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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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2,028 Holland America Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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patsylll
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I chose this cruise as I have been on the Maasdam before and really like this size of ship. It is large enough for good entertainment but small enough to get to know fellow cruisers. I took my 80 year old father with me for his first ... Read more
The 2 Ds
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
52 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary as there were 2 islands we had not visited. We have sailed multiple times with Holland and the Carribean. When we arrived at the terminal there was a bit of a line for check in. We completed this step ... Read more
WoodBoss
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
11 helpful votes
First time on the Maasdam but our 8th trip on HAL. First time on this class ship. We had no problems with our stateroom (a larger ocean view) but did hear from other passengers that some leaking had occurred. I noticed a large fan at the ... Read more
sparkle57912
Member Since 2014
1 review
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Up until this cruise I was on Princess and was generally quite pleased with my experience. Having been told many times that Holland was better than Princess, we took the plunge due to the fact that the cruise visited Martinique, and St. ... Read more
Seavoyage
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
667 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The Ship - Well, she's getting up there in her years. 2nd time on MS Maasdam. Still lovely however ceilings leak especially when it rained, air conditioning barely works in staterooms as well as public areas and water doesn't drain well ... Read more
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FLREALTOR
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
It was refreshing to see so many children on a HAL cruise. Usually the youngsters are in their sixties, but this cruise had over 400 kids. Biggest complaint was embarkation. The wait was awful, and then we discovered that it was due ... Read more
0106
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
69 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I am a teacher so I am used to the crowds, the children and the craziness when traveling at Spring Break. My husband and I selected this cruise because of the ease of getting from the Ft. Lauderdale airport to the port and because ... Read more
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heartgifts
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had never been on a Holland ship and went as a recommendation of good friends, who were also with us. Embarkation/debarkation was a breeze and we chose to take our own luggage off. Our trip included a free drink package, meal at the ... Read more
BigSioux
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was the third cruise for both my wife and me. All three have been on Holland America ships. Embarkation: The process went smoothly as expected. We had one hiccup somewhat of our own doing where our two children, 9 and 11, both ... Read more
cobalt206
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
91 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I and another couple just returned from a very relaxing cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday night for a 3 night pre cruise and had a very nice stay at the Hilton Marina. Embarkation was ... Read more
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gasman1973
Member Since 2001
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
This was my 21st cruise but my first with holland America. The Nieuw Amsterdam ship is rated 5stars and it deserves this rating. The best food of any cruise. The specialty restaurants, all of which we went to, were fabulous. The buffet is ... Read more
clarksahoy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Ship embarkation was quick with no complications and we were in our assigned cabin with no extended waiting. Our cabin was well maintained and clean. The ship did not meet our expectations in ease of travel throughout, possibly due to no ... Read more
joepaul2
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had problems in our booked room 150 due to rolling noises from ceiling. We did report it and after 2 sleepless nights we were given room 069. It was perfect. The service desk also sent us a bottle of wine, which was fine. Our problem ... Read more
Winter Haven
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our second cruise on Veendam having sailed her in Alaska in 2003. Other HAL cruises have been Massdam and Zuiderdam. We usually book the Neptune Suites and are never disappointed with the service and the hospitality of the ... Read more
notdunromin
Member Since 2007
1 review
40 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise, our 5th with Holland America Cruises, was a last minute decision, since the price was tempting, the embarkation port of Tampa was nearby and we were celebrating our anniversary. The boarding process went smoothly and we were ... Read more
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sasysutler
Member Since 2005
21 reviews
4,528 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We arrived in Tampa, for a 7 day cruise on Veendam. EMBARKATION... Okay, no real issues Life aboard ship. rooms ready upon arrival. ship is ready for dry dock , so it appears they are starting work on her while we sale. Got stuck ... Read more
Friday Fen Wolf
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We had a family group of 18 ages from 8 to 76. Everyone had a great time. There were lots of activities for all interests and age groups. The younger ones spent lots of time in the kids pool and Club Hal. While on board, the older cruisers ... Read more
luvschessnut
Member Since 2015
1 review
70 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I are frequent cruisers, retired, but this time we traveled with our son, daughter in law, and two young grandchildren (7 and 5). All in all,this was a great trip. The ship was clean, but in need of refurbishing. Our inside ... Read more
NovaCruise888
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We flew in to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and arrived around 9:30 AM on Sunday (the day of embarkation). After picking up our luggage, it was only 10 AM. We decided to wait in the airport for another 30 minutes, ... Read more
Floridianfamily5
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was the first time my husband and I have ever cruised with our children. We chose the Hal over the other more traditional family lines because before children we loved Holland America. We liked the quiet atmosphere, the service and ... Read more
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californiacruiseluvrs
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
145 forum posts
96 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I’m dumbfounded and not sure where to start my review of this “dam” ship - Eurodam. As a disclaimer, remember – this review is only my opinion and commentary. As a qualifier, I am well cruised and love all the ... Read more
1salty dog
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We liked the itinerary, 10 days in the southern Caribbean after a long winter. Have been on many cruises, but this was the first and last for Holland America. On the first day out we had a strong oil based paint smell in the room ... Read more
floripagirl
Member Since 2011
1 review
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After reading the previous review I feel as though I was on an entirely different cruise! I traveled with my daughter and her 13 & 15 year old children. We chose this cruise for the new ports and the convenience of the Tampa port ... Read more
M's Girl
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We sailed the Eurodam for a Collector's cruise 3/13 to 3/27/16, and it was truly Paradise for us. This was our first HAL cruise, and we enjoyed ourselves so much, that we are going on another 14-day Southern Caribbean on the Oosterdam ... Read more
spindrift
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
2,536 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I title this "special cruise" because it was a burial cruise for my late husband's ashes. My 2 daughters, one of their husbands, and my two grandsons as well as a couple with whom we traveled were on this cruise. We each had ... Read more
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