Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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Misty5757
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
7 forum posts
We chose this cruise because of a Holland America casino promotion--don't like the Eastern Caribbean much and this cruise basically confirmed our previous opinion. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale the day of the airport shooting, but ... Read more
sandanmann
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Service was excellent, crew was very friendly, food was great! Not crowded and never waited in a line for anything, getting on/off (usually a zoo) was smoothest ever. Our first suite experience out of 12 cruises on many different lines ... Read more
agouram5
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Late decision to celebrate New Year's Eve on a cruise and Eurodam was the best deal we could find. Enjoyed the Zuiderdam in the Med and this ship is a sister with only a few different bars, rooms. Thought the food was terrific, fresh, ... Read more
bobabcd
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
We chose this cruise because we were on the same ship in July in Norway and wanted to see what differences there would be operating in the Caribbean. The entertainment venues and the entertainers on this ship are top rate. The troop ... Read more
ClareV
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
We've been on their other ships and were quite impressed. We were looking forward to sailing on this new ship. it did not disappoint us. It is quite huge yet we don't get lost. Everything is in the same place as other ships, the dining ... Read more
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usik
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The New Year celebration was very poor, no sail away band either, no zumba fun classes. The food on Lido market was monotonous and without seeing ingredients it is had to say what created some allergic reactions. Comedy shows very very ... Read more
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cruiser4801
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
51 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Koningsdam is the best ship in the HAL fleet. Ignore the critics of this beautiful vessel. The ship is awesome, the theater was terrific, the food excellent in all venues, the shows greatly improved, and the overall experience was ... Read more
FlaviaOfTheMonth
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I'm writing this review primarily to address some complaints raised by other reviewers. While I don't doubt their feelings, I want to give my views on these same topics. For reference I am an infrequent cruiser and have been on five ... Read more
Emmia
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it included ports we have never visited and because it included New Years Eve. We are retired and this was our 5th cruise on Holland. We like Holland but are not averse to cruising other cruise lines - we ... Read more
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Maddylibby
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a first cruise for my cousin and I planned accordingly - it was perfect. We had a Veranda room - perfectly big - clean - no issues. My only complaint was not ever finding a pillow that was comfortable - they tried their best (I ... Read more
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Cherrock
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
47 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I was on Holland America several years ago and enjoyed the experience. My significant likes cruising and I kept telling him he needs to try Holland. At thanksgiving we discussed possibly doing a cruise over the holidays since both of ... Read more
Green Meenie
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We booked this cruise just a couple of weeks before sailing because we wanted to get away for Christmas. We are pretty easy-going people when it comes to expectations and have cruised on most other cruise lines. We found the Holland ... Read more
mr_reiter
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
We chose this cruise not so much because of the itinerary or cruise line, but we wanted an adventure our whole family could enjoy. Finding a time that would work for us and our two adult children is difficult (and getting more so), but we ... Read more
catfluff
Member Since 2005
1 review
67 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first holiday season cruise and our fourth with HAL. We loved this ship and this trip. It was our first on the Koningsdam (we've sailed on the Statendam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam as well) and yes, it's somewhat different that ... Read more
texasmfs
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We've cruised with Oceania, Princess and Celebrity. This was our first HAL cruise. My husband and I were taking a much needed vacation sans kids and thought seeing a new ship would be fun. It was a relaxing and enjoyable time; but, not ... Read more
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kzf3m8
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
634 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My wife and I wanted to cruise on Koningsdam because we enjoy the HAL experience and the look of this new ship. We got our chance over Christmas. The moment we stepped on board, we were amazed! Every single crew member, room steward, ... Read more
sam416
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Just returned from our 7 day cruise on the Ms. Konnigsdam from Dec23- Dec 30th. I was looking forward to this vacation as I was going with my mom, and we live in separate cities. Here is my honest opinion of the ship. Positives: ... Read more
cruisingmike51
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first Holland America Cruise. We have sailed on Quite few cruise lines, themes recent being the Regent Voyager on a 4 month cruise. After getting used to smaller ships we were a little apprehensive about going back to a ... Read more
Worst Holiday Ever
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Holland America – Cruise on KONINGSDAM Dec 22nd to Dec 30th 2016 I have been very busy building a house for five years, (-yes doing it myself) and I had not managed a holiday for five years. So I finally decided that I deserved ... Read more
s.stevens2005
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We were a little hesitate booking an older ship. Holland America was a great experience. The staff and food were excellent! Our room was clean and comfortable. Our room staff were very attentive and kept the room very clean. ... Read more
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flyingdutchman6989
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
13 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our holiday cruise with family, aboard the Hell-ship Veendam Maru, from 20 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017, was truly a cruise from hell. It was marked by a series of unfortunate events day after day, that began with two USCG helicopter medical ... Read more
soaptaper
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was the only one available over both holidays. Our first time sailing with HAL. The Rotterdam ship was nice. PROS - Embarkation and disembarkation very well organized. Inside cabin was comfortable and ... Read more
SSUnitedStates
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Background Information - I was looking for an end-of-year cruise to take and wanted something that was low impact and relaxing. I honestly did not look very hard as I have sailed on Holland American two times before and was pretty ... Read more
MyCatMischief
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
I just got back from the 9 night Holiday cruise to the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam ship. The overall experience was good, but I will tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly. First, the great. Embarkation was smooth as ... Read more
gentlemancruiser
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
1,720 forum post
1 helpful vote
In 25+ cruises we have taken this was by far the most disappointing. Having heard there any many passengers who sail on board multiple times and love it I was VERY surprised at the number of problems we encountered. We booked an ... Read more
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