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jdvmd
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
13,185 forum posts
This is a review of the Holland America Westerdam. We sailed on a seven-night Southern Caribbean voyage from Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Aruba, and Curacao with three days at sea. Dates: April 1-8, 2012. We had received a ... Read more
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cka345
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
30 forum posts
Sailed March 2012
It wasn't supposed to be this way. We were supposed to be flying in to Puerto Rico. Then we were supposed to be on the Caribbean Princess for a Southern Caribbean cruise. Nine days prior to embarkation we got the emergency e mail ... Read more
skooter35
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
136 forum posts
After reading plenty of reviews before our first cruise, I am amazed that anyone would have one thing negative to say about HAL or the Eurodam. She is a fine vessel and we could not find one thing bad or negative to say. I am ready to ... Read more
newsangel1
Member Since 2011
1 review
We have been on six cruises, two with HAL. My husband and I chose HAL again, specifically for the Hydro Therapy Pool. We loved it on the Zuiderdam a few years ago. For this cruise we booked the Thermal Suite and Hydro Therapy for the ... Read more
Gall
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2011
We always wanted to go to the south pacific and this was an affordable cruise with Holland America an round trip from San Diego. We had a great time visiting all the ports and overall enjoyed the cruise. However, we will not be cruising ... Read more
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Family of 4 will travel
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed April 2011
Our first cruise was 7 years ago and now it seems that we are taking a cruise almost every year since this cruise on Holland America was cruise #8. Since we live in California, it's easy for us to board in Los Angeles or San Diego and ... Read more
depilato
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
Sailed on Westerdam week of April 1st. Embarkation: Checked in at 2:30. Only 4 or 5 agents checking in guests. Had to wait in line a bit. Went smooth once we got to counter. Walked straight onto ship and into cabin. Nice size room with ... Read more
ilovecruisesmm
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed March 2011
This cruise was my third on the Maasdam and my fifth on Holland America Line with my family. As a two-star Mariner's Society member, Cruise Critic member and cruise veteran with ten (including this one) under my belt, I was hardly a ... Read more
Hildefam
Member Since 2008
1 review
12 forum posts
Just got back from the Oosterdam Mexican Riviera cruise... had a GREAT time... sad that it's over. Traveled with my mom (in her 60's) and my ten year old daughter. We were in an SY cabin. We have one other cruise under our belt... Alaska ... Read more
Hal San Diego
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
60 forum posts
The Oosterdam is still a great modern ship, but it is looking a bit shopworn is both the public areas and the cabins, mostly just minor cosmetic stuff, lots of nicks and dents, missing tiles and tattered furnishings that need to be ... Read more

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Cornishpastyman1
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,127 forum posts
This was our fourth cruise with HAL and we loved it. The others have all been to hot-weather locations. On this one the weather was good on all the land days and ideal for sightseeing but it was too cold to use the swimming pool (other ... Read more
flahagan
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
1,101 forum post
Embarkation at around 11:30 was somewhat long, but discovered that there was an accident on the escalator up to the boarding level and also the HAL check-in card machines were operating slowly. This may have caused the back-up we ... Read more
jmps
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,505 forum post
We flew from ORD to FLL on American and had a good flight. We stayed two nights at the Hyatt Pier 66 and found the hotel very nice. Service was good except for one night at the marina casual restaurant (Pelican Landing). We (and many ... Read more
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etohliver
Member Since 2010
1 review
20 forum posts
We were on the March 25 Spring Break cruise. We're a family of four, with two boys 11 and 9, and were excited to find an itinerary that fit us so well. We've sailed on NCL and Carnival in the past and have usually had to hunt out a quiet ... Read more
Petronillus
Member Since 2009
1 review
317 forum posts
Sailed March 2010
This was our second cruise on HAL and our first on a Vista-class ship. Both cruises lived up to HAL's stated mission of creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience, every time, and the two experiences make for complementary observations. ... Read more

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exploretheworldnow
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
This was a very enjoyable cruise and much to our surprise and delight we came back with a definite feeling that HAL would be a contender for our future cruise dollars. That is until on our return we saw a magazine article about HAL and how ... Read more
debkaysmith
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
769 forum posts
Sailed March 2010
Holland America's Oosterdam was the perfect vessel for a gorgeous week at sea during our early spring break. My husband and I booked this easy trip online through Holland America and couldn't have found the process any easier. Getting ... Read more
Rafaella
Member Since 2006
1 review
169 forum posts
Once again, Holland America is #1 in my book! What a wonderful 7 days cruise to Mexico/Cozumel.. Embarkation: easy enough for average cruiser, reduced amount of paperwork and "checking". Ship presentation: nice, big, traditional look, ... Read more
cantdance
Member Since 2010
1 review
105 forum posts
In addition to loving cruising on our own sailboat around coastal Floria where we live, we have been regularly "big boat" cruising for the last twenty or so years with family, friends and many of sailboat club members. As a result we have ... Read more
CruiseVacationQueen
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
752 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My family and I sailed on HAL's Zaandam in 2005 and we swore would never sail with HAL again. On that cruise, the service on the ship was horrible ~ we were ignored at dinner and the rest of the crew was ... Read more

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loveandcruises
Member Since 2007
16 reviews
382 forum posts
Sailed April 2009
We just returned from a fantastic cruise on the Zuiderdam. This was my 5th cruise on Holland America, and my 21st cruise in all. I am 48 years old, and traveled with my husband, 2 daughters (ages 11 and 14)and my mom, who paid for it ... Read more
ChicagoBucktown
Member Since 2009
1 review
Since we really did not know what to expect from a cruise, I completed a ton of research prior to cruising. After my experience aboard the Eurodam, I believe I was born to cruise. I should also We had less than a one minute wait in ... Read more
foamtech
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
Sailed March 2009
First the embarkation, we got to the terminal around noon and it was a breeze... 20 min at the most and we were at the Lido Bar having a drink!!!Our Cabin was already cleaned and ready for us!!! We got our luggage around 3 PM which is ... Read more
dmlee1990
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
301 forum posts
Background Information - We are a family of 4 (myself, DH, DD 15, and DD 10) sailing during spring break from Washington State. This is our 4th cruise as a family and all have been on HAL. My DH and I went on 2 other cruises, one on ... Read more
fumasacra
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
14 forum posts
This 3/29-4/5 Western Caribbean cruise on HAL's Westerdam was almost a last minute booking some four weeks before the cruise at www.cruiseshopping.com. We booked guaranteed balcony VH and got VC on Deck 5 which was assigned approximately a ... Read more

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