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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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2,253 Holland America Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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Estomvhe
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose the 10 Day Cruise instead of the 11 Day because we liked the only being at sea 1 day between ports. We drove from Iowa to Ft Lauderdale and arrived in time to embark without a long waits or lines. Parking was very close to the ... Read more
Cruise planning
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We choose this ship because of the Inspirational Group Mercy Me, wanted to try this new ship, and had never visited Key West. My husband read some reviews the day before we left and he wondered why we were on that ship after reading so ... Read more
julenow
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
415 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We booked a charter for the last week in January then decided to add the two weeks prior to acclimate to this ship. We loved many things about this ship: the muster drill is NOT held on the promenade deck but inside; the music venues are ... Read more
jphilli
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise for the ports plus the partial transit of the Panama Canal. The ship itself is interesting and really quite lovely for a smaller, older ship. It has been well maintained and is very clean and "arty." ... Read more
BBT
Member Since 2000
1 review
295 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This is not a review so much as a description of my experience and thoughts of my Western Caribbean Cruise on Ms Koningsdam January 15 - January 22, 2017. I didn`t experience everything so this is limited to what I did. I have cruise ... Read more
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gorilla1964
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I choose this Cruise because of Tim Timmons & Mercy Me. The concerts, meet and greets and biblical teachings were all great. getting to know some of the performers was excellent. The comedian and illusionist were very good with clean ... Read more
Hawaiiantacl
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have been on many cruises, but never before Holland America. We were very impressed. The food venues were the best we have encountered. There was a deli that served pizzas and sandwiches, and breakfast in the mornings. Each item is ... Read more
Benchwarmer8
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
This is a lovely ship -- as long as you don't have a room on Deck 4. We started out with a partially-obstructed view (lifeboat) from our veranda. It wasn't that bad and we thought we could live with it. However, once the music in the ... Read more
blizzardboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1,160 forum post
3 helpful votes
We picked this 7-day cruise leaving Jan 14 because we really enjoy HAL, because it was on a Signature Class ship which offer the Tamarind, and it fit our time frame and wish to combine it with a week after in PR. Contrary to the week ... Read more
Callie28
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate a special birthday and chose to splurge on the Neptune suite experience. We have been fortunate to have taken more than 50 cruises on various lines including crystal, Oceania, princess, and others besides ... Read more
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Charlotte T.
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
71 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was 14 days continuous, not a back to back which we hate. Also the price was right for a last minute booking. The ship was in very good condition, cabin clean, not too sure I like the new configuration, I ... Read more
bbeachgal
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
101 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have taken this cruise twice already. We like the ports, and it is a 14 day which we enjoy just the right amount of time to get away. We are retired and just go on the cruise to enjoy the pampering we get. The staff on the Oosterdam ... Read more
bigtee907
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Just returned from a 14 day Caribbean Cruise which was wonderful. Enjoyed all the ports of call, snorkeled, went diving, hiked, played with Stingrays, explored cities. We really enjoyed the music on the Lincoln Stage Center by the chamber ... Read more
GuyD
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We choose this cruise because we were on the same ship back in October thru the Med. I am getting tired of Holland. The entertainment is lacking and they seem to be nickel and diming for everything after having charged a pretty hefty price ... Read more
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mikewehs
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
14 D cruise (2-7 day back-to-back) - weather was rough first seven days, excellent the second seven days out of FLL. Love the ship, it's layout, it's features, our Veranda room. Food was excellent in the sit-down dining room and buffet. ... Read more
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baily
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Always been on HAL but the small ships. Thought we would try the new ship. Service everywhere was good, except for the tour desk. Food in the Lido, main dining room and the Pinnacle Grill was excellent, along with the service. Veranda ... Read more
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rog13yellow
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The departure port of Fort Lauderdale was great, the embarkation was smoothly carried out although it was difficult to hear the announcements for boarding. The disembarkation was very smooth and well handled by Holland America. The ... Read more
patrick niro
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
of 26 cruises this was the worst entertainment, activities and lack of such made this the worst of worst. Food was the one good thing, The ship caters to the very elderly which is fine but the lack of activities especially around th ... Read more
samdon
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
We were told this was a new ship, nice decor, good for dancing. What a disappointment this has been! We sailed from JAN 8-22 and paid well over 5 figures. This was the worst and most uninteresting, boring cruise we had ever been on. First ... Read more
RoyalVisit
Member Since 2014
1 review
151 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Overall we greatly enjoyed our experience on the Koningsdam. The ship is beautiful and our stateroom, VB category, Deck 4, #4022 was excellent including the extended balcony which was marvelous (partially covered, partially uncovered). ... Read more
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SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
623 forum posts
30 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on a short notice three weeks before sailaway. Having had a focus on Celebrity Cruises before, we were in the mood to try something new, since Celebrity turned towards a path in the past, which was more and more not ... Read more
Up4Travel69
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise as I was interested in a January cruise and this was the newest ship for the mature traveler. The ship is very fresh and clean and quite easy to maneuver if you've ever been on a cruise before. This was close to my ... Read more
bari1022
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I took 38 people on the Jan. 8, 2017 sailing of the Konigsdam and we were all expecting a great cruise. Boy.....we're we wrong !!! The weather started off poorly with mean seas , high winds and tremendous waves and the ship was rocking ... Read more
GaryatMSU
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Recently returned from January 8 to 15 cruise to Eastern Caribbean, making stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay. Passengers were mainly over 60, with a few families and younger children. Ate several times in main dining ... Read more
GulfShoresCruiser
Member Since 2004
1 review
89 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were excited to cruise on the newest HAL ship. The Koningsdam cruise was great! No lines EVER. Service was the usual outstanding HAL service. Food was excellent. The entertainment in the evening was varied and great.....HAL's ... Read more
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