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Holland America Line Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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2,682 Holland America Line Caribbean Cruise Reviews


WheelieNick avatar

WheelieNick

1 Review Written

Living the Dream on the Koningsdam

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At the start of this year, I left for The United States of America, to board the Koningsdam in Fort Lauderdale. Florida. I was excited! It was the first holiday without my parents present, and I was going far, far ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mholder

3 Reviews Written

Good but not Great

We've cruised Royal Carib, Princess, Norwegian, and Carnival in the past. I would put say that the Zuiderdam was better than Carnival and Norwegian, the same as Royal Caribbean, but not quite as nice as princess. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Travel N

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Nice Smaller ship interior Stateroom J1064

1. Room # J1064 2. Class (inside K) 3. date-November 23rd to 30th 4. Itinerary- FL Key West, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Half Moon Cay If you find anything let me know with a helpful vote! ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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J2289

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Crew; excellent food

We celebrated two 40th wedding anniversaries on the 2/15-3/1/2020 Holland America Line (HAL) Eurodam Panama Canal Cruise. Wuhan China Virus: During the entire cruise, the staff did not mention the China coronavirus ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Canadianvoyager

14 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Canadians Cruising During COVID-19 Crisis

I am positively sure that reading a review is one of the last things you would like to do, am I right? The experience we all are going through nowadays is very discouraging to say the least, that's why we need some ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sailingthe7seas

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New friends

Exceptional entry for me to travel since my loss. Welcomed warmly om board. Almost instantly met a wonderful group of seniors from St Augustine and we all learned about one another. Each day a group religious ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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GoodTimeCruiser2005

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful First Experience With Holland America!

At the port we were greeted very nicely and had a gentlemen that did our paperwork that was very nice and patient. The embarkation went smoothly got our stateroom cards then hop on the ship! We had a guaranteed ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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PHYLCON

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable Cruise with a few caveats Feb 23 2020

We are seniors and prefer smaller ships that have a reputation for traditional cruise experiences with fine food & service but without the theme park hype of RCCL. Although we are Diamond members of RCCL, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kevingastreich

8 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam Caribbean Cruise Feb. 2020

We stayed in a hotel in Plantation the night before our cruise. Hotel accommodations were difficult to get because of the annual boat show being held at the same time. We took an Uber from the hotel to the ship. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Tigers8932

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

All in All great cruise

We choose this cruise because I took my mother and she loves Holland America and I needed a real relaxing vacation not a huge party on the ocean with 5000 of my closest friends. The demographic is mostly retired ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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1234567seas

8 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Ten Day Southern Caribbean

We have been HAL fans; the Koningsdam was new to us. Let's begin with the big positive - she's a beautiful ship. The public rooms are really handsome and ooze old world elegance and warmth with occasional ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruiser Rick1

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Mostly misses, very few hits. Would never do Panama again.

First cruise on Holland America but 20th cruise overall. Wanted to see the Panama Canal and we selected Zuiderdam. I have avoided HAL for years and confirmed that this is not the cruise line for me. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Nelliegal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lacking Excitement

A group of 11 family and friends ranging in age from 60-80 decided to get together for a cruise. Holland America Koningsdam was chosen because 4 of the group who are experienced cruisers chose to try a different ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RVA_PAUL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

2 out of 3 Food above average, shiip/service above average, entertainment poor

The FOOD: Dinning room above average variety and tase. Lido Buffet, way above average as each station has an active attendant that will prepare to order and/or place food on your plate. Passengers do not ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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2LoveBikes

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

You cannot find a better cruise line with better service

Embarkation was smooth, uncrowded and uneventful. Escorted to 4 & 5 Star Mariner Lounge and boarded promptly at 11:30am. Carried all of our luggage as carry-ons and we were unpacked by 1205pm. For lunch we went to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cruzcat

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some Disappointments

We had never sailed on a Holland ship so it was time to try it. The itinerary included stops we had never been to before. Embarkation was the fastest we've experienced and we were able to go to our cabin right ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Paulinda

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

2nd time on NA - Tropical Caribbean

This is the 3rd cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America for my wife and I, the 2nd cruise on the NA We chose the NA over the NS as it has less passengers We stayed in a verandah cabin (4138) and since we do ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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marcus315

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Entertainment was sorely lacking

Got a great discount for my casino play and we were offered Club Orange at half price on our 10 day Southern Carib. cruise. So we were very satisfied overall. Koningsdam is a beautiful ship - maybe the nicest of our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lovinlife45

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

WORST ACCESSIBLE CABIN EVER!!!

This review is about the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin 6001 which is a handicap accessible verandah stateroom. First let me say that this was my 84th cruise so I do have some knowledge of cruises and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ScottandAlison

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Early snafu but great cruise. Cabin 6113

This was our 12th cruise but the first in 10 years. 4 previous cruises on HAL. It began somewhat ominously. Check in took forever because they reassigned us to a different cabin-same category (Signature suite) but a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Tapi

8 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

HAL with Kids

HAL WITH KIDS FOR DUMMIES - Our cruise aboard the Niew Statendam We are a family of 4, including 2 young children, and we just returned from a cruise aboard the Niew Statendam. It is because Holland America may ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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krisfarrarkf

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on a beautiful new ship

I booked this cruise later than I usually do, about three months out, so I didn't get any "freebies" but the price wasn't to bad for a new ship. The New Statendam is the largest, newest ship I've ever travelled on ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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meadguy

1 Review Written

Southern Caribbean on the Koningsdam

We are a couple in our mid 60s who decided to cruise after a 12 year hiatus. We liked the itinerary and got a good deal on the airfare even though it was Super Bowl Sunday morning. The embarkation was delayed due to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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cruiseboo

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Can you say BORING !!

We chose this cruise because the price seemed a bargain and we were interested in trying another cruise line. Before sailing we had read reviews, a lot of them mentioning that Holland America has dropped the ball ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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When and How

10 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

A nearly perfect cruise!

This will be a short review of a short but nearly perfect cruise. The ship was in excellent shape. The art wasn’t even bad! The food was the best I’ve had in several cruises. The service was excellent. Room ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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