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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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644 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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Yessirhesaid
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Cruise companies must recognise that the world has changed and even grey cruisers are used to unrestricted free internet access. The issues concerning internet access spoils what ought to be a relaxing experience. First cruise, so ... Read more
Sailawaynow
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
58 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We looked forward to this cruise for almost a year and were disappointed. First the GOOD: The Koningsdam is new and thus everything is sparkling clean and refreshing. The public rooms and staterooms are spotless, the linens are ... Read more
StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
21 reviews
1,635 forum post
17 helpful votes
Koningsdam inaugural trans-Atlantic cruise Oct 24 – Nov 9, 2016 Very long and detailed "Log" type format. If you just want the summary, scroll on down towards the bottom! We booked the inaugural trans-Atlantic cruise ... Read more
Austin Healey 1964
Member Since 2012
1 review
30 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Ship is not too large so that you still feel like a welcomed guest. The staff are incredible. Friendly, attentive and personable. Main dining room cuisine is excellent. Nightly entertainment is very high standard. Embarkation and ... Read more
Pyer
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Part of our deal was a two night stay in Barcelona which was a great start,embarkation was good and quite rapid.Balcony cabin was as expected with kingsize bed,large TV with plenty of films etc.The bathroom including tub was OK,goid hair ... Read more
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Minority Reporter
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This is a beautiful ship. Not like the other HAL vessels in many ways, but the upgrades and improvements are wonderful. The problem for HAL is probably that it's core audience, old people like me, are resistant to change and rather ... Read more
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
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
TexasDavid7
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
128 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My DW and I both wanted to see the changing of the trees so we booked this cruise (and indeed the trees were wonderful). The Zuiderdam was the HAL ship we sailed on years ago and enjoyed so much that we have been sailing on HAL ever since. ... Read more
islandmanintas
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Three first time cruisers, 19 days from Honolulu to Sydney. Loved the ship, great size 1900 guests., not too big not too small. Found the ship to be elegant and stylish for my tastes. Our travel agent choose cabin F1001 on the main ... Read more
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DLSgumbo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were looking forward to a "Fall Colors" cruise. It was our second HAL cruise, the first being aboard the Neuw Amsterdam. Enjoyed Quebec City and Saguenay but then got hit by a "subtropical depression" and missed the ... Read more
49erteacher
Member Since 2016
1 review
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Rock and Roll Cruise Major crew members Mark Rowden – Captain Sarah Koster-Claxton – Cruise Director Christina - Culinary Director Jake - Show Host I have taken one cruise on Holland America back in ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
38 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We enjoyed this 18 day cruise to Hawaii and back, the longest cruise we've taken. There were five sea days in each direction, a great time to relax and explore the ship. Our veranda cabin was spacious with plenty of storage and a good ... Read more
Steveoka
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We are avid cruisers and have tried most cruise lines over the years and find if you look hard enough for fault you will find it but we must say that the Maasdam was a true delight to sail on. The ship itself is well presented and well ... Read more
BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
1 helpful vote
Nineteen years ago, we honeymooned on the 'old' Westerdam, so we chose this ship, the 'new' Westerdam, for our anniversary celebration. Embark was pretty quick and easy, and along with the HAL transfer (from airport to cruise terminal) ... Read more
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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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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
cb10
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Having been on a number of cruises with Holland and having over 50 cruises of varying lengths we chose this one for the itinerary. While the entire trip was above average there were things like no hot water in our suite for the first ... Read more
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cruznbuddies
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
871 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We had sailed HAL once previously for a Sea of Cortez cruise which we thoroughly enjoyed. The entire cruise was a repositioning cruise from Vancouver, BC to Auckland, NZ however, because we are ... Read more
twovictorians
Member Since 2009
1 review
40 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Food was ever better than previous HAL cruises and we have done many (almost 5 star). Service was excellent and as delightful as ever. I understand that sometimes the 'open dining tables had slower than usual service, but during the set ... Read more
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A memorable Masdam experience
Member Since 2016
1 review
We liked the itinerary, the time of year and the size of the ship. The trip was perfect. There were plenty of sea days to enjoy the daily activities, interesting ports of call and thankfully perfect weather. The onl;y disappointment ... Read more
Ejbirdie
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because we had not been to either New York or the Maritimes before. We had cruised Holland America many years ago and enjoyed their ship and service. Zuiderdam is very spacious, well laid out, and by the 10th day ... Read more
Nomad Leicester
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
No its not a spelling mistake, we were previously fans of Holland America (HAL) prior to our Eurodam cruise from Venice. Following the recent security scares in Turkey HAL decided it would substitute Istanbul and Ephesus with an extra day ... Read more
Misha440
Member Since 2016
1 review
Older ship badly in need of an overhaul and updating. The loading area was the start of problems. Poorly organized when we were one of the last groups to board. Aggressive staff trying to militarize getting boarding passes.on board there ... Read more
survey54
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
My wife and I boarded the Amsterdam for a 53 night Pacific cruise in Seattle, but little did we know that the first 5 days to San Diego was a “repositioning“ cruise, where instead of the $140 a night each that we were paying , ... Read more
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