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rs1150@telus.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Holland America by all accounts have dropped the service level and as we normally use Princess, this was our first encounter with Holland America The cruise companies continual pressure to sell, sell, sell, became very annoying, it ... Read more
Liat
Member Since 2003
12 reviews
1,324 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Eurodam – April 5 – 19, 2015 – Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona The Cruise The original and valid rationale for this cruise was the itinerary, the land venues and six sea days. We are experienced cruisers. This was our ... Read more
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timbo5592
Member Since 2014
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Embarkation in Singapore was reasonably straight forward (in spite of being taken to the wrong cruise centre by the taxi driver). The only thing that could have been improved was the forms we had to fill out while standing in a mass of ... Read more
S.O.C.I.O.C.A.T.s
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
922 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Review of the Volendam Food: 1) fine. Could have been spiced some more ; understand it must be reasonably standardized. Had good “special“ days” : Asian Barbecue Day, Indonesian lunch, etc. 2) deserts ... Read more
Nigelstapuft
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have travelled with HAL 8 times, however our last experience did not live up to our previous experiences. Notwithstanding the outstanding Indonesian and Filipino crew (without whom the cruise line would sink into mediocrity), our ... Read more

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Janeroy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is our 27 th cruise on Holland America. We had a suite so will judge that however our friends were in regular cabin and I found it small compared to cabins in other HAL older ships. Guess new ships making them smaller. Our trip was ... Read more
cantin2
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
70 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We board the elegant Nieuw Amsterdam in Barcelona for a 13 night Trans Atlantic crossing to Fort Lauderdale. We are impressed with the ship - It does exude elegance. The public on Decks 2 and 3 are nicely designed to serve as multipurpose ... Read more
PixTraveler
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been traveling since 2000 when we visited Australia and the South Pacific. We have been on over ten cruises from many cruise lines since then, but this is the first time we have felt the strong desire to post a comment on the web. ... Read more
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

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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
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
210 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

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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
1,367 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
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

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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
jkadventures
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
41 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

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