Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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fcoward
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
PRICE - PRICE - PRICE ! ! ! I love being at sea and the repo cruises are usually the best value. LIKED: FOOD (good quality and reasonable variety) DIDN'T LIKE: EATING OPTION HOURS (It seemed like I was always out of sync with the ... Read more
Floridah
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because we knew HAL would be an older crowd with not a lot of kids and we always wanted to see Spain. The embarkation and disembarkation went surprising well for us. The pro's and con's for the cruise... Pro's ... Read more
jakob71
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
11 helpful votes
We are a married couple, who has sailed with several different cruise lines the last 17 years, also on many Transatlantic cruises. But, this was only our second cruise with HAL. Pre-cruise: We stayed two nights before the cruise at the ... Read more
Abigail 2008
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
235 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Price was the main reason we took this cruise. $499. for an outside cabin. Plus it left from Ft Lauderdale. Our cabin number was 1832, which was fine and it had more storage than I have ever had on a ship. I always take a clear shoe ... Read more
dhult15
Member Since 2003
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
As a single, the price was great. Three of four ship's excursions were outstanding. Cadiz tour was a real disappointment. Guide directed us to museum which was closed (later, onboard other passengers said most of Europe's museums are ... Read more
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NY Librarian
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
7 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
5 helpful votes
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
5 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
leisure cruzer
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
1 forum post
6 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
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cinfullyfun
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
4 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
3 helpful votes
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
beadercat
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We wanted to do the Panama Canal cruise from Ft Lauderdale to San Diego. We did the cruise before from San Diego to Ft Lauderdale in 2010. All different stops except 2. (Guatemala and Puerto Chiapas) Enjoyed all the ports and ... Read more
Phyllis Bailey
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This ship is so old that things are forever going wrong. The toilets throughout the ship did not work (fortunately not all at the same time). The ceiling in the buffet dining room needed to be mopped constantly or we would have been ... Read more
Friday Fen Wolf
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
14 forum posts
5 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
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Beach Basket
Member Since 2005
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
manatarmms
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 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
1,612 forum post
9 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
6 helpful votes
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
5 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
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AmberTeka
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
2,459 forum posts
6 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
Suzy Bell
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was 7th cruise for me & my husband, all with Holland America. We like the mid size ships and have always had good service & food. Chose this cruise for the itinerary. Embarkation was easy & organized as usual. Our ... Read more
woodshed
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
poinsettiaplate
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Although I am a 4 Star Mariner, I had not sailed on a HAL ship since January 2014. I chose this cruise because I wanted to try the new ship and the itinerary included places to which I had not been. The Good: The service everywhere ... Read more
SVBing
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
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