117 days (Jan to May 2013) World Cruise in the Amsterdam we ... Read more
shawstone
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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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Lorraine Marie
3 Reviews
Member Since 2001
192 Forum Posts
We are a couple in our late 60's and have cruised with other lines (NCL, Carnival, Azamara, Celebrity, Princess). Our ... Read more
Havaneser
1 Review
Member Since 2013
8 Forum Posts
This was our fourth cruise with Holland America and it was extremely disappointing. 1) We were told we were upgraded ... Read more
Sue555
1 Review
Member Since 2013
I have sailed before but many years ago. This ship was wonderful. The food was great. The room (5073) with balcony was ... Read more
benatty
4 Reviews
Member Since 2003
181 Forum Posts
We cruised on the Nieuw Amsterdam from October 6 - 13th in the Western Mediterranean. We visited Palermo, Naples, ... Read more
Tuney
1 Review
Member Since 2008
9 Forum Posts
As usual the service, was exemplary. We have sailed previously on Zaandam, Zuiderdam, and the maiden season of Niew ... Read more

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