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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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324 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews

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FMgals
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hello, We have been loyal HAL Cruisers the decade or so and have always been quite happy with the ships, the service, the food and our accommodations. We decided to try a Caribbean Cruise to get away for the Xmas and New Years ... Read more
mandy35
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our 7th cruise but the first with Holland America. We normally book a balcony room but as the choice was so limited when we booked we went for an ocean view and were very happy with the cabin. The bed was the comfiest we have had on any ... Read more
debbucky
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I just got back from our first cruise in many years. This was a test of sorts to see if we are 'cruise ready' for the next phase in our lives as empty nesters/early retiree's. (mid 50's) Chose HAL because of price and ... Read more
Ayden
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
125 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We returned last night from what will now be referred to as 'the trip from Hell on the Oosterclunk'. I will start out by saying we have taken 28 cruises on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Azamara, and in the past 12 months, two ... Read more
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pwuchief
Member Since 2012
1 review
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Ok - new Zealand was great - except for Akaroa where we were not able to tender because of high winds (do not book a tour called the Mail Run - they do not refund). All other ports were great and interesting. Fiji portion - well if you ... Read more

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Daisyloo
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
1,580 forum post
2 helpful votes
We sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam for 3 weeks beginning November 22. It was a B2B2B consisting of Eastern, Western, Eastern Caribbean. The first and third weeks were exactly the same itinerary. This cruise was all about relaxing for us. ... Read more
arlbc7
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Me and my wife went on our honeymoon on the Holland Westerdam. We had just recently taken a cruise earlier in the year with another cruise line. We wanted to go a step up since this was our honeymoon and heard that Holland had a good ... Read more
Mobiscuit
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Headed to the Eastern Caribbean early November. We were late to embark due to flight delays but I think it worked in our favor as there were no lines or wait times to board the ship. We specifically chose HAL as we're a bit contrarian ... Read more
donken
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Fantastic time..always something to do, or just relax.. Pampered and made to feel like you really matter. Food ..omg..food!!!! Always plenty..coffee a tad bitter..but the pinacalle to die for..the fresh raspberries.. the ... Read more
kevingastreich
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
323 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our third Holland America cruise, our first to the Caribbean. Although the Caribbean isn’t my favorite itinerary, Holland America is DEFINITELY my favorite cruise line! We flew in a day early and stayed at the ... Read more

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grammy119
Member Since 2015
1 review
49 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We previously sailed with HAL to Alaska. That was almost flawless so we were disappointed in the Veendam and some of the shore excursions. The cruise began with electrical problems on the ship which delayed our departure from FL by over ... Read more
zuluharry
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We flew to the Boston airport and took the Adams Inn Best Western free shuttle to the hotel on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Then we took the Gray Line "Bean Town Hop On Hop Off" bus tour and harbor cruise on the following day. ... Read more
marks969
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam in 2 years and the ship continues to have a high standard of dining, cabin service and general cleanliness. We noticed a big improvement in the in cabin TV service facility with new hi ... Read more
Wato1957
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Venice' hotel was nice clean and a bus was just outside of hotel to centre of Venice.nieuw Amsterdam we got to Dubrovnik and had a lovely day we were looking forward to kotor, Corfu, Florence, and Livorno but we didn't get there.Thecaptain ... Read more
Wato1957
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Venice was nice hotel good location, thought the ship was gorgeous food lovely sometimes cold , waiters great and room attendants too we went Holland America because it was our 38 yrs anniversary and loved the itinerary we had been to ... Read more

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corvetteatthelake
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We are not "Career Cruises." Age, for both; mid 60's. Both in reasonable shape with no physical problems. Flew into Montreal from Raleigh, NC, (RDU) the night before and stayed at the Lord Berri Hotel, close to the ... Read more
DoriePam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The Eurodam is a great ship and the staff are professional and very courteous. We used the HAL transfers and hotel (the Midtown Hilton) and arrived a few days ahead of departure. The location of that Hilton is great. Our room was a ... Read more
Stuartgail
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We found the ship, although dates, clean and well kept. Our stateroom was small but functional. The bed was comfortable and there was adequate storage. The balcony furniture left a lot to be desired but we were still able to enjoy great ... Read more
AW from E-Town
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The inhospitable environment created by the leadership of the Oosterdam ruined our Holland America cruise experience! We were sold a drink package that was difficult to use. DO NOT buy the Signature Drink Package. This ship only ... Read more
TravellingDachshunds
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The ship was great. We know HAL is mostly for older people (we are in our 20s) but the service and food are so wonderful. The nightly entertainment does not interest us very much as it is much more geared to the elderly cruisers. ... Read more

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Spot_the_cruiser
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I'll try to limit this review to mostly the Westerdam, but have to say that Alaska as a destination was amazing! Even though I was skeptical about going someplace cold on a ship, the scenery and wildlife made this a wonderful trip I will ... Read more
DACzuhause
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our third cruise and first time with HAL. We had a great time and would choose the Volendam and HAL again. There were no problems during embarkation or disembarkation. We liked that it is a smaller ship and thus doesn't take ... Read more
TravelingSalesman
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our 45ht Anniversary, so we were treated to some nice touches because of that. Balloons on our door made it easy to locate our cabin on that long hallway. Starting with the agent at HAL who booked us, we were treated like ... Read more
avanahall
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
So we have cruised about 15 times and this was the first time on Holland America Line. At first I was a bit nervous since it was mainly older people and the boat was smaller then the new ships -- but it was by far our best cruise ever! The ... Read more
bfarmerva
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We cruised with another couple on Holland America for the first time this past September. We had read that the Zuiderdam had had a major face life last spring, but it must have been for the public areas, not the staterooms. The staterooms ... Read more

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