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grandmaR
Member Since 2007
14 reviews
730 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are in our mid 70s. The last time we cruised we got a wheelchair for use on the ship. So this time I rented a scooter to be delivered to the dock because I have difficulty walking the distances required on a cruise ship. ... Read more
Cruisin' Carrie
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I enjoy cruising - the best way to travel since his spinal cord injury left him with mobility challenges. Besides the excellent Accessible Balcony Cabin, the excellent room stewards, tasty meals and special dining during ... Read more
oliverbc
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
202 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2011
We chose the sea of cortez cruise because we had never been in this area before.I would have liked another ship just for variety. The event that marked my change of heart was the upsell to a superior suite.We have never experienced such a ... Read more
Se4deb
Member Since 2009
1 review
276 forum posts
0 helpful votes
WOW. What a wonderful experience. I waited for several days to see if someone else on the cruise wrote a review before I ventured into the cruise review territory. No luck so I guess I will take a stab at a review. First let me explain ... Read more
endoman31
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2011
Re: Voyage U118, Zuiderdam, 3/23/11The food was great but the service was unacceptable except for one steward whom we found and then requested for each night.The bed was great but the guy did not know how to properly make a bed with ... Read more

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ccruisequeen
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
7,615 forum posts
0 helpful votes
GOODBYE MATZALAN HELLO MANZANILLO Our 7 day Oosterdam cruise started off on a very easy note. We drove from the Palm Springs area & arrived at the Aladdin parking lot at 10:30 am. We were ready to go to the port right away, but ... Read more
streakmarin
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2010
We were on the 35day Inca Discovery cruise round S America Oct/Nov 2010. It did not start well, as they were jackhammering the poolette, due to leaks over our room on the fantail for 3 days until 7 pm every night. The air ... Read more
JARSODAK
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I cruise frequently and are the highest tier on Celebrity and Princess. We had a great experience on the Zuiderdam a few years ago; we thought a new Holland America ship would be fun. We were wrong. I believe Holland America ... Read more
fayruz
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
619 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First thing, the ship : it has been remodeled, ok, but why put planks to lay on in a tre inch pool? Specially when passengers - most of them - are so old they cannot climb in and out of such pool. The tv sets are so old there is no ... Read more
HAWAII TRAVELER
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Friday August 19 (Seattle) We are staying at the La Quinta Inn at 8th Avenue and Denny Way in Seattle, out near the Space Needle. It's just ok, no decent restaurants nearby, we dine at the Hurricane Cafe, a dive. We share fish and ... Read more

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HeinBloed
Member Since 2006
15 reviews
8,988 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had many personal problems but I can differ between my individual problems and the general condition on the ship. There was a t-shirt available: DAM good ship DAM good crew DAM good food DAM good shows DAM good cruise DAM good ... Read more
FlaGator62
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
WHO-My lady companion is 65 and I am male, 75, handicapped and in a power chair. Things went wrong from the begining and I was hospitalize at the end. My travel Agent faled to return my calls once we were booked. She did not undsr my ... Read more
jmspk19
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2009
Background Information: We have been on several cruises, with many different lines, and this was our first Holland America experience. We have 2 disabled guests, and 2 children in our group. Hotel Info: When leaving from Ft Lauderdale, ... Read more
Poppy11
Member Since 2009
1 review
106 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2009
Had mixed feelings about embarking on this cruise because of concerns about seasickness and my fairly recent dependence on a wheel chair, but my husband and I had a wonderful time. My wrist bands worked extremely well and I had no nausea ... Read more
cookie1207
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having cruised for 35 years on many ships and different cruise lines we at last tried HAL. Many of our friends had told us about the "service" on HAL and how much they enjoyed sailing there ships. We were not impressed with the ship and ... Read more

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rbyrd2531
Member Since 2009
1 review
244 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Westerdam Review Saturday, 8/22/2009 First, I refuse to go into much detail about the horrible experience we had with Continental Airlines and how they damaged my partner's wheelchair and how the airport security treated Steve in both ... Read more
CruiseLover0642
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
BACKGROUND INFO: My husband and I (and our kids) had cruised the Caribbean on Royal Caribbean and my mom had taken many cruises in the past as the owner of a travel agency. My mom now lives with us and is in her 90's but she had always ... Read more
lindalans
Member Since 2009
1 review
413 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background Information. A cruise has been a dream for many years, and for many, dreams don't come true; so I'm fortunate that mine did! I'm single, 60, and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 10 years old. Life has been a ... Read more
blue cruiser
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
87 forum posts
0 helpful votes
this is our 10 on holland america and second on a on a vista ship. first the negatives. the ship is very well laid out and there our lots of lounges, but i found it hard on this cruise to find a quite area to read in. as there was always ... Read more
mek
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
5,413 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2009
Background:  This is our 38th cruise and 3rd time on HAL.  It's been 10 years since we were on HAL - for no particular reason as we have always been quite pleased with our past experiences.  This cruise was chosen in part ... Read more
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Ms Montecito
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Massdasm Jan 9-24, 2009 Eastern Caribbean was wonderful. Sorry to read the prior bad review because we were on the exact same trip and found we liked Holland America so much we booked another trip this June while onboard. We had recently ... Read more
PalmSpringsTransplant
Member Since 2008
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2008
Its been five years since my last cruise experience - also on Holland America. During that time, I became what one would call "partially disabled" due to repeated leg surgeries. I've learned to see the world from a different perspective ... Read more

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