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191 Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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Johnfurse112
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
3 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
14 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
15 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
0 forum posts
7 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
16 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
31 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
iana4417
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
7 forum posts
2 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
aaaway
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 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
39 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

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LJBaker
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 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
0 forum posts
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
48 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
savoie.tx@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Cruise Critic Review This cruise on the Oosterdam was our first with HAL and our 10th cruise overall. The highlights of the cruise were the itinerary and the music in the evenings. The 12 day cruise started in Rome and ended in ... Read more
Kgirl67
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This is for the Oosterdam sailing from Rome on 18 April, right after it came out of dry dock. First the good: The staff was generally excellent. We had a Neptune suite, and the Neptune Lounge being right across the hall from our ... Read more

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jansenrivas@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this trip based on itinerary, the itinerary did not let us down, but the ship noise/ construction zone did! No relaxing pool time, saws n construction noises all day. It came out of dry dock in the midst of Reno, propeller issues, ... Read more
cruisecriticana
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Lincoln center Stage venues were musical delight during the entire cruise. The quality of the programme is worthy of mention as well as a pianist who loved to amuse guests. Real musical voyage across the world's cultures. Afternoon ... Read more
NellRYT
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
67 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because we have had good experiences cruising with HAL before, we liked the itinerary (Eastern Mediterranean, then Western Mediterranean), and the fact that it was a new ship. The ship had many issues, which I ... Read more
Tango Kidd
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
47 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The ship was very disappointing. The online photos and videos are very misleading as they show show open, bright airy spaces but the ship is dark, cramped and crowded. There is lifted carpeting throughout the ship and broken windows. The ... Read more
Cdn Adventurelady
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
49 helpful votes
Lots to love about this pretty new ship: cheerful, organized, competent staff, extra nice cabins with real walk-in showers, excellent food overall (even for things like room service omelettes), and fun new areas like the Grand Dutch Cafe ... Read more

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pacific 193741
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
The ship was very disappointing. It was the official maiden voyage.The online photos and videos are very misleading as they show show open, bright airy spaces but the ship is dark, cramped and crowded. There is lifted carpeting throughout ... Read more
realestateprof
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
50 helpful votes
A 19-day cruise on HAL's new Pinnacle-class ship, Koningsdam, was an unique opportunity to enjoy another Holland America Lines vacation. On this trip my wife and I cruised with another couple and it is fair to say we'd all give the ... Read more
madebymark
Member Since 2012
1 review
35 forum posts
31 helpful votes
We're long time HAL customers, with many days aboard HAL ships under our belts, so we had very high expectations for the maiden voyage of the Koningsdam. DESIGN Much has been made of the musical instrument-inspired architecture ... Read more
springmountain
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
6 forum posts
57 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
A little background before you read my review. I have cruised 7 times, 6 on newer NCL ships, and once on the Disney Dream. I booked this first cruise ever with the Koningsdam because of the itinerary - not because of the cruise line or ... Read more
TylerRose
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
803 forum posts
49 helpful votes
Empty Nesters... It is finally our time to travel where & when we want! We just returned from our 7 night cruise sharing HAL'S premier voyage on the ms Koningsdam. (Our very first premier voyage!) We headed to Italy a few days early ... Read more

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