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Holland America Line Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews

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29 Holland America Line Athens (Piraeus) Cruise Reviews


Mary Seas avatar

Mary Seas

9 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Many Wonders, Some Special Moments, Occasional Sour Notes with 16 Ports

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HAL put together a 7 day Greece with a 19 day transAtlantic cruise calling it a "Collectors Journey". They promised different meals and shows over the 26 days but repeated the menus and the shows from the first 7 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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boom_boom

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

The Great, the Good, the Average, the Bad, and the Ugly of 7 Days on Zuiderdam

The great was the aft Neptune Suit with the wrap around balcony. After more than a dozens cruises in various levels of cabins, we found our dream with the aft and wrap around balcony. Even with a very port-intensive ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Bluenose 47

20 Reviews Written

71 Helpful Votes

Black Sea Cruise - October 2015

While we have sailed on various Holland America ships, this was our first on the Prinsendam. In reading other reviews before departure, I was somewhat nervous about what the condition of the ship would be. I don't ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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WisRiver

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Greece and Black Sea

We (a group of six) were on the Prinsendam on the October, 2014 Black Sea Explorer. This was our fifth HAL cruise in the past six year each on a different ship. We have been on the Zaandam (Alaska), Nieuw ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Steph'n'Dave

13 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

HAL Heavenly Holiday

Noordam – October 20/13 Mediterranean and Tran-Atlantic cruise We love cruising and we particularly love cruising on Holland America ships. We'd had a lovely long cruise in the spring and did not plan on this ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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kahtrav

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

First time on Prinsendam

We've been intrigued hearing about the Prinsendam and also about some of her itineraries. We often sail HAL, but this little ship seemed like something we should try. The cabin prices are often above our budget ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Mar from USA

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely wonderful

I chose this cruise because of its Black Sea itinerary, mostly places I have never seen. Spending a few extra days in Athens was the icing on the cake. Check-in and boarding staff were efficient and cordial. My ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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EFCHI

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN, not wisely selected ports and too expensive

Me and my father had participated in a Holland America cruise with MsPrinsendam from 2 to 14 October this year at Black Sea. It was a round-trip, we sailed from Piraeus and disembarked there after visiting the ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Santa Fe Connie

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

My favorite ship

I booked this cruise/crossing at the last moment, when I was able to get a good rate as a solo traveler. I was able to get a ticket to Athens using Amex reward points, which eased my conscience about taking a second ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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CarolfromAus

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fantastic experience

This was a carefully chosen itinerary for us, taking in important Ancient sites of Turkey, Israel, Greece & Italy. The ship itself wasn't as important, although obviously we wanted a reputable company and acceptable ...
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Sail Date October 2013


BadDog04 avatar

BadDog04

2 Reviews Written

Good value and great places to see

Just got back yesterday from my 26 day med/transatlantic cruise. Overall it was great cruise except for a few rough nights coming across the Atlantic. Was disappointed with the activities onboard during days at sea. ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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may2048

1 Review Written

Comments on our Holland America cruise

This was our 1st cruise so cannot compare to others - however a few points that may assist future cruisers on this ship & line. On Service: Could only class as average. The cabin and floor staff are Indonesian - ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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papadicrusty

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lacklustre performance

Being our second cruise and reading the positive reviews of HAM & the Noordam, we were looking forward in anticipation of at least the same standard ( if not better ) as our first cruise ( Dawn Princess 14 days ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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ronnymarl

1 Review Written

Tired Ship

My wife and I generally choose a cruise because of the ports visited and not the ship, however we did find the Noordam was a poor choice compared to other ships we have been on. Our verandah stateroom, 4016, was ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Wombournewalkers

3 Reviews Written

Fabulous Itinerary on board a good ship

Just returned from an 11 night Ancient Mystery tour on MS Noordam (2nd time on board the same ship). Fabulous itinerary made even better by the changes, due to recent disruptions in Egypt, from Port Said & ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Apsara4

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

MS Noordam 22 day Mediterranean & Adriatic Explorer

My husband and I chose this particular cruise for the itinerary. Although we had visited some ports on other voyages, there were a few we wished to see. The ship is imposing and grand looking from its dock and I ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Canadian EHP

1 Review Written

Noordam 11-Day Ancient Mysteries, May 7 Sailing

We have cruised about ten times with various cruise lines before and have always considered HAL, along with Princess, among the better cruise lines for us (we are not exactly the younger generation). We last cruised ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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John Cruise

1 Review Written

Med/Transatlantic Pleasure

Sailing out of Athens is not my favorite port, and true to form the baggage handlers broke the strap on my new suitcase. HAL was really good about it and tried to fix it but could not. Embark was smooth, but with ...
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Sail Date October 2010


Naomi2 avatar

Naomi2

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Black Sea and the Eastern Med on the Prinsendam in the Fall

We had a wonderful month on the Prinsendam during October-November 2010. Our experience was luxurious from superb dining to excellent shows and port lectures. To top it all off we had two excellent bridge ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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Marconeon

5 Reviews Written

Three Continents On The Westerdam

Background This cruise caught our eye as it was a one-off exotic cruise visiting Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Russia and Ukraine on a Vista-Class Ship, we quickly jumped on the opportunity of this once in a ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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Hitcher13

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise Ever

This was our first cruise and we found the Westerdam to be a beautiful ship. Our cabin was very comfortable and we found all of the staff to be very friendly and very helpful. Dining - We went "Dine as You ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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crolfmilton

1 Review Written

The ship could improve, but it's still a good ship

overall, enjoyable, but of the more than half dozen cruises we have been on, this is at the bottom of the list. The cabin and the cabin staff were excellent; more storage than we have ever had in any stateroom. The ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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Bushy H.

6 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantasy in my own mind.

My husband of thirty-six years and I, both in our fifties, in medium good health, nonsmokers, and light drinkers, we stayed in the Deluxe Suite which we try to do every time since once you have tried them you can't ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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jasthorn

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

This was our 22nd cruise and our eighth Holland American Line (HAL) cruise since 1995, with each cruise on a different ship, except that this is our second cruise on the Westerdam. Our cabin was a super verandah ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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dumbaxel

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Exploring where never before - or whatever Star Trek says

We arrived in Athens two days prior to embarkation, so we could see the sights, and had a marvelous time, not a HAL excursion, but taken about by Constantine with AthensTaxi.org. This is a family run taxi/tour ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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