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169 Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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Tango Kidd
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
18 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
madebymark
Member Since 2012
1 review
35 forum posts
8 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
36 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
799 forum posts
33 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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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
18 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
1,261 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
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
788 forum posts
2 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
223 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
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

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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
Ozzie02
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My wife and I have just returned from a 22 day Holland America Line Collectors’ Cruise called Adriatic and Mediterranean Dream on the Zuiderdam. If you want to cruise on a ship where the toilet malfunctioned 6 times, the sewerage ... Read more
ijsprinses
Member Since 2014
1 review
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first HAL cruise and we had a great time. Our cabin with verandah was very nice, the bed was very good. we didn't have any post drydock issues! Our stewards were friendly and efficient. We were really impressed with the food: ... Read more

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firouzehstankovic
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have pictures of all of this .... I wish there was a way to attach them to my review! The staff was very nice especially dining room and room cleaning person Food - only decent food was in evening dining room. Buffet food was like ... Read more
ladygrace5
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We really enjoyed our cruise from Rome to Barcelona. It was our second time on the Zuiderdam in the last two years with the one before doing the Panama Canal. We thought the service was really good but that the entertainment was really ... Read more
stkswinner
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First the cons as they far outweigh the pros. My first trip to Europe and one of the must sees for me was David. Unfortunately not being familiar with the area and the fact that Holland America failed to disclose that the Florence port ... Read more
rahali
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Holland America’s 11 day western Mediterranean cruise proved to be quite interesting. The main attraction were the ports of call; and even though security concerns necessitated a last minute change of itinerary with Sardinia ... Read more
StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
19 reviews
1,452 forum post
0 helpful votes
Zuiderdam cruise 5-6-15 and pre-cruise visit to Rome Please feel free to skip down to the summary if that is all you want! All the details are included from my log as some seem to really enjoy reading these. Background: We booked ... Read more

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