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549 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews

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Floss88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,295 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
4 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
fredwen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Classy experience. Ship: Noordam. Well appointed, clean, well maintained. Hand sanitizers available everywhere, with overhead and live reminders to use or to wash hands. Great implementation! Excellent emergency training ... Read more
rickwill123
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Very informative active cruise with many Ports & Cities to visit. Could have spent a little longer in some places than others but overall it gave you the opportunity to sample a variety of lands & customs. The cruise itself was ... Read more

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ljo7fpl
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Price was right. Food was good the first week but then it became repetitive. Entertainment in Main Room was mediocre. Singers and dancers weren't that good. The illusionist was good and they had a special female singer that was good. They ... Read more
roncrowe
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Very few negatives on this cruise. The ship was clean and quiet. Service throughout was outstanding. Food was fine, both in the cafeteria and dining room. The only negatives I have to report are a lack of on board activities compared ... Read more
rocky beach
Member Since 2010
1 review
85 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to see Norway, and what better way than more than a dozen ports in 20 days, in addition to Copenhagen and IJmuiden. Both embarkation and disembarkation went well, and we used HAL's transfers, since IJmuiden is a bit difficult ... Read more
Chuck Dammeir
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we could sail out of Amsterdam during a trip to visit our son who lives there. We also chose this cruise so we could experience Holland's newest ship, the Koningsdam. The ship certainly did not disappoint ... Read more
Superwoman12
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first cruise, along with two friends who hadn't cruised before either. We were all a little apprehensive, particularly with the idea of being herded on & off ship, into restaurants, etc. But we were very pleasantly ... Read more

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Noemi Simaki
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My partner and I are in our early 30s and this was our second cruise. Our first was with Royal Caribbean to the South Pacific. We chose Holland America expecting a better experience considering the price difference was substantial (almost ... Read more
wizwiz1944
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Embarked in Venice for a cruise through the Greek Islands and Istanbul early June. Its the little things that make or break a cruise and unfortunately it was a combination of little things that spoilt this cruise for us. Embarkation ... Read more
NCJJCPJC2013
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Both HAL and the Maasdam came highly recommended. We wanted a 14 night cruise that went to more ports than the previous Alaskan cruise we took in 1999. I read up on the Maasdam reviews and liked what I read. After booking we heard it had ... Read more
California Desert Rat
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We picked this cruise due to the many ports that other ships can't reach. Anchorage, Homer & Kodiak. And a new stop, "Icy Strait Point". We have sailed on Holland America before, and to Alaska. Were disappointed at the ... Read more
Laura1025
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Before my father passed away last year he told my sister and I to take a cruise after he was gone. My brother in law has been to every state in the USA except Alaska. We chose the land and sea Alaskan package through Holland America. ... Read more

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trilogy
Member Since 2008
1 review
16 forum posts
3 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
Grantdale49
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We are in our mid 60's and are not interested in noisy entertainment ship life. Travelled around Yukon and Alaska with HAL then returned to Vancouver on Noordam. Boarding at Seward very quick, with just the security check. Ship is ... Read more
Nova Scotia cruiser
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
325 forum posts
5 helpful votes
It had been many years since we sailed HAL and we decided to go back on what was the new Westerdam. Embarkation was simple. We had a signature suite which we were to.d that we would receive early embarkation....did not happen, but we still ... Read more
susie2183
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
29 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Our group of friends wanted to visit Canada and New England and these dates worked best for us. Having never sailed on Holland America, I was interested to compare a smaller ship to the larger ones that I have been on. Embarkation in ... Read more
Onial
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I have always loved Holland America having sailed 157 days on their ships. I was excited about the new Koningsdam but was sorely disappointed. I have sailed with six other cruise lines and this was the worst cruise I have ever been on. ... Read more
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Pukkepuk
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
19 helpful votes
My wife and I booked an accessible stateroom at the new Koningsdam, hoping to have a beautiful holiday. At the end however, this was our worst experience ever! We live in Amsterdam and cruised before with Celebrity. We had 2 wonderful ... Read more
cmlvngstn
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The ship is beautiful and our cabin was lovely and comfortable. We had delightful stewards, but that was where the fun ended. The Internet fees were ridiculous and excessive. We spent HUNDREDS of dollars just to have basic and sketchy ... Read more
Canucksafloat
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The Koningsdam is a beautiful new ship. The crew is also new, therefore still needs to be fully trained. The service in dining room is quite slow requiring 2+ hours for dinner. The dining room food is good, but not excellent. The Tamarind ... Read more
Voll
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Getting on an off a breeze. Well organized and very efficient. Crew was outstanding. Many made the effort to talk with my wife and I using our names. Most professional! The food selection, presentation, service and personal attention by ... Read more
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Nicknet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
After reading many different cruise site articles, speaking to friends and relatives, we decided on a total Inside Passage offered by HAL round trip from Vancouver. We wanted to avoid the choppy waters completely, as such Seattle round ... Read more

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