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Holland America Line Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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Disappointing

Review for Westerdam to Mediterranean

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Go Hols

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our fourth Mediterranean cruise, our first with Holland America, the other 3 with Celebrity - Unfortunately we were disappointed with parts of the Holland American cruise. Overall, the ship was clean and the staff pleasant. We were in a balcony cabin which was clean, comfortable, and well appointed. We found the food in all areas of a high standard and on par with Celebrity but there ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Westerdam Western Riviera 12 Day Barcelona to Rome

Review for Westerdam to Mediterranean

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Janet 72

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I am a 3 star Mariner so I've done my share of HAL cruises. The changes HAL is making to update the ship are not all positive. They have removed the library and replaced it with a few books about Holland (we were sailing in the Mediterranean) and a reader's swap. I believe we were the first sailing since this change was made so there were very few books in the exchange. One reason we had ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Best and Worst of Times

Review for Westerdam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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eaglemaniac

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The cruise included visits to a wide range of attractive ports in the Western Mediterranean. From Barcelona, the Westerdam stopped in Cádiz, Málaga, Gibraltar, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Calvi, Toulon, Monaco, Livorno (Florence), and Civitavecchia (Rome). The ship's staff and crew were excellent, food venues were good, entertainment was entertaining, and the experience was generally fun. My ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Good but...the food

Review for Westerdam to Baltic Sea

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43averygoodyear

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We cruised from Barcelona to Rome, June 16-28 and were pleased by most of what the Westerdam had to offer. But the food was a bummer. We are vegetarian, which limited the choice somewhat but even the choices with this limitation were few. Aside from pure salad, it was hard to find plain food. Everything was loaded with cream, heavy cream. Also, we found out that there is a vegetarian menu ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


24 Mediterranean June 4-28

Review for Westerdam to Mediterranean

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Bobocasey

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Great service from cabin attendants Spotty service quality in Lido Food LIdo boring Every-night some type of overcooked steak, dry chicken 4 types of potatoes and rice. The most unusual choice of vegetables. No sugar added ice cream choice VERY limited to 9 nights of butter pecan and two of amaretto rarely seen chocolate or vanilla no sugar added ice cream. Cheese cake is so dry every ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Happy Memories

Review for Eurodam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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leonardozuid

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Last days of October, first days of November provided exceptionally good weather in the Western Mediterranean area. That of course helped in having a wonderful experience. Even in the evening the outside temperature was balmy with an oily, slick sea. I booked a cruise inclusive flight and transfer with HAL and both the embarkation and disembarkation process were impeccable and speedy. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Cruise was OK... Not great, not bad

Review for Eurodam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ptcandy

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We took the Eurodam on a last minute cruise from NY to Canada in 2015 and we had a good time. Our last couple of cruise experiences weren't great as anyone who has been cruising for a while will know that cruise lines are cutting back all the time. The cruise you took ten years ago isn't the same as today. Therefore, our expectations were low. Our thoughts were that we would use the ship as a mode ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Pleasant in many ways....but also very disappointing...

Review for Oosterdam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ScorpioGeo

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We selected this itinerary because of the many stops on the Spanish coast. In that regard, it did not disappoint. Malaga / Granada was amazing.... Alicante was also a delightful port. Calvi turned out to be quaint and charming. Likewise, Monaco and Nice were wonderful. The only port that was a complete waste of time was Gibraltar. 15 hours to look at a ROCK..... think about it. If you're ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Very Disappointed

Review for Eurodam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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pb3

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

My concept of a Mediterranean cruise is Barcelona to Venice. We've sailed with Celebrity, Princess and Azamara and based on everything I knew I was fully expecting Holland America to meet or exceed our past experiences. It was not to be. The ports of call and HAL's shore excursions we all wonderful. But the ship design (pools and atrium), and more importantly the food and service fell very ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Disappointment Over Lack of Quality Control in All Areas

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Vanctraveller

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have been on HAL ships 4 or 5 times before including in family groups but have not sailed with HAL in3 or 4 years. Was surprised at the dramatic decline in quality control in all areas - late night snack buffet menu listing two items not actually available, 3 carvery items in dinner buffet repeated twice in a 1 week cruise, one random chair in dining room without arms when all neighbouring ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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