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54 Holland America Spring Break Cruise Reviews

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Van2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
25 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and it exceeded our expectations. The cruise departed from our own city, for a good price so we booked it a month prior to the sailing. Our stateroom 5127 had a verandah and we would recommend booking one. We ... Read more
FieryGoddess
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Having never before tried Holland America, but, knowing they were rated 5*, we took advantage of the spring break, hoping for lovely time, good food and good weather. Sadly, these expectations were not met (apart from the weather). ... Read more
floridaschneid
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it had 2 stos we had not been to before. We always cruise with HAL because we have earned the perks of 4 star status. We always have excellent service. We have good food too. The ship has changed the lido ... Read more
0106
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
69 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I am a teacher so I am used to the crowds, the children and the craziness when traveling at Spring Break. My husband and I selected this cruise because of the ease of getting from the Ft. Lauderdale airport to the port and because ... Read more
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BigSioux
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was the third cruise for both my wife and me. All three have been on Holland America ships. Embarkation: The process went smoothly as expected. We had one hiccup somewhat of our own doing where our two children, 9 and 11, both ... Read more

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notdunromin
Member Since 2007
1 review
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise, our 5th with Holland America Cruises, was a last minute decision, since the price was tempting, the embarkation port of Tampa was nearby and we were celebrating our anniversary. The boarding process went smoothly and we were ... Read more
luvschessnut
Member Since 2015
1 review
43 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I are frequent cruisers, retired, but this time we traveled with our son, daughter in law, and two young grandchildren (7 and 5). All in all,this was a great trip. The ship was clean, but in need of refurbishing. Our inside ... Read more
Floridianfamily5
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was the first time my husband and I have ever cruised with our children. We chose the Hal over the other more traditional family lines because before children we loved Holland America. We liked the quiet atmosphere, the service and ... Read more
californiacruiseluvrs
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
138 forum posts
76 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I’m dumbfounded and not sure where to start my review of this “dam” ship - Eurodam. As a disclaimer, remember – this review is only my opinion and commentary. As a qualifier, I am well cruised and love all the ... Read more
Inner Lizard
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
I wear an activity tracker and I don't take it off for vacations. Many of the HAL ships provide what I like to have in a cruise vacation, especially when I'm using an inside cabin, and that's the ability to walk decks in sunlight ... Read more

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toomuchsnow
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A week off the Oosterdam and thought I should finally write my first review/story, since I read a lot of other people's experiences. Firstly, we are a family of three, early fifties with a teenage daughter who will be attending ... Read more
Jaimesmom!
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are a family of 3, traveling with our 11 year old daughter. To start we parked a mile or so away at the park and shuttle lot for 4.99/day. Embarkation was a snap with no delay! Debark was the same, off the ship and through customs in ... Read more
oliver1821
Member Since 2013
1 review
73 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Living in Ft. Lauderdale makes it very easy to cruise. This was my second cruise on Holland, have been on many cruises since 1976 and so far Celebrity had been my favorite. Eurodam exceeded my expectations on all levels, the food was ... Read more
PVcoach
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The only thing that exceeded the problems we encounters on our cruise was the sheer ARROGANCE and dismissive attitude of the "Customer Service Director". I took my wife and four kids for Spring Break on this cruise as we dearly ... Read more
Gigi1977
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
68 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
This was our 5th cruise with HAL and 3rd on the Westerdam. We love HAL and the Westerdam. Embarkation was a breeze. We arrived at the port a bit early and after a short wait we were allowed on board and told our stateroom was ready. ... Read more

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bhambamacruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Family of three sailed on Westerdam March 21-28, 2015. This was our first HAL cruise. We’ve cruised Princess, Royal Caribbean, & Carnival. We prefer Princess, but this experience has turned us into loyal HAL customers. We ... Read more
LexiNick
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
The room was a good size, we had a window stateroom on deck 1 (room 1083) but almost every morning, for hours, there was pounding and an angle grinder being used. Not relaxing or able to sleep in on days we wanted to. Food was better than ... Read more
ATLCruiseCat
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I picked up a last minute deal for spring break with our children. We loved the ship and all the activities, much of which included family time - playing games, swimming, shows, etc. The kids loved HAL and we enjoyed a ... Read more
Tomtom56
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first Holland America cruise and we picked it specifically to get an older, more sophisticated crowd to cruise with for the week. The timing of spring break brought many kids (250) onto a ship not accustomed to children at ... Read more
off280
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
We booked an inside cabin and had the opportunity to upgrade, several weeks before the beginning of the cruise (for a fee). We chose to upgrade to an outside cabin on the Dolphin deck (1879). It was a wonderful cabin, large with a window ... Read more

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hearsegirl
Member Since 2009
1 review
49 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our extended family took a spring break cruise on the Eurodam March 30-April 6, 2013. The eight of us ranged in age from 28-66 years old and we all had a great time! Before the cruise, I was worried how our group would do on HAL. Out ... Read more
evansofelmhurst
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I can't say enough about how wonderful our trip was! Let me start with the ship. I found it to be the perfect size for us - not too big and not too small. I believe there was around 2,100 passengers with approximately 400 of them children. ... Read more
ldphotography
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I try to sail on a HAL ship once every 2 years. I normally go to the Mexican Riviera in the winter to use their excellent thermal suite and work out equipment. I consider it my spa week to relax. This was my first time on the Zaandam. ... Read more
Shooshoo
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
530 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
My husband and I have cruised over 20 times on numerous ships. This was our second time on Holland America. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale two days early. We had never been to Ft. Lauderdale before and we just wanted to sightsee. We took ... Read more
travelintwo
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First, I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this website. I've been following Cruise Critic for years and have learned so much from other cruisers. About us--we're in our early 60's and this cruise was our 40th Anniversary ... Read more

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