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162 Holland America Bermuda Cruise Reviews

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evanross
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
3 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
3 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
dapperCAN
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
2 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

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clarkie02360
Member Since 2011
1 review
37 forum posts
3 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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
2 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

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cruiser948
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
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
528 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
Shih-tzu
Member Since 2014
1 review
251 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
237 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

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Jordan Roberts
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
98 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
azalice
Member Since 2007
1 review
653 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My DH and I enjoyed our cruise to Bermuda on May 2. Service was very good, food was good, the ship was lovely. However, we did have a hard time sleeping due to noises in the wall and ceiling of the cabin as the ship moved. The staff did ... Read more
NAS Bermuda
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The selection of the cruise ship is critical because there are many different kinds. If you prefer old school elegance with a minimum of screaming rug rats, Holland America is the absolute best. If you cruise to Bermuda and if you really ... Read more

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gdaddytobermuda
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
My family of four (kids aged 9 and 7) splurged on a deluxe verandah suite on the final Veendam voyage to Bermuda. The suite is fantastic, with plenty of room and a huge balcony. The perks are great as well - having a concierge handle ... Read more
Big_King
Member Since 2010
1 review
79 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The embarkation was efficient and speedy and we were in our cabin within 30 minutes. However the lunch on the Lido deck was truly sub-par. Roast Beef that so tough that it could not be cut and dinner that evening was not much better. ... Read more
andyonli
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
67 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
We chose this cruise for two main reasons: good friends had already booked and the cruise was leaving from our home city of NYC. So no airplanes and extra hotel nights. While we had been to Bermuda several times, we had not gone their via ... Read more
johnkiely
Member Since 2007
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a really nice cruise. Embarkation was the fastest I've ever experienced. We got dropped off at the NYC Cruise Terminal at 11:30 am and we were on the ship by Noon, and our cabin was ready when we got on! That was amazing! ... Read more
North wind
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
My family of three recently sailed on the Veendam from New-York to Bermuda. I have over 10 cruises under my belt and this was my first experience on a HAL ship. I have previously sailed on Celebrity, Princess, RCL, NCL, Costa and Carnival ... Read more

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