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166 Holland America Repositioning Cruise Reviews

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cascadecruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
224 forum posts
1 helpful vote
EMBARKATION. It was a breeze at the terminal in Civitavecchia as half of the Zuiderdam’s passengers were staying on from the previous cruise. With no lines, we were processed in minutes. Within 30 minutes boarding was opened and ... Read more
bump70
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This is our 15th cruise, and second on HAL. Holland America's service is outstanding as is the food. Yes, the Zuiderdam is an older ship, but, a well maintained and clean vessel. This ship is for the older crowd, as it doesn't have ... Read more
Mary Seas
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
36 forum posts
1 helpful vote
HAL put together a 7 day Greece with a 19 day transAtlantic cruise calling it a "Collectors Journey". They promised different meals and shows over the 26 days but repeated the menus and the shows from the first 7 days into the ... Read more
jkmarbles
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My friend & I have cruised on Holland America around 155 days. We found the Zaandam to be updated since our previous voyage on the ship. The rooms, services, meals and activities were all we expected. We enjoyed the Culinary ... Read more
DeeVeeCS
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
My wife and I booked a balcony stateroom on deck 6. This was our first cruise with Holland America and our 7th overall. Rather than trying to comment on every aspect of the experience, what I will focus on is what we particularly liked ... Read more

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JosNaylor
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I am not a usual contributor to review forums but I am struggling to reconcile the wonderful cruise just experienced on Volendam with these recent negative reviews on Cruise Critic. A strong influence on the enjoyment of any cruise will be ... Read more
bonvoyagebites
Member Since 2015
1 review
481 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went on a 3 day repositioning cruise for the MS Amsterdam to begin its Alaska season. We had been looking for a short cruise to take with the kids after their school year ended, and found this one. We booked it, as well as a hotel in ... Read more
gail h
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
316 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were so excited about this cruise. We had a very stressful year and needed to get away. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale 2 days early and stayed at the Sheraton Airport. A really nice hotel. Quiet, clean. If you go out of the hotel and ... Read more
Prof Don
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been to Panama before, but this voyage showed me a whole new way of seeing Central America. Our first port was Cartagena, Colombia, then through the Canal to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and on to San Diego. From the ... Read more
FunFox
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Beware, as we were too naïve to, that if a cruise company informs you that there is an active Norovirus outbreak on the ship you are about to embark on – your cruise will be compromised. Of course the severity of the outbreak ... Read more

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Bonbon65
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was my first cruise alone and I had a great time and would do it again! There was some illness on the ship but I did not get it. The staff worked diligently all the time to make sure that all areas of the ship where disinfected. ... Read more
old car guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The food was excellent and the entertainment was great. Got to score that as close as possible to 10 out of 10. The port and shore excursions could have also been 10 out of 10 if San Diego was not included on the list. What a dirty place. ... Read more
canadianbear
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,747 forum post
0 helpful votes
Stateroom staff: best we have ever had, thank you to Rohman & Roni-they anticipated our needs and the first day we asked for something specific to be done every day and they never forgot. Great job! They always kept our fruit bowl ... Read more
Mobi Cruiser
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
166 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Our first HAL cruise, re-positioning from Sydney to Vancouver. The price was right and there were plenty of sea days which we like. Boarding was easy as there were quite a number of transit passengers that had boarded in New Zealand. Our ... Read more
Pamela J
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
My husband & i have recently returned from a 22 night cruise from sydney to vancouver, on holland america oosterdam. the cruise was then continuing onto alaska. We were really looking forward with great anticipation to this 22 day ... Read more

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Sensational Traveller
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed on Holland America many times but this was the most disappointing. Firstly the same cruise a year ago was the same price and was 29 days with 7 more port stops which was excellent. Secondly it appears to us as guests that ... Read more
Lance881
Member Since 2009
1 review
44 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
I will preface my comments by saying that I usually cruise on Celebrity having taken several transatlantic cruises on their ships. I have heard positive comments about Holland America so opted to try them this time. My number one, ... Read more
Kala89
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We boarded the Volendam in Hong Kong. Embarkation was a breeze and we were happy to hear that our cabins were ready even before noon. Our cabin had lots of storage space. The newly installed lanai cabins had great new ... Read more
observer2013
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
90 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I did a 26 day cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam from Fort Lauderdale, Fl to Venice –- with 16 stops covering 7 countries. I have been on about 15 cruises covering many lines. EMBARKATION – Second time ... Read more
sandysmithfl
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first transatlantic cruise - greatly enjoyed the six days' crossing, which were relaxing and allowed us to get our body clocks on Europe time. The ship had just come from refurbishing and was pristine. Food was excellent, service ... Read more

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DancingORnurse
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
70 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Having sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam before, I was so disappointed in the entertainment. One night there was no show at all! The music was mostly Motown, not my favorite. The HAL Cats were missing. The ballroom dancing was not available ... Read more
Mary from Canada
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a 26 Days Transatlantic Cruise after being on 14 Holland American Cruises - but this one was a real problem - it had just come out of dry-dock and not ready when we embarked in Ft. Lauderdale - there were maintenance - ... Read more
HIGH TIDE
Member Since 2010
1 review
74 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was another good cruise...our first TA and our 15th HAL cruise. The "dry-dock" continued right up to the last day when we left the ship in Venice. It was more nuisance that inconvenience but it would have been nice if they ... Read more
hooked on cruising1949
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There was a drill for the crew when we came aboard and all the elevators were unavailable. Neither of us handle stairs very well and if we had to climb more than two decks we wouldn't have been able to do it. The Greenhouse Spa was ... Read more
muskegon2
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We had a great time. There were amazingly calm seas. The dining room experience was good - they accommodated special (low sodium) diet issues and that was excellent. But the main dining room was often slow. So dinner took a couple of ... Read more

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