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74 Holland America Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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WeiMin
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
4 Forum Posts
This was our first exciting cruise to Alaska and we opted for the inner passage. Decision was made to start from ... Read more
Retired Lawyer
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
9 Forum Posts
At the outset, let's make it clear - this was a theme cruise on Eurodam. When your theme is smooth jazz, and you watch ... Read more
katieboomer
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
This was my fourth cruise on Holland America and second on the Nieuw Amsterdam. The rooms were very clean and ... Read more
Linerguy
10 Reviews
Member Since 2000
938 Forum Posts
I’m torn. I wanted so much to be able to praise my recent cruise on the NOORDAM. In the past, I’ve had ... Read more
Chasfroggie
3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
6 Forum Posts
My second cruise on the Noordam. The food & food service were great (very very good about handling Gluten Free ... Read more

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NAS Bermuda
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The selection of the cruise ship is critical because there are many different kinds. If you prefer old school elegance ... Read more
RFCraig1
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
To begin with the MS. Westerdam is one of the older ships in the Holland America Line up of ships! It is not equipped ... Read more
roobrie
3 Reviews
Member Since 2007
37 Forum Posts
Hi, We just took a 7 day HAL cruise.  Overall we had a great time with the other New York Times guests, ... Read more
tannes
2 Reviews
Member Since 2005
81 Forum Posts
This was our second cruise with Gertrude Byrnes All Star Irish cruise. As far as we are concerned, it doesn't get much ... Read more
cruzeboy48
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
The main problem we had with this cruise was that Holland America hosted a gospel music program with 850 attendees, who ... Read more

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sun~
3 Reviews
Member Since 2006
910 Forum Posts
Review Blues Cruise January 18 – 25 Nieuw Amsterdam This was our 6th Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. 2 on the ... Read more
Diver2014
1 Review
Member Since 2013
785 Forum Posts
The title should tell it all - what an absolutely wonderful cruise on a beautiful ship! Stars of the 50's and 60's ... Read more
jimnhil
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
This was our first time on a large ship- Oosterdam has nearly 2000 passengers. The staff were superb and attentive, and ... Read more
debkaysmith
7 Reviews
Member Since 2005
732 Forum Posts
We are seasoned cruisers with 20+ cruises under our respective belts, both in our mid-50's. We traveled as a party of ... Read more
jaxcruiser1961
18 Reviews
Member Since 2009
74 Forum Posts
The Good first:  Due to a norovirus incident, we didn't board until late. I'm glad the crew did a great job ... Read more

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mplus1
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We have done 10+ cruise with HA. All of these have been on the smaller ships, around 1,200 passengers. The Eurodam was ... Read more
sun~
3 Reviews
Member Since 2006
910 Forum Posts
The charter I give 5 stars, the ship 3 stars. It was a wonderful week on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise! ... Read more
bullwinkle72
1 Review
Member Since 2009
40 Forum Posts
We've just returned from our first Jazz Cruise, which is a private charter on HAL's Eurodam. That alone makes my review ... Read more
JandScruise
1 Review
Member Since 2012
13 Forum Posts
The good: 1) A lot of public room to move around in. Even in the bars/lounges things weren't squashed together, ... Read more
chrischarlestaylor
3 Reviews
Member Since 2007
I have to start by saying it makes me so angry when I read reviews about ships that I have personally sailed on and ... Read more

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zuni53
1 Review
Member Since 2013
The 2013 International Master Gardener Conference was held on board Holland American's Westerdam in September. The ... Read more
fleetmac
1 Review
Member Since 2007
We were booked on The Smooth Jazz Cruise so we didn't have a choice of ships. After reading some really negative ... Read more
loveocean
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We went on a theme cruise, The Soul Train Cruise. Everything regarding the actual soul train activities were superb! We ... Read more
Reisender
3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
This was my 20th cruise. The first and last on Holland America Line. After a certain number of cruises (about 5) you ... Read more
itsme_jj
6 Reviews
Member Since 2005
256 Forum Posts
Holland America Oosterdam 7 Day Alaska Cruise 07/14/13 This was my 13th and my husbands 6th cruise. This was our third ... Read more

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