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480 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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booboocruiser
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
9 forum posts
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
4 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
2 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
WarrenPaulHarris
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
361 forum posts
18 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
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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
6 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
6 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
Joanbeat
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
2 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
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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
5 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
48 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
Imzdo1
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
4 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
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mojo320
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 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
10,858 forum posts
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
laura bertolo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
19 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
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Zumba dancing queen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
135 forum posts
9 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
txernurse
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
4 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
5 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
worldvisitors
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose the cruise for 2 reasons. To experience the Brand with a view to using them again and to see the destinations on this trip. That was - Hong Kong down to Indonesia. The ship is dated and the air con is ferocious everywhere. People ... Read more
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