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Holland America Line Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

This is photo of the ship docked at one of the ports in the Fjords.
Hubbard Glacier - the highlight of the trip (IMO)
Fortress of the Bear Shore Excursion
Enjoying Hubbard Glacier..
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Great experience, still prefer Virgin Cruises.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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cruisingcouple83
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I admit Virgin Cruises has spoiled us. But due to being a new cruise line and limited destinations, we booked the Viking Saga cruise on the new Rotterdam ship. Pros: the pros are there are very few children on this ship, which makes for a better experience for me at least. The entertainment was classy and catered more to a cultured crowd. The blues band was excellent and the classical ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Wonderful week on the Rotterdam!

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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Postoffice
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We boarded at Amsterdam, everything went smoothly. Into our cabins quickly and able to go for lunch. The ship is beautiful with lots of lovely crew. Our cabin was extremely comfortable and spacious with excellent air control and a good size balcony. The bathroom had a powerful shower with Elemis toiletries. We enjoyed the Pinnacle and Tamarind restaurants along with the Lido and Dutch cafe. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


14-Day Best of Norway Cruise (July 10-24, 2022)

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Norwegian Fjords

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Kamfish642
10+ Cruises

Cruise was actually two 7-day back-to-back cruises from/to Amsterdam: Week 1 Week 2 Day 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands Day 8: Amsterdam, Netherlands Day 2: At Sea Day 9: At Sea Day 3: Oslo, Norway Day 10: Bergen, Norway Day 4: Kristiansand, Norway Day 11: Geiranger, Norway Day 5: Stravanger, Norway Day 12: ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Norway is beautiful! HAL is frustrating.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Norwegian Fjords

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JGnBG
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

My mom, aunt, and I recently returned from a trip aboard the Rotterdam along the coast and fjords of Norway, including stops in Eidfjord, Skoldjen, Andalsnes, Trondheim, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Alesund, and Maloy. Overall the trip was pleasant. The Rotterdam is a nice, new ship and the scenery and stops were beautiful. Below are quick ratings, with detailed explanations following. Trip ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Poor handling of Covid outbreak

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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lazydaze2
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

2 week Norway cruise ruined. Our deck 5 cabin was next to isolation area. I sat on our balcony for several days til I HAD to speak to woman on balcony next to me who smoked outside everyday. She informed me she was in Covid isolation and was told she could smoke. So, I inhaled her smoke for days. They put HEALTHY New passengers right next door to Covid area. We demanded to be moved, and days later ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Mediocre to good

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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PomPoot
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

The “have it all” package is not high value and you should not pay more than $350 over the bare bones fare for it for sailings if a week or more, otherwise it won’t give you much bang for your buck: The shore excursions are massively over-priced (easily twice as expensive as available from trustworthy online purveyors); you can do way better independently. The internet is not good enough to ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Beautiful Boat Friendly Crew

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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Lamont Stevens
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having recently disembarked from Holland America’s Rotterdam this(June 5 2022) I would like to share my thoughts with you. Be prepared for a long, thorough report. This a brand new, well maintained boat. We had about 60-70% capacity. A great majority 65 plus. Many walkers and motorized wheel chairs. Maybe a dozen children along with a group of 150 young European Travel agents who were ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Clean new ship. Great staff. Amazing food.

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calscotty
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Two week cruise of Norway, with stop in Amsterdam in the middle. The ship felt new, and very clean. The staff was amazing, friendly, with many greeting you by name. The meals in the main dining room were delicious. Really enjoyed the multiple courses of small portions. The waiters in the main dining room quickly learn your names, and preferences. Specialty dining at Tamerin was fantastic. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Beautiful Ship and Excellent Crew

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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recruiter 28
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were so happy to be on this Transatlantic cruise from Amsterdam to Ft. Lauderdale. It was the first ocean crossing for this new ship. The ship is beautiful and with only 909 passengers, we were pampered by the attentive staff. Weather prohibited stops at Brugges and the Azores so we had 9 full days of sea time. It was relaxing and we enjoyed every minute. The food was plenty as were the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Rotterdam Maiden Voyage Amsterdam Fort Lauderdale

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Transatlantic

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HAL Oldie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is a new ship, so there is still plenty to adjust… Also, staff has been off for quite a while and needs to get back into rythm. There does not seem to be enough supervision of staff. Just to give you and idea: We check our on-board statement every day and we keep on being overcharged, or charged for things we did not do or consume. Somehow the mistakes are never in our favor. ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


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