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481 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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gorilla1964
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 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
15 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
13 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
SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
623 forum posts
33 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
16 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
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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
4 helpful votes
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
seapals2
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
487 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
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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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
3 reviews
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
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
3 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
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jenniferdpenguin
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
alaud
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
83 forum posts
7 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
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lpeterson76
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
11 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
Fascin8ed
Member Since 2015
1 review
42 forum posts
7 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
6 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
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