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  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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1,995 Holland America Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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paris r
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
25 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
the veendam is an older ship - and it will be leaving tampa next month - going to new england (i think) - but this cruise was wonderful - we love holland and this ship didn't disappoint. it's a smaller ship, which we love. the food was ... Read more
MountainBound
Member Since 2005
1 review
29 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our third cruise with Holland America, and was on the biggest ship we have cruised on. It was to celebrate our 40th anniversary, and by and large was good. So, having never been to the Caribbean before (thus the title) we were ... Read more
Jolokia
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
52 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the Veendam out of Tampa for a few reasons, it was our first cruise out of port of Tampa, this cruise went to 2 ports we have not visited, Trujillo Honduras & Santa Tomas de Castilla Guatemala, and because HAL has a Catholic ... Read more
artist5320
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise with several other couples so had friends on board but met many new couples and enjoyed this cruise because of the Gaither Gospel Music with about 25 singers on board. We had a partial ocean view cabin that allowed ... Read more
Margaret Ivin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our second cruise with HAL. Although the Zuiderdam is showing her age in places, overall we had no complaints. Everything was clean and sparking and worked very well. Our room (1052) was extremely comfortable (although the bed ... Read more

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Utah Slim
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we wanted to break up the winter in style. We can think of no better way to do that than with HAL, on a two-week cruise in February. Embarkation was smooth, and the Nieuw Amsterdam is simply elegant. We ... Read more
mancatsea
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
have been home from Veendam cruise for a month now but can still remember that first of all - the cabin was dirty, stained walls and curtains, chips in the cupboards and all rust around the windows which was all you could see when ... Read more
Rufus01
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
This was my 4th time cruising on the Nieuw Amsterdam, my 3rd back-to back on this ship, and my 21st cruise overall, 6 of which have been on HAL. I've also cruised on Royal Caribbean, Princess and NCL. I am certainly a big fan now of HAL ... Read more
Rockiestraveler
Member Since 2012
1 review
17 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have probably cruised a half a dozen times. We mostly do land trips in various parts of the world that we have planned. This was our first cruise on Holland America and it was a themed trip which we really enjoyed, Smooth Jazz cruise. ... Read more
sklnurse
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
5 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was a last minute decision to book (6 days prior to sailing!) but we have cruised 10 previous times on 5 other lines so we kind of knew what to expect. We got a fantastic deal on the cruise ( inside stateroom, but that's just fine) ... Read more

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rajkr74
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,667 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our 9th cruise with Holland and we were not disappointed again. Staff was excellent as usual with smiles and hellos every time we passed them in the halls. The ship was in better condition than we expected since she was headed to ... Read more
Jucy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This cruise was supposed to be my honeymoon but my husband of 8 Months passed away before the cruise. I am glad I did go on the cruise as I promised my husband on his dying bed I would! This cruise was excellent, the food was delicious and ... Read more
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mjjden
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
103 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We were a little apprehensive boarding the Zuiderdam after reading some of the Cruise Critic reviews, but were pleasantly surprised. Yes, there were some rust spots, but who cares, it is not like the pipe is going to fall off the ship. ... Read more
Ollie1940
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We enjoyed a comfortable cabin on Deck 10 ("Observation Deck"), a good bed, clean, efficient bathroom facilities. Our cabin was a one-minute walk from the "Crows Nest", an observation lounge and bar at the front of the ... Read more
Roddo65
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We have traveled on the Eurodam once before and this time was no different. Our stateroom was excellently appointed and well looked after. Our room stewards were attentive and warm. Our stateroom was near the aft elevators, so access to ... Read more

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Olladaa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my 8th cruise, first with Holland America. I booked with Holland America because I had always heard their service was excellent and I was feeling like the cruises I had taken over the last several years had gotten worse and worse ... Read more
RescueDontBuy
Member Since 2010
1 review
30 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have been on over 14 cruises and this ship did not disappoint. Are they perfect, no, but for the price we paid for a verandah it was great. Hal adds back the little things other cruise company's have taken away. But really one ... Read more
blueboro
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
1,175 forum post
15 helpful votes
Returned from our 7-day Western Caribbean on the Eurodam. This is an annual brothers/wives trip (8 total) and was our first cruise on HAL since a 2011 Nieuw Amsterdam cruise. The past several years we have cruised almost exclusively on ... Read more
cormike1
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,939 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our 2nd HAL cruise, last year on the NA, and we were not disappointed! We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks. We booked a guarantee verandah and were upgraded to a Spa Verandah cabin on deck 10, room 10020. I would not pay extra ... Read more
afohara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Our cruise on Holland America was a deep disappointment. We began by having Holland America picking up our luggage at the hotel--and promptly losing it for the entire voyage. A baggage department employee tried to blame the airline and, ... Read more

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thack1992
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Ok, Here's the good... The entertainment was very good. The Blues Club and Piano Bar were great. The steel drum band Island Magic was absolutely awesome. The comedian was also very good. We enjoyed the ports as well. The beach ... Read more
Hoze1967
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I have been on many cruises primarily with Royal Caribbean. We thought we would give Holland America a shot and we are happy that we did. Flew in the morning of embarkation since the Fort Lauderdale hotels were expensive and ... Read more
Bluenose 47
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
27 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I have to begin by saying I am generally a Holland America fan, and have sailed with them more than any other cruise line (now 4 Star Mariner). Also, my most recent cruise before this one was on the Prinsendam in October 2015 and it was ... Read more
sstaas
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I chose this particular cruise based on the itinerary. I did, however, expect the basics, such as air conditioning. The thermostat appeared to not function properly right from day one as many times I would be sweating profusely, then if I ... Read more
faklemt
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We did love sailing with Holland America. This last cruise in February 2016 on the Nieuw Amsterdam out of Ft. Lauderdale was an eye opener. Public Hallways, for example outside the Queens Lounge, were in bad need of new carpeting. The ... Read more

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