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178 Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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Cruise Ship Happy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 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
35 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
13 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
9 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
jansenrivas@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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

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NellRYT
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
36 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
31 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
41 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
realestateprof
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
31 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
21 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

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springmountain
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
6 forum posts
51 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
40 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
TheDinParis
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The most predominate issue to think about is that the passenger average age is more than 55 on Holland America cruises. But more precisely, on this cruise it seemed like just about everyone was over 60. We think that was because of the ... Read more
ss FLANDRE
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
20 helpful votes
For starters, my husband and I love 'Prinsendam'. This shapely vessel, launched in 1988 as ‘Royal Viking Sun’, is an anomaly within the 14-ship fleet of Holland America Line, carrying only 835 guests, whereas her 13 fleet-mates ... Read more
Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
1,269 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We spent the evening before at the Hotel Miramare in Civitavecchia and it was very good indeed. Getting to the port required taking our bags to the train station and buying a shuttle bus ticket at the small store in the train station for ... Read more

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DCParky
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
192 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was my first cruise on the Prinsendam. I have always wanted to sail on her, although I was a bit apprehensive of sailing on an older and smaller ship, especially after reading some of the reviews. Thankfully, there was no need for ... Read more
SailB
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first solo cruise after losing my husband. We had sailed on NA in 2012 and I welcomed sailing on a familiar ship. I had booked a guarantee obstructed ocean view and was assigned exactly that. The day before I left home my TA ... Read more
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OBX-Cruisers
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
814 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I have over 120 days cruising on HAL ships and this latest cruise in the Mediterranean and TA was our longest cruise to date. We have been on the Eurodam on an East coast cruise from Quebec to Fort Lauderdale in 2010 and ... Read more
cascadecruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
224 forum posts
1 helpful vote
EMBARKATION. It was a breeze at the terminal in Civitavecchia as half of the Zuiderdam’s passengers were staying on from the previous cruise. With no lines, we were processed in minutes. Within 30 minutes boarding was opened and ... Read more
bump70
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This is our 15th cruise, and second on HAL. Holland America's service is outstanding as is the food. Yes, the Zuiderdam is an older ship, but, a well maintained and clean vessel. This ship is for the older crowd, as it doesn't have ... Read more

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russianrex
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We booked our first HAL cruise (22 night Mediterranean) with a little apprehension after reading the many mediocre reviews on this site. I will preface this review by saying that my husband and I are both 47 and our main concern was that ... Read more
Stuartgail
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We found the ship, although dates, clean and well kept. Our stateroom was small but functional. The bed was comfortable and there was adequate storage. The balcony furniture left a lot to be desired but we were still able to enjoy great ... Read more
Bevs@winshop
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Chose this cruise for the wonderful ports and the dates as it was my 60th. Stayed in a Neptune Suite on deck 6 and it was perfect. Initially after booking I had read quite a few negative reviews, but to the contrary we couldn't fault ... Read more
waiheke
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam, 11-NIGHT ADRIATIC DREAM. We booked a Signature Suit, SS, Location: Upper Verandah Deck. Check in was fast and efficient, off to a good start. The suite was a reasonable ... Read more
ekefeip
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We embarked on a 22 night Mediterranean cruise first off one set of luggage was not delivered to our stateroom 35 minutes AFTER sailing a voicemail told to come down and claim our bag - no foreign item found and told just TAKE IT AND LEAVE ... Read more

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