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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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2,171 Holland America Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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agouram5
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Late decision to celebrate New Year's Eve on a cruise and Eurodam was the best deal we could find. Enjoyed the Zuiderdam in the Med and this ship is a sister with only a few different bars, rooms. Thought the food was terrific, fresh, ... Read more
bobabcd
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we were on the same ship in July in Norway and wanted to see what differences there would be operating in the Caribbean. The entertainment venues and the entertainers on this ship are top rate. The troop ... Read more
Camden lady
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
15 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We arrived in Tampa the evening before the cruise and stayed at the Marriott Courtyard downtown.Basically we chose this hotel due to its proximity to the cruise ship and the free shuttle from the hotel to the pier.The room was nice, the ... Read more
ClareV
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
We've been on their other ships and were quite impressed. We were looking forward to sailing on this new ship. it did not disappoint us. It is quite huge yet we don't get lost. Everything is in the same place as other ships, the dining ... Read more
LISP
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
33 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 5th Holland Cruise in 3 years. Can see lots of changes- no bread pudding, no speciality teas, no Indonesian crew show. The things that used to make Holland special. The Oosterdam was nice as it has been drydocked and ... Read more
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usik
Member Since 2017
1 review
The New Year celebration was very poor, no sail away band either, no zumba fun classes. The food on Lido market was monotonous and without seeing ingredients it is had to say what created some allergic reactions. Comedy shows very very ... Read more
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cruiser4801
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
51 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Koningsdam is the best ship in the HAL fleet. Ignore the critics of this beautiful vessel. The ship is awesome, the theater was terrific, the food excellent in all venues, the shows greatly improved, and the overall experience was ... Read more
FlaviaOfTheMonth
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I'm writing this review primarily to address some complaints raised by other reviewers. While I don't doubt their feelings, I want to give my views on these same topics. For reference I am an infrequent cruiser and have been on five ... Read more
Maddylibby
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a first cruise for my cousin and I planned accordingly - it was perfect. We had a Veranda room - perfectly big - clean - no issues. My only complaint was not ever finding a pillow that was comfortable - they tried their best (I ... Read more
Cherrock
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
47 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I was on Holland America several years ago and enjoyed the experience. My significant likes cruising and I kept telling him he needs to try Holland. At thanksgiving we discussed possibly doing a cruise over the holidays since both of ... Read more
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Green Meenie
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise just a couple of weeks before sailing because we wanted to get away for Christmas. We are pretty easy-going people when it comes to expectations and have cruised on most other cruise lines. We found the Holland ... Read more
Georgeny
Member Since 2008
21 reviews
317 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had been cruising three to four time annually for many years but have started cutting back. This due to our unhappiness at what cruise experience has become. Less staff, more extra charging, and less service. Recent cruises on RCL ... Read more
mr_reiter
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
We chose this cruise not so much because of the itinerary or cruise line, but we wanted an adventure our whole family could enjoy. Finding a time that would work for us and our two adult children is difficult (and getting more so), but we ... Read more
catfluff
Member Since 2005
1 review
67 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first holiday season cruise and our fourth with HAL. We loved this ship and this trip. It was our first on the Koningsdam (we've sailed on the Statendam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam as well) and yes, it's somewhat different that ... Read more
mrscopper
Member Since 2004
1 review
258 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Cabin SS6106. Redo is very nice. Ship was clean in good condition. Staff, as always, is the very best, although very overworked, which leads to less personal attention. MDR food was for the most part good. Some nights, not up to par. ... Read more
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gemginger
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We took this cruise for Christmas. We loved it! The only downside was that they made you pay for fresh water in your stateroom. The cabin we stayed in was very spacious! We had a balcony, mini fridge, 3 closets, and lots of mirrors! The ... Read more
grenouille106
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
Since this was my first Christmas sailing, I had some high expectations and I was pleased that HAL came through for my family and I. Christmas decorations were found throughout the ship, including a large gingerbread house display in the ... Read more
Not going back to work
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Great ship, great recent upgrades, awesome crew and staff, this is what brings us back again. Entertainment has come a long way, BB King Blues club a huge hit on board, Lincoln Center stage just perfect. Great shows on board. We were ... Read more
texasmfs
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We've cruised with Oceania, Princess and Celebrity. This was our first HAL cruise. My husband and I were taking a much needed vacation sans kids and thought seeing a new ship would be fun. It was a relaxing and enjoyable time; but, not ... Read more
kzf3m8
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
630 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I wanted to cruise on Koningsdam because we enjoy the HAL experience and the look of this new ship. We got our chance over Christmas. The moment we stepped on board, we were amazed! Every single crew member, room steward, ... Read more
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SteamboatWillie118
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
2 helpful votes
We picked this Christmas cruise since we thought HAL would make it a nice celebration. Although sold out, the ship never seemed crowded. The Oosterdam has been remodeled, and we find it overall looks good, though some parts still ... Read more
Dukes916
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
The entire experience surpassed anything we imagined. Needless to say, we would recommend the Holland America Oosterdam to our friends and family. The cabin was well attended by Anon and Agus---they served our every need and were so ... Read more
sam416
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Just returned from our 7 day cruise on the Ms. Konnigsdam from Dec23- Dec 30th. I was looking forward to this vacation as I was going with my mom, and we live in separate cities. Here is my honest opinion of the ship. Positives: ... Read more
cruisingmike51
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first Holland America Cruise. We have sailed on Quite few cruise lines, themes recent being the Regent Voyager on a 4 month cruise. After getting used to smaller ships we were a little apprehensive about going back to a ... Read more
Worst Holiday Ever
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Holland America – Cruise on KONINGSDAM Dec 22nd to Dec 30th 2016 I have been very busy building a house for five years, (-yes doing it myself) and I had not managed a holiday for five years. So I finally decided that I deserved ... Read more
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