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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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1,805 Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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11/14
This was the 11th cruise for my husband and I, the 9th with Holland America; we are 3-star Mariners. We had a good ... Read more
11/14
This was our first time cruising with HAL. We were told this was a better cruise line than Princess and Carnival. This ... Read more
Had a most enjoyable two week cruise on the Niew Amsterdam last fall and decided to take a week on the Westerdam this ... Read more
11/14
Unfortunately we didn't read previous reviews until after we booked so we had no clue about potential plumbing ... Read more
Everything but the photo M&Marecruising
11/14
This was our first HAL cruise. All of the tips on the website were awesome. We use the surge-protector with extra ... Read more

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Starting with embarkation, living locally in Florida makes it easy to just drive to the port, not worry about luggage ... Read more
After sailing on Royal Caribbean and Princess several times, we wanted something different and the Westerdam had the ... Read more
Great trip falconbrother
11/14
In October 2014 we cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale Fla. On the MS Eurodam. We flew into Miami, a very confusing airport, ... Read more
11/14
We cruised from Port Everglades to the Panama Canal from October 17-27th. My first word of advice is if you are driving ... Read more
My DH has wanted to try a transatlantic. I was skeptical by the number of sea days (8) and that I would get bored. I ... Read more

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We got our 100-day medallions on that cruise. We were celebrating my wife's 75th birthday. The food was inferior to ... Read more
A nice cruise! Real D.
09/14
Our second cruise, first time with Holland, we didn’t enjoy it as much as the first cruise we did but it’s ... Read more
08/14
We spent the spring in Europe book ended by a 2 wk transAtlantic crossing on on this ship and a 2 wk north sea ... Read more
After more than 40 years of cruising we are very sorry to report that we had the worse experience ever of any cruise ... Read more
We boarded the beautiful Noordam for the second time in two years on the understanding that we could use any part of ... Read more

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07/14
We flew from Denver to Ft Lauderdale a day early, and stayed at the Hilton Marina. We were able get a Holland America ... Read more
My husband and I have cruised about 6 times with Princess, Celebrity, and Uniworld River Cruises. We've always heard ... Read more
My husband and I had a wonderful time. It was an excellent way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.This is a ... Read more
06/14
Ship is beginning to show its wear & tear. Staff was top notch and cabin attendant tackled every problem. ... Read more
This was my sixth cruise with HAL and took it because that was the only time I was able to take vacations. The cruise ... Read more

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This is the reviewer's second cruise. The first was on the Nieuw Amsterdam (same line, western Caribbean), and I ... Read more
DH and I have cruised with Princess and NCL before a fantastic offered put Holland America on our list. After our ... Read more
this was our 4th cruise with HAL our first on the Westerdam, staying at the recommended hotel the evening before we ... Read more
The Veendam was several hours late arriving at the Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal on April 24, 2014 because of delays ... Read more
I am now officially, seriously, forever spoiled! Pos: Ship-The Maasdam gleamed with fresh paint, varnish, and loving ... Read more

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