Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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AmberTeka
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
2,451 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
Suzy Bell
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
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
SVBing
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
9 forum posts
2 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
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
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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
stevecblock
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
8 helpful votes
We were so lucky to have been on the Nieuw Amsterdam for its 3/12/17 sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale. I can't say enough good about the service, the food and the overall relaxing experience. We spent three days in Key West prior to the ... Read more
katelyn23
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We like to go as a family on a cruise during this week because it is our Spring Break back home and all of us are off work and school for the week. This was our 7th cruise on Holland America and our 30th overall. We have also sailed on ... Read more
ronjeuch
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was the third cruise with HAL. Visiting the Panama Canal was on the bucket list. Several aspects of the latest cruise deserve some remarks. The food selection has gotten smaller compared to earlier cruises. The main dining service was ... Read more
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sassyred4u2005
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We just got off of the Zuiderdam we went to the Panama Canal. The ports were amazing we had wanted to do this cruise for a while. Pros: Food was really good. staff onboard were all very nice and attentive. Ports were great, but still ... Read more
tuitionowed
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are in our late 50s/early 60s. It is our 4th cruise with Holland America; six cruises with another company. We like HAL’s quiet nature, the service, and particularly the promenade. We were limited to a 7-day sailing this ... Read more
crowsnesthhgal
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I really liked all the people on the boat!! staff and other passengers. It's definitely an "older crowd" as most other reviews say; but if you're a couple with kids (and you can leave them with grandparents; or ex spouses) this ... Read more
Captain Tonx
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Our group of young adults (upper 20s) did a week long cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam with family and significant others, total of six of us. We chose this cruise because of the price, dates, itinerary and the fact that we had not yet been ... Read more
Nick507
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was my 5th cruise, and by far the worst cruise I have been on. I traveled with my wife and my in-laws. We purchased 2 separate rooms on the Eurodam. My previous cruises were with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. Do yourself a favor ... Read more
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kamom2003
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We purchased this cruise at an Auction. We have only cruised one time before and it was a short 3 day cruise and was a family reunion. Another couple went with us on this cruise and i have to say that while the service was excellent, the ... Read more
Joanbeat
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My husband surprised me with this cruise for Christmas. We sailed from 3/4 to 3/11 and had a wonderful time. We had no trouble boarding in Ft. Lauderdale. We were handed a letter from the Captain saying he was going to change the order ... Read more
shcurl
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
It had been about 7 years since we first sailed on the Eurodam, and based on the first experience, we were looking forward to returning. We were not disappointed! We usually sail with HAL, but the last ship we sailed, Nieuw Amsterdam, ... Read more
2665allen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
The excursions were second class. do not use HAL for them. find another source if you can. in particular the st maarten and st Thomas ones were bad. San Juan was just OK. Internet did not work (a friend had to get a refund). WiFi is a ... Read more
meparke
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
My prior cruise experiences were all on small ships -- two with Lindblad/National Geographic (120 passengers max), two with (now defunct) Cruise West (110 passengers max), and one on the Mississippi (ca. 400 passengers). I traveled with ... Read more
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ithaca gal
Member Since 2009
1 review
831 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of it's port intensive itinerary, not because we were excited about traveling on the new ship. It is pricier to sail on the new kid on the block but our son and his wife had never been to the southern islands, ... Read more
FranfromFL
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this Southern Caribbean cruise because we liked the ports of call. We also liked that this is a new ship in her first year. All in all, I would say that we enjoyed the cruise. Since the ship is new, it was very nice. Being ... Read more
oregoniankid
Member Since 2017
1 review
33 helpful votes
OK....No BS....We have always cruised on HAL..PERIOD!! Cost more but Worth it... I am 62, My Wife is 65. Started with HAL back in 2003. First cruise was to Alaska. All others have been to the Caribbean. Were from the Great ... Read more
Michagander
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was the first time sailing with HAL. I have sailed with many other lines and this was my 15th cruise. We chose this ship because we planned a family vacation with cousins who preferred HAL above others. Me and my wife chose a ... Read more
dack
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was an 11 day cruise We chose this ship because it was a new ship, loved the ports and always wanted to try Holland America. We had been in the Caribbean and this had new ports that we had not seen. The ship is beautiful, the ... Read more
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