Holland America Venice Cruise Reviews

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224 Holland America Venice Cruise Reviews
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formerhusker71
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Have been on other HAL cruises but this was our first European cruise. Venice to Barcelona. Room Stewards were great. Room was prepared day and night while we were out. It was always immaculate. Had great service in the Dining Room ... Read more
dgreen5555
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
I chose this cruise for my group of 10 (mostly family) due to the itinerary. Our ages range from 25 to 63. We found the 12 day Romance Cruise to be very exciting. It stopped at 10 ports in 12 days and visited 7 countries. We spent an extra ... Read more
Dsatnick
Member Since 2016
1 review
This cruise offerred the portswe wanted and allowed us to spend a few days in Venice before the cruise. The ship offerred excelent food and wonderful entertainment. The cabin was ok except that they should have more drawer space. My only ... Read more
Waterfronteye
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Having sailed with cruise ships from Thomson, Costa, NCL, P&O and Cunard this is my take on our first cruise with Holland America on the Eurodam. Overview Although currently sailing in Europe the ship is tailored for the ... Read more
suejarm
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were a party of five friends who booked this cruise specifically for the destinations of Istanbul and Ephesus in Turkey. When the unrest started in Istanbul H&A changed the itinerary for two nights in Athens which although ... Read more
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Keyser Soze
Member Since 2006
1 review
25 forum posts
A comprehensive review of OUR HAL EXPERIENCE on the 09/28/16 Oosterdam 12nt Mediterranean Dreams cruise follows. Summary: With the exception of the two very negative experiences, our overall HAL cruise experience was nothing out of the ... Read more
twovictorians
Member Since 2009
1 review
40 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Food was ever better than previous HAL cruises and we have done many (almost 5 star). Service was excellent and as delightful as ever. I understand that sometimes the 'open dining tables had slower than usual service, but during the set ... Read more
VMax1700
Member Since 2010
1 review
915 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was not going to write a review of this trip until I saw another review and wondered were we on the same ship! Oosterdam was in excellent condition after her recent refit. Our stateroom was in good condition and ready for us as soon ... Read more
janmader
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was my 12-13th cruise and we had heard that HAL was among the best -- we found them among the worst. Poor, absent, on the verge of unfriendly, service; room steward constantly complaining about being overworked. Truly awful, ... Read more
dailydelite
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This trip first attracted me because I was looking for a cruise that started in Venice and hopefully visited some ports in Greece such as Athens and the Greek Islands, This cruise filled the bill and was well priced. Overall, the ship ... Read more
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DavidTineke
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We sailed with the Eurodam in April from Barcelona to Venice and enjoyed it very much, so much we considered to try and stay on board for another 12 days and do the return trip! We had a Neptune Suite (7063) which was wonderful. After ... Read more
jaxw17
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
401 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was out 13th cruise but our first on HAL. There were some good points such as the cleanliness of the ship, the quality of service etc. Overall the food was good we just tried one speciality restaurant the Tamarind and it was good. We ... Read more
Nomad Leicester
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
No its not a spelling mistake, we were previously fans of Holland America (HAL) prior to our Eurodam cruise from Venice. Following the recent security scares in Turkey HAL decided it would substitute Istanbul and Ephesus with an extra day ... Read more
GATTONITES
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We choose the 24 day Mediterranean Magic that was just magic. The 2 cruises combined covered everything we planned to see. Weather was perfect late August early September. We choose a Verandah suite which was very clean and plenty big ... Read more
Wisconsin Travelers
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
238 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Venice to Barcelona on the Eurodam was our 20th cruise. Some cruises are better than others, but this was definitely one of the best. THE SHIP: We've been on other HAL ships, but not the Eurodam. Frankly, even though this ship was ... Read more
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scm1848
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
293 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Holland America consistently delivers an awesome cruising experience. We usually ate in the main dining room, although we did have dinner in the Tamarind once, plus 2 suite guests brunches, and found all of the food to be top notch. ... Read more
discerningedinburgh
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I've done 6 Celebrity cruises in the past 5 years with my husband and teenage son. The Equinox twice, The Silhouette twice, Reflection and The Century before it was de-commissioned. I've sailed on The Med, Alaska & The Baltic. I chose ... Read more
Dioz
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
72 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Fantastic cruise. Cabin was great, verandah cabin on deck 7. Cabin stewards were excellent. (Dan & Cham) Always asking if we needed anything. Food was brilliant. Ports were fantastic after the changes were made to exclude Turkey & ... Read more
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Mustering up again
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because we had always wanted to return to Venice, and on this cruise we embarked and disembarked in Venice. As usual, the staff on Holland America was just exemplary. From Nia in the specialty restaurant (Canaletto's), ... Read more
Bob_plus_Four
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Hang on, it is a long review. This was our first Holland America cruise and the first on anything but Disney since 1998. With a total of eight cruises we are fairly experienced with high expectations. We did a 12 night Eastern ... Read more
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chrika@hotmail.nl
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Last year we did a mediterrenean cruise with Celebrity, this year on Holland America's Eurodam. It was a good deal, about $ 110,00 / € 100,00 per day incluidng flights from Amsterdam to Venice. Embarkation was ok, although very ... Read more
AWHW
Member Since 2015
13 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation on MS Eurodam for the 12-night cruise Venice return on August 22 took a bit more than one hour for practically a full ship, which is not the best but not too bad due to complicated embarking procedure (hope HAL learn from NCL), ... Read more
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marycath
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was an anniversary cruise and rather last minute. The ship had a recent refurbishment and looked splendid. The embarkation was quick and we went straight to our stateroom, a veranda on deck 8. The itinerary was mainly in the ... Read more
Len2006
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
27 forum posts
12 helpful votes
The Eurodam's refurbishment has transformed it's cabins to the most beautiful and comfortable accommodation we've ever seen aboard a cruise ship.(we were in a Neptune Suite cabin 7051) My wife and I were in Europe for a Seabourn cruise ... Read more
NihonRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
After an awesome Med cruise with Celebrity in 2015, I tried HAL in 2016 and was bitterly disappointed. Service was nowhere near as good. Room attendants weren't available most mornings and when left 4 messages over 4 days at their number ... Read more
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