Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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goody2socks
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Good Holliday cruise. The Eurodam is a very nice with small ship feel. The staff was friendly, and very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing with a nice variety on the menus. We missed one of our ports due to wheather which was ... Read more
Sellars
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for two reasons. Sailing with friends and the Koningsdam being a brand new ship. I heard they are trying to recreate their image with this ship. The ship is beautiful. The food excellent. Entertainment in the theatre ... Read more
shipgeeks
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
734 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had not sailed HAL for ten years. We expected the usual 98% of men in blue blazers every night, crowded dance floors, and so-so food. What we got was the same attire as any other line, empty dance floor, an exceptional staff, and ... Read more
lindafromwoking
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Well apart from a short cruise last year this was my first "real" cruise. I travelled alone and chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary and the timing. As I was alone I booked all HAL shore excursions - more ... Read more
ronbe65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I will put this short review in the form of questions and answers. Why did we decide to take a cruise on the Koningsdam? We wanted to see a new ship. A short inaugural cruise was a good option. Despite the limited time we’ve ... Read more
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piper
Member Since 2003
1 review
291 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first HAL cruise. We had been told that the service on HAL was better than other lines and we have to agree. The staff seems genuinely happy with being their and doing their job. Our cabin steward was rarely seen, but ... Read more
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pjamk
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
310 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the cruise month specials last year no the appeal of the new ship. The pluses were great service in all venues, the wait staff in the dining room was awesome. Loved the pizza and sandwich place above the ... Read more
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Crazy For Cats
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
527 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Embarkation went smoother than expected but was understandably not typical. This was due to the fact that this was the Koningsdam’s first visit to the United States. The ship and staff had to go through extra protocols before ... Read more
ItaliaCruiser75
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Before sailing on Koningsdam I had read with interest the other reviews on this board, most of which were negative or lukewarm. However, I am happy to report that this is an excellent ship with fantastic food and crews. A few things I ... Read more
Neillden
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was ms Koningsdam's first US cruise after sailing throughout the world on its 2016 inaugural season. This ship is a stunner from top to bottom, and it is difficult for us as frequent cruisers to imagine a more thoroughly delightful ... Read more
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siouxb125
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We travel as a group of 12, booked 1 year ahead so we could have rooms all in a row. The balcony is extra nice when they open the divider between them so we all have extra living space. Registration process was a little long and tedious, ... Read more
ncvac
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
we chose this cruise to go to Turks & Caicos 90 minutes waiting to check in with no information from HA. 30 minutes at the muster station waiting as they repeatedly announced 6 room numbers as we all stood there. Food and ... Read more
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Suncoast147
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Lets start from the first. I am Blind and travel with my wife, and guide dog. I booked the trip on the phone last minute with Holland America. I requested and was assured that our luggage would be taken direct to the airport, and it was ... Read more
Nova Scotia cruiser
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
325 forum posts
8 helpful votes
It had been many years since we sailed HAL and we decided to go back on what was the new Westerdam. Embarkation was simple. We had a signature suite which we were to.d that we would receive early embarkation....did not happen, but we still ... Read more
kahtrav
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
957 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We often, but not exclusively, cruise with Holland America. We chose this specific cruise because we enjoy the Prinsendam and we wanted to connect a trans-Atlantic with northern Europe. Ultimately we sailed three segments, the TA, then the ... Read more
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murraycr
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Many of our cruises have beenon Holland America (almost 4 stars) and we had heard good things about the Prinsendam, the smallest ship in the Holland America fleet. There was a pair of cruises that we combined. One crossed the Atlantic, ... Read more
bridal1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My first on Holland America and I've done 9 on Princess and I'm still partial to Princess. Nothing at all wrong with Holland America. I just think Princess is the better of the two. I don't know that I could pinpoint any one thing, but ... Read more
liz92284
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had a delightful time on this cruise. My mom and I had cruised before about 12 years ago on Princess. This was a different experience because of the older clientele Holland American tends to draw. We really enjoyed the ... Read more
travel09
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
129 forum posts
This cruise was to places unknown to us, in Central America, which was a wonderful highlight, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and fascinating Guatemala. Mexico, and even in the US, San Diego, which was delightful .The public spaces, and there are ... Read more
BJM123456
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Liked a smaller ship.They had good reviews. Staff was top notch and very helpful.Room service was good. Had breakfast in our room a lot.Had a balcony room and enjoyed it very much.Dining room food was good and the Dive Inn had the best ... Read more
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Transplanted Floater
Member Since 2012
1 review
18 forum posts
20 helpful votes
We were excited to see how the changes were handled on the Veendam since we last sailed in 1998. We had heard that she had been in Dry Dock for refurbishing. When we first stepped on we were pleasantly surprised that she was so ... Read more
SeaBands
Member Since 2005
1 review
1,504 forum post
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was to sail out of Tampa but about a month after booking We read on CC that they changed it to FLL. All our return travel was booked back to Tampa and we had to make a number of changes and HAL only picked ... Read more
aamons
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
82 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because we love Holland America and its smaller ships and because we liked the length and destination and ports of call as we sailed. Overall it was an excellent cruise but there were enough small things that ... Read more
AdelieGentoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise. We chose HAL because without exception, everyone we know who has cruised has raved about it. So we booked a back-to-back: transatlantic from Ft. Laud to the Azores and up the coast of Europe to Copenhagen for ... Read more
4Relaxing
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have sailed a decent amount I think but have not been to much of the Baltic Sea areas and as always Holland America had an interesting Itinerary and decent prices. The entire ship was COLD for the whole time! Never experienced that ... Read more
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