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156 Holland America Repositioning Cruise Reviews

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6110w73rd
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Everything started out great. The cabin was very clean and the staff was helpful. All the ports were quiet which was a change from other cruises we have taken, just walk through the cities and enjoy them. The city markets were fun to see. ... Read more
semibeater
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As a 3 star mariner we have used HAL numerous times as well as Celebrity and RCCL. This ship is older but as attractive features like it's size (1200 passengers). The crew is constantly painting and maintaining outside areas and I did not ... Read more
LMM1801
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
166 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My DH has wanted to try a transatlantic. I was skeptical by the number of sea days (8) and that I would get bored. I loaded my Kindle up with lots of books in anticipation, and I did read 6 books on the 14 day cruise. But I was never ... Read more
Cdn Adventurelady
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent the spring in Europe book ended by a 2 wk transAtlantic crossing on on this ship and a 2 wk north sea adventure on Celebrity's Infinity from Copenhagen to Iceland an down to UK. Given similarity in size and rating of both boats ... Read more
Steph'n'Dave
Member Since 2006
12 reviews
586 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Noordam – October 20/13 Mediterranean and Tran-Atlantic cruise We love cruising and we particularly love cruising on Holland America ships. We'd had a lovely long cruise in the spring and did not plan on this holiday but the magic ... Read more

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cruisecontrol1
Member Since 2013
1 review
33 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was our longest cruise ever and I was a little apprehensive about the Atlantic crossings because I thought it might be rough and cold, so We were thrilled to have mosly calm seas and warm weather. We even used the outside pool ... Read more
Goingagin
Member Since 2013
1 review
209 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Oosterdam is a lovely ship. She is not one of those that caters to the thousands but has enough people so you can meet like minded folk and enough people so you can avoid those with whom you share little interest ( a polite way of ... Read more
Santa Fe Connie
Member Since 2008
1 review
89 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
I booked this cruise/crossing at the last moment, when I was able to get a good rate as a solo traveler. I was able to get a ticket to Athens using Amex reward points, which eased my conscience about taking a second cruise in 4 months! (I ... Read more
fuzzywuzzy
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
1,368 forum post
0 helpful votes
We began our cruise from Civitavecchia, Italy on October 31st, 2013. Yes, it was Halloween. We had enjoyed beautiful weather in Rome for five days prior to embarkation. The temperatures ranged between 23 and 26C every day with beautiful ... 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

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53smokey
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and myself have cruised with numerous other cruise lines and this was our first with Holland American and probably the last. The Captain of the Eurodam was probably the most interactive Captain that were have ever sailed with. We ... Read more
spudsmack
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Started off with a few days in Amsterdam, a great to acclimate to the time zone change. Superb city for walking, everything close proximity to the hotel by Central Station including the Eurodam. Embarkation - took about 40 minutes from ... Read more
susanrtw
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first transatlantic voyage, and I found it very interesting to set sail for so many days (8) without land. We embarked in Fort Lauderdale, which is our home town, so it was very easy, and the HAL was very organized so it ... Read more
brule
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
442 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
We arrived at the Fort Lauderdale airport about 11 am, took a taxi to the Port and were on board and in our room by 12 noon. We met our neighbours in the Lido for lunch. It was only their 2nd cruise and they drove to Fort Lauderdale and ... Read more
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leo2012
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My spouse and I were on our first transatlantic cruise with HAL on the Nieuw Amsterdam for the Transatlantic farewell and we embarked in Barcelona on October 29th. Embarking was quick, smooth, a pleasant experience free of hassle that ... Read more

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jkadventures
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 4th Holland America cruise experience with approximately 35 other cruises on many other lines, past & present. We chose this sailing based on our desire to experience an Atlantic crossing and sail on HAL's newest ship, the ... Read more
shadowdog1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed October 2012
I have only been cruising for about 9 years but I have over 200 cruise days so far. Most of those have been with Holland America. Although some things have gone wrong on some cruises, I have generally been very happy with Holland America ... Read more
travelnnana
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
791 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were already on the ship when it arrived in Barcelona. We disembarked early and got on a hop-on hop-off bus. We had already seen much of the city during other cruises. We had been to Monserratt, Park Guell and the Sagrada. My DH ... Read more
haltransportsus
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our second time to do this cruise. We have enjoyed it so much that we have again booked it for 2013. The days at sea are easy and enjoyable, the seas somewhat bumpy but not sickening, and the ship and staff perfect. The cruise ... Read more
Morton Salt
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
48 forum posts
0 helpful votes
A part of the cruise experience is also before the voyage, where one looks forward, is excited, and prepares for the trip. Even after 75 cruises, the excitement and expectations to the coming vacation has not diminished. We have more ... Read more

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juliang
Member Since 2005
13 reviews
134 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I took this cruise because i wanted to spend time seeing barcelona and what better way to return than a cruise on a nice ship. 4 full and 1/2 days in barcelona which is one of the great cites of the world. I stayed on las ramblas. must ... Read more
awp529
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I booked this cruise as a follow-up to a 35 day South Pacific Cruise on the Westerdam which was very enjoyable. Unfortunately, the Nieuw Amsterdam had a lot more negatives than positives. I was traveling with a friend and we left ... Read more
ElEl
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was a 21-day cruise that started in Civitavecchia, Italy and ended in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It combined two HAL cruises: a 7-day cruise with stops in Livorno (Florence, Pisa), Monaco, Barcelona, Caligari (Sardinia), Sicily (Palermo), ... Read more
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Peter Christmas
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It may be somewhat of a shock for readers to read a less than perfect review of this ship following other glowing reports listed on this site so I will try to be totally honest and fair regarding our recent trip on the Noordam. Our ... Read more
Roger007
7 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Review Holland America Eurodam 8-29-2012-- 9/14/2012 Viking Voyage out of Amsterdam to New York cabin veranda 6011 Premium Price for a not-so "premium" experience what I liked: - Culinary Arts Center and presentations. The ... Read more

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