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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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128 Holland America Venice Cruise Reviews

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In general the ship is beautiful, luxurious and comfortable. The main centrum lobby was lacklustre with a wild glass ... Read more
After completing a number of investigations into cruising we decided to choose Holland America and their new ship Nieuw ... Read more
Arrived a day early in Venice to enjoy time since our first trip to Europe, caught the #5 bus from the airport to the ... Read more
12 day cruise from Venice to Barcelona. Embarcation in Venice quick and easy. We were on board before the stated time ... Read more
BACKGROUND This cruise was actually not our original choice. We have enjoyed river cruising lately and had planned ... Read more

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Embarkment in Venice was very smooth. Used Hal's transfers. Transfers are very expensive for a 30 min. drive; but ... Read more
The ship is mostly great...my main moan is about the a/con..you just can't turn it off, or even down, in your cabin. ... Read more
08/12
We are regular cruisers and not fussy customers, despite the content of this review. Loved our last cruise on Noordam ... Read more
I've been on HAL before and had high expectations for this adventure. They failed miserably in several categories. ... Read more
We just returned from the Mediterranean Empires cruise on HAL's Nieuw Amsterdam, 18-30 July, 2012. It was GREAT! We ... Read more

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What a way to kick off the summer! This trip took us to Venice, Italy, Kotor, Montenegro, Piraeus (Athens), Greece, ... Read more
Overall the cruise was excellent.We were particularly pleased with the assistance given as my wife has walking ... Read more
We used HAL to organise flights and transfers as we were flying to an "awkward " place to get around with luggage. ... Read more
Joined the Nieuw Amsterdam in Venice. We transferred to the ship from Marco Polo airport using the ATVO bus for 5 ... Read more
This was our 12th cruise. We have sailed on Holland America, Celebrity, Orient Lines and Norwegian. We last sailed on ... Read more

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I write this as an upper 30s guy with more than 40 cruises under my belt. I am happy to try new cruise lines, ... Read more
05/12
By prior arrangement on Cruise Critic's Roll Call, we met a couple who were staying at our hotel, Molino Stucky, and ... Read more
My husband and I chose the HAL based on researching reviews and talking to many "cruisers". We are past the age of ... Read more
Unusual Cruise-Transatlantic cruisinforfun2012
01/12
We started our Transatlantic cruise in Venice October 27, 2011. The Nieuw Amsterdam was a beautiful ship but took us a ... Read more
We recently took an amazing cruise with HAL starting in Venice and ending in Barcelona (Mediterranian Romance). We ... Read more

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A mixed bag. Aussiepair
11/11
My wife and I joined the Nieuw Amsterdam in Venice for a Collectors Cruise, 11 days cruising the Eastern Mediterranean ... Read more
What A Ride...!! 1aCruise4wks
11/11
We sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam Trans-Atlantic Cruise on October 27, 2011. We actually flew into Venice two days early ... Read more
Transatlantic for 17 days. What should we expect. Good Food - yes, Lovely Ship - yes, Entertainment 24/7 - no, ... Read more
Storm at Sea Archie's Mom
11/11
Our October-November 2011 cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam was our second transatlantic crossing and probably our last. ... Read more
Our most recent cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam was by far our worst, with the ship listing multiple times due to wind ... Read more

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