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26 Holland America Singles Cruise Reviews

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CruiseGal1213
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I can't compare HAL to any other line as it's the only one I've cruised on. However, my Mother was on almost every line available in the US and Europe. After she tried HAL she stayed with them and became a 4 star mariner until her ... Read more
Traveling Dot
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
514 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
We had planned this cruise before my husband died, but he had made me promise to go even without him. I had mixed feelings but continued on with the cruise. I arrived in San Diego two days before the cruise and was able to tour the ... Read more
patohaauw@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I absolutely love the lanai room. But, the Veendam is getting dated and it is a little rough. For example, the tile on the hot tubs is all coming off and many things simply do not appear in in top shape. Overall, I felt the food was good ... Read more
lakelodge
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
329 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Three friends from childhood who graduated high school together in 1971 decided to take a girlfriend getaway on the beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam. I, a seasoned cruiser of 25--Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Princess, Oceania, and ... Read more
Mobiscuit
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Headed to the Eastern Caribbean early November. We were late to embark due to flight delays but I think it worked in our favor as there were no lines or wait times to board the ship. We specifically chose HAL as we're a bit contrarian ... Read more

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jimpilcher
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I almost don't know where to start. I set up the cruise thru them directly and told them I would need a room for 4 adults over 65. we were assured the cabin would fit our needs. It did not! One of the beds pulls out of the ceiling over ... Read more
Au48
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
386 forum posts
0 helpful votes
12-night Mediterranean Empires cruise  May 2, 2014 – May 14, 2014 Depart: Venice, Italy (round-trip) Cabin / Suite: 7031 (category PS) Itinerary: Venice, Italy; at sea; Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; ... Read more
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ew2103
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the reviewer's second cruise. The first was on the Nieuw Amsterdam (same line, western Caribbean), and I enjoyed it so much I booked this cruise on board. The Amsterdam is a beautiful ship, with marvelous artwork throughout. ... Read more
BadDog04
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just got back yesterday from my 26 day med/transatlantic cruise. Overall it was great cruise except for a few rough nights coming across the Atlantic. Was disappointed with the activities onboard during days at sea. Can see why some name ... Read more
joanieg1
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had planned this cruise for many months and love the Holland America line. This was my second cruise (first was Niew Amsterdam Caribbean cruise) with this line, and I highly recommend. Their service and excellent cuisine is very good. ... Read more

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Cruise4Sunshine
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
300 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having sailed many of the Dam Ships previously, I was looking forward to the newest in the fleet, and she and her crew did not disappoint. I chose the cruise because of the itinerary, I like port intensive trips with ports that need some ... Read more
Shimmershine
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Good points: -Zaandam much better than the Oosterdam in decor, service and company response to problems. Had a bad leak in my suite ceiling that took days to correct, but received a very generous shipboard credit and a cookbook plus ... Read more
Cruise4Sunshine
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
300 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There is a lot of unrest in the Middle East, needless to say. Our itinerary included: Athens (boarding), and it's general strikes a day before my arrival, Egypt (2 ports) just a few weeks after the American Embassy wall was breached, ... Read more
lbt43
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
710 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
I love Holland America. Embarkation - I rate this a C. Honestly, I felt they got us on the ship late, (12:00p) and it was really disorganized. No one knew the boarding was numbered and everyone rushed up to try and get in. The lady ... Read more
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mscottlogan
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Let me first start out by saying that I have been on three cruises with HAL, and this one was probably my favorite or tied with Alaska! The ship is absolutley gorgeous, with lots to do, very well maintained, with very friendly staff all ... Read more

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Seabournboy
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having been thoroughly impressed by HAL and the Noordam in December I decided it would be fun to try our their newest ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam. The 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise has once again exceeded my high expectations to the point ... Read more
micsse
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the first disappointing cruise experience I have had with Holland America Line. I used to be a loyal HAL cruiser. I am now three star mariner. This may have been my last cruise with HAL unless it was on their newer ships, ... Read more
Seabournboy
Member Since 2011
13 reviews
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
I booked this 10 day cruise with the intention of having a relaxing time and some rejuvination. It fulfilled those plans in every way. Let me start by saying there seem to be a fair number of people with unreasonable expectations as to ... Read more
sandy31250
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A few friends and I sailed at the end of June into July on the Eurodam to the Northern Baltics. What a fantastic cruise. Not only was the ship beautiful, but the customer service was beyond what I had experienced on any other cruise. ... Read more
MovingForward
Member Since 2010
1 review
139 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As I came home from a stressful day of work, I entered into my home to find my bed not made up. No chocolates, and no cheerful towel animal. I dragged myself to the kitchen table to partake of a meal that consisted of Church's chicken and ... Read more

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falcon10156
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
584 forum posts
0 helpful votes
DINING:The food was absolutely amazing. Due to the itinerary of this trip, I could not eat some meals in the dining room as I had early sitting. We had a table of 8 fixed early and our table companions were fabulous. We got along great. ... Read more
WannaBGambla
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Voyage of the Vikings 2010- 35 Days This was my first cruise over 10 days and didn't really know what to expect. It was perfect! Embarkation was slow,but smooth. Luggage was delivered inside staterooms very quickly. Ship is older but ... Read more
mocachina113
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When I booked my cruise, there were several things that drew me to HAL - the luxury the line's name invoked, the amount of time spent in port vs at sea, and the shipboard culinary arts program sponsored by Food & Wine. I have cruised ... Read more
Norguy
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Holland America has extended their cruising itineraries to include the island of Bermuda aboard the ms. Veendam. I was excited about taking this cruise and had planned for it for several months--reading, researching and looking at many ... Read more
Never_tomorrow
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruise on the Eurodam was great. It provided us with relaxation we needed, the warmth of the January air not available at home, and delicious food and service. Everything aboard ship was top-notch. Sightseeing tours in Grand Turk and ... Read more

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