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144 Holland America Copenhagen Cruise Reviews
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LoisLRWC
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the date and the itinerary. This was a transatlantic / repositioning cruise starting in Copenhagen Denmark. We visited Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Canada finally disembarking in Manhattan. We crossed the Arctic ... Read more
Niewal
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we had mixed expectations. But overall we felt it to be a good experience. We found that the Zuiderdam was a well maintained ship, the staff very serviceminded and the food was good and varied. However ... Read more
skipperdk
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
As living in Copenhagen, it was no problem to get transport to the embarkation which was smooth. The ship is nice and layed out in "classical cruise style" with lots of flowers and art. The Zuiderdam is indeed not an old rust ... Read more
Queen of DaNile
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
745 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and returning to our home port of New York were reasons for choosing this cruise. Apparently this itinerary appealed to many well travelled travelers as there was quite an international complement ... Read more
Canadiana
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
31 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We booked this Viking Passage cruise because of its appealing itinerary which included both Iceland and Greenland. Overall we were pleased with the cruise but cannot award it five stars because of too many minor irritations. We have been ... Read more
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kroozme
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The combination of these two cruises ticked a lot of boxes for us. Boarding and disembarkation procedures were of the usual high standard we have come to expect from HAL. The other thing that impresses me is HAL's insistence that all ... Read more
jetobt
Member Since 2016
1 review
50 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose it to get out of the Florida heat for Aug. The staff was fantastic. Food was good in all restaurants. Entertainment was very poor. The ship is in need of renovation, no major problems, just old and worn. Had a guaranteed suite, ... Read more
camaro lover
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We truly enjoyed our 12-day cruise on the Baltic Sea. The meals in the dining room were wonderful with lots of great variety and super dessert options. We were assigned a table with a window overlooking the back of the ship and it was ... Read more
Tanito
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
86 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to cruise the Baltics ans choose this cruise because it docked 2 days at St Petersburg.The last two ports Gottenborg and Helsingborg should be replaced by another day at Copenhagen and Stockholm We flew into Copenhagen a day ... Read more
kroozme
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We did back to back Baltic and Transatlantic cruises for a total 29 days so please excuse my linking them. Sometimes I worry that I'm easy to please, because I wonder about some of the things I see people complain about. Yes, sure there ... Read more
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sludwig
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We got on the ship at 11:30, and embarkation was very smooth. The ship was showing its age a bit, with not a lot of bells and whistles, but we chose this cruise for its destinations. (It was a Baltic cruise.) The staff was excellent, ... Read more
Avmanguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The cruise was sold to us by a travel agent and included shore excursions at every port. We were very impressed by the ship, the food and all the activities offered, especially the cooking demonstrations, the Computer lessons and the ... Read more
tsvaig
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because we'd heard good things about Holland American and they offered the best deal to the fjords and Iceland, a place we'd never been. Overall I was very happy with the experience and the ship itself. The service ... Read more
annanoname8
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The choice was a back to back between Iceland and Russia July 4 through 28, 2016. Copenhagen to Copenhagen. Requested Convertible Twins. Got one king bed. Ask for two separate beds. Stewart gave me a face and said he would do it. Shower ... Read more
wadfilm
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First I would like to say that every single staff person, whether in the restaurants, stateroom steward or anyone doing the myriad of jobs on the ship were exemplary. These people work so hard and always have a smile and are ready to help ... Read more
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CruiseMGM
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
492 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Sailed on the Zuiderdam for a 12 day cruise to the Fjords and Highlands in June. Had a great time, really enjoyed ourselves. We've sailed the Zuiderdam twice before, so we were happy to visit her again! Embarkation in Copenhagen was ... Read more
Sandy64
Member Since 2009
1 review
78 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We originally wanted to cruise on the Koningsdam, but having read adverse reviews, and the fact that there are no chairs on the promenade deck, we chose this cruise because it called at ports we had not been to. When we booked the cruise, ... Read more
hallee6
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We were actually booked on an RCCL 8 day Norwegian Fjord trip in August but then we received a Holland America Casino offer which saved us a few thousand dollars. Jumped on the opportunity to go for 12 nights AND save money. With that ... Read more
roncrowe
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Very few negatives on this cruise. The ship was clean and quiet. Service throughout was outstanding. Food was fine, both in the cafeteria and dining room. The only negatives I have to report are a lack of on board activities compared ... Read more
rosey123
Member Since 2010
1 review
17 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time on Holland America! We chose this cruise because of the iteinary. The weather was nice except for a couple of days. Seas were very calm. Husband got food poisoning from lido on second day. I informed front desk and a ... Read more
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pennysimonson
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
It is something we always wanted to see but I never received a survey from Holland America and wanted to mention a few of the crew who went beyond just serving and made the cruise even more enjoyable! Mark Sauza was always on top of things ... Read more
monalisa115
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise mainly because of the itinerary. We have been to Oslo before and have always wanted to re-visit this area and this ship has the best itinerary for us. Although a cruise port visit can never be as in depth as a land ... Read more
reads2go
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
18 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We selected this cruise because it covered much of Scandinavia. We've traveled on HAL before and generally felt it was a good value. We were upgraded to a small suite with a veranda which was lovely. The stateroom had alot of space. ... Read more
sandjincfl6681
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
11 helpful votes
With a wonderful itinerary (particularly Berlin and St. Petersburg) we did our third HAL cruise. Having been on the Maasdam and Eurodam we knew what to expect and are not on a cruise boat to go on climbing walls or zip lines. This ship ... Read more
ladygrace5
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We have sailed on the Zuiderdam three tines in the last two and half years and this was a disappointment to us as the ship has gone down hill just since last year in the Med. The food quality was poor and the service on the Lido not up to ... Read more
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