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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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153 Holland America Venice Cruise Reviews

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7/15
We did the 24 day East and west med cruise visiting 16 different ports. The ship was excellent, food was very good and ... Read more
7/15
A slightly larger ship than we were used to, but plenty of room everywhere. The ship itself was modern but not too ... Read more
This was our first cruise with HAL and we were very impressed with their level of service and the standard of the ship. ... Read more
Nieuw Amsterdam Colonel Vatutin
6/15
The good: - service was pleasing and top-notch throughout the ship, but I felt that pool staff was considerably slow ... Read more
As others have pointed out, the ship is not new, but there are just so many pluses about this ship, the little bit of ... Read more

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I hadn't inquired as to the size of the ship, so this is on me. I'm used to the smaller ships. Too many people. I'd ... Read more
My husband and I took our 3 sons (ages 23, 20 and 13) for their first trip to Europe. We specifically picked this ... Read more
5/15
My wife and I traveled on the Venice to Barcelona cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam on May 16th. This was our third ... Read more
5/15
The GOOD: My sincere compliments to all the staff on this voyage. Everyone had a smile on his or her face at all ... Read more
5/15
My wife and me sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam from May 4th to May 16th 2015. We went from Venice to Istambul and back to ... Read more

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Avoid Holland America zhemmingway2
4/15
From an experienced cruise traveler: STAY AWAY FROM THIS CRUISE LINE Worst cruise ever. The ship was being ... Read more
4/15
If I were a first time cruiser I might have thought our 22 day Mediteranian cruise on the Zuiderdam was wonderful. We ... Read more
4/15
This was our first time with HAL and we loved it! Our cabin, 6132 was in the rear of the ship and near the elevators. ... Read more
Fantastic Cruise IntrepidExplorers
4/15
We were on the Zuiderdam for a 22 day Venice to Rome to Barcelona vacation. Very port intensive, but most of the ports ... Read more
Wonderful Service NCCubsFan
4/15
We have sailed with HAL 4 other times and have not been disappointed. Our cabin was great, well kept, the furnishings ... Read more

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What a Ship! rotjeknor
4/15
This was our 5th HAL cruise in a row. The previous ones were on the Rotterdam and Ryndam, I was a bit hesitant about a ... Read more
This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset ... Read more
This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset ... Read more
Avoid Holland America alvaradoter
4/15
This company understaffs their ships. Not enough crew members to serve the passengers properly. The ship sailed ... Read more
We have been traveling since 2000 when we visited Australia and the South Pacific. We have been on over ten cruises ... Read more

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10/14
Some background, my wife and I are in our early 60's, we have cruised 6 times before this, most on Holland America and ... Read more
First Cruise Ever ReluctantCaneToad
9/14
My wife gets motion sick so we held off going on a cruise. She never got ill on this cruise it was mostly smooth, only ... Read more
My husband and I went on the Nieuw Amsterdam 12 day Venice to Barcelona sailing. Embarkation in Venice was quick and ... Read more
Where do I start? We had a cabin that seemed fine but got 'upgraded' to the same cabin one floor above due to it being ... Read more
We are a family with 2 teenage children and have enjoyed 4 cruises with HAL. There must be something quite satisfying ... Read more

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