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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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490 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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vanman1010
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 8th cruise and our second with HAL. We had sailed to Alaska with Royal Caribbean three years ago for 14 days. Since we live in Vancouver, we love the cruises that depart from and return to Vancouver. All the staff on the ... Read more
Nikkat
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
They are extremely organized. The entertainment on the boat especially at night are professionally executed. The entire crew, including the captain, walk around the ship and greet people asking how they are doing. Embarking and ... Read more
ufgatormom
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I have always wanted to see Glacier Bay, Alaska. I chose the Eurodam because out of all the options, it was the best price and a last minute decision. I also read the reviews and they were overall pretty good. I read the complaints so did ... Read more
Ahaa2
Member Since 2017
1 review
34 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because of the extensive ports and only one day at sea, which we needed on a 14 day cruise. The food and dinning venue choices were excellent. We also did the unlimited laundry and pressing well worth the money to pack ... Read more
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StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
22 reviews
1,762 forum post
15 helpful votes
Veendam cruise 4-21-17 15 nights FLL – Montreal. Long and detailed. Skip to the conclusion if you only want the summary. Getting to Florida to day before the cruise proved to be full of adventure. Our Southwest flight left the ... Read more
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kevingastreich
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
567 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First, let me just say, Nieuw Amsterdam is our favorite ship now. We’ve sailed Eurodam, Oosterdam and Noordam. All great ships but this one is awesome! The artwork and décor is very nice. The ship is in fantastic shape and ... Read more
Sfruhman
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I have sailed with Holland America for more than 20 years because I love to dance (you know real dancing that has actual steps). Prior to their "change in direction" (which I wasn't aware of) every DAM ship had a nice three-piece ... Read more
booboocruiser
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our 9th cruise, 2nd on HAL. Our first cruise was on HAL 18 years ago and we've always compared our cruises to that first one. We've been looking forward to cruising on HAL again. We've cruised on Princess, Royal, Carnival and Norwegian. ... Read more
mylissa1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We just completed our cruise on the Eurodam and did the Tropical Caribbean itinerary. The interior of the ship is very nice, I would call it simple elegance. The public rooms seemed clean and I did not notice any bad smells. I observed ... Read more
woodshed
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We wanted a smaller ship with less people. What we got was a ship with few verandas and more interior rooms. It looked like way more people than 1400. People without verandas were in the public places most of the time. If you went to lido ... Read more
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WarrenPaulHarris
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The itinerary and timing were perfect. We have been wanting to visit Asia (specifically Japan) for a long time. Having this cruise end in Hong Kong was also a factor, as HK is one of our all-time favorite cities. The timing was ... Read more
wdblake
Member Since 2004
12 reviews
364 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We spent the night at the Hilton Garden Inn Dania Beach using the park and cruise package. It is a great location close to many stores and restaurants. It is also right off I-95 so an easy jump point for going home. They have a nice pool ... Read more
beadle96
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
The ship was AMAZING and the staff was exceptional. Right before we set sail, the president of Holland America was on board and we had a chance to meet him. He was very warm and welcoming and took to time out to take a picture with my ... Read more
crowsnesthhgal
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I really liked all the people on the boat!! staff and other passengers. It's definitely an "older crowd" as most other reviews say; but if you're a couple with kids (and you can leave them with grandparents; or ex spouses) this ... Read more
Captain Tonx
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Our group of young adults (upper 20s) did a week long cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam with family and significant others, total of six of us. We chose this cruise because of the price, dates, itinerary and the fact that we had not yet been ... Read more
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Joanbeat
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My husband surprised me with this cruise for Christmas. We sailed from 3/4 to 3/11 and had a wonderful time. We had no trouble boarding in Ft. Lauderdale. We were handed a letter from the Captain saying he was going to change the order ... Read more
Jazzyp67
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and we weren’t disappointed at all stopping off in China, South Korea and Japan. As first time cruisers and just turned 50 we were some of the youngest couples on board with the average ... Read more
Here i go again!
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Special mention right away to my friend i n THE RETREAT!! Jeffrey, Michael, Jomarie and Joseph And to Richard in the Crowes nest for doing a lovely job during my cocktail party for group Izamani at guest relations who made it ... Read more
sheepers21
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I (62 years young) arrived in Fort Lauderdale 2 days before embarkation in order to enjoy some Florida sunshine and allow for any transportation hiccups that might occur from possible weather delays or flight disruptions. We ... Read more
Boardwalkfun
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
49 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are in our mid-sixties and very experienced cruisers on all the major cruise lines, but this was our first time on Holland America. All in all we had a wonderful, relaxing time, mostly thanks to great weather, nice ports and terrific ... Read more
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Imzdo1
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose Eurodam because it had a 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean cruise that fit the dates of our Anniversary. We are so glad that we picked this cruise. Everything from the cabin to the Dining options to the Staff to the ... Read more
tbrown62
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
my wife and I are mid 50's and there was an older very friendly crowd on this trip. this was only our second cruise and first on Hal. Service is excellent and food selections were great. we did open seating but soon found that later ... Read more
mojo320
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After sailing on Holland America Line (HAL), four times and the last on the Noordam in February 2017, we have come to the conclusion that HAL treats some places better than the south Pacific. 1. Ships meals have been reduced in quality ... Read more
navybankerteacher
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
11,085 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having long wanted to visit Hawaii, and disinclined to take any more flights than necessary, I saw this as a perfect opportunity to escape some of winter. Additionally, we have a Navy Seal grandson stationed at San Diego, so the two ... Read more
chynna 2012
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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
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