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180 Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
1,472 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
Bpriscud
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
It was wonderful to be able to see ports that are not usually visited by cruise ships. Who knew that Alicante, Spain even existed, let alone that it is one of the major cities of Spain. Equal thoughts for Porto and Portofioro Thanks to ... Read more

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longtime cruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed on the intimate Prinsendam under the impression we would have an "elegant" experience on an "intimate" ship. The ship was "intimate" because of the size and not very elegant. Ship is old and HAL works ... Read more
Cargill
Member Since 2014
1 review
104 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the 22-night Adriatic-Eastern Mediterranean cruise (Rome – Venice – Rome), sailing 14 April, ending on 6 May 2015. As noted by others, this was the first cruise after the two-week dry dock and re-fit, and the ship had ... Read more
Zealandia
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We booked our first cruise after selecting the Holland America 22 day Mediterranean / Adriatic option. We paid our deposit in July 2014 and waited with building excitement. That excitement quickly turned to disappointment as our ... Read more
stones58
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We gave ourselves this cruise as a 25th anniversary present. We have sailed on several cruise lines including HAL, our last cruise was great this one was the worst ship I have ever cruised on including those of my navy career. We embarked ... Read more
plr66
Member Since 2015
1 review
103 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Wow. As others have noted, this 22 day cruise was right out of dry dock, and we had Horrendous problems in terms of the continued construction we had to endure throughout the first 15 days, not to mention that no improvements were done to ... Read more
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Take me cruising
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Our second trip with HAL did not live up to expectations. Whilst the itinerary was excellent (and the reason we chose this particular ship) there were definite issues on board the ship which had just come out of dry dock. The carpet in ... Read more
HoustonTom
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
95 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Zuiderdam (i.e. Sewerdam") on a 22 day cruise beginning April 14th 2015. It was our second Holland cruise (the first was uneventful, but I was not overly impressed). On the bright side... we had 22 days of excellent ... Read more
Alan Woolf
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We have cruised many times however this was our first time with HAL. Initially we were disappointed as the vessel simply was not ready to sail with many passengers complaining of hot water and toilet issues in their cabins. We personally ... Read more
Saramae
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
From the first day of this cruise, it was clear that the Zuiderdam was not ready to accommodate a ship full of passengers. We were told that it had been in dry dock for a couple of weeks undergoing renovations and upgrades, but it quickly ... Read more
Judy Knobel
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We got to room 8020 on 4/14 to find no shower head or hose, inches of brackish water in the bathtub, broken bars in medicine chest and no curtains at all.SO NOT READY FOR PASSENGERS. When I called to ask for curtains, I was told there were ... Read more

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Aussgirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Our first cruise with Holland America and we were very satisfied. This was the first cruise after dry dock so every one was given $200 OBC (pp) to start with. During sailaway from Civitavecchia a few technical tests were run for a short ... Read more
HoustonTom
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
95 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed on the Zuiderdam (i.e. Sewerdam") on a 22 day cruise beginning April 14th 0215. It was our second Holland cruise (the first was uneventful, but I was not overly impressed). On the bright side/. we had 22 days of excellent ... Read more
Janeroy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is our 27 th cruise on Holland America. We had a suite so will judge that however our friends were in regular cabin and I found it small compared to cabins in other HAL older ships. Guess new ships making them smaller. Our trip was ... Read more
navybankerteacher
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
8,969 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Embarkation at Civitacecchia on November 4 was the easiest and smoothest of any of our more than twenty sailings. The fact that Prinsendam only carries about 840 passengers, and that there were a fair number staying on board from a ... Read more
jm0075
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
we have cruised with P&O and Princess in excess of 25 occasions and have often seen Holland America ships alongside. We have admired the appearance of efficiency and cleanliness and decided on that basis to give them a try. We took ... Read more

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