Sailing out of my home port was attractive and I'm now four star with HAL. The service, per usual, was outstanding, but some changes are worth noting. No more librarian is bad news and whoever is now responsible at the home office needs ...
We've been sailing with HAL since 1978 and the food, service and entertainment were excellent. We did not sail on the 24 day collectors voyage but only the 17 day San Diego to Hawaii and back to San Diego leg. It was a wonderful vacation ...
We chose this cruise at the last minute just to get away from our unseasonably cold weather. We couldn't believe how Holland America had changed since last fall. There were hardly any books in the library, and the ones that were ...
From January 7-31, a friend and I spent 24 days aboard Holland America’s Westerdam on a Collectors Cruise to Mexico and Hawaii, followed, three land-days later, by a 15-day cruise through the Panama Canal aboard the Island Princess ...
My wife and I (a senior couple) chose a back-to-back on the Westerdam in January to Mexico and Hawaii to try to get away from the cold, wind, and rain of a Victoria January. We had sailed once before with the line, on the old ...
Special occasion cruise for us. Handpicked our suite. We have sailed with HAL before to Alaska and the Panama Canal. Anticipated same stellar experience. Off to a great start when boarding process went smoothly. Absolutely wonderful staff ...
Wonderful cruise! It was really the staff that made it so great. Every single staff member was so gracious and accommodating and that made it so enjoyable for us! The staff member Bagus in the dining room was very helpful and sweet.
Had a wonderful cruise and enjoyed the people. Great weather and a great cabin added to our enjoyment. The destinations were typical, but still was pleasurable. Food is fine, not special but good enough to gain a few pounds from (sadly ...
To begin with, this wasnt our first cruise. We have done Disney -- 7, NCL - 4, Royal Car-- 4, Carnival - 2 prior to our first ever with HAL. Wanted to take time to list out the various issues we have had with HAL.
Concierge / Lounge :- ...
Grandpa wanted to go fishing, and can no longer handle the long flights to Florida, so we picked this easy San Diego departure.
As this trip was during Winter Break (the week before Christmas) the ship was FULL of children. Good for ...
Sixth cruise to Mex. Riviera, fifth on Holland. Didn't disappoint at all. One negative: Holland has cut back on more "gourmet" or continental food offerings such as gourmet cheese, smoked salmon, a more extensive room menu, no ...
My husband and I cruise several times a year, usually on Carnival, but have ventured to other lines when there were good deals, wanting to check out differences from one to another. We jumped on The Westerdam because we love to cruise out ...
We chose Holland America because our other HAL cruise was wonderful, exceeded expectations, plus it departs from San Diego, our home.
This cruise, however disappointed in a few ways: our cabin attendant was not as friendly as on prior ...
This my eighth cruise with two on NCL, two on Carnival, one on Princess and my third on HA. This was the best cruise so far.
Boarding in San Diego was easy (it usually is). The check-in person told us that there were 300 minors on ...
This is our 12th cruise 2nd on holland America
Embarkation and disimbarkatio not we're very smooth
The Westerdam is a worn out ship no matter where you go on the ship there are items in disrepair
Our was mini balcony suite and ...
I wanted to take my 3 grown daughters on a cruise during Thanksgiving week out of San Diego. Two of the girls had never cruised before and I could barely keep up with their excitement over everything!
Embarkation was good and didn't ...
We finally were able to try Holland America Cruise line on the Westerdam.
It was great leaving out of our hometown,San Diego,than to drive to Long Beach or Fly.
Embarkation-was a breeze,very organized-we arrived at 11am and were on ...
Everything about the Neptune Suite & the amenitities that go with it are great. Priority embarkation & disembarkation, priority tender access, the Neptune lounge & the suite itself. Unfortunately we sailed on the Westerdam ...
As I write this review, know that my cruise was 6 months ago. I am only going off of mental notes remaining; this prevents me from talking about minor details, and rather only reporting what I can recall now as significant.
This was our first cruise on the Westerdam but we have done many more on other HAL ships. I like this size of ship-not too big and not too small.
We had a Signature suite and love the size of the cabin and balcony.
The staff on ...
Disclaimer-I actually won this cruise in a raffle, though I paid airfare, taxes, tips and incidentals.
I was really impressed with this cruise and the ms Westerdam. The staff was cheerful and gracious, the food was excellent and the ...
We sailed from Vancouver BC. Short 4 day cruise. We stayed in a cheaper hotel as there was a big convention. The Tropicana. Cab drivers are really nice. Vancouver BC is a great city. I am young 60 and sailed with my daughter. I noted that ...
I chose this cruise because we live in Vancouver and it would be a no hassle (airports) way to enjoy a leisurely much needed holiday. The first day should have been the omen that would tell us how the rest of the trip would work out. We ...
The Rock and Roll Cruise
Major crew members
Mark Rowden – Captain Sarah Koster-Claxton – Cruise Director
Christina - Culinary Director Jake - Show Host
I have taken one cruise on Holland America back in ...
The service was pretty good but no one went above the basics. The food was definitely a disappointment! The menu sounded great but what we were served did not reflect what was written! That applied to the appetizers, meat (chicken was ...
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