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CruiseAlaska2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Seemed to be the one that suited us best at the time. That is indeed the case... We loved the overall experience of our time on board: The Neptune Suite was luxurious as was the Neptune Lounge. Expedited embarkation made a huge ... Read more
Amygone
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We boarded Nieu Amsterdam for a 7 day Alaskan cruise as part of a Scenic tour. It was a great ship and the crew were very accomodating,but the whole cruising experience was a bit dull with very little going on. In the evenings the bars ... Read more
ND Tour
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We picked a deal from Claire Newell's Travel Best Bets. Excellent service and direction from the customer service department. This was our first cruise. We took the Sea Bus from North Vancouver, a very easy walk to the terminal. Loading ... Read more
dodge440
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We hadn't been on a cruise and always wanted to see Alaska so a round trip from Vancouver seemed a good idea, especially as our son lives there so we combined a visit to see him with the cruise. Vancouver is a beautiful city with plenty to ... Read more
eaglecruisers
Member Since 2014
1 review
56 forum posts
Calm, peaceful cruise, with spectacular scenery all around. Alaskan towns were delightful. Excursions for every interest. Or simply walk about and enjoy Alaska. Weather in early May was outstanding, but we were told that the weather ... Read more
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macster285
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I can only extend my personal thoughts about each cruise I take. I have been on 26 cruises, 5 to Alaska and 4 on Holland. Overall, the passengers averaged about 75 yrs old with a third Australian, a third Canadian and the rest Asians ... Read more
CHYMN
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the departure from Vancouver, which we wanted to see. What we liked: -Easy embarkation, with no lines. -Three shore excursions set up by HAL: photography whale watch and ... Read more
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vanman1010
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
17 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise and our second with HAL. We had sailed to Alaska with Royal Caribbean three years ago for 14 days. Since we live in Vancouver, we love the cruises that depart from and return to Vancouver. All the staff on the ... Read more
Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 47th cruise. Only the second on HAL. No reason for not using them more other than price/destination offered by other lines seemed to fit our plans better. We've been on NCL 22 times. We really like Celebrity and Princess. ... Read more
jimkal
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We recently took a cruise from Vancouver up the inside passage and to Alaska with Holland America on the Nieuw Amsterdam. We had heard from several people that this was one of the best ship to do this cruise with as they cruise deep into ... Read more
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kevingastreich
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
570 forum posts
11 helpful votes
First, let me just say, Nieuw Amsterdam is our favorite ship now. We’ve sailed Eurodam, Oosterdam and Noordam. All great ships but this one is awesome! The artwork and décor is very nice. The ship is in fantastic shape and ... Read more
NSAHO79
Member Since 2007
19 reviews
86 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have never cruised on Holland America before so I thought I would give them a try. We have been on NCL, Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and MSC over the last ten years. We left Halifax on April 1 for a direct flight ... Read more
macmax
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
1,208 forum post
14 helpful votes
This was our 32nd cruise but only our 3rd with HAL. It was a last minute booking and we took advantage of a FLASH rate. We chose a gty veranda and were pleasantly surprised to be assigned a mid-aft located cabin #5130. The cabin & ... Read more
lehfrisbee
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
23 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My daughter and I chose this cruise simply because some friends from Boston chose it. We lost my wife in November and wanted to do a father-daughter cruise to celebrate life. The Neiuw Amsterdam is just the right sized ship for us. It ... Read more
stevecblock
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
10 helpful votes
We were so lucky to have been on the Nieuw Amsterdam for its 3/12/17 sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale. I can't say enough good about the service, the food and the overall relaxing experience. We spent three days in Key West prior to the ... Read more
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katelyn23
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We like to go as a family on a cruise during this week because it is our Spring Break back home and all of us are off work and school for the week. This was our 7th cruise on Holland America and our 30th overall. We have also sailed on ... Read more
tuitionowed
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are in our late 50s/early 60s. It is our 4th cruise with Holland America; six cruises with another company. We like HAL’s quiet nature, the service, and particularly the promenade. We were limited to a 7-day sailing this ... Read more
crowsnesthhgal
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I really liked all the people on the boat!! staff and other passengers. It's definitely an "older crowd" as most other reviews say; but if you're a couple with kids (and you can leave them with grandparents; or ex spouses) this ... Read more
Captain Tonx
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Our group of young adults (upper 20s) did a week long cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam with family and significant others, total of six of us. We chose this cruise because of the price, dates, itinerary and the fact that we had not yet been ... Read more
Chasdalex
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
26 helpful votes
This was our first ever cruise and the first week went very well. We enjoyed good service, great food and met new friends. During the second week however, Holland America showed their true colors. A large group (app 1000 people) boarded ... Read more
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fairfieldcruiser
Member Since 2008
1 review
238 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Hopped on this ship at the last minute. I wasn't expecting much, just a quick getaway from the cold of the north. I was completely taken aback by how much I enjoyed just about every aspect of this ship, crew and voyage. Other than ... Read more
sheepers21
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
My wife and I (62 years young) arrived in Fort Lauderdale 2 days before embarkation in order to enjoy some Florida sunshine and allow for any transportation hiccups that might occur from possible weather delays or flight disruptions. We ... Read more
DGol
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
Some ships, when you step aboard, elicit gasps and exclamations of "wow." This ship elicits smiles and exclamations of, "how nice." If quiet attention to detail and peaceful elegance is your cup of tea, Holland America ... Read more
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sunchaser57
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise for the timing, the price and the ports. We had not cruised Holland before and were very impressed. The crew is amazing, friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was delicious. The Pinnacle Grille, while ... Read more
Balliett
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
444 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Nieuw Amsterdam is almost a decade along but is in new ship shape. The showroom has business class quality seating and good sight lines.... We arrived at the dock at 12:30 and were in the room in ten minutes. Wife told me this was our ... Read more
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