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577 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews

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OBCruiser44
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This Ship takes the Glacier Bay Park Tour. With it being first tour to Alaska, wanted to see the national park. Overall, the Cruise was very good. Embarkation and disembarking were smoothly run and most staff eager to make this happen. ... Read more
leztar
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our cabin was ok, except for night noise from galley above. Only 1 electric outlet a problem. First night out was horrible weather - bring meds. Days typically misty, rainy with pm clearing. Entertainment ranged from "A" ... Read more
Traveling red
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
First time cruise, anniversary trip with my husband and sister and brother in law. Was one of the best vacations I have ever experienced. Holland knows customer service, we felt pampered every day, from the wonderful cabin stewards and ... Read more
marycath
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was an anniversary cruise and rather last minute. The ship had a recent refurbishment and looked splendid. The embarkation was quick and we went straight to our stateroom, a veranda on deck 8. The itinerary was mainly in the ... Read more
karen.mcenroe@pubworx.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Very few positive comments. Staff was great and ship very pretty. Good night time entertainment and fabulous BB King Club. All downhill after that. Few activities; they count spa "seminars" as an activity yet I went to one ... Read more

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gckeicher
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
193 forum posts
Without going into horrible detail, it was the worst ship, accommodations and food I have ever experienced on a cruise. However, the itinerary was wonderful, most of the crew was very good except, they continually spoke to one another in ... Read more
clovis_12000@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
They made a very convincing advertisement for their cruise ship. They said it would be relaxing, but it was not. We wanted to relax, so I purchased their Couple's Massage worth $295.00. I knew it was overpriced, but ... Read more
lora-c
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I love the sea and a cruise. This was number 14, and my third trip to Alaska. My first time was booked on Sitmar, to become Princess by the time we sailed, second on Princess, and my first time on Holland America. I decided to try ... Read more
rayjitsu
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 10th cruises to Alaska but 1st with HAL. Balcony room, and accompanying two 83 years adults. What we like: Hard working staffs everywhere, clean ship. Entertainments: Bobby Wilson's Motown evening, Illusionist's ... Read more
jpeter1936
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, after checking several websites we decided that we wanted a medium size vessel and chose "Travel Best Bets" from Vancouver to complete our plans. They did a wonderful job and Megan Stone was most ... Read more

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tthdoc1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
swimgranny
Member Since 2010
1 review
134 forum posts
4 helpful votes
we choose this cruise based largely on date. we were a family of 8 ranging in age from 14 to 71. all enjoyed the cruise with a few complaints. the port schedule was off. not enough time in ketchican and not much to see in sitca . Holland ... Read more
Czech1
Member Since 2015
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Rather mediocre quality food and entertainment for the most part. Food was overly sauced and fancy but the end result was "strange tasting food" that reflected the Filipino and Indonesian influences of the chef. Maybe 2 -3 ... Read more
Disappointed111
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We travelled from Australia to Amsterdam to board the ms Koningsdam on July 17, 2016, to see the Norwegian Fjord scenery. We booked and paid for a "Large oceanview stateroom" in an "Outside" location, as stated on our ... Read more
Jolly.Roger
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Embarkation was a lengthy process because of a 1.5 hour wait post registration before actually getting onto the boat. We went for a Vista Suite - don't bother it is really a slightly larger balcony stateroom without any of the benefits of ... Read more

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Avmanguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The cruise was sold to us by a travel agent and included shore excursions at every port. We were very impressed by the ship, the food and all the activities offered, especially the cooking demonstrations, the Computer lessons and the ... Read more
JMax513
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
I should start by putting my basis for this rating into perspective. Last summer we cruised on the Allure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) in the Mediterranean. You will not find a more modern ship with more amenities than Allure; however, I ... Read more
Diane Kulkarni
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were guided to this cruise to Alaska through the Inside Passage on the Noordam by Peter at Discount Cruises. The occasion was our 44th wedding anniversary combined with my husbands 50th class reunion. Four classmates and their wives ... Read more
Floss88
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
It was my 65 th birthday have never been keen to cruise but wanted to see glacier bay. We chose the Volendam because it is a small ship taking 1400 passengers. We booked an inside cabin and were allocated one on deck 3 the lower ... Read more
pb3
Member Since 2011
1 review
17 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My concept of a Mediterranean cruise is Barcelona to Venice. We've sailed with Celebrity, Princess and Azamara and based on everything I knew I was fully expecting Holland America to meet or exceed our past experiences. It was not to be. ... Read more
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annanoname8
Member Since 2016
1 review
The choice was a back to back between Iceland and Russia July 4 through 28, 2016. Copenhagen to Copenhagen. Requested Convertible Twins. Got one king bed. Ask for two separate beds. Stewart gave me a face and said he would do it. Shower ... Read more
AlanAllyn
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,980 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
July 4 - 18, 2016 This was our third cruise to Alaska, third trip with Holland America with at least 20 cruises on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess and Crystal. Alan was celebrating his 80th birthday on the first night of the ... Read more
karenbink@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its ports of call. And we were very pleased with ALL of the ports. It was a great sized ship as we were able to dock at ALL of the ports, no tenders--Yipee. Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely ... Read more
Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,325 forum post
7 helpful votes
Very smooth check-in, arrived at 11:30 and were onboard by noon. Luggage arrived promptly. Room was in excellent shape. Our itinerary was fantastic, stopping in unusual Alaskan ports of Kodiak Island, Homer and Downtown ... Read more
tangopainter
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Holland America Line, before we did 4 Cunard cruises (2 QM2, 1 QV and 1 QE). Main reason in the past to choose Cunard was that we are fond of all kind of dancing events, see also my review: ... Read more

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