Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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2,596 Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews
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fi1966
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We like the sea days. no contact with the outside world. The selection of activities on board was very good from computer classes to cooking demonstrations in the Culinary Arts Centre. The food on board was also very good. I liked the ... Read more
lkrivo
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
61 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
New ship - good price. Never travelled on hal before. Disappointment vs celebity/royal caribbean. Spaces on ship do not function well. Smoke from gamblers in casino invades shops. Entertainment very poor. Shows movies on big screen in spa ... Read more
Muidenaar
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first transatlantic cruise and we chose the Koningsdam for two reasons: we were on her inaugural cruise last year, and she is the right size for such a journey. We like HAL because the ships are simple and elegant, never ... Read more
macmax
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
1,208 forum post
2 helpful votes
This was our 32nd cruise but only our 3rd with HAL. It was a last minute booking and we took advantage of a FLASH rate. We chose a gty veranda and were pleasantly surprised to be assigned a mid-aft located cabin #5130. The cabin & ... Read more
lehfrisbee
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My daughter and I chose this cruise simply because some friends from Boston chose it. We lost my wife in November and wanted to do a father-daughter cruise to celebrate life. The Neiuw Amsterdam is just the right sized ship for us. It ... Read more
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rebeccajo68
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
248 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I wanted to visit St. Thomas/St. John because I had not been there before. My friend and I were also celebrating my birthday. She had not cruised with Holland before and had a very bad experience on her previous cruise which was ... Read more
NY Librarian
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I enjoyed my first TA cruise a great deal. The service was exceptional, there were plenty of activities to keep you busy on the days at sea - and the price was fabulous. We booked 10 days before sailing. While the pizza on the lido was ... Read more
PaddyT
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Holland America, although certainly not our first cruise. We were looking forward to a more relaxed vibe, and we were not disappointed. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale the morning of our cruise and took ... Read more
Coasterman
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the schedule worked. Have cruised mainly on Royal Carribean and have done a couple on Carnival. We decided to try Holland America. We booked on the Eurodam for 3/25/17 through 04/01/17. On ... Read more
mylissa1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We just completed our cruise on the Eurodam and did the Tropical Caribbean itinerary. The interior of the ship is very nice, I would call it simple elegance. The public rooms seemed clean and I did not notice any bad smells. I observed ... Read more
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leisure cruzer
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Reasonable fares, new and well conceived programs and a decent ship do not make a for a good cruise, it is really about the experience provided by the staff and crew. Seriously disappointing, that is the only way to describe this cruise ... Read more
cinfullyfun
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I received a great offer and had sailed on this ship about 1 1/2 years ago. I am very glad I took advantage of the offer, it was a great cruise. The weather was perfect, which I know is not controlled by the cruise line but too good not ... Read more
sexyaznboy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
645 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Had a very nice time on Eurodam for 7 day Caribbean Itinerary March 25 to April 1. Embarkation: Flew from Toronto and got into FLL airport around 11:45, grabbed a taxi, was very easy to find one, be a bit careful though the ride was for ... Read more
Friday Fen Wolf
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
14 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We found our experience to be a disappointment. Holland America has always been our first choice to cruise. We have tried other lines but always return to HA for the traditions, excellent staff, calm upscale environment. ... Read more
Beach Basket
Member Since 2005
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
After reading all of the negative reviews on Cruise Critic we were a little concerned about this ship. However, the date for the Panama Canal Cruis worked perfectly for us so we booked it. The ship is 21 years old and in reasonably good ... Read more
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manatarmms
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
My Grandmother chose this ship for our family vacation. She, being a 4 star mariner, wanted to see the new ship and thought the family would enjoy our experience. 20 of us boarded the ship for an 11 day Caribbean cruise. The day we ... Read more
msmayor
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1,591 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our third HAL cruise and second on a Vista class ship. We loved the Westerdam when we sailed her two years ago so were excited to be in 'familiar surroundings' for this cruise. The Panama Canal is a bucket list item for me and ... Read more
4eric
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
Let’s start with the basics: this is an old ship with old décor and design badly in need of full dry dock rehab, and a very old clientele (mostly 60-80 age). If this is your cup of tea, then this is your ship. For ... Read more
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lyndtv
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
HAL is our first choice to sail with. We were traveling with our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. We were in a Neptune Suite and that were in a Veranda Cabin on the Eurodam. It was our third time on the Eurodam so we are very ... Read more
AmberTeka
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
2,448 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We went on this cruise because my Daughter wanted to visit Key West. We had traveled on Hal three times previously. We are Platinum on Carnival and on Princess. We received a small casino offer, and a good price on a cabin for our ... Read more
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woodshed
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We wanted a smaller ship with less people. What we got was a ship with few verandas and more interior rooms. It looked like way more people than 1400. People without verandas were in the public places most of the time. If you went to lido ... Read more
SVBing
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Here's the deal.....In my opinion the many time sailed HAL past passengers ( and avg age is much older than other cruise lines) don't like the ship as it is a departure from the older HAL ships.... something HAL has had to do to bring new ... Read more
FLREALTOR
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
24 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
KONINGSDAM REVIEW MARCH 12-21, 2017 SHIP We have cruised many times an on at least nine different lines. This is the newest ship we have ever been on. It is larger than we prefer. We have only been on one larger ship, the ... Read more
wdblake
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
361 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We spent the night at the Hilton Garden Inn Dania Beach using the park and cruise package. It is a great location close to many stores and restaurants. It is also right off I-95 so an easy jump point for going home. They have a nice pool ... Read more
beadle96
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
The ship was AMAZING and the staff was exceptional. Right before we set sail, the president of Holland America was on board and we had a chance to meet him. He was very warm and welcoming and took to time out to take a picture with my ... Read more
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