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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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136 Holland America Holiday Cruise Reviews

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mactire
4 Reviews
Member Since 2012
106 Forum Posts
We had a two week cruise around the Eastern and Western Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam at the end of January 2015. ... Read more
2tripahoy8
1 Review
Member Since 2014
11 Forum Posts
I was travelling solo and took what I was given for 16 days with 11 ports. At ports I went off solo and re-discovered ... Read more
tuolumne couple
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
89 Forum Posts
The Ship: The ship is wonderful. The retrofit changed a few things, so i recommend you also try the Maasdam to get a ... Read more
avery66
2 Reviews
Member Since 2005
17 Forum Posts
Background We cruise often, and usually during the holidays. We're all 3-star HAL Mariners, even our 9 year old. We're ... Read more
ElleZ
1 Review
Member Since 2014
4 Forum Posts
Cruised Western Caribbean on HAL Eurodam over Christmas/Hanukkah week December 2014. Third HAL cruise, first time ... Read more

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CubanBeat
1 Review
Member Since 2014
1 Forum Post
Just finished our cruise and omg, it was an amazing ship! We embarked from Port Everglades and I have never in my life ... Read more
vriend
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We fear that the days of feeling like Royalty while traveling as a verandah-balcony-class passenger are slipping away. ... Read more
wpbpatfl
1 Review
Member Since 2007
3 Forum Posts
Are you looking for a show that is different and wonderful? I highly recommend the Cantaré show on the Nieuw ... Read more
Mickanata
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
9 Forum Posts
Service in the dining room was disorganized and very slow. The waiters are having to serve more tables but that didn't ... Read more
ottawa2009
3 Reviews
Member Since 2009
6 Forum Posts
We were three families 6 cabins. We did our Xmas/New Year’s Eve (14 nights back to back) cruise on Holland ... Read more

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lental
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
1 Forum Post
We did our second consecutive Thanksgiving cruise with HAL on the Westerdaam and we have come away from both extremely ... Read more
Emmy62
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Embarking was a breeze - good start. Cabin 4010 - very nice, balcony cabin- clean and spacious. Room attendants greeted ... Read more
plw_sailor
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We have a lovely time sailing with Nieuw Amsterdam. Ship was beautiful, clean and uncluttered. We did experience a few ... Read more
vigee
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Two week Christmas /New Year back to back cruise of eastern/western Caribbean. Family group of grand parents, parents ... Read more
IrishYank1952
1 Review
Member Since 2014
My wife and I decided on a last minute cruise at Christmas time, and had a great deal on the December 23rd sailing of ... Read more

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tqmbill
1 Review
Member Since 2013
RATINGS (out of 10): Stateroom 'VA' veranda - 8 Ship condition - 9 Staff - 10 Food quantity/variety - 9 Food ... Read more
alafans
1 Review
Member Since 2005
Simply couldn't be happier with our cruise to San Juan, Grand Turks, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay. Had no problems in ... Read more
marinating
1 Review
Member Since 2004
136 Forum Posts
A little about us first, my husband is in his sixties and I am 55, we have cruised over 20 times on numerous lines from ... Read more
sewerworker
1 Review
Member Since 2011
I was worried about choosing the Maasdam, because it is the 2nd oldest and 2nd smallest of HAL's fleet. Let me tell ... Read more
SOCALS
1 Review
Member Since 2012
55 Forum Posts
This was our 9th cruise overall, and third NYE cruise. We have sailed on Oceania, NCL, and Carnival. This was our first ... Read more

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Cocowheat
1 Review
Member Since 2012
4 Forum Posts
We sailed Jan 7 on the Nieuw Amsterdam with friends. The boarding process in Fort Lauderdale was seamless and quick ... Read more
Cruiserdude11
8 Reviews
Member Since 2007
7 Forum Posts
Noordam 21 day Christmas, New Years Caribbean cruise Getting to the ship We flew from San Francisco to Ft ... Read more
xxyyzz
4 Reviews
Member Since 2005
13 Forum Posts
- I sure hope HAL reads these reviews. - Thanks to all who post here and on Boards Of all the cruises we have ever ... Read more
mommac64
1 Review
Member Since 2011
What a fantastic cruise for the New Year. We traveled with our family of 5 (3 college kids,) and the cruise was ... Read more
tmbhl_on_the_go
4 Reviews
Member Since 2007
151 Forum Posts
Beware this is is my long day by day review of our Christmas cruise on the Oosterdam from Sydney -- New Zealand. We're ... Read more

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