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456 Holland America Romantic Cruise Reviews
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avenir
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband chose this cruise as a gift for my birthday. I had previously enjoyed travel on the Holland America Line ships and others had good things to say about HAL. It was his first ocean cruise. There was plenty to do. We really ... Read more
LoriEm58
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was the last one of the year, which we knew would not have a lot of children, which we had heard monopolized the pool area during summer cruises. This was our first cruise and Holland America completely screwed ... Read more
Cynder64
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We didn't want to leave the ship!! We got spoiled really fast with an upgrade to a Neptune Suite. The room provides access to the Neptune Lounge which has seating areas for watching TV, reading, or conversing, a table for playing ... Read more
Southerner16
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Staff- friendly, accommodating and smiling. Neptune Suite- worth the money for the space-bed is comfortable- needs updating, countertops/tub/shower cracked. Ship is dated and smells- lack of staff cleaning regularly in common areas ... Read more
circum95
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
Our third cruise, but the first with Holland America Line. Boarding as the usual stressful super heated mayhem. I wish cruise lines could learn something from Middle Eastern air carriers such as Emirates in that respect. The ship was clean ... Read more
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Sheik
Member Since 2004
1 review
995 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We are 37 and 38 years old and have been on 22 cruises so far. We cruise with Celebrity, Azamara, Oceania and Royal Caribbean. This was our 3rd cruise with HAL and will be our last one. We are easy and always treat people with respect. ... Read more
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icini
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Last minute choice. Rather overpriced but it did tick the boxes and I enjoyed it greatly, would consider using HAL again if a cheaper alternative did not include the ports I wanted to see. Always managed to find a sun lounger, even on ... Read more
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PL56
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised many times, but never with Holland America. We chose them as we liked the Riviera itinerary and it certainly did not disappoint, nor did the Oosterdam. The ship has just been re-done and is stunning. Very ... Read more
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colocruisefan
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 forum posts
22 helpful votes
My wife and I just got back from our 14 night Baltic Sea cruise on Holland America’s Koningsdam, starting and ending in Amsterdam. I give this cruise average marks overall, for the reasons below. Pros of Cruise: 1. Our cabin ... Read more
beth singer
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I chose this cruise because it fit into our timetable and allowed a visit to Vancouver. I sailed with HAL several years ago on an older ship and did not have a good experience but since it fit we decided to give it another ... Read more
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mrtnpwll
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Arrived in Vancouver a day and a half early to see some of the city sights.Took a cab to the cruise terminal and yes...they take American money. The driver took us all the way up to the entrance to Holland America section of the terminal. ... Read more
MathLady123
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail for longer than a week and leave from our home town of Boston. We were also curious as to the Canadian ports which we can visit on vacation in the future sans ship. Both of us had cruised ... Read more
Piqua41
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This ship and Holland America were fantastic! We explored Vancouver for a few days before setting sail from there, and both the embarkation and disembarkation were organized like a finely-calibrated engine. The ship was extremely ... Read more
iluvlabbies
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had wanted to take a Mediterranean cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. Since we own 4 weeks with Marriott, we were able to use our vacation club points to choose this cruise. We booked this in the summer of 2015 and were able to ... Read more
sabrefan
Member Since 2007
1 review
131 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Just some background on my wife and myself. We have been on Princess (2) cruises, Oceania (4) cruises and Celebrity (6) cruises. We are active people in our early 60's. This cruise on Koningsdam was our first on HAL. Pros: 1. Nice to ... Read more
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OBCruiser44
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This Ship takes the Glacier Bay Park Tour. With it being first tour to Alaska, wanted to see the national park. Overall, the Cruise was very good. Embarkation and disembarking were smoothly run and most staff eager to make this happen. ... Read more
GustavSpeed
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We had taken another Holland America Cruise and it was great. This one, not so much: 1) Travel to Anchorage was problematic. We wanted to go 2 day2 before but the agent talked us into going the day before and of course there was ... Read more
Los Angeles Travel Bug
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
22 forum posts
11 helpful votes
This was the third cruise my husband and I have been on, but first time with HAL. We chose this cruise to see the beautiful Norwegian Fjords, and because we liked the idea of being on a beautiful new ship. We booked it knowing that a new ... Read more
Traveling red
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
First time cruise, anniversary trip with my husband and sister and brother in law. Was one of the best vacations I have ever experienced. Holland knows customer service, we felt pampered every day, from the wonderful cabin stewards and ... Read more
KiwiRoaming
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Staff, crew, and cruise experience: This was our first cruise, and we're hooked. Apart from a minor hiccup with the computers going down at embarkation, the staff and crew ran the rest of our 28 day cruise like clock work. From the ... Read more
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s411y
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise as it was the right timing for us leaving from where we were staying in the tail end of our honeymoon travels . We loved the Tamarind restaurant and the dining room, We tried Pinnacle restaurant twice and were ... Read more
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lakeforestCA
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the different ports it stopped at. This was our 4th Alaskan cruise and our first with HAL. We probably won't go on anther HAL cruise as we were not impressed. Everything was average at best. The food in the ... Read more
isewnsew@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
For years our bucket list has included a trip to Alaska. We are newly retired and chose the 14-day land/sea package offered by HAL. Having only cruised two other times, both with other cruise lines, this was our first HAL experience. We ... Read more
clovis_12000@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
They made a very convincing advertisement for their cruise ship. They said it would be relaxing, but it was not. We wanted to relax, so I purchased their Couple's Massage worth $295.00. I knew it was overpriced, but ... Read more
Len2006
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
31 forum posts
14 helpful votes
The Eurodam's refurbishment has transformed it's cabins to the most beautiful and comfortable accommodation we've ever seen aboard a cruise ship.(we were in a Neptune Suite cabin 7051) My wife and I were in Europe for a Seabourn cruise ... Read more
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