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Holland America Line Baltic Sea 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


Covid on board, destroyed vacation!

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Baltic Sea

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Danishtravellers
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Before booking and prior to sailing I triple-checked that masks were NOT mandatory. Because my tonsils have been removed (badly) as a child I have a problem with airco and wearing facemasks. I would not book a cruise if I needed to wear one, as it totally destroys our vacation. Upon arrival on the ship it became clear that: MASKS MUST BE WORN everywhere at all times, except when ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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


HAL's service shines on this ship

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Baltic Sea

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MaLady100
10+ Cruises

Overall a great cruise. Ship was in wonderful condition, service was outstanding and food was good. Love the glassed in shower! Tendering in some ports was a bit rough (lines and delays) but that was due mostly to the weather. HAL's strength is in their staff. Never encountered any staff who were grumpy or said no! They all seemed happy to be back to work. Captain is entertaining and runs a tight ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


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.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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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


Great cruise, food & service, but awful cabin design

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Baltic Sea

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smam60
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 all one can reasonably ask because there is no such thing as perfection. Beautuful ship; love the art theme. Musical and dance entertainment was outstanding. I am in awe of the Lincoln ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Very bad! The food terrible.

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Baltic Sea

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willemvangelder01
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 better than amateurs. You must pay for everything on this boat! The Crew is also not the best..and lazy.. The Tamarind is ok, but!! The special Rice Table is absolute not go ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


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