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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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Wilton Manors Traveler
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Just finished a week on the new Koningsdam. I really was hoping for a fantastic time on the new ship since it was new, but was left very disappointed with this ship. Embarkation took over an hour to board, the longest ever for any cruise ... Read more
Edensmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
Had family going on this trip and tagged along. First impression of the public spaces was that they were clean and freshly done over. My cousins suite on deck 7 was lovely. Completely redone with a stunning bathroom and large deck. My ... Read more
cbhimself
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
57 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My qualification for writing this is that I am a four star member of the HAL Mariners group. That is I have accumulated over 250 days on some 25 different cruises. I have also cruised quite a bit with Princess. A few years ago, I had an ... Read more
CLIVEBEAR
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
After being a Travel Professional for 35 years,I as total shocks by this cruise ship The cabin /balcony was fine,clean and well looked after Cleanliness was often lacking Dirty tables/floors Duty managers hardly around to keep ... Read more
Reality Bound
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Taking a cruise in mid-winter should be the highlight of one's January, but the overall disappointment of this ship left one cold. Let me say that the ports were great, the weather delightful, and our group kept the conversations ... Read more
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Zumba dancing queen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been on 10 HA cruises, 20 in all, and this one was perfect! We wanted to try the new ship to see the difference. Our suite was quiet and nicely appointed with marble table tops, designer molding and a slate floor in the bath. ... Read more
daisy-mae
Member Since 2005
1 review
490 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary; it was our first experience with Holland America, and we were pleasantly surprised. In our opinion, the Niew Amsterdam is just the right size, free of all the gimmicks that have become almost ... Read more
CherryG
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Holland American cruise, the second on this ship. We upgraded to a Signature Suite (room 6063), and loved it. We'd had a Neptune Suite once before, and felt this was more than enough room for two. A big plus was the ... Read more
pmad14
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We have never been on a Holland America cruise even though this was our 20th cruise. We chose this ship for its beautiful decor and the fact that it has a fabulous music venue. They have the Lincoln Stage Center with beautiful Symphony ... Read more
dynamitespring
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Overall, the experience on the ship was great! The location that it came from and the ports that it visited is why we did this cruise. The disembarking wasn't organized enough as we ended up waiting in line as we expediated early but ... Read more
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bubbymar
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My husband and I are vegetarians and have had problems on other cruise lines getting a variety of food. Not on the Koningsdam! In addition to having vegetarian choices on the regular menu, we were given a separate vegetarian menu the ... Read more
Marycook
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Friends liked the itenary and chose the 21day package as they were interested in the ports, we joined them for the last 10 days. Cabin and cabin staff good. Ship and washrooms clean. Loved it when the captain announced a whale sighting. ... Read more
DonaldS845
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have always had good experiences on Holland America and were concerned when we read the many negative reviews of the Koningsdam on Cruise Critic. Our cruise was wonderful and we only agreed with the critics on a few factors. We ... Read more
Captain Camera
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
10 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailing date January 29, 2017 from Fort Lauderdale : 7 Day Eastern Caribbean This is our fourth cruise with Holland America in just under twelve months, we have been on the Veendam, Volendam, Noordam and now the new Koningsdam. As ... Read more
serial_traveler
Member Since 2005
1 review
124 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I have enjoyed mostly every cruise on Holland. One of mine was not so good, but that was do to a typhoon from Russia that hit us after we stopped at Sitka. It was very scary and they chained the doors shut so no one would be foolish enough ... Read more
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carefree@sea
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
104 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 8 cruise, second on HAL.. We have been on most of the mainstream cruise line, but did notice that Holland America (Eurodam) is a step or two above the mainstream cruise line. Well done! We are in our mid 50's and were ... Read more
Tristansnana
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
On the whole the experience was good, but the low points more involving disruption from extensive cleaning, were very disappointing indeed. The food and service in the Dining room was great, all food very professionally produced to a ... Read more
pacerh
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our forth Holland America cruise and we picked the Zuiderdam because of going through the Panama Canal. The stop at the port in Columbia was another reason as was the BB King band that we had heard on another cruise. Going ... Read more
Keeversdad
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Holland America generally appeals to an older crowd and as a couple in their mid-sixties we were definitely among the youngest onboard. The Zuiderdam is starting to show her age (a 2002 build) with some upgrades made. We were told that ... Read more
ckaweigh
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was my fourth Holland America cruise, and even though I loved the ports of call, this was my least favorite HAL cruise. I struggled with whether to rate this cruise three or four stars, and I settled on four because there were many ... Read more
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dbdist
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Both embarkation and disembarkation were problem free and fast. Having sailed the Eurodam on a Baltic cruise in 2013 they changed some areas of the ship during a recent refurbishment. Specifically, the billboard bar with dueling pianos and ... Read more
OceanTraveller4ever
Member Since 2014
1 review
330 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
The ship is in very good shape, and looks beautiful. The design is augmented from the HAL Vista class, but it retains all the charm, and does not feel crowded. The changes such as the Lincoln Center stage with four piece chamber ... Read more
jackstrand
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise! It was our first Holland America cruise and we visited Key West, Grand Turk, Amber Cove and Half Moon Cay. Our service on the cruise was exceptional from an easy embarkation (we walked ... Read more
nana2many
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
10 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of interesting itinerary, timing, and cost. This one just jumped out at me as a cruise my husband and I would enjoy. We had been cruising with HAL before and enjoyed the experience so much we thought it would ... Read more
russianrex
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We (a 48 year old couple) have recently returned from our second HAL cruise (the first being on 22 day Mediterranean cruise 18 months ago). This current cruise was a “Collector’s Voyage consisting of an 11 night & 10 night ... Read more
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