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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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12/12
This was our 17th cruise, 3rd on Holland America(HAL). We chose this cruise because it included 7 ports: St Martin, St ... Read more
We are a retired couple with, including the one under review, 42 cruises completed. The Eurodam is our fifth HAL ... Read more
Well, we've given it a second try, these HAL cruises booked through Olivia. This is most likely (never say never, eh?) ... Read more
09/12
Excursions were too expensive, one could go on shore and find the same type for less than half. Food in dining room ... Read more
We took a 20 day cruise (16 ports of call) with Holland America on July 16th 2012 and the first thing they do is loose ... Read more

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I've been on HAL before and had high expectations for this adventure. They failed miserably in several categories. ... Read more
We have cruised on a number of lines, and my parents took many cruises on HAL prior to it being taken over by Carnival. ... Read more
Boarding was very efficient and luggage handling very good. The Ship is somewhat dated looking. Probably needs a ... Read more
06/12
We recently returned from a 10 Day Western Mediterranean cruise on the Eurodam and it was the worst holiday I have ever ... Read more
05/12
We were part of a 70-person group who were celebrating a member's 80th Birthday, and came up by bus from Seattle to ... Read more

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It's Wrap! gmnelson
05/12
My hubby and I have traveled to a few destinations and for the most part have always enjoyed where we have been. When ... Read more
Great Balls of Yarn Adoptionmsw
03/12
Hubby and I chose this cruise because I could participate in a knitting class on sea days. We'd sailed HAL five times ... Read more
Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise! My only complaint was having to stand in line for concerts (not the ships's problem ... Read more
02/12
After embarkation a Cittivichia, we visited Cairo/Alexandria, Israel, Turkey, Crete, Olympus Greece, and 4 other greek ... Read more
Not sure Sparkle144
02/12
The writer being the male side of a retired couple, avid cruisers (more than 3 dozen to date) will, having reviewed the ... Read more

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Overall a wonderful cruise, although we were very dissappointed with some aspects of the Prinsedam, compared to 8 other ... Read more
Did we have a bad cruise due to the Norovirus? I think my opinion would be different if I was one of the 159 ... Read more
11/11
Took my first cruise ever and it was aboard the MS Eurodam. I was part of the National Review group so part of the ... Read more
09/11
Holland America 21day Mediterranean Treasures. We were with a group of 147 adventurers on an inclusive - air, hotel, ... Read more
08/11
We are an Australian couple in our early 60's and fans of Southern Gospel music, so when we saw that this years Gaither ... Read more

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07/11
We(2 adults & 1 child) recently returned from another HAL cruise. This time is was a 12 day Baltic cruise from ... Read more
This was my second cruise with HAL and my first in the mediterranean, although we are frequent visitors of the region. ... Read more
Alaska is our favorite destination. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary...I have visited Alaska 6 times on ... Read more
We arrived at the terminal at about 3:00 after driving from the Phoenix area. Except for a minor problem with the new ... Read more
We recently returned from the eastern Caribbean cruise aboard HAL's Nieuw Amsterdam which sailed from Ft. Lauderdale ... Read more

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