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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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263 Holland America New York (Manhattan) Cruise Reviews

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This cruise started badly with embarkation delays exceeding five hours for some passengers. HAL did not provide any ... Read more
Good and Bad The Four Amigos
Not rated
02/14
After reading some of the posted reviews for the Eurodam, I wonder if we were just unlucky, but I don't think so. But ... Read more
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10/13
Backgound, my wife and I have cruised a total of 21 times; 6 times with Holland America. For reference, we normally eat ... Read more
This was our 4th cruise on HAL but this time we were in a Neptune Suite. We flew the red-eye from Vancouver to Toronto ... Read more
Embarkation at Manhattan was fairly swift, although the lines were long the staff were efficient and courteous. This ... Read more

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11/12
We had never cruised on Holland American Line before; we normally sail on Celebrity. However, since the New ... Read more
Sailed out of New York, embarkation was flawless, checked in and on the ship in under one hour of arrival. We were ... Read more
10/12
We arrived in New York two days prior to the cruise. Stayed at the Sheraton New York in Midtown. Very nice hotel but ... Read more
The cruise was nice but not up to the standards of other Holland America cruises we have enjoyed. The ship was ... Read more
Overall a good trip gdaddytobermuda
09/12
My family of four (kids aged 9 and 7) splurged on a deluxe verandah suite on the final Veendam voyage to Bermuda. The ... Read more

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The embarkation was efficient and speedy and we were in our cabin within 30 minutes. However the lunch on the Lido ... Read more
09/12
We chose this cruise for two main reasons: good friends had already booked and the cruise was leaving from our home ... Read more
I booked my sister and I on this cruise about a year ahead. It was a special treat to her as a gift from me and she ... Read more
This was a really nice cruise. Embarkation was the fastest I've ever experienced. We got dropped off at the NYC ... Read more
Just returned from a seven day Bermuda cruise. It was wonderful. The ship, while not new was in good shape and the ... Read more

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08/12
Family included wife and 3 daughters. We chose this cruise because it left from NYC and stayed 3 days in Bermuda ... Read more
This was the first time we drove instead of flying to a port of embarkation, and want to say it was the easiest way to ... Read more
Background Information: We booked this cruise only 3 weeks before departure, when other vacation plans fell through. ... Read more
Bemuda Paradise betsy23
08/12
Just returned from another Bermuda cruise on HAL, Aug 5-12. The last time we went to Bermuda was in 2010 on the ... Read more
Disappointing! cherylzh
08/12
This is my 3rd cruise trip and the experience with Hollad America is the least satisfactory among all. We went with my ... Read more

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My wife found that HAL was discontinuing this itinerary and thought it would be a great 25th anniversary trip for us. ... Read more
The previous reviews pretty much described the over-all conditions of the ship. Yes, it is 16 years old but fairly well ... Read more
Only one complaint Jerseygirl6666
07/12
I was nervous based on everyone elses reviews. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, then this is the cruise for ... Read more
We got home a little bit ago, unpacked, and thought I'd write a bit about our trip. Sunday's departure went very ... Read more
We are a small family of two adults and one teen and we find cruising a wonderful way to spend a vacation that allows ... Read more

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