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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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2,025 Holland America Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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Jucy
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
114 forum posts
9 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
5 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
3 helpful votes
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
Olladaa
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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RescueDontBuy
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
10 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
7 reviews
1,216 forum post
17 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
2,099 forum posts
10 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
35 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
thack1992
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 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
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Hoze1967
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
16 reviews
28 forum posts
11 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
20 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
twakamaina
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
The food at the deck 9 buffet. 1. 10 stars for salads, fruits, breakfast 2. 2 stars for Asian food, being Asian I feel they missed the mark on Thai, Chinese (Lunar New Year 2/8/16 ) Japanese. I didn't see any Indian. Filipino food I ... Read more
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nodumblond
Member Since 2005
16 reviews
597 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Point of reference: this was our nineteen cruise, fifth for me (and fourth for my husband) on HAL. We’d sailed Westerdam almost ten years previously for our honeymoon. We’ve also sailed on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and ... Read more
vikesfan53
Member Since 2006
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I believe we went at the wrong time of year ...... by probably a week or so! It rained the first 2 days so the balcony and outside areas were off-limits. Second day was in Grand Turk and it just "downpoured" on our way to ... Read more
makomecrazee
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Ocean view room was spacious and bed extremely comfortable, room very quiet. Usually do not sleep well on vacation but slept soundly. Food was excellent both in main dining room, pool, and Lido buffet; service was also excellent. Chose ... Read more
MrChefDave
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
This cruise started off pretty normal we have been Holland America cruisers for awhile. We took this cruise just to relax after the Holidays and do nothing but relax. What I would like to in include in this review is my Holland America ... Read more
pnkandpurple
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
40 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my 14th cruise with Holland America and the second time on this ship. It was just in dry dock for refurb. was looking forward to being in a "spa veranda 11002" on deck 11. Not any larger than regular veranda and ... Read more
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cruzin_ga_gal
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
14 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed solo for this cruise, chosen for the port of Amber Cove. I flew in the day of sailing from Atlanta. After a short taxi ride arrived at the port. I was able to check luggage, go through security, get checked in and be on board ... Read more
MargaretNC
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
This was our first HAL cruise and we were pleased. The ship was decorated in subdued colors and was not "flashy". Service was excellent in the Vista dining room and food was a notch above Princess and Norwegian. Attentive wait ... Read more
BrownEyez66
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I have to say it was my first cruise and the ship was beautiful and clean. The room was supposed to be partially obstructed, however it was fully obstructed, unless they count the sky as partially obstructed. The staff was awesome! ... Read more
Traveling Architect
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
41 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We went on this cruise SPECIFICALLY to see the GREAT Piano Bar Musician Greg Gallello. We had SOOOO much fun their. Our dining experience was the worst ever. Over 2 hours to eat in the MD. NEVER got an entire table's orders correct. ... Read more
Jinty684
Member Since 2012
1 review
140 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We were on the January 31st cruise on the Eurodam for 7 days. This was my fifth cruise – all with Holland America and I’ve loved each and every one of them. The first three I took with my mother and the last two with my cousin. ... Read more
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