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589 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews

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Disappointed111
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
14 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
Avmanguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
23 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
9 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

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Floss88
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
10 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
3 helpful votes
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
2,992 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

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Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,329 forum post
8 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
11 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
9 helpful votes
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
13 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
ljo7fpl
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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

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roncrowe
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
9 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
Buford1949
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
Heard many people comment on Holland America not being a "party boat" cruise, mostly formmore elderly people. Also, very clean, and friendly wait staff. All this was true, however I was dissappointed in the tough steaks. I had ... Read more
FlynnHolly
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
Drawn to this Holland America 21 day Norway, Baltic Treasures Koningsdam cruise by the great itinary, previous excellent experience with HAL service, on Nieuw Amsterdam, we are independent travellers who enjoy the ease of relaxing ... Read more
Chuck Dammeir
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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

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Superwoman12
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
Noemi Simaki
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 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
14 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
4 helpful votes
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
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

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