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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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706 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
623 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise on a short notice three weeks before sailaway. Having had a focus on Celebrity Cruises before, we were in the mood to try something new, since Celebrity turned towards a path in the past, which was more and more not ... Read more
Up4Travel69
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
I chose this cruise as I was interested in a January cruise and this was the newest ship for the mature traveler. The ship is very fresh and clean and quite easy to maneuver if you've ever been on a cruise before. This was close to my ... Read more
bari1022
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
I took 38 people on the Jan. 8, 2017 sailing of the Konigsdam and we were all expecting a great cruise. Boy.....we're we wrong !!! The weather started off poorly with mean seas , high winds and tremendous waves and the ship was rocking ... Read more
GaryatMSU
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Recently returned from January 8 to 15 cruise to Eastern Caribbean, making stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay. Passengers were mainly over 60, with a few families and younger children. Ate several times in main dining ... Read more
loutag
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Overview The Holland America Koningsdam is a sleek new ship. It has an appealing interior design enhanced by attractive flower arrangements and both contemporary and traditional works of art. The ship handled reasonably well in the 20 ... Read more
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sandanmann
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
Service was excellent, crew was very friendly, food was great! Not crowded and never waited in a line for anything, getting on/off (usually a zoo) was smoothest ever. Our first suite experience out of 12 cruises on many different lines ... Read more
agouram5
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
Late decision to celebrate New Year's Eve on a cruise and Eurodam was the best deal we could find. Enjoyed the Zuiderdam in the Med and this ship is a sister with only a few different bars, rooms. Thought the food was terrific, fresh, ... Read more
edmondryan
Member Since 2017
1 review
Myself and My Husband checked with a travel agent before doing this cruise. We had done 5 cruises before but never a Holland American. Heard the Koningsdam was a new ship and the price was reasonable. We had a inside cabin which was a ... Read more
Critic lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We have sailed before on different lines and knew what we were searching for -- quiet, mature relaxation. We found it on Holland America. We made a point to search for ships that had no waterslides or theme parks on top. We wanted no ... Read more
bobabcd
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we were on the same ship in July in Norway and wanted to see what differences there would be operating in the Caribbean. The entertainment venues and the entertainers on this ship are top rate. The troop ... Read more
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usik
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The New Year celebration was very poor, no sail away band either, no zumba fun classes. The food on Lido market was monotonous and without seeing ingredients it is had to say what created some allergic reactions. Comedy shows very very ... Read more
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mrscopper
Member Since 2004
1 review
258 forum posts
Cabin SS6106. Redo is very nice. Ship was clean in good condition. Staff, as always, is the very best, although very overworked, which leads to less personal attention. MDR food was for the most part good. Some nights, not up to par. ... Read more
cruisingmike51
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our first Holland America Cruise. We have sailed on Quite few cruise lines, themes recent being the Regent Voyager on a 4 month cruise. After getting used to smaller ships we were a little apprehensive about going back to a ... Read more
Worst Holiday Ever
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Holland America – Cruise on KONINGSDAM Dec 22nd to Dec 30th 2016 I have been very busy building a house for five years, (-yes doing it myself) and I had not managed a holiday for five years. So I finally decided that I deserved ... Read more
big43rdkid
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
Having done the same cruise last January and finding it excellent and Antarctica amazing we decided to treat ourselves again but in the reverse direction. This was the Zaandam's first Antarctic cruise of the season so we three weeks ... Read more
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drvan
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We have previously completed HAL cruises to Myanmar and Hong Kong from Singapore. This Indonesia cruise was the missing link. We have been to Singapore many, many times. Stayed at Sofitel So. The only highlights were the Telok Ayer Food ... Read more
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ike0144
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
33 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We arrived the day prior to embarkation. We flew with Singapore Airlines and they offer a deal on hotel and shuttle to the hotel. The hotel we stayed in was good but only offered a buffet breakfast at $28 Singapore dollars/person. We got ... Read more
gentlemancruiser
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
1,720 forum post
2 helpful votes
In 25+ cruises we have taken this was by far the most disappointing. Having heard there any many passengers who sail on board multiple times and love it I was VERY surprised at the number of problems we encountered. We booked an ... Read more
Alfred P Doolittle
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We always take a holiday cruise and this fit our schedule. This is our 6th cruise on Holland America and our 25th overall. Nobody beats them for Pizza and Hamburgers and HotDogs on the Lido deck. Fresh and made to order. The BB King All ... Read more
Mermaid rock
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
33 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as we did a previous Holland America cruise on Niew Amsterdam last March. Although we have never in 9 cruises had a bad one, there was so much about this line we loved! Some of these are amazing service, food , and ... Read more
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morgankwyatt
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The food safety and health practices makes this the healthiest ship on the sea, which is good to know. Service, entertainment, and food was excellent. They had a variety from comedians to classical music. The stops were good too. ... Read more
Rod P
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Convienent at the time of booking. Very scruffy ship in some parts and and the tenders were and their handling was not up to,standard. There is no way they could handle 150 pax in an emergency. (I have handled similar or bigger sized ... Read more
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skoval3
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Some context: My parents and I were introduced to Holland America Line (and cruising itself) about 8 years ago and we instantly fell in love with their luxurious and incredible level of service, hospitality, and cuisine. Our maiden voyage ... Read more
Glassespro
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
224 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Positives first. We went on this cruise for sort of a family event. Father-in-law, my Wife and I, and her Sister and Brother-in-law. All in all we had a great time. The really positive aspects were the service and the entertainment. ... Read more
alaud
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
78 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we really enjoy crusing on Holland. The ports were very good and the dates were perfect. Overall, it was a fine cruise. Pros- Show room entertainment was top notch every single night. The menus in the dining ... Read more
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