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834 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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gailhen
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Destinations were great! Plumbing and air conditioning issues. Breakfast in Dining room was slow...Old ship that needs renovated and need more staff for evening dining which was slow and food was not always hot or tasty. Entertainment ... Read more
mensa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
A balcony cabin on deck 9 was good for us, as I wanted views of the coast and passing vessels. Starboard side would be ideal for this Montreal to Boston trip. Decks 9 or 10 are convenient to dining and facilities. Food selection was ... Read more
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riverdale60
Member Since 2010
1 review
75 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The perfect cruise of 7 days between Boston and Bermuda. We were on the East Coast visiting relatives. We have cruised over 3 times, mainly with Celebrity. The Veendam sailed out of Boston and back so it was good schedule and we ... Read more
happyglobetrotter
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,694 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We love the Canada New England cruise and we do it on a regular basis. The ports are easy yet interesting and it is a very relaxing cruise. We were on the May 20th cruise and we experienced a full ship. The staff was excellent as ... Read more
ND Tour
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We picked a deal from Claire Newell's Travel Best Bets. Excellent service and direction from the customer service department. This was our first cruise. We took the Sea Bus from North Vancouver, a very easy walk to the terminal. Loading ... Read more
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Alandiben
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We really enjoyed this cruise the staff were very accommodating. The food is fantastic. We liked the fact that they still offer a a Gala night which include lobster tails, something other cruise lines have eliminated. Having been on more ... Read more
2freespirits
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
TRANSFERS Our flight left Toronto a little after 10:00, and we arrived in Boston (Logan) Airport around 11:30. The airport—ship—airport transfers (all booked through HAL) were well-co-ordinated and very fast. HAL ... Read more
macster285
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I can only extend my personal thoughts about each cruise I take. I have been on 26 cruises, 5 to Alaska and 4 on Holland. Overall, the passengers averaged about 75 yrs old with a third Australian, a third Canadian and the rest Asians ... Read more
gojoanne1
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Ship was smaller than the usual but I knew that beforehand. Also a little older but still we were happy with it. We had a balcony cabin on deck 10, great views from it, but to walk across the deck from one end to another you had to go ... Read more
vanman1010
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
17 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise and our second with HAL. We had sailed to Alaska with Royal Caribbean three years ago for 14 days. Since we live in Vancouver, we love the cruises that depart from and return to Vancouver. All the staff on the ... Read more
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jpeter1936
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Our previous experience made us want to return for another Alaska cruise. Same ship, same cabin - almost the same experience. The only disappointment was that training sessions were limited. The time aboard was as good as we remember. We ... Read more
nattga
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Having set sails with RCCL, NCL, and Celebrity, I tried not to set my standard too high because I know that HAL is going to be different and more traditional. After spending a week on Oosterdam, I can break it down and say things that I ... Read more
dtells
Member Since 2013
1 review
61 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Chose cruise because it was at the right time, and we didn't have to fly. The ship was lovely and comfortable, and the crew was friendland seemed very happy to be working there. I need gluten free/lactose-free food, and, as usual, this ... Read more
carolpardun
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
Our 14-day crossing was step 1 of our Epic Anniversary trip. My husband has only been on one cruise before and it did not go well, so I was concerned about whether he would like this one, but I'm happy to report that he enjoyed is--and ... Read more
Mesalady537
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose this cruise based on the itinerary which I thoroughly enjoyed. Shore excursions thru HAL were very educational with good tour guides with one exception. Food in both the dining room and Lido was very good. Did not have the ... Read more
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TexasDavid7
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
136 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was a good itinerary starting in Ft. Lauderdale, going through the Panama Canal up the West Coast to Seattle w/an Alaska cruise included. HAL calls this a Collector's Voyage. The Amsterdam is smaller than most medium sized ships ... Read more
liketraveling
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
760 forum posts
This was a 24 day Cruise. The Cruise started in San Diego through the Panama Canal. There was a choice to disembark in Fort Lauderdale, New York or Boston. I cruised this with my elderly father who uses a rollator walker. We decided ... Read more
jackjeanr
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I did a similar cruise on the Zaandam from San Diego to Hawaii several years ago and wanted to try it from a different port, and to see what changes may have occurred to the ship and/or ports of call. The ship seems brighter ... Read more
JPJPJP58
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We choose this cruise for the Panama Canal, which was an excellent experience. But the ship either needs three months in drydock for upgrades or to be target practice for the Holland Navy. The AC did not work in many staterooms. It ... Read more
heathman
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
33 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I booked this cruise in December as a gift to my husband who had, until now, never cruised. We wanted to try a short, 5-day, cruise to make sure he wouldn't become deathly ill from motion sickness and to just give him a taste for sailing. ... Read more
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Kelly97229
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Let me preface this review by saying that I have been on most of the other Holland America ships - and that, until this cruise, Holland America has been my favorite cruise line. It was an extremely disappointing cruise. The quality of ... Read more
StartrainDD
Member Since 2009
22 reviews
1,769 forum post
19 helpful votes
Veendam cruise 4-21-17 15 nights FLL – Montreal. Long and detailed. Skip to the conclusion if you only want the summary. Getting to Florida to day before the cruise proved to be full of adventure. Our Southwest flight left the ... Read more
sailorgirl
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
653 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
A TransAtlantic offers us a lengthy cruise at a reasonable fare with lots of sea days to relax and/or take advantage of the amenities and activities of the ship. We've done several before and always had a good experience. Holland America ... Read more
Workinless
Member Since 2014
10 reviews
95 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are seniors and this cruise was tailored for us The ship is a bit old, but is laid out well . I walk a lot and like the full promenade deck. Cabin (7028) has a very good design. Liked the curtain between the bed and bath as ... Read more
Europeantraveler1
Member Since 2014
1 review
53 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our third cruise with HAL. Previous cruises were on the Niew Amsterdam (upgraded to Neptune Suite) to the Mediterranean several years ago (originated out of Venice but once past Dubrovnik we ran into severe weather eliminating ... Read more
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