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458 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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chynna 2012
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We have had 10 cruises before and never on HAL, so curious to try. we had our 32 year old daughter with us, and it was her first. The ship is beautiful, our balcony cabin was nice, appreciated the full size shower, had no issue with the ... Read more
laura bertolo
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Ship and room: The ship was very nicely decorated and designed. Our biggest issue was the design of the bathroom toilet. But according to other guests we are not the only people to complain about this. My husband couldn't sit on the toilet ... Read more
christojo58
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
19 forum posts
4 helpful votes
THE CRUISE LINE - Holland America We've been on five cruises, and all of them on Holland America - so, we can't compare to other lines. Our experience has been consistent. It is classy, but no where near stuffy. The staff are friendly ... Read more
Zumba dancing queen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
25 forum posts
We have been on 10 HA cruises, 20 in all, and this one was perfect! We wanted to try the new ship to see the difference. Our suite was quiet and nicely appointed with marble table tops, designer molding and a slate floor in the bath. ... Read more
serial_traveler
Member Since 2005
1 review
123 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have enjoyed mostly every cruise on Holland. One of mine was not so good, but that was do to a typhoon from Russia that hit us after we stopped at Sitka. It was very scary and they chained the doors shut so no one would be foolish enough ... Read more
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txernurse
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise for the Panama Canal destination. Although the Zuiderdam is an older dated ship, it still provided that smaller mid-size ship that we love. We prefer to cruise on HAL due to the "older" crowd and less loud ... Read more
ozcookie
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the third HAL cruise for me and second for my wife so we knew what to expect. We were travelling with our three young children (1,4 and 6) plus my parents and 11 year old niece so spread across verandah cabins 10004, 10008 and ... Read more
gorilla1964
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I choose this Cruise because of Tim Timmons & Mercy Me. The concerts, meet and greets and biblical teachings were all great. getting to know some of the performers was excellent. The comedian and illusionist were very good with clean ... Read more
Benchwarmer8
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
This is a lovely ship -- as long as you don't have a room on Deck 4. We started out with a partially-obstructed view (lifeboat) from our veranda. It wasn't that bad and we thought we could live with it. However, once the music in the ... Read more
Ladyrdhd
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My boyfriend and I both wanted to experience Central America and go through the Panama Canal. For Christmas he surprised me with a cruise. He had experienced Holland America cruising before, and raved about it. This was my first time on ... Read more
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SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
623 forum posts
30 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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
jonnied
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Special occasion cruise for us. Handpicked our suite. We have sailed with HAL before to Alaska and the Panama Canal. Anticipated same stellar experience. Off to a great start when boarding process went smoothly. Absolutely wonderful staff ... Read more
debmac2
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We like the size of the ship as well as the ports. We were pleased with our choice. We had a balcony room that gave us some added space. The rooms are not overly fancy, but comfortable. The ship is beginning to show some wear and tear ... Read more
FORSTERGADABOUT
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual company closedown in January each year, when we must take most of our annual holiday leave. The price was great for this peak holiday time in Australia. Both the embarkation and ... Read more
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seapals2
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
484 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
kzf3m8
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
638 forum posts
12 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
4 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
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MyCatMischief
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
jenniferdpenguin
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are 39 and 45 years old, and we traveled with our teen and preteen daughters on the 12/14/16 cruise from Fort Lauderdale. From the room, to the food, to the service, this was in all ways, our best cruise ship experience ever. There ... Read more
oreoUM
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 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
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
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