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169 Holland America Bermuda Cruise Reviews

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Steph62189
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was only a few hours' drive to the port of Boston and we did not have to fly. Plus, Bermuda was an attractive port of call. I have been on 10 cruises now and have enjoyed each and every one. My ... Read more
carmbre
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in Neptune Suite 010. The room was large and well laid out and the furniture was comfortable. But the air-conditioning was not sufficient, even though it was in the 50s and 60s outside. There was a 4 foot pole fan ... Read more
Maddylibby
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Easy departure from Boston and love Bermuda. We went with friends and had a Lanai cabin. The ship is a bit dated but love her elegance. Fresh flowers every day - everywhere. Great service - no complaints. The entertainment was low key and ... Read more
waterfeature
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have always liked the HAL for the library, the food, and the service. This is my 29th cruise, 4 of which is HAL. The embarkation was great with no long lines. But once entering the ship there was no one to show which direction to go, ... Read more
betsy23
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
22 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was my fourth cruise to Bermuda, second on Holland America. I had cruised twice before on Norwegian. GETTING THERE: My parents live near Boston and I spent Friday night with them. My husband drove us into the Black Falcon ... Read more

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Cup of Joe 46
Member Since 2016
1 review
A very nice and relaxing cruise. Docked right in downtown Hamilton, Bermuda. Leaving from Boston big plus. Easy Easy Easy. More cruises should depart from Boston. Transportation to and from Airport, hotel, public transportation or by ... Read more
Jojomom
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Love , love, love the size of the ship! Embarkation was a breeze- The ships decor is very nice! Love the enclosed pool area, the retreat area was one of my favorite spots! Extremely clean ship!! Rooms very nice. The service we received was ... Read more
evanross
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The best part of this cruise is that the ship docs right in Hamilton for 4 days! The stateroom service was very good, as we'd expect on a decent cruise line. The food quality and service, however, were far below what we've come to ... Read more
cside101
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 helpful votes
First off, we chose this ship because it docks in Hamilton. Having stayed on the island several years ago for a week and cruising there three other times, the Veendam was the obvious choice. However, choosing this ship meant it would ... Read more
LEMPEREUR
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This is the first time I write something here but I read critics for years. Especially the bad one because it make me laugh. Most of them are so exaggerated. I smile when I read think like this : '' Nothing was interesting in the MDR. Food ... Read more

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dapperCAN
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
We had a recent family trip and we love cruising to Bermuda. However, the recent cruise wasn't up to the standard of excellence we expected from Holland America. The positives from the cruise - we had a great time as a family, despite ... Read more
ichinensei
Member Since 2012
1 review
37 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I just finished the 7 day Bermuda cruise out of Boston with Holland America's Veendam. First let me start with the positives. The positive is that there is a DIY laudromat. It's cheap too. $2 for wash and $1 for drying. This is good ... Read more
clarkie02360
Member Since 2011
1 review
37 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
My wife & I celebrated our 30th Anniversary on Veendam 6/27-7/4 Boston to Bermuda. Overall it was a fantastic trip. Having read all the negative reviews regarding the Veendam we were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding service ... Read more
noona123
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
We sailed out of Boston for a weeks cruise to Bermuda and back. We were fortunate to have a Neptune Suite and enjoyed the many perks associated with the suite. Favorite part was breakfast in the Pinnacle every morning with the elegant ... Read more
cruisingnjc
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was the first cruise experience for my teenage sons and my husband; the 4th Bermuda cruise for me (3 HAL, 1 Cunard). The HAL transfer from Logan airport to the port was seamless, but when we boarded the ship it was apparent that the ... Read more

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semibeater
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We did the Voyage of the Vikings last year and booked the same room for this return after a number of years to Hamilton BM. If you want to see the real Bermuda take this cruise and you will be disappointed by the crowds and lack of things ... Read more
mygoalie35
Member Since 2009
1 review
18 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We wanted to visit Bermuda and found that the cruise from Boston was the most cost effective way. The Veendam docks in downtown Hamilton and there are 4 days to come and go between the ship and port. Our group consisted of my spouse and ... Read more
cruiser948
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
This is our 12th HAL cruise and our second time on the Veendam (2010 cruise to Bermuda being our first time being on this ship). My wife, daughter and I just spent a great week aboard the Veendam on the 7 day Bermuda cruise. I must ... Read more
iliv2cruz
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
471 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
When we saw that the Veendam was docking in Hamilton we booked immediately! Love the Holland America line love Bermuda. (we've also gone to Bermuda on Celebrity Summit, Norwegian Dawn and Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas) They were all ... Read more
Bostonjetset
Member Since 2012
1 review
698 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I had heard a lot of negativity about the Veendam before sailing so I thought I would set the record straight; she is a lovely ship with a WONDERFUL crew and I would not hesitate to sail on her [or on any HAL ship] again! I realize that ... Read more

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Shih-tzu
Member Since 2014
1 review
347 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Needed a break from a winter that didn't want to end, so with a little less than two weeks to departure, I convinced a good friend to go along as we needed the break. I had been playing with the idea in the back of my mind when I had read ... Read more
rebeccajo68
Member Since 2005
1 review
239 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My sister and I cruised to Bermuda this past May 2015. While we enjoyed ourselves (hard not to enjoy just being away and on a ship) I don't think I would cruise to Bermuda again. I so wanted to enjoy the beach there since the water was ... Read more
Jordan Roberts
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Our Trip on the Holland American Line Veendam was a Disaster We asked to book us in a quiet room on the Veendam . We also were concerned about how non-smoking the ship was. We were told that the room they suggested, 012, was quiet. ... Read more
Jordan Roberts
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
Our Trip on the Holland American Line Veendam was a Disaster We asked to book us in a quiet room on the Veendam . We also were concerned about how non-smoking the ship was. We were told that the room they suggested, 012, was quiet. ... Read more
Parker1
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
99 forum posts
Sailed May 2015
Let me say upfront, that this review is skewed towards the disabled and the problems we encountered would not affect most people. Overall it was a great cruise and the staff was fantastic. The good out weighed the bad, for both of us. ... Read more

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