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205 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews
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Davan777
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Ship: Lovely new ship, everything is lovely and new. Public areas are really nice. Shame the smoking is still allowed in the casino and its in a public area you have to walk through, it also spills onto the deck below. However we did ... Read more
FlCatLover
Member Since 2009
1 review
205 forum posts
We had our first HAL cruise on the Koningsdam starting on July 9, 2017. We chose the cruise because of the itinerary. We had spent a few days in Amsterdam enjoying the city before the cruise. The public transportation was easy to use ... Read more
yayaquilts
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary; we wanted to cruise the entire coastline of Norway. We went to 8 Norwegian towns: Stavanger, Eidfjord, Alesund, Trondheim, Honningsvag (& North Cape), Geiranger, Bergen and Flam. Visiting Norway ... Read more
gobuffs1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
2nd cruise on Koningsdam. much better this time around. Room attendants were excellent (yamin and Sri) both deserve a bonus from HAL. Lido food was very good, however did become very redundant. Bathroom in room was one of the ... Read more
jolly_cruiser
Member Since 2010
1 review
125 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Overall was a great Cruise for us - Myself, wife and a 7 year old. This was our first time on HAL ( after several cruises with Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival ). Overall a great cruise. Excellent food, entertainment and service. ... Read more
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flviking
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
45 forum posts
30 helpful votes
We have taken approximately 25 cruises over the past six years on Celebrity, Princess and Royal Caribbean. This was our first HAL cruise. We selected Koningsdam for the itinerary and that this is the flagship of HAL. We traveled in a ... Read more
wbrumel
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
397 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Just finishing up a one week cruise from Amsterdam to the fjords of Norway on the Koningsdam. We had a marvelous time, blessed with calm seas and (unusually) nice weather. Never opened an umbrella all week, although it was misty and ... Read more
Bazakabrie
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was a cruise up the Fiords, which was very colourful. Food excellent - such dept of quality and choice. Ship amazing. Amazing pools The staff were so very polite yet on the last morning , as we were disembarking they could not care ... Read more
ipoder
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
129 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Just returned from the Viking Saga seven day cruise to the fijords of Norway. It was a getaway for me and my daughters. None of us had been to Norway, we only had one week, and I was curious to see the Koningsdam, so it was the perfect ... Read more
mollygirl1
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
82 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary to Norway. We have been on 36 cruises over the last 22 years. After reading numerous reviews we were concerned about this Ship but could find nothing but wonderful things about our experience. ... Read more
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Wynnuman
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
31 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Embarkation was good. Greeted by nice friendly efficient staff. Our stateroom was very nice. It was modern, new and clean. The shower recess is the largest I have ever had on a cruise ship. The toilet is at an angle and my knees jam ... Read more
nooner59
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to experience a little of Norway and her peoples, also an opportunity to cruise with my parents. We have been on the Rotterdam and Oosterdam before with HAL. Koningsdam is very stylish, but the red, silver & ... Read more
dahling8
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights in Amsterdam prior to embarking on a 14-day Baltic Jewels (did not do Norwegian Fjords) cruise. Fabulous city, could easily spend another week...left too many crumbs on the table. Took a city walking tour with that Dam ... Read more
Liz48168
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
Family of 3 celebrating our son's college graduation. Stateroom 4143. Our 3rd cruise with HAL, our 26th cruise overall. We chose this cruise for the itinerary of Northern Europe. The first 2 weeks were very fast paced as we were in ... Read more
discerningedinburgh
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
3 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We are Celebrity Elite Plus cruisers. Aged mid 50's travelling with 21 year old son & his girlfriend. We chose this cruise because the timing was right and because I'd been on The Eurodam last year and thought the crew were ... Read more
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Griffindorf
Member Since 2010
1 review
3 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our 12th sailing on HAL, the second on the Prinsendam. We choose HAL because their ships tend to be smaller - the Prinsendam is the smallest in the fleet. The fleet is immaculately well maintained, always clean as a whistle, with ... Read more
Larwos
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We just finished a 21 night cruise through Norway and the Baltic on board Koningsdam, our first with HAL, and we were so impressed with Both the beautiful ship, its crew and its entertainment. Our balcony stateroom was comfortable if a ... Read more
BookScrapper
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The dates of travel, itinerary, ship. We were traveling with two others, so the dates of travel were important. The itinerary was new to us, starting in Amsterdam and ending in Rome, was just perfect. We were able to spend 3 days ... Read more
Barbrox
Member Since 2012
1 review
62 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because it is a new cruise ship and we really loved the itinerary. Overall, we thought the ship was beautiful. Our room was lovely. We liked the layout of the room, with the bed near the balcony. The shower was ... Read more
weimar
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
7 helpful votes
They have to stop the smoking on the ship, the casino smoking goes right up into the BB King area, and infiltrates the whole entertainment area. The ship is clean and the staff remains excellent. The ship is considerably larger than ... Read more
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332266
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The idea of cruising on a brand new ship was exciting and it turns out it was also very worthwhile. The Konigsdam is magnificent. Her captain and crew run a tight ship. Everything from embarkation to disembarkation was on time, pleasant, ... Read more
travel_lady
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
16 forum posts
27 helpful votes
If you are hoping for something up-scale from Carnival you will enjoy HA’s new Koningsdam; if you don’t mind having to get to the popular ship events (lectures, evening entertainment etc.) at least 20 minutes early to even get ... Read more
redtag
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
6 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We chose this repositioning cruise because it began in Amsterdam and ports were mainly in Portugal and Spain. The ship is new and new is nice and clean. Beds, showers and TV are good. However, the ship was overcrowded. There is no ... Read more
CanadianTravellers
Member Since 2012
1 review
73 forum posts
27 helpful votes
I have read some of the criticisms of this new ship .....and yes, I can see what some people were writing about ......the very few minor annoyances .....BUT COME ON !!! REALLY ??? This Billion Dollar ship was a joy to be on for 2 weeks ... Read more
dennis1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The selection was from a recommendation of a number of friends in regards to Holland American cruises. The MS Koningsdam was new and the cruise and port visits sounded interesting. Over all we found the cruise comfortable and ... Read more
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