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439 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
623 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise on a short notice three weeks before sailaway. Having had a focus on Celebrity Cruises before, we were in the mood to try something new, since Celebrity turned towards a path in the past, which was more and more not ... Read more
loutag
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Overview The Holland America Koningsdam is a sleek new ship. It has an appealing interior design enhanced by attractive flower arrangements and both contemporary and traditional works of art. The ship handled reasonably well in the 20 ... Read more
seapals2
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
454 forum posts
This cruise was already booked before we sailed in the summer on Nieuw Amsterdam in Alaska. After a disappointing first experience of HAL we tried to remain positive and not join the ship with any pre determined expectations. However ... Read more
agouram5
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Late decision to celebrate New Year's Eve on a cruise and Eurodam was the best deal we could find. Enjoyed the Zuiderdam in the Med and this ship is a sister with only a few different bars, rooms. Thought the food was terrific, fresh, ... Read more
Cherrock
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
47 forum posts
I was on Holland America several years ago and enjoyed the experience. My significant likes cruising and I kept telling him he needs to try Holland. At thanksgiving we discussed possibly doing a cruise over the holidays since both of ... Read more
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kzf3m8
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
636 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I wanted to cruise on Koningsdam because we enjoy the HAL experience and the look of this new ship. We got our chance over Christmas. The moment we stepped on board, we were amazed! Every single crew member, room steward, ... Read more
cruisingmike51
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our first Holland America Cruise. We have sailed on Quite few cruise lines, themes recent being the Regent Voyager on a 4 month cruise. After getting used to smaller ships we were a little apprehensive about going back to a ... Read more
MyCatMischief
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
I just got back from the 9 night Holiday cruise to the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam ship. The overall experience was good, but I will tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly. First, the great. Embarkation was smooth as ... Read more
Jsenter
Member Since 2017
1 review
This is our third cruise with Holland America and we were still extremely please. My husband and I are in our mid-forties and have usually been the youngest one on the Holland America cruises. That wasn't so this time. Holland seems ... Read more
oreoUM
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I recently had the opportunity to take some time for a vacation during the holidays and decided on a 9-day cruise on the newest ship in the Holland America Line fleet, the m.s. Koningsdam. The sailing departed in December of 2016 from ... Read more
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FNSIII
Member Since 2009
1 review
72 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation took 15 minutes from the time we arrived till we were in our suite. Amazing! The cruise was great. Now..don't think that because they have a "Officers Reception" in the Neptune Lounge that any Officers will show ... Read more
alaud
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
78 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we really enjoy crusing on Holland. The ports were very good and the dates were perfect. Overall, it was a fine cruise. Pros- Show room entertainment was top notch every single night. The menus in the dining ... Read more
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melmul
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We sailed out of Tampa, Florida on December 9th headed for a seven-day cruise to the western Caribbean. Embarkation was really smooth at this port and with Holland America. We had a beautiful balcony cabin on Deck 8, the Navigation Deck. ... Read more
lpeterson76
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
Really, really enjoyed our time on the Rotterdam. The service is fantastic, ship is lovely and quiet and perfect for us. We are not party people so the older crowd suited us fine. We were upgraded to a mid-ship ocean view and the cabins ... Read more
fraucindy
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had the most marvelous vacation from start to finish. We purchased a parking spot from the Westin Hotel across from the Amsterdam, and we literally walked across the street to board the ship. Embarkation was smooth and efficient, which ... Read more
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Fascin8ed
Member Since 2015
1 review
42 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
To begin with there were many reasons why we chose this cruise one being the itinerary and the new ship itself. This was the fourth time we chose Holland America. We like this line for the elegance of the ships and the quiet atmosphere. ... Read more
Kona52
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise was our 6th overall and third with Holland. We did our first 3 cruises with Princess but they were full of noisy and unruly children whose parents did not even try to control them. The staff and crew of our Princess cruises did ... Read more
snow people
Member Since 2016
1 review
In the past I have remained faithful to Holland American Cruise Line.....not any more. First the inital passenger lifeboat drill took FOREVER...most people were roaming around, the cruise people were yelling the same cabin numbers at least ... Read more
Barbara Bawol
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
For Hollands reputation and value. We were with Holland last fall and go with them for the food and age group. We are almost a four star category. However this ship did not reach the level we expected. The food wasn't that good in the ... Read more
teltrainer
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
531 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After cruising on Holland several years ago, we decided to try Celebrity and have cruised on some of their ships the past few years. When comparing our Celebrity experiences to Holland, we found that we had some WOW experiences with ... Read more
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tabaluga
Member Since 2014
1 review
my 3rd time on the Noordam, 9 weeks totol, so i know her well. For the price of apx 110 per night for a balcony the value is terrific. The BBKing band plays 3x per night and are an exellent ship dance band. The Theater ... Read more
goody2socks
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
canadian-nurse
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
207 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our second HAL cruise. Our first was on the Veendam NYC to Bermuda. On that cruise, one of the engines broke and we lost 2 days in Bermuda. We were compensated with one hour of free drinks, which seemed terrible at the time. So it ... Read more
pjamk
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
310 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
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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Hans J.
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our fourth relatively long cruise aboard a HAL ship. The general hotel function was fantastic as usual with good food and very friendly/helpful staff. Our Vista Suite with verandah was kept neat, tidy and clean by hard working but ... Read more
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