Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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209 Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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3ssn
Member Since 2011
1 review
189 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We are a family of 4, mum, dad and twoo teenage daughters. This was our 6th cruise with HAL, all in the Med. The Oosterdam was recently refurbished in dry dock. She looked very fresh. We used anytime dining but with an angoing reservation ... Read more
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nsifiri
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The ship was fine, the Neptune Suites seemed smaller and less well laid out than other ships on the Holland line. The entertainment was only OK at best, but perhaps that was because we only had 2 sea days. What was surprising to me, having ... 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
bobd56
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we love to cruise to Greece and this cruise offered ports we have not visited. We have been on 40 cruises and do three a year. This ship was very boring because there was little entertainment. One night they ... Read more
tthdoc1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our 8th HAL cruise and second time on the Oosterdam. Perfect size ship (82K tons, 2200 passengers) and has recently been renovated (built in 2003). Never felt like we were on a crowded cruise ship. We had sailed on the Oosterdam ... Read more

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erikjoha
Member Since 2005
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for two reasons: Ports of call and price. The deal we got on this cruise for the 5 of us (Me and the wife, 3 kids (age 20,18,15) for 2 staterooms (Signature suite + large inside stateroom across from each other) was ... Read more
Moosers Mom
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We selected this cruise based on two criteria: the itinerary and it was a HAL cruise. HAL is our absolutely favorite cruise line based on the service, value, dining and size of their ships. We really don't enjoy the large or very large ... Read more
justsharon
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The beverage package is not of any value. Like most lines the internet package is expensive though the coverage was pretty good on this cruise. The coffee shop is a real weakness, the hours start at 8:00 which is late to wait for a real ... Read more
TravellingCouple2
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first ocean cruise; we did the Danube River cruise last year. At first we booked an outside with $100 credit. Then 6 months later, I noticed a balcony sale on the same ship, the Oosterdam. We were upgraded to a balcony for ... Read more
trilogy
Member Since 2008
1 review
16 forum posts
8 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because of the ports. I had been on many Mediterranean cruises before. I like the itinerary and the price of this one. I was contacted as soon as we got to our assigned room to confirm that I would attend a ceremony to ... Read more

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Johnfurse112
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We believe Holland America line to provide stylish cruising with elegance and sophistication at a reasonable cost. We like the traditional style of ship with spacious accommodation in the public areas and manageable numbers of passengers. ... Read more
meriberi
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
56 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary, which included the Riviera, several stops in Provence, and a stop for the Alhambra (although Granada was quite a distance from Almeria, it was worth the trip). We are 2 active Americans in our 30s, ... Read more
turendot
Member Since 2007
1 review
36 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We enjoyed our cruise very much but were very disappointed with a couple of things. Pros: Upgraded to an ocean view stateroom and also had a reduction of $1000 each on the original cost of the cruise -Stateroom 1044 had a bathtub! A ... Read more
sotiris
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
660 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Just back from a wonderful yet very busy cruise aboard the lovely Oosterdam. We took the second upsell offer (half the price of the first one) and enjoyed our first Neptune suite and the perks associated with it. Our stewards Tri and Kadek ... Read more
sourcerjoe@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Flew to Rome and spent an interesting 2 days. Trip was marvelous with the personnel outdoing themselves to assure our comfort. Great feeling on the ship and all ports visited. First Mediterranean cruise but have had many Carribean ... Read more

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magdalenclarity
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
18 forum posts
31 helpful votes
Although we have built up points on 13 cruises with another line we had heard good things about Holland America so we decided to give it a go when they made an offering with ports-of-call which were new to us. After spending a week in ... Read more
Cahadley24
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
39 helpful votes
My 20-year-old daughter and I took the 12-night Western Med cruise leaving out of Rome, and just returned a few days ago. The cruise definitely exceeded our expectations. We flew into Rome, and took advantage of HAL's air program. I was ... Read more
0bnxshs
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
4,156 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Service was par for the course for HAL; gracious and sincere. This is a ship of a new and different kind for HAL. I missed the promenade with chairs and open, friendly walkways, my wife doesn't spend much time out on the promenade, so ... Read more
ccsclean21
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My wife and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary this year and to celebrate it, we spent time saving up for a trip that would be truly special, and above and beyond a standard cruising experience. We chose this ship because it was the ... Read more
iana4417
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We (a family of three adults) chose this cruise because of the itinerary, the attraction of a new mid-sized ship and the time of the trip. This was our fourth cruise across three different companies so we are not loyal to one brand. ... Read more

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aaaway
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
Wanted to try HAL and chose this ship as it was brand new. Let me say that the ship itself is impressive and very stable..in 20 days I did not feel the ship moving at all. The atrium though is a joke ie there is nothing except a steel ... Read more
vakamalua
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
379 forum posts
50 helpful votes
BACKGROUND: We are frequent, experienced travelers and have taken over 25 cruises on at least nine different lines. We booked the 20 day Christening Cruise of the Koningsdam (actually 13 day Christening and 7 day Norway) for the ... Read more
LJBaker
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 helpful votes
This was our 16th cruise, second on Hal. We chose because of the new ship of the MS Koningsdam and the christening cruise, plus we liked several of the ports as well. It was one of the most fabulous trips we have ever taken. The ... Read more
Cruise Ship Happy
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 helpful votes
We are 4 star mariners on HAL so we wanted to experience the newest ship; this cruise also stopped at some places we had not been, like Gibralter and Sardinia. Food, as usual, was great. Avenues of entertainment (BB King, Bilboard, ... Read more
jwsfun
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
22 forum posts
52 helpful votes
Boarded in Rome and went right to the cabin to unpack- ( see Cabin Review). Note avoid connecting cabins. This was literally the only thing that really that wasn't great about this trip. You can hear pretty much everything that goes on ... Read more

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