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Holland America Line Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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385 Holland America Line Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


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cruisersenior

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Magnificent Cruise of Northern Isles and the Baltic

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Zuiderdam - The Ship Older ship, but renovated in 2017. Maintenance is never ending for ships. Each port day we observed, scraping, painting and power washing. And, yet, there still are areas of rust and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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airalily22

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Best ship for food and service!!

As a frequent, but young cruiser, I've traveled on many different cruise lines, including NCL, Royal Caribbean, MSC, and Carnival. This was also my third cruise on Holland, the other two being on the Maasdam and the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Olsonmgship

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

August 2019 Baltic Cruise

Pick this cruise based on its Baltic itinerary, which was all that was expected.. Plus * Music offerings both in variety and quality was great * Food was good both in dinning and buffet( had very good ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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rockymountain123

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

It was a family reunion. Nine of us sailed with N.S. on my strong recommendation. I had good experience with Massdam years back. This time nine of us were so disappointed. And I was the only one to be blamed to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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willemvangelder01

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very bad! The food terrible.

Very bad! The food terrible. In the Lido, old salade cheese! All restaurants fish have no any taste (Have been Frosen) The Pinnacle only the Sirloin is very good the rest...forget it! The Music, a little ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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smam60

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, food & service, but awful cabin design

Truly enjoyed seeing the Fjords of Norway and starting/ending at Amsterdam. I needed time connecting with nature and this cruise provided many opportunities to do that. 95% of staff was awesome, and I think that is ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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cfgh23

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not Again

We chose this cruise to see the Baltic Region (St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Stockholm, etc.) and the Norwegian fjords - as well as to celebrate a birthday and our wedding anniversary. This was our third ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Koshelka

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship!!!

This cruise does the Baltics which was what we wanted to see. Busy cruise with few sea days but the ports were amazing. This ship is just beautiful. We were on Nieuw Amsterdam when it first came out and it was OK ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Obilix

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Northern Cruise

This was a trip to a bucket list area of the world, and the Nieuw Statendam did not disappoint. The staff were courteous, friendly and obliging (thank you Iman and Izee and others in the main dining room, and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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gnodleae

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Ship/Crew/Itinerary.... Ship Somewhat Boring on Sea Days

We chose this crew because of the itinerary and we wanted to try Holland America.. Embarkation (Amsterdam) was the best of any cruise we have been on (4 previous cruises). Disembarkation (also Amsterdam) was also ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Rabdare

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excepțional service! Beautiful ship!

This was our first cruise ever and we didn’t quite know what to expect. We chose it because we wanted to reach beyond the Arctic Circle and into the Midnight Sun, and had a limited time availability. We stayed ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Ladybug42

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Loved the Baltic! We will come back and do it again.

We chose the Zuiderdam for the Baltic cruise because we wanted an itinerary that had us in St Petersburg for two days since we wanted to more fully explore that port. We also wanted a smallish ship because we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Janric

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ports but HAL's food and service not so much

I'd have given this cruise an overall raging of 5 were it not for HAL cheating out on food, service and entertainment. Food was almost always JUST warm. No flavour and boring, I brought my own garlic powder is ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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BSinPNS

21 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Floating Hotel to Norway - Great Ports - Minimal Activities Other Than Music

If your primary interest in cruising is to make short visits to a variety of sites without having to unpack or worry about checking in/out, arrange transport between cities, etc. , then the Nieuw Statendam is the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ybb

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Fantastic itinerary terrible food and service

This was our fourth Holland America cruise and our second HA cruise this year. We last sailed on the Westerdam around Japan which was fantastic. As this was also a vista class ship and we had also been on the ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Canadianvoyager

14 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Canadians on Viking Lands

Our adventure started with our first visit to the city of Amsterdam. We enjoyed a two day sojourn there packed full of things to do and see on both days starting on the afternoon of our arrival with a visit to the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Sailnsurf

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Statendam – a beautiful ship but not necessarily better.

I am a loyal HAL fan, not the most experienced cruiser, but have completed 3 back to back cruises and one re-positioning cruise, covering the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Western Europe, Baltic countries, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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2Danish

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Too many problems in Zuiderdam

ITINERARY is the reason to pick Holland America Line. However, we both came home sneezing and coughing because of the airco in the cabin that is placed right over the bed and cannot be shut off. This was also ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kimlew

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Northern Isles beauty

The Northern Isles cruise was a great 14 day tour of Nordic country and history in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Shetland Island and Scotland. The cruise had 5 full days in Iceland, longer than most tours. My husband ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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MormorMJ

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but the extras will cost you dearly!

We chose this cruise because of where it was going. Have not ocean cruised for over 10 years. The ship is lovely & new. We thought the staff was great. The emphasis was on music and we enjoyed the Lincoln Center ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Stunning Norwegian scenery to the Arctic and back!

This cruise had an amazing itinerary--the wonders of the Norwegian fjords, charming little ports, the Arctic with its eerie light, and the fascinating little medieval stave church at Urnes. We loved all the sights, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Captain Ricky

6 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Goodby Old Friend. We will miss you.

Prinsendam is going out of Holland America Service on July 1. I wondered if I should write these reviews, but since Veendam is taking over some of the Prinsendam itineraries in 2020 I’ve decided this might still ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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bjnor

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings about the New Ship

This ship is the latest in the Pinnacle class for Holland America. I wanted to sail on the new ship, even as I read reviews from veteran HAL cruisers warning about elimination of some of the charm of the older ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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carolbparksville

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

vacation

always wanted to visit Denmark, the homeland of my husband and since the cruise started in Copenhagen, this was our opportunity to do the Baltic Sea cruise. We always choose Holland America as the mid size ships ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cruisechandi

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Expensive but lacking serious class

The destination and also wanted to see how good the silver line sailing was, first day entering the cabin we were allocated the toilets were not properly cleaned. We had to buy water which is a bare minimum ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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