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botango
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
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After sailing the Zuiderdam earlier in the year, we just had to try a newer version of the C Class.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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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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Cayoooga
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
844 forum posts
We are a couple in our mid to late 40s and have cruised several times before on various cruise lines. We own 100 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 ... Read more
newsangel1
Member Since 2011
1 review
We have been on six cruises, two with HAL. My husband and I chose HAL again, specifically for the Hydro Therapy Pool. We loved it on the Zuiderdam a few years ago. For this cruise we booked the Thermal Suite and Hydro Therapy for the ... Read more
cpayne
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1,354 forum post
Sailed November 2011
I would like to share our recent experience on the Eurodam with others. My husband and I are 40 and 51. We are "active" travelers and like to get out and participate - both day and night. We are not the type to just lounge by the pool ... Read more
slabeaume
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
798 forum posts
I chose this itinerary last year because of the ports. Being an avid snorkeler, I was anxious to explore the aclaimed waters of Grand Turk and St. Thomas. Unfortunately, last year we happened upon a little storm called Hurricane Tomas ... Read more
flvol77
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,981 forum posts
Cruise: Holland America Eurodam Oct 22nd - Oct 29th Stops: Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and the Private Island in the Bahamas. Background: My wife and I are Dinks (double income, no kids) we live in South Florida around an ... Read more

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silverinc13
Member Since 2011
1 review
I am not saying we didn't have a fantastic time because we did. Partly because we were out of the usual age group the entertainment provided didn't quite suit our tastes, although the magician was pretty impressive. Our room was nice, ... Read more
Traveller-man
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
38 forum posts
Going to keep this short and rate 1-9 just as HAL request. 1. Parking Port Everglades - Park & Go. $64 for 10 nights. Score 9. 2. Embarkation. Score 9. 3. Stateroom - Booked a Guarantee and got VA 8035 on Deck 8. Suffered from smokers ... Read more
SanDiegoCuiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed October 2011
First and foremost I will start off as - no question - I had fun since went with my friends. That was my objective - spend time with close friends, sun, read, and eat lots of good food. I have been on the Mexican Rivera cruise on ... Read more
cruise**77
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed September 2011
The Eurodam is one of HAL's newer ships, and the ship was very well maintained. Pluses on this cruise were the Itinerary (NYC, Newport Rhode Island, Gloucester Massachusetts, Bar Harbor Maine, Halifax and sydney Nova Scotia, Saguenay ... Read more
thoughtsoncruise
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
Sailed August 2011
We sailed on 8/20 for Alaska, out of Seattle. Spent 3 nites there, precruise, and enjoyed the city. Everything was very well organized for cruisers-easy transfers, quick check-in, friendly folks. We were well pleased with the ... Read more

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TylerRose
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
803 forum posts
Hello, Cruise Critic Citizens, this is Deandra. I'm Robyn's twenty-year-old daughter, and I'm offering my ever-so-youthful perspective on the cruise. I had a great time. The average age of this cruise was pretty old, honestly, but ... Read more
labsal
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
[I read a disgruntled cruiser's review of this same trip and I feel like we were on 2 separate planets. Don't know how it could be, but our experience was So different!] We were expecting a good experience on HAL's Zuiderdam to the ... Read more
labsal
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 forum posts
[A previous reviewer was WAY down on this ship, apparently cruising within a week or two of our cruise. We can't imagine how their experience could have been so diametrically opposed to ours. Read on . . .] Boarding the Zuiderdam in ... Read more
Sooss
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
This was our second trip to Alaska -- the first being on Princess, so we were anxious to compare the two, as we enjoyed Princess very much. We were a bit worried because it seemed to have rained for a couple of weeks before our ... Read more
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vlmarcea
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
This was a great trip overall the port selection is perfect & everyone should go on this venture - just maybe with another cruiseline. Glacier Bay Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan & and very brief stop in Victoria. Oosterdam was just OK ... Read more

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blueboro
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,204 forum post
1 helpful vote
We cruised on the Nieuw Amsterdam March 13-20th 2011 on a Western Caribbean route. A group of 4 brothers with wives/SO...a total of 8. We booked a VF Guarantee but were upgraded to category V on the Navigation deck.This was the 13th ... Read more
kkorman
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
2,825 forum posts
We have been busy cruising in the last 12 months. We have sailed on RCCL, Celebrity, Princess, Carnival and now HAL. I have previously sailed on HAL, but it has been about 12 years. We booked this cruise for a cheap getaway (no airfare) ... Read more
meggar
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed February 2011
We were not disappointed.We were on board the Noordam by 1145 in the morning and we were able to enter our clean and and comfortable room as soon as we boarded. The first people we met were Anwar and Budi, our room stewards--- with out a ... Read more
hoodini
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed February 2011
Embarkment was a mix, one person telling to go here another telling to go there I have a mobility issue and I don't think they could make up their mind. We waited with rest of people. Rest of embarkment went ok. We usually travel ... Read more
Balliett
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
441 forum posts
Sailed January 2011
I loved the cruise not just because the night before sailing we were upgraded from SS guarantee (small suite) to SA (big suite with perks). The ship's brass plate said 2002 but the ship could have just been christened, considering the ... Read more

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