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Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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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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1,970 Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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Everything on this cruise FAR exceeded our expectations, with a very few minor exceptions: 1. Lido deck dining ... Read more
04/15
4* Mariner. Did annual TA on Nieuw Amsterdam. Ship was to have come out of dry dock. We embarked in Fort Lauderdale ... Read more
Great Cruise myleen
04/15
Booked this cruise at the last minute. This was our second time on Holland America and we were amazed at the ... Read more
This was a very nice experience with excellent cabin service, a great staff in the Neptune Lounge, and good food. ... Read more
Nice but Snoozie missbiloxi
04/15
We took the 10 day Caribbean Cruise on MS Maasdam on April 7, 2015. This was our first cruise on Holland America. I ... Read more

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If I had only one word, "Amazing!" We took a very early morning flight on March 21 to Ft. Lauderdale, as ... Read more
We have travelled with HAL 8 times, however our last experience did not live up to our previous experiences. ... Read more
Took the Zuiderdam on a Trans Atlantic from March 16-31. This was our first TA, and likely our last. Service on the ... Read more
Our trip, which embarked on March 22, was a relaxed, easy seven day trip. Embarkation took no time and we were in our ... Read more
We were in a veranda stateroom on deck 5, and our cabin steward could not do enough for us. The dining room servers ... Read more

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Background - This is our 2nd HAL cruise. The first was a 10 night cruise out of Rome. We usually cruise on NCL. ... Read more
Wonderful, Wonderful joedniceguy
04/15
I drove from the West Coast of Florida (Sarasota) to Fort Lauderdale the night before the cruise, staying at the ... Read more
First Time Cruise jerseyjeanette
04/15
As i was worried about sea sickness visited the acupuncturist in the spa he applied some little pressure point tabs on ... Read more
Enjoyed a wonderful 14-day cruise on HAL'S Maasdam. Ports, food and outstanding crew were great. We traveled with 6 ... Read more
Expectations Well Met canoncruiser
04/15
I booked this cruise because I wanted a way to experience as much of Latin America as possible. It was great! I lucked ... Read more

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Very disappointed in port visits. Ship was late leaving port, we missed two ports completely and others cut short. ... Read more
We are a family of 3, traveling with our 11 year old daughter. To start we parked a mile or so away at the park and ... Read more
04/15
First time ever cruisers so have only anecdotes from friends who are more seasoned cruisers and our own expectations to ... Read more
We have been on many cruises and HAL several times.. This time the staff was not as experienced as in the past. ... Read more
04/15
We are experienced cruisers on multiple cruise lines and we were delighted by the excellence in guest service on this ... Read more

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Budget Ship Noordam DeborahFitzpatrick
04/15
Sailed on 20 March. First time with Holland America. Had high expectations, was let down. Ship felt dated. The ship ... Read more
This was our 8th cruise with 5 different companies and was our worst ever cruise experience. I therefore wrote detailed ... Read more
Living in Ft. Lauderdale makes it very easy to cruise. This was my second cruise on Holland, have been on many ... Read more
My husband and i have always been very loyal to royal before this cruise, and since we tried hal, we are switching! We ... Read more
This was my 32nd cruise, and the 42nd cruise for my mom, with whom I traveled. I've traveled on Holland America, Royal ... Read more

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