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Holland America Line Barcelona Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 7 Holland America Line Barcelona Cruise Reviews


Review for Westerdam to Baltic Sea

Profesora1 avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Great ports of call but many days lost to illness. I have cruised eight previous times and this is the first time I have ever been sick. That being said---MANY guests were very ill on this cruise. My cabin attendant did an excellent job cleaning my stateroom but I never saw banisters, lounges or elevators being cleaned. Horrible meal at the "Pinnacle". No anchovies for the Cesar Salad and no ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

The Cruise from Hell (HAL)

Review for Eurodam to Transatlantic

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Olde Gnome

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We booked three back to back cruises which totaled 29 days. We found the food inedible on the Eurodam. The food was so bad, I could not eat it. I lost 14 pounds on the cruise, which is probably the only good thing that happened. Meats, and fish did not taste fresh, and they were always overcooked. Vegetables were often sparingly served, and the sauces, and combinations that the kitchen came ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

What A Disappointment

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Transatlantic

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Judith Rosica

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I am a member of the Mariner Society and have sailed a number of times on Holland America. It had been a few years between sailings and this past cruise was a hugh disappointment in almost every respect. Only the Indonesian staff have keep the high quality. The food was sub-par. The selections were terrible. Lunch at the Lido was just a mad house of trolling plates and not enough seating. ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Avoid Holland America

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Mediterranean

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Bruce G.

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Not a cruise line I would recommend. We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. But once on board were informed that two ports we had booked to berth in had been change to tender ashore. Two of these ports were cancelled because of "rough weather", some experienced cruiser said it was absolute rubbish, compensation, 1 hour free drinks with 2000+ passengers. The third port to be tendered ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

The Worst Cruise Experience Ever

Review for Noordam to Mediterranean

pc1949 avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were on a cruise of 3 eleven day legs and if not for the ports, which is what we took this cruise for, the experience of Holland America and the Noordam would turn you off from ever wanting to go cruising again. We are not novice cruisers and have taken at least 15 cruises on other cruise lines but this was the first and last on HAL and have never experienced such treatment. We were in cabin ...
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Sail Date: August 2014

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

HAL on the down hill slide

Review for Noordam to Mediterranean

shawstone avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our 5th and last cruise with HAL. From the moment we arrived in Barcelona to be met by a porter with no English (The HAL rep was 20 minutes late) and a taxi driver who could not find his cab in the airport car park we should have realised this was a sign of things to come!!! The HAL ***** hotel was not conveniently located, had a trainee receptionist who took 20 minutes to check us in ...
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Sail Date: July 2013

Food and Wine are beyond unacceptable

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I never thought i would write a review it is just not something that interests me mainly because i am a restaurateur and find reviews can be self serving and biased especially if that written by a professional. But I feel i would be doing a great injustice to my lifelong passion if i did not express how unacceptable the food and wine are on this particular cruise line. First things first my wife ...
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Sail Date: August 2011

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

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