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retiredloveit
Member Since 2011
1 review
33 forum posts
8 helpful votes
o We had a great room 6th floor (A6020 Mozart deck) veranda; great cabin stewards o We had great folks at seated dinner (3 other couples) Dave (one husband) ordered a cake for J's birthday (I don't know how he found out... Jim ... Read more
valorsmom
Member Since 2015
1 review
39 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Great price and wanted to try out the K-dam. We had heard bad things about the lower decks in terms of loud sound from the music venues on 3, and that the upper staterooms experienced a lot of wind motion. So we chose deck 6 and were ... Read more
LDEE
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Overall the experience was similar to a large (4500 plus passenger) ship. Although the Koningsdam is marketed as a "mid size" ship, the feel of the vessel was similar to a larger vessel. We encountered lines and lack of seating ... Read more
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Idahocruiser53
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on recommendation of our AAA agent and for an itinerary which included the ABC Islands. We stayed at Cruise Port Inn in Fort Lauderdale for two nights prior to embarkation and anticipate that after the renovation now ... Read more
sunchaser57
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise for the timing, the price and the ports. We had not cruised Holland before and were very impressed. The crew is amazing, friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was delicious. The Pinnacle Grille, while ... Read more
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Imzdo1
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose Eurodam because it had a 14 day Eastern/Western Caribbean cruise that fit the dates of our Anniversary. We are so glad that we picked this cruise. Everything from the cabin to the Dining options to the Staff to the ... Read more
rrforster12
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We cruise quite frequently (our 84th Cruise) and this one was available at a reasonable cost at the time I was searching for a get-away to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. We have not sailed with HAL for many years and was happy to ... Read more
mojo320
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
After sailing on Holland America Line (HAL), four times and the last on the Noordam in February 2017, we have come to the conclusion that HAL treats some places better than the south Pacific. 1. Ships meals have been reduced in quality ... Read more
kidpsyc
Member Since 2007
1 review
112 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We scheduled this cruise because it gave us six days on four islands (with an overnight in Honolulu) which seemed to balance out the sea days. It also included a night passing of Kilauea with the spectacular sight of lava entering the sea ... Read more
XFFDFire Capt
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
On March 4, 2017, my wife and I disembarked from an 18 Day round trip cruise from San Diego, CA. to Hawaii aboard the Holland America cruise ship ms Westerdam. First let me tell you what we liked about our journey, because I ... Read more
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kaygeed
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We were invited to join some friends on this cruise. Since my partner hates to fly and this left from our Hometown of San Diego-we decided to give it at try. We are 2 star Mariners and although we've been on many cruises but never one ... Read more
Darwould
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
120 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This cruise was for the New Zealand Destinations... with a lot of great port stops along the way. Noordam is our fifth HA ship, and much the same facilities as the others. It seemed that the temperature control was much better than some ... Read more
navybankerteacher
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
10,877 forum posts
Having long wanted to visit Hawaii, and disinclined to take any more flights than necessary, I saw this as a perfect opportunity to escape some of winter. Additionally, we have a Navy Seal grandson stationed at San Diego, so the two ... Read more
caribbean17
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is the third cruise that we have done with Holland America Line (HAL) First was the Alaska cruise from Vancouver 2014 - beautiful scenery and an excellent cruise on the MS Zuierdam. Second cruise was January 2016 - 21 night ... Read more
observer2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
107 forum posts
6 helpful votes
After spending 48 days on the Ms. Amsterdam last fall, plus reading comments about Koningsdam on Cruise Critic, I was anxious to assess the new Ms. Koningsdam. THE GOOD. The Koningsdam is a beautiful ship and is a wonderful ... Read more
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laura bertolo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Ship and room: The ship was very nicely decorated and designed. Our biggest issue was the design of the bathroom toilet. But according to other guests we are not the only people to complain about this. My husband couldn't sit on the toilet ... Read more
jay.patterson@sbcglobal.n
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We just returned from our trip to Indonesia. This was our 20 something cruise. We've tried to think of something to review that hasn't already been mentioned to help future travelers. First, some positives: 1. Indonesian serve ... Read more
porsena
Member Since 2007
1 review
525 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Like the colour scheme, which is more subdued than I remember on the other 3 Vista class ships, Food in the MDR seemed a step up over our last cruise on Eurodam. The wait staff have changed from pen and paper to tablets, with a noticeable ... Read more
Ray23
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
This was our 16th cruise but only our second with HAL. We had a particularly bad trip with them in 2016, but decided to give them a second chance (we also got a great deal on the price!) We had to catch the ship in Auckland so flew out ... Read more
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Zumba dancing queen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been on 10 HA cruises, 20 in all, and this one was perfect! We wanted to try the new ship to see the difference. Our suite was quiet and nicely appointed with marble table tops, designer molding and a slate floor in the bath. ... Read more
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CherryG
Member Since 2013
1 review
48 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 3rd Holland American cruise, the second on this ship. We upgraded to a Signature Suite (room 6063), and loved it. We'd had a Neptune Suite once before, and felt this was more than enough room for two. A big plus was the ... Read more
Marycook
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Friends liked the itenary and chose the 21day package as they were interested in the ports, we joined them for the last 10 days. Cabin and cabin staff good. Ship and washrooms clean. Loved it when the captain announced a whale sighting. ... Read more
serial_traveler
Member Since 2005
1 review
135 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I have enjoyed mostly every cruise on Holland. One of mine was not so good, but that was do to a typhoon from Russia that hit us after we stopped at Sitka. It was very scary and they chained the doors shut so no one would be foolish enough ... Read more
Keeversdad
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Holland America generally appeals to an older crowd and as a couple in their mid-sixties we were definitely among the youngest onboard. The Zuiderdam is starting to show her age (a 2002 build) with some upgrades made. We were told that ... Read more
jazq20a
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was very misrepresented in the website and available information from the cruise line. It was only "back to back cruises" not a separate all in one cruise. entertainment and activities were mostly repeated the second two ... Read more
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