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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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121 Holland America Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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We cruised on the Nieuw Amsterdam from October 6 - 13th in the Western Mediterranean. We visited Palermo, Naples, ... Read more
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

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What a fantastic 12 nights my bride and I had aboard this wonderful ship! I will write this review categorically ... Read more
08/13
My wife and twin 10 y/o girls had a great time on the Noordam. We started in Barcelona and ended in Rome. Our cabin was ... Read more
Having just returned home from a 24 day cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam around the Mediterranean I wanted to write a ... Read more
The best summer DancingJungleKat
07/13
Honestly couldn't have asked for much better! Although there were slight glitches at certain times it was overall quite ... Read more
12 Days to Venice cavalierkc
06/13
This was our first cruise, and we chose it mainly because of the choice of such varied destinations, and its 12 day ... Read more

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06/13
We flew into Barcelona two days early and had a private company meet us and take us tat o our hotel. Two in our party ... Read more
How wrong we were about Holland America Lines and how much we enjoyed every aspect of our cruise that was actually two ... Read more
Princendam, perhaps over-rated Sweetie and Big G
06/13
The Prinsendam was billed by both the HA rep on the phone and the on board cruise consultant as a high end experience. ... Read more
We have recently been sailing with Oceania and Seabourn but had wanted to go to Spain and Portugal and this HAL cruise ... Read more
We have just completed our first cruise with Holland America aboard Ryndam journeying from Barcelona back to Dover. We ... Read more

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We're experienced cruisers who had never been to Europe and thought this was a good way to experience it. This was our ... Read more
My spouse and I were on our first transatlantic cruise with HAL on the Nieuw Amsterdam for the Transatlantic farewell ... Read more
We were already on the ship when it arrived in Barcelona. We disembarked early and got on a hop-on hop-off bus. We had ... Read more
A part of the cruise experience is also before the voyage, where one looks forward, is excited, and prepares for the ... Read more
I took this cruise because i wanted to spend time seeing barcelona and what better way to return than a cruise on a ... Read more

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12/12
We arrived in Barcelona 3 days early for time adjustment and to see the city. The on-off bus is the best to see the ... Read more
11/12
We opted to purchase the $39 per person transfers from the airport in Barcelona to the ship from Holland America upon ... Read more
This was my 45th cruise, 26th with HAL, and my eighth Transatlantic. Obviously I enjoy days at sea and usually enjoy ... Read more
This was a 24 day cruise sailing out of Barcelona with stops in Italy (Florence/Pisa, Rome, Naples and Messina), Greece ... Read more
11/12
This was our 13th trans-Atlantic cruise in the last 6 years - we are definitely a fan of them. This is the first time I ... Read more

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