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Holland America Line Cruise Reviews

A rare look at the ship at night
Spacious shower and great water pressure
Upgraded Rib-Eye for $18.00
Leaving New York
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Are all cruises having post COVID-19 issues ?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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tdeeh723
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our first cruise since COVID, and first on Holland ever. Extremely disappointed. First the Pros: The overwhelmed crew provided great service. There were just not enough of them to meet demand. Food in the Dinning Room was very good. Cabin was clean and comfortable. The Cons: There we’re periods through the day when you could not get ANY food. And those hours were not clearly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great cruise!

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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buttermancruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I am currently on the Koningsdam, its Thanksgiving day and here is my review. I’ve never cruised Holland America before. Mostly I’m a loyal Royal Caribbean fan. I’m travelling solo this time after three years not leaving the island where I live and I was ready to cruise again. I chose Holland America because they sail out of San Diego, the closet port to my home in Hawaii. I wanted an older ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


First fully booked cruise since Covid. Did they handle the crowds well?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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ethanthej
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Context: I'm a 40-something gay man traveling with my husband and our 19 year old kid (first cruise for the kid). This was my first cruise on HAL, and his second. Other lines we've done: Celebrity (twice), RCCL (twice), Norwegian (twice), Princess (once). Our favorite lines are Celebrity and RCCL. A little context to this review. Apparently, this was the first fully booked cruise on ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Wanted to love, but never again with Holland

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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jdomingi
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Let me start by saying that I really wanted and was looking forward to a wonderful cruise. I heard nothing but great reviews (mostly). This whole trip started before the pandemic as my fiancé, and I purchased a 17-day Hawaiian island cruise( we were going to marry and the cruise was our honeymoon) that was cancelled due to the pandemic (No fault of Holland). Long story short after fighting with ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


The worst HAL cruise ever

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Lynn@ECGA
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned last Sunday (NOV. 20th) from Caribbean cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam on 14 days of the worst HAL cruise that we ever experienced. With more than 400 days on HAL ships and having sailed on this ship twice before, we never experienced anything remotely like this. In fact it was one of the worst cruises ever on any line including Carnival which can be inconsistent at best. Apparently in an ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


What has happened to Holland

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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shaunbava
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

A cruise is usually fun and this was no exception BUT, Holland has changed and not for the better. We had 160 days on HAL prior to the pandemic so we were pretty familiar with the line and this ship. The room was the room and it was fine as usual, it could use a little maintenance as things are starting to look a little tired but still a minor concern, the steward did a good job and the room ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Traveled with children


Things are improving!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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rmilller
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 20th anniversary cruise, and we did back-to-back 7 day cruises (western/eastern Caribbean). We are 3-star Mariners on HAL, and this was our 3rd trip since Covid hit. Compared to the last two post-covid trips, this was a good improvement. We started getting towel animals again (a simple add but delightful), they had some fresh flowers on board (prior two cruises they were mostly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great cruise to relax and get our feet wet cruisng again post Covid.

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Western

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Scubamark
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First time HAL cruisers, historically book Celebrity. Cruise started off a bit rocky with the Airline delaying the bag with my wife's clothing. HAL was great and worked with the airline to eventually have the bag catch up in Grand Cayman. Porsha from Guest Services and our cabin stewards (Madey and Firman) put in extra effort to make my wife as comfortable as possible until her things ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


HAL not on their game!

Review for Zuiderdam to Mexican Riviera

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Jgail
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We love to cruise! We chose this 14 day cruise with HAL because of the number of days at sea and the closer proximity to where we live. The ports of call were great--the Sea of Cortez, San Diego Santa Barbara, Victoria and Vancouver. I dislike writing negative reviews. We will always make the most of our cruises, and generally make our own fun. Here is what I wrote on the survey to HAL. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


First Time on Holland America

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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sneakypie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise since 2019 and was in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We'd originally planned an 11-day Panama Canal cruise, but decided a shorter cruise presented less Covid risk. Because the Rotterdam was new and the music venues sounded great, so we cruised with HAL for the first time. As a first-time HAL cruiser, it was difficult to determine if we were experiencing the true ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


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