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400 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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goody2socks
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Good Holliday cruise. The Eurodam is a very nice with small ship feel. The staff was friendly, and very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing with a nice variety on the menus. We missed one of our ports due to wheather which was ... Read more
pjamk
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
310 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise because of the cruise month specials last year no the appeal of the new ship. The pluses were great service in all venues, the wait staff in the dining room was awesome. Loved the pizza and sandwich place above the ... Read more
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novanurse
Member Since 2012
1 review
I must admit that I was very disappointed in this cruise ship. It is just like the other cruise ships now and has very little of what I sail Holland America for. It was nice and had the new car smell but did not have any soul. The staff ... Read more
StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
21 reviews
1,635 forum post
17 helpful votes
Koningsdam inaugural trans-Atlantic cruise Oct 24 – Nov 9, 2016 Very long and detailed "Log" type format. If you just want the summary, scroll on down towards the bottom! We booked the inaugural trans-Atlantic cruise ... Read more
Ms.Jackson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Disclaimer-I actually won this cruise in a raffle, though I paid airfare, taxes, tips and incidentals. I was really impressed with this cruise and the ms Westerdam. The staff was cheerful and gracious, the food was excellent and the ... Read more
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Moycruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we'd cruised with HAL twice previously on the Nieuw Amsterdam (2012 and 2013) and loved it. We booked this cruise on Koningsdam expecting it to be a WOW experience. We were disappointed with the experience and ... Read more
redhead078
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken several cruises previously, however this was our first Holland America cruise. The Koningsdam was a beautiful ship with very attractive common areas. Our balcony stateroom was very well designed with a ... Read more
MAXER07
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were attracted to this cruise because of the different and interesting ports. We wanted to experience a new ship having sailed eight times on three different cruise lines. We had a wonderful pre-cruise of days in Rome with Travelbound ... Read more
ROR
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We were so excited about this cruise. Planned it for a long time. This was our 29th anniversary. The scenery and excursions were great, except tour in New York didn't include the 911 Museum. This was our 3rd HAL cruise. Alaska and ... Read more
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BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Nineteen years ago, we honeymooned on the 'old' Westerdam, so we chose this ship, the 'new' Westerdam, for our anniversary celebration. Embark was pretty quick and easy, and along with the HAL transfer (from airport to cruise terminal) ... Read more
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gmore70
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Overall, good and fun. But for what I would want, 45 years of age, Birthday Cruise for my girlfriend, it was just okay. The main thing was the ship, its old and outdated. Its like a hotel that was once beautiful, when it was built, then ... Read more
highcees
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
54 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This cruise was chosen strictly for itinerary, which was a long-held dream come true. The ship and cabin got very old, very fast. Surely, the cuisine could have more variety -- all those chefs that claim to have input! Cabin attendants ... Read more
Ejbirdie
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we had not been to either New York or the Maritimes before. We had cruised Holland America many years ago and enjoyed their ship and service. Zuiderdam is very spacious, well laid out, and by the 10th day ... Read more
avenir
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
My husband chose this cruise as a gift for my birthday. I had previously enjoyed travel on the Holland America Line ships and others had good things to say about HAL. It was his first ocean cruise. There was plenty to do. We really ... Read more
LoriEm58
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was the last one of the year, which we knew would not have a lot of children, which we had heard monopolized the pool area during summer cruises. This was our first cruise and Holland America completely screwed ... Read more
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Cynder64
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We didn't want to leave the ship!! We got spoiled really fast with an upgrade to a Neptune Suite. The room provides access to the Neptune Lounge which has seating areas for watching TV, reading, or conversing, a table for playing ... Read more
Southerner16
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Staff- friendly, accommodating and smiling. Neptune Suite- worth the money for the space-bed is comfortable- needs updating, countertops/tub/shower cracked. Ship is dated and smells- lack of staff cleaning regularly in common areas ... Read more
circum95
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
Our third cruise, but the first with Holland America Line. Boarding as the usual stressful super heated mayhem. I wish cruise lines could learn something from Middle Eastern air carriers such as Emirates in that respect. The ship was clean ... Read more
Sheik
Member Since 2004
1 review
995 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We are 37 and 38 years old and have been on 22 cruises so far. We cruise with Celebrity, Azamara, Oceania and Royal Caribbean. This was our 3rd cruise with HAL and will be our last one. We are easy and always treat people with respect. ... Read more
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icini
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Last minute choice. Rather overpriced but it did tick the boxes and I enjoyed it greatly, would consider using HAL again if a cheaper alternative did not include the ports I wanted to see. Always managed to find a sun lounger, even on ... Read more
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PL56
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised many times, but never with Holland America. We chose them as we liked the Riviera itinerary and it certainly did not disappoint, nor did the Oosterdam. The ship has just been re-done and is stunning. Very ... Read more
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colocruisefan
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
21 helpful votes
My wife and I just got back from our 14 night Baltic Sea cruise on Holland America’s Koningsdam, starting and ending in Amsterdam. I give this cruise average marks overall, for the reasons below. Pros of Cruise: 1. Our cabin ... Read more
beth singer
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I chose this cruise because it fit into our timetable and allowed a visit to Vancouver. I sailed with HAL several years ago on an older ship and did not have a good experience but since it fit we decided to give it another ... Read more
mrtnpwll
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Arrived in Vancouver a day and a half early to see some of the city sights.Took a cab to the cruise terminal and yes...they take American money. The driver took us all the way up to the entrance to Holland America section of the terminal. ... Read more
MathLady123
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail for longer than a week and leave from our home town of Boston. We were also curious as to the Canadian ports which we can visit on vacation in the future sans ship. Both of us had cruised ... Read more
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