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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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321 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews

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HBLadybug
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had an excellent adventure aboard the ms Westerdam to Alaska. This was our first BIG cruise. Our accommodations were exactly what we hoped for. Everyone, from the front desk staff to the staff that took care of us and our room were ... Read more
showme15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Recently returned from the Baltic cruise aboard Holland America's Prisendam and must say the entire cruise was the best ever. The itinerary was a select, well thought out selection of ports and countries. The service was untouchable. ... Read more
Maksim
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
462 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on a 12 day cruise from Barcelona to Venice. This was our first experience with Holland America. Everything went really well. Loved our aft balcony cabin, nice full bath, plenty of closet space, and great service. The ship appears ... Read more
santabarbaraserenity
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
ALASKA CRUISE---Summertime FIRST I want to give great thanks to Imam and Sam, who were our amazing cabin stewards! They were over-the-top in their attention to meeting our needs!!! They made you feel like you were their most important ... Read more
ajscott
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This was my 7th cruise, first with Holland America. Overall I enjoyed myself on this cruise. Holland America seems to be a step up from Carnival, in terms of class and you can definitely tell that their clientele are retirees. My parents ... Read more

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Deb at sea
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise on Holland America. We have done 4 or 5 cruises on Princess (very positive experiences) and 1 on Carnival. The positives: food and service was excellent; bed was comfortable; gym was good; Glacier Bay was ... Read more
Catalina
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
554 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We have been on about 14 cruises, various lines, and multiple HAL ones. This had it's share of good and bad and ugly. The ship is getting old and a little shabby, but otherwise OK. They should paint the hallways of the staterooms ... Read more
Mosoko
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
My husband and I (60s, late 50s) have just returned from our wonderful Baltic Adventure sailing. Almost 40 cruises for myself as a travel agent since 1978, and my husband has sailed on around 20. We like that Holland America is keeping ... Read more
Thorswife59
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First time on HAL but we've cruised before with Carnival, Princess and Cunard. We had a fabulous cruise start to finish! The Amsterdam is a beautiful ship! Loved all of the elegant touches like live orchids on every table in the Lido ... Read more
Crusin Aggie
Member Since 2015
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We very much enjoyed our time on the Maasdam. The ship has been impeccably maintained and of course the HAL crew/staff are all top-notch. No complaints and I even won in the casino! Canada/New England has some very rural stops as well as ... Read more

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sechelt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The toilet would not flush after use for the first three days of the voyage. After each failure, I notified the front desk. One night it flushed on its own at 2:00AM. On the third afternoon, the door locks failed. The ship staff ... Read more
ijsprinses
Member Since 2014
1 review
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first HAL cruise and we had a great time. Our cabin with verandah was very nice, the bed was very good. we didn't have any post drydock issues! Our stewards were friendly and efficient. We were really impressed with the food: ... Read more
guyjud
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We have previously done cruises on Regent, Seabourne, and Uniworld so while not a cruise snob, I have been fortunate to experience some of the top cruise lines. I chose Prinsendam because the itinerary was interesting; the boat was small; ... Read more
izzielu61
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
My husband and I booked this cruise and I would definitely do that again and recommend that to any one wanting to book a cruise. Our travel agent took wonderful care of us and knew just what to do and answered all of our questions. She ... Read more
LEMPEREUR
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This is the first time I write something here but I read critics for years. Especially the bad one because it make me laugh. Most of them are so exaggerated. I smile when I read think like this : '' Nothing was interesting in the MDR. Food ... Read more

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ichinensei
Member Since 2012
1 review
37 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I just finished the 7 day Bermuda cruise out of Boston with Holland America's Veendam. First let me start with the positives. The positive is that there is a DIY laudromat. It's cheap too. $2 for wash and $1 for drying. This is good ... Read more
clarkie02360
Member Since 2011
1 review
37 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
My wife & I celebrated our 30th Anniversary on Veendam 6/27-7/4 Boston to Bermuda. Overall it was a fantastic trip. Having read all the negative reviews regarding the Veendam we were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding service ... Read more
astrophysical
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 7 night experience on the Amsterdam was both good and bad. Physically, the ship is beautiful. Our room steward was outstanding. The itinerary was great. The spa was outstanding, and the special "thermal suite" was well ... Read more
federalexpress
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
First timers (apart from a very brief taster cruise on Costa) in our 50's/60's and not really into the idea of cruising, but were attracted by the itinerary which covered mainly the Norwegian Fjords and Scotland. We did indeed like the ... Read more
da resort
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
Ship could use some big time updating. Bathrooms were ancient. Plumbing issue on first morning (early) caused flooding of cabin. Maintenance came and asked us to leave the room while they made repairs. Water spilt over from the ... Read more

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Cindyatsea
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with HAL and we were very impressed with their level of service and the standard of the ship. We have cruised many times with other companies with our last experience being a terrible cruise with Celebrity in ... Read more
jwhamlin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We have cruised with Princess 7 previous times and this was our first HAL cruise. Overall I can say I would recommend Hal to friends. I would say that HAL is more for the cruiser who prefers to pass time quietly rather than ... Read more
walkpl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was my first experience sailing with HA. As a travel professional, I have the opportunity to sail and know many ships. This one was a total disaster. The passenger mix was pretty old and activities were geared to that. I spent ... Read more
williebegoode
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Up until this cruise my wife and I had always hopped on a plane and went...well...all over. Friends who have cruised told us about the convenience, the food and the general fun they had getting on a ship; so we thought we'd try it. ... Read more
Rosethorn40
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
1,049 forum post
1 helpful vote
A little background on me; I am 54 (Turned 54 on this cruise), DH is 58. This was our 23rd cruise, 2nd time on Holland America, 3rd cruise in Europe. Have mostly sailed with Princess & Carnival, but also on NCL, RCCL, and 2 river ... Read more

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