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98 Holland America Fitness Cruise Reviews

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kimthomason78
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
My husband and I have cruised 8 times, three on Holland America. This was our first time on the Zaadam, a smaller ship than we are used to. First of all, I want to share a great tip that I got off of Pinterest. Take a power strip with ... Read more
CentralCoastie
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a lovely first time cruise with our disabled daughter on the Oosterdam. But like any holiday there were problems that we were unprepared for. The help that we received from most of the staff was exceptional. We managed to get a ... Read more
silverhybrid
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is my husband and mine 5th cruise, 3rd with HAL. We have traveled to Bermuda and Alaska on the Veendam and Westerdam. We enjoy HAL for its classic style and elegance and the wonderful service. We arrived the night before ... Read more
Cayoooga
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
844 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
We are a married couple and have cruised several times before on various cruise lines. We own CCL shares and once the cruise was paid in full, we faxed the required information to HAL and the $250 OBC for a plus 14 day cruise was posted to ... Read more
slabeaume
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
798 forum posts
0 helpful votes
But we persisted and gave it another try. This time we did our longest cruise yet---11 nights and had almost perfect weather the whole time! Cruise day finally came ( Monday, Nov. 5th, 2012). I chose this cruise mainly because it ... Read more

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HamburgAvonLady
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,363 forum post
0 helpful votes
After having to postpone this wonderful itinerary for almost 3 years due to health issues, we finally boarded the beautiful Westerdam on Oct. 4 for our 30 day cruise to Hawaii and the South Pacific. Stayed at the Best Western Yacht ... Read more
ACA Jester
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation- Boarding was quick and simple. We arrived at 1:20pm and were in our cabin by 1:50pm. Our cabin steward introduced himself shortly after arrival. The lifeboat drill at 4pm required everyone to stand together besides their ... Read more
Naomi2
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
511 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise was back to back so 28 days on the Elegant Explorer with only 6 sea days. Thus it was an adventure, not a sit and relax vacation. The weather was cool and sunny with temperatures in the low to upper 60's. I did not need the ... Read more
crewsgirl
Member Since 2006
1 review
235 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
We are a professional, active young 50ish couple and wanted to enjoy Canada and visit several cities without repacking every day, and this cruise itinerary filled the bill nicely beginning in Montreal and ending in Boston. We stayed 2 ... Read more
TwoTimer81
Member Since 2012
1 review
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
To be fair, the only reason we shipped on Holland was because we needed the extra day in Bermuda for wedding planning and it docked closest to our hotel in downtown Hamilton. No other cruise line offered 4 days in Bermuda. Bermuda was ... Read more

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CRUZENTHUSE
Member Since 2011
1 review
81 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
We got to the pier at 10:30 AM and waited for embarkation to begin. There was little help in the terminal to direct cruisers as to where to check in. Two ships were leaving at the same time and we actually were sitting in the wrong area. ... Read more
Pdxmuscle
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation was delayed several hours by the need to scrub the ship for norovirus problems. As a result lunch was for a very limited time. The ships condition varied greatly from one area to the next. For example, the shopping area ... Read more
Miata6
Member Since 2005
1 review
220 forum posts
0 helpful votes
OUR TRIP ON THE OOSTERDAM TO HAWAII Before deciding on the Oosterdam, San Diego to Hawaii cruise, we looked at various tours of the islands but they all required that we fly to Honolulu and back. I hate flying today. And really, what's ... Read more
lisac1962
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2012
Just returned from our second cruise on the Neiuw Amsterdam. We love this ship. We cruised from Barcelona to Venice in 2010 on the NA so it felt like home to us. The best part of a HAL cruise experience is the food and the service. The ... Read more
lisac1962
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
Just returned from our second cruise on the Neiuw Amsterdam. We love this ship. We cruised from Barcelona to Venice in 2010 on the NA so it felt like home to us. The best part of a HAL cruise experience is the food and the service. The ... Read more

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509ers
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have written several reviews for CC and I always begin by saying: "There is no such thing as a BAD CRUISE" ..... unless of course you were on the Titanic (or other recent fiascos at sea) The more we cruise, the more we learn about ... Read more
LeenyDLD
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised at the organization of 1900+ passengers in little time. The staff was very pleasant, and remained so during our entire trip. The staff was constantly cleaning SOMETHING - even taking dental floss to the ... Read more
renocruiser!
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
This is our 20th cruise and our 2nd cruise on the Eurodam with Holland America. We have cruised with RCCL, Celebrity, Carnival and Princess in the past. We love Holland! They give you a lot of little extras that we really appreciate. ... Read more
Southwoods
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
104 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Service was good in dining rooms, lounges and stateroom. The food was excellent, and the selections numerous. Holland American rarely disappoints me in this department. Our Superior Suite was nicely placed toward AFT, but I must ... Read more
thecaribs
Member Since 2007
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm a glass ½ full type of person, caused from fighting CLL ( Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) for the last 22 yrs. We travel to distress and relax and feel cheated when you spend $5,000 plus $700 in tips on a vacation from hell. To start, ... Read more

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botango
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
After sailing the Zuiderdam earlier in the year, we just had to try a newer version of the C Class. Liked the ship and artworks altho is was much scaled down compared to previous cruises we have taken with HAL. I thought the atrium ran ... Read more
zephyrhillscruiser
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After reading another passenger's review of the cruise I just left, I was shocked, as my feelings were almost exactly opposite. So, here's another opinion. We just returned from the December 12, 2011 sailing of the Maasdam to the ... Read more
Beachgirls2011
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My family all got together for a 7 night cruise with Holland America on the Eurodam. There were 5 of us and two rooms. I had been on a Royal Caribbean cruise in September that was my first cruise and was AMAZING! I was told that Holland ... Read more
barbersson
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We finally got the air conditioning in the Dolphin Deck cabin fixed after complaining to ships customer service, officers, and finally by email to Stein Crus, the HAL CEO. While they were apologetic, and compensated us the equivalent of ... Read more
Hamptonvacruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This cruise on the Noordam was my 22nd cruise and 1st with Holland America. I chose this cruise specifically for the itinerary and for the ship, which was very-well reviewed in two cruise guides. My husband and I are scuba divers and we ... Read more

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