Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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259 Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews
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jnight
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we like Holland America and we liked the itinerary. We are more interested in exploring ports than ship-board activities and Holland America suits us for this purpose. We do not, for the most part, do ship ... Read more
murraycr
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
We often take a year-end cruise in the Mediterranean and enjoy visiting various ports along the way. This cruise focussed on the western Mediterranean and then crossed the Atlantic, ending up in Tampa. In all, we spent 39 days on the ... Read more
mike7742
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
The ship is very smart, plenty of room and facilities for allService first class - all crew always spoke with a pleasant greeting no matter what they were doing. Cabin (1123) excellent. We have been on cruises before,and always had an ... Read more
kimmk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I chose this cruise because I liked the itinerary and I had a friend going on this cruise. We were sent a guide for embarkation times, however there were massive ques and it was a lengthy process. The ship is new and pristine.The ... Read more
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CruzHand
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I have been on HAL cruises previously and find that they do cruising very well. The food is good although it has been better on previous cruises. Dining room meals are usually just warm, not hot enough. The service could be improved. One ... Read more
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susu1001
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 forum posts
143 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We booked a guarantee VE balcony cabin and were given cabin 7005. This cabin is below the bridge and the view is obstructed by the bridge and equipment hanging down such as the search light. It should be sold as an obstructed view balcony ... Read more
katelynj
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Decided to give HAL a try as it was a line we had never tried before and wished to compare with other cruise lines, Also the ports it was visiting are some of our favourites. Spent a couple of days before the cruise in Rome. ... Read more
Tac Aviator
Member Since 2013
1 review
63 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our first Holland America cruise but we have sailed on Celebrity and Princess before. The Koningsdam is a lovely new ship with a very comfortable feel. Our cabin (5183) was well appointed with "lots" of storage space. ... Read more
The Mumbles
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Chose this cruise firstly as we'd sailed with HAL before and our local cruise agency recommended this new ship. Also, we were looking for a varied itinerary which included Istanbul and Ephesus whilst enjoying luxury, a range of restaurants ... Read more
Fishstain
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
After the mixed reviews of this ship so far, it was with some trepidation that we made our way to Civitavecchia. We had a good start arriving early and being in our cabin within an hour - although I understand there were problems for ... Read more
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dragonfly sailorgirl
Member Since 2013
1 review
81 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose it because I wanted to revisit Istanbul and Ephesus but both ports were cancelled and I was not interested in revisiting Greek islands. Our waiter Andre was always smiling and met all our needs: special dietary and even cut up ... Read more
flyingfishtwo
Member Since 2010
1 review
77 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We originally chose it for the itenerary including Istanbul and Kusadaci. Both were cancelled. The added day in Athens was wonderful. Albania was a terrible choice, which shoved our schedule a day and caused rescheduling of all our private ... Read more
P&M_LTC
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had sailed with HAL before (2 x), once on the Zaandam (Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, as well as the Nordam (Barcelona to Rome), and have enjoyed the cruises very much. Compared with these this cruise was not as well organized, there were ... Read more
3ssn
Member Since 2011
1 review
189 forum posts
15 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
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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
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
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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
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
12 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
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