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359 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews

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OBCruiser44
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This Ship takes the Glacier Bay Park Tour. With it being first tour to Alaska, wanted to see the national park. Overall, the Cruise was very good. Embarkation and disembarking were smoothly run and most staff eager to make this happen. ... Read more
Traveling red
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
First time cruise, anniversary trip with my husband and sister and brother in law. Was one of the best vacations I have ever experienced. Holland knows customer service, we felt pampered every day, from the wonderful cabin stewards and ... Read more
isewnsew@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
For years our bucket list has included a trip to Alaska. We are newly retired and chose the 14-day land/sea package offered by HAL. Having only cruised two other times, both with other cruise lines, this was our first HAL experience. We ... Read more
clovis_12000@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
They made a very convincing advertisement for their cruise ship. They said it would be relaxing, but it was not. We wanted to relax, so I purchased their Couple's Massage worth $295.00. I knew it was overpriced, but ... Read more
tthdoc1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our 8th HAL cruise and second time on the Oosterdam. Perfect size ship (82K tons, 2200 passengers) and has recently been renovated (built in 2003). Never felt like we were on a crowded cruise ship. We had sailed on the Oosterdam ... Read more

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Christine81
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our cruise to AK on the Westerdam (July 2016) was wonderful. Arrival: Embarking process was efficient. Our cabin was clean and ready to go when we arrived at noon. We used the luggage direct service and are glad we did! First ... Read more
Czech1
Member Since 2015
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Rather mediocre quality food and entertainment for the most part. Food was overly sauced and fancy but the end result was "strange tasting food" that reflected the Filipino and Indonesian influences of the chef. Maybe 2 -3 ... Read more
Ken the cruiser
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
61 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was our 5th HAL cruise and we had a great time. Yes, HAL has some growing pains with their new ship, especially when it comes to dealing with a much larger group of passengers. The ship: No complaints. Every ship is different and ... Read more
onyourmark
Member Since 2003
14 reviews
483 forum posts
8 helpful votes
After cruising on newer Celebrity and Royal Caribbean larger ships, the Noordam appeared compact, dimly lit and rich in traditional décor. We booked the 14 day return Alaska cruise from Vancouver less than one week prior to the July ... Read more
NW SOUTHERNBELLE
Member Since 2010
1 review
105 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose HAL because we love this cruise line and this was our first time on Ms Westerdam to Alaska and we were not disappointed. The Westerdam had some slight wear but we experienced no major issues on our cruise. We did encounter some ... Read more

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Jing2le_bells
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Volendam is a wonderful ship, elegant and not too big. The crew were excellent especially the Rotterdam dining team. The casual Lido was also good as well as the burgers and hotdogs by the pool. Just be careful when you order drinks. ... Read more
sheryl27
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I have been wanting to visit Alaska, this cruise seemed like the perfect opportunity. The ship was granted access to cruise through Glacier Bay and through the Inside Passage. The cruise itself was amazing. The captain made daily ... Read more
Jjjon
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
Had good luck with Holland in the past. We got cabin 4174, on the stern above the dining area. Leaving Seattle the noise in the cabin was deafening, a constant pounding, very loud. This created a vibration which shook anything in the room ... Read more
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fussellk
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
My cruise rating was average for a few reasons, but first I'd like to write about the positives... Pros *Easiest embarkation and disembarkation ever and I've been on 13 cruises prior to this one. *Getting to and from the ship ... Read more
The Roys
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Holland America and we weren't disappointed. The cabin was the best we've had on a cruise and the embarkment and disembarkment and the shore excursions were well organized. It took only 15 minutes to ... Read more

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FlynnHolly
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Drawn to this Holland America 21 day Norway, Baltic Treasures Koningsdam cruise by the great itinary, previous excellent experience with HAL service, on Nieuw Amsterdam, we are independent travellers who enjoy the ease of relaxing ... Read more
Chuck Dammeir
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we could sail out of Amsterdam during a trip to visit our son who lives there. We also chose this cruise so we could experience Holland's newest ship, the Koningsdam. The ship certainly did not disappoint ... Read more
Seeing the World2
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
HAL's new ship was well appointed, modern feel throughout and up-to-date with the latest technology. Even as the largest HAL ship it maintIned the intimate feel that their cruises have. Kudos to HAL on the Konigsdam overall. The ... Read more
Nate8466
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I have taken two cruises on the Holland America lines and I've come back with the same opinion on both. They sucked. The dinning was lousy, the food was bad and the service was lousy, especially on the Amsterdam. I took this same cruise 10 ... Read more
Noemi Simaki
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My partner and I are in our early 30s and this was our second cruise. Our first was with Royal Caribbean to the South Pacific. We chose Holland America expecting a better experience considering the price difference was substantial (almost ... Read more

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dhtteach
Member Since 2015
1 review
78 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I had never traveled to the Mediterranean. This trip had been on our bucket list for years. We are so thankful to have had this amazing experience. Our main reason for cruising is to give us an opportunity have a taste of ... Read more
Pukkepuk
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
21 helpful votes
My wife and I booked an accessible stateroom at the new Koningsdam, hoping to have a beautiful holiday. At the end however, this was our worst experience ever! We live in Amsterdam and cruised before with Celebrity. We had 2 wonderful ... Read more
jadragnfly
Member Since 2000
1 review
165 forum posts
15 helpful votes
we wanted to cruise on a brand new ship and watched video etc online looked ok. not enough seating at most venues. took lunches away at some specialty restaurants like tamarind. have more pay for gelato ,pay for beer,pay for cokes type ... Read more
venison
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
23 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, dates and because it was a new ship...last year was the first time we sailed with HAL, so we booked this new ship while onboard the Eurodam since we also received the shipboard credit. ... Read more
seniorcruiser1956
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
All of my friends told me the wonders of Holland America and how great they were...we were excited. Paid a lot of money for a room in the bowels of the ship, lots of noise from the engines but we figured, how much time do you spend in ... Read more

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