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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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648 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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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
1 helpful vote
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
rks@cc
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
57 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We selected this cruise for the itinerary for 43 days. We wanted to see Hawaii, some of the South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. We opted for a Neptune Suite which had the perk of the Lounge, which we thoroughly enjoyed and ... Read more
Sgiggles
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We sailed with HAL on the Rotterdam out of Boston on last week of Sept. Boston port was easy to get to on a Sat.....traffic might be a problem on game days...next time I would start our adventure with a "duck" boat ride . We saw ... Read more
Swandi n Meow
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Embarkation and Disembarkation process was very smooth. We arrived at Seattle pier 91 at around 12pm and able to get into our room within 45 mins. Luggage arrived within an hour. Our group were scheduled to leave our room at 9:30am and ... Read more
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One eyed
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed September 2016
This is our second time on Prinsendam. Love the size no long lines to disembark . Staff very friendly and polite . . We had a signature suite very roomy. Dining was good not enough vegetables for my liking in dining room , salads etc in ... Read more
redtag
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
6 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We chose this repositioning cruise because it began in Amsterdam and ports were mainly in Portugal and Spain. The ship is new and new is nice and clean. Beds, showers and TV are good. However, the ship was overcrowded. There is no ... Read more
daisybertie
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
Our second time on Holland America to Alaska. Chose to cruise from Seattle on the Westerdam. It was absolutely fabulous. The ship was spotless, and everywhere you went there was someone cleaning or polishing. We had an inside cabin, which ... Read more
mwentz36@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I have had this trip on our bucket list for many years. We've always wanted to go to Alaska, though we have been a little leery of cruising. Our fear was that we'd feel cooped up on a cruise ship. Well Alaska was everything ... Read more
shamtipp
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was an excellent cruise with a very exciting places listed to visit the ship is modern very clean , and the stateroom we had was clean and well fitted. it was a veranda stateroom , the room staff really look after the rooms. ... Read more
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gptraveler
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we live in Massachusetts, wanted to visit some of Canada, and wanted to avoid the added expense of airfare. We are newly retired seniors and can travel outside of school vacation dates. We liked the daily ports ... Read more
cowes 20
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
34 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We loved the ship and the cruise to some of the most interesting destinations we have visited. We loved the Koningsdam. Of course some of the interior design, sculptures and wall art would benefit from some interpretation. Not every light ... Read more
circum95
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
10 helpful votes
Our third cruise, but the first with Holland America Line. Boarding as the usual stressful super heated mayhem. I wish cruise lines could learn something from Middle Eastern air carriers such as Emirates in that respect. The ship was clean ... Read more
icini
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Last minute choice. Rather overpriced but it did tick the boxes and I enjoyed it greatly, would consider using HAL again if a cheaper alternative did not include the ports I wanted to see. Always managed to find a sun lounger, even on ... Read more
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scm1848
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
293 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Holland America consistently delivers an awesome cruising experience. We usually ate in the main dining room, although we did have dinner in the Tamarind once, plus 2 suite guests brunches, and found all of the food to be top notch. ... Read more
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mseiferth
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
We have been sailing on HAL since 1973, and we are used to the demographic which appeals to this line. Our fellow passengers are often retired and have great stories to tell about their lives. (I am 74 and my wife is 69.) While the ... Read more
TonyC1952
Member Since 2016
1 review
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose to sail with Holland America for our second cruise, on the Veendam, and we had a marvelous time. Other than a little difficulty for the Uber driver to find the ship (Montreal is redeveloping the cruise docks), our embarkation went ... Read more
sundevil99
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
My husband and I took this cruise with his parents. His mother was in a wheelchair. Embarkation in Montreal was fast and simple. We were relatively late (2:30pm arrival with 3:00pm all aboard) and were the only people in line. There were ... Read more
Mar_53
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was approximately my fourth cruise with Holland America. I expected better than this cruise. The bathtub wouldn't drain. The sheets had cigarette burns. Half the time the towels were threadbare and like cardboard; the other half ... Read more
88oysterman
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Zuiderdam I sailed from Bergen to NYC.Sailing through Hermine the captain made the correct call missing Nova Scotia and head for NYC. I enjoyed the city for a full day.Hop on hop off for$64.00 with ferry. It appeared as though they are ... Read more
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angie n
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Overall great trip. Service was very good..room service and dining room.,and front desk. Loved the Windows 10 courses.Desiree was a very informed teacher. Rotterdam singers and dancers excellent.Comedian was funny but other acts ... Read more
Niewal
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we had mixed expectations. But overall we felt it to be a good experience. We found that the Zuiderdam was a well maintained ship, the staff very serviceminded and the food was good and varied. However ... Read more
cambriah
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
135 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Holland America. We chose HAL because we liked the itinerary, The Konigsdam was a new ship and we wanted to give Holland America a try. We arrived at the port early but were welcomed aboard immediately. ... Read more
sararuth@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise and my first with my spouse along! We had a very nice Vista Suite that was roomy and quite comfortable. The onboard presentations were disappointing. I was not interested in purchasing a Tanzanite piece ... Read more
OBCruiser44
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 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
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