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489 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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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
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
12 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
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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
Barbara Bawol
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
For Hollands reputation and value. We were with Holland last fall and go with them for the food and age group. We are almost a four star category. However this ship did not reach the level we expected. The food wasn't that good in the ... Read more
teltrainer
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
600 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After cruising on Holland several years ago, we decided to try Celebrity and have cruised on some of their ships the past few years. When comparing our Celebrity experiences to Holland, we found that we had some WOW experiences with ... Read more
tabaluga
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
my 3rd time on the Noordam, 9 weeks totol, so i know her well. For the price of apx 110 per night for a balcony the value is terrific. The BBKing band plays 3x per night and are an exellent ship dance band. The Theater ... Read more
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goody2socks
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Good Holliday cruise. The Eurodam is a very nice with small ship feel. The staff was friendly, and very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing with a nice variety on the menus. We missed one of our ports due to wheather which was ... Read more
canadian-nurse
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
208 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our second HAL cruise. Our first was on the Veendam NYC to Bermuda. On that cruise, one of the engines broke and we lost 2 days in Bermuda. We were compensated with one hour of free drinks, which seemed terrible at the time. So it ... Read more
pjamk
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
342 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise because of the cruise month specials last year no the appeal of the new ship. The pluses were great service in all venues, the wait staff in the dining room was awesome. Loved the pizza and sandwich place above the ... Read more
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Hans J.
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was our fourth relatively long cruise aboard a HAL ship. The general hotel function was fantastic as usual with good food and very friendly/helpful staff. Our Vista Suite with verandah was kept neat, tidy and clean by hard working but ... Read more
novanurse
Member Since 2012
1 review
I must admit that I was very disappointed in this cruise ship. It is just like the other cruise ships now and has very little of what I sail Holland America for. It was nice and had the new car smell but did not have any soul. The staff ... Read more
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StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
22 reviews
1,760 forum post
22 helpful votes
Koningsdam inaugural trans-Atlantic cruise Oct 24 – Nov 9, 2016 Very long and detailed "Log" type format. If you just want the summary, scroll on down towards the bottom! We booked the inaugural trans-Atlantic cruise ... Read more
Ms.Jackson
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Disclaimer-I actually won this cruise in a raffle, though I paid airfare, taxes, tips and incidentals. I was really impressed with this cruise and the ms Westerdam. The staff was cheerful and gracious, the food was excellent and the ... Read more
Moycruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we'd cruised with HAL twice previously on the Nieuw Amsterdam (2012 and 2013) and loved it. We booked this cruise on Koningsdam expecting it to be a WOW experience. We were disappointed with the experience and ... Read more
redhead078
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken several cruises previously, however this was our first Holland America cruise. The Koningsdam was a beautiful ship with very attractive common areas. Our balcony stateroom was very well designed with a ... Read more
MAXER07
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were attracted to this cruise because of the different and interesting ports. We wanted to experience a new ship having sailed eight times on three different cruise lines. We had a wonderful pre-cruise of days in Rome with Travelbound ... Read more
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ROR
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were so excited about this cruise. Planned it for a long time. This was our 29th anniversary. The scenery and excursions were great, except tour in New York didn't include the 911 Museum. This was our 3rd HAL cruise. Alaska and ... Read more
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WanderingTheWorld
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I are currently living in Vancouver, Canada. At the end of the cruise season, we found this extended weekend itinerary. Also, this trip occurred a couple weeks before my husband's birthday, so it gave us the opportunity to ... Read more
BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
3 helpful votes
Nineteen years ago, we honeymooned on the 'old' Westerdam, so we chose this ship, the 'new' Westerdam, for our anniversary celebration. Embark was pretty quick and easy, and along with the HAL transfer (from airport to cruise terminal) ... Read more
gmore70
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Overall, good and fun. But for what I would want, 45 years of age, Birthday Cruise for my girlfriend, it was just okay. The main thing was the ship, its old and outdated. Its like a hotel that was once beautiful, when it was built, then ... Read more
highcees
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
54 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This cruise was chosen strictly for itinerary, which was a long-held dream come true. The ship and cabin got very old, very fast. Surely, the cuisine could have more variety -- all those chefs that claim to have input! Cabin attendants ... Read more
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