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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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739 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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agouram5
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Late decision to celebrate New Year's Eve on a cruise and Eurodam was the best deal we could find. Enjoyed the Zuiderdam in the Med and this ship is a sister with only a few different bars, rooms. Thought the food was terrific, fresh, ... Read more
edmondryan
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Myself and My Husband checked with a travel agent before doing this cruise. We had done 5 cruises before but never a Holland American. Heard the Koningsdam was a new ship and the price was reasonable. We had a inside cabin which was a ... Read more
Critic lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have sailed before on different lines and knew what we were searching for -- quiet, mature relaxation. We found it on Holland America. We made a point to search for ships that had no waterslides or theme parks on top. We wanted no ... Read more
bobabcd
Member Since 2013
1 review
33 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we were on the same ship in July in Norway and wanted to see what differences there would be operating in the Caribbean. The entertainment venues and the entertainers on this ship are top rate. The troop ... Read more
usik
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
The New Year celebration was very poor, no sail away band either, no zumba fun classes. The food on Lido market was monotonous and without seeing ingredients it is had to say what created some allergic reactions. Comedy shows very very ... Read more
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STXSHEILA
Member Since 2004
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
We have been on many, many Holland cruise and I've never had a bad thing to say about them but, this cruise was far from Holland's standards. First, our shower door didn't close. We called for service, By the the next day, nobody had shown ... Read more
mrscopper
Member Since 2004
1 review
261 forum posts
Cabin SS6106. Redo is very nice. Ship was clean in good condition. Staff, as always, is the very best, although very overworked, which leads to less personal attention. MDR food was for the most part good. Some nights, not up to par. ... Read more
cruisingmike51
Member Since 2009
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our first Holland America Cruise. We have sailed on Quite few cruise lines, themes recent being the Regent Voyager on a 4 month cruise. After getting used to smaller ships we were a little apprehensive about going back to a ... Read more
Worst Holiday Ever
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Holland America – Cruise on KONINGSDAM Dec 22nd to Dec 30th 2016 I have been very busy building a house for five years, (-yes doing it myself) and I had not managed a holiday for five years. So I finally decided that I deserved ... Read more
ceejaybeeaust
Member Since 2017
1 review
Xmas and New Year at sea. What more could you want. You want to take that special bottle along with you, and if you are flying in from interstate then don't share your baggage. Your baggage is going to be confiscated because you ... Read more
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big43rdkid
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Having done the same cruise last January and finding it excellent and Antarctica amazing we decided to treat ourselves again but in the reverse direction. This was the Zaandam's first Antarctic cruise of the season so we three weeks ... Read more
drvan
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have previously completed HAL cruises to Myanmar and Hong Kong from Singapore. This Indonesia cruise was the missing link. We have been to Singapore many, many times. Stayed at Sofitel So. The only highlights were the Telok Ayer Food ... Read more
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ike0144
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We arrived the day prior to embarkation. We flew with Singapore Airlines and they offer a deal on hotel and shuttle to the hotel. The hotel we stayed in was good but only offered a buffet breakfast at $28 Singapore dollars/person. We got ... Read more
gentlemancruiser
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
1,721 forum post
11 helpful votes
In 25+ cruises we have taken this was by far the most disappointing. Having heard there any many passengers who sail on board multiple times and love it I was VERY surprised at the number of problems we encountered. We booked an ... Read more
Alfred P Doolittle
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We always take a holiday cruise and this fit our schedule. This is our 6th cruise on Holland America and our 25th overall. Nobody beats them for Pizza and Hamburgers and HotDogs on the Lido deck. Fresh and made to order. The BB King All ... Read more
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Mermaid rock
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
33 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as we did a previous Holland America cruise on Niew Amsterdam last March. Although we have never in 9 cruises had a bad one, there was so much about this line we loved! Some of these are amazing service, food , and ... Read more
morgankwyatt
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The food safety and health practices makes this the healthiest ship on the sea, which is good to know. Service, entertainment, and food was excellent. They had a variety from comedians to classical music. The stops were good too. ... Read more
Rod P
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Convienent at the time of booking. Very scruffy ship in some parts and and the tenders were and their handling was not up to,standard. There is no way they could handle 150 pax in an emergency. (I have handled similar or bigger sized ... Read more
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skoval3
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Some context: My parents and I were introduced to Holland America Line (and cruising itself) about 8 years ago and we instantly fell in love with their luxurious and incredible level of service, hospitality, and cuisine. Our maiden voyage ... Read more
Glassespro
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
224 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Positives first. We went on this cruise for sort of a family event. Father-in-law, my Wife and I, and her Sister and Brother-in-law. All in all we had a great time. The really positive aspects were the service and the entertainment. ... Read more
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alaud
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
81 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we really enjoy crusing on Holland. The ports were very good and the dates were perfect. Overall, it was a fine cruise. Pros- Show room entertainment was top notch every single night. The menus in the dining ... Read more
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oliver8
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
36 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We definitely liked the small size (ca. 1300 passengers) of the Rotterdam. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Lifeboat drill was somewhat disorganized. It felt as if many of the crew members were not very experienced. Ship ... Read more
cablack
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
85 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on island itinerary and our previous five experiences sailing on other HAL ships. We hold HAL to a higher standard to other cruise lines we have sailed. However, the Rotterdam, in general, was extremely ... Read more
calderon.cindy
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 helpful votes
Winter in in the northern hemisphere is summer in the southern hemisphere, best season to cruise towards the south end of America. In the desire to explore the glacier landscape we decided on this cruise that allowed us to also visit many ... Read more
Lukeslady
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We have done this cruise previously and found it to be all of the above things as stated. The only suggestion I would have, is it would be nice, and I would be agreeable to pay more if we could have more time at some of the ports. There ... Read more
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