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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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1,786 Holland America Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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12/14
The ship is a bit dark and the bedrooms rather small.we had a balcony which the door was very heavy and we could hardly ... Read more
Are you looking for a show that is different and wonderful? I highly recommend the Cantaré show on the Nieuw ... Read more
7 day cruise, sail date 11/30/14 I've sailed on two previous HAL ships, the Prisendam to the Western Med and the ... Read more
We are new to Caribbean cruising, having only sailed on European river cruises before, and we were very pleasantly ... Read more
12/14
Just got home from a seven-day cruise on the Westerdam. All in all, we had no major complaints. The week rate a solid ... Read more

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This was our 33rd cruise since 1994 and our 5th on Holland America. I was part of the VIP Casino Cruise and DH was ... Read more
This was the 3rd cruise on HAL, the second on the Noordam. In the time between Jan 2013 to Nov 2014 this ship has seen ... Read more
Disappointed! Joncoop
12/14
Looking at the ship we thought, "wow, this looks great, big." Inside we thought, " dark, cramped, almost ... Read more
Service in the dining room was disorganized and very slow. The waiters are having to serve more tables but that didn't ... Read more
Western Caribbean itinerary– due to high waves 2 island stops on the itinerary had to be cancelled as tenders ... Read more

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My wife and I have sailed on cruises from 7 different cruise lines and I can say hands down that this was the worst. ... Read more
This was my first time on Holland America. I chose the Ryndam for the itinerary -- Key West, Trujillo, Santo Tomas ... Read more
The title should tell it all - what an absolutely wonderful cruise on a beautiful ship! Stars of the 50's and 60's ... Read more
So dissapointed DJ Franky
11/14
Where do I start? They said they would have our luggage in our room when we arrived. We had to wait an hour to get ... Read more
11/14
Frequent cruisers here, mostly on HAL, but also on Celebrity, Cunard and Carnival (yuck!!). Embarkation: This was the ... Read more

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11/14
We are experienced cruise travelers with over 40 voyages across many different lines and all sizes of ships. While the ... Read more
This was our 3rd cruise on the Westerdam. Yes, she is not as new as our first but I think they have maintained her ... Read more
11/14
We are long time cruisers, having been on anything from Carnival to Oceania. This was our first and probably our last ... Read more
11/14
Hope this is of use to anyone looking to book the Noordam. We are just home in the UK after a great vacation to ... Read more
Missing Events Iris5383
11/14
This was the 11th cruise for my husband and I, the 9th with Holland America; we are 3-star Mariners. We had a good ... Read more

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11/14
This was our first time cruising with HAL. We were told this was a better cruise line than Princess and Carnival. This ... Read more
Had a most enjoyable two week cruise on the Niew Amsterdam last fall and decided to take a week on the Westerdam this ... Read more
Everything but the photo M&Marecruising
11/14
This was our first HAL cruise. All of the tips on the website were awesome. We use the surge-protector with extra ... Read more
Starting with embarkation, living locally in Florida makes it easy to just drive to the port, not worry about luggage ... Read more
After sailing on Royal Caribbean and Princess several times, we wanted something different and the Westerdam had the ... Read more

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