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Holland America Line Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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Eastern Caribbean
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1,280 Holland America Line Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews


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Sailingthe7seas

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New friends

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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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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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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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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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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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Cruising Chet

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worse cruise ever

My wife and I took a Holland America cruise to the Western Caribbean from Jan. 4, 2020 to Jan. 11, 2020, aboard the NIEUW AMSTERDAM. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. The dining was an ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Mamajenny

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruising/Last Time with HAL

We were first time cruisers celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. We worked with our local TA who assured us that HAL was the perfect fit for people who wanted an upscale, low key cruise. Sadly, this was not ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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KruzinAl

12 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Extraordinary Food/Presentation/Service but bring a sweater

Had an awesome cruise, 7 day Caribbean. ship is from 2002 but renovated in 2017/18 My wife and I have sailed primarily Royal, Celebrity, Princess, NCL, Carnival and my wife Cunard in the past, over 40 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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fatcat04

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Jan 4, 2020. Fun family cruise.

Cruise review of Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise January 4-11, 2020 About us: 40 something mom and dad, teen son, toddler daughter. 11 cruises (8 on HAL). 3 cruise lines so far. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Motor City

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

HAL was deceptive

Neiuw Amsterdam Jan 4 - 11 This was by far the worst cruise my wife and I have ever sailed... 1) We arrived onboard to find out that one of the engines(Azipods) was STILL broken and we would not be able to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Jomurbie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Windy!

We were looking for a week of warmth away from NY cold. We got a lot of wind, rain, rough seas, slow passage (due to 1 azipod) & a skipped port. This was our 6th cruise, but first HAL cruise. It was an economical ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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T0pspin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Best Food and Service

We choose this cruise because it was going to Turks and Caicos one of favorite stops! Also a sponsored cruise by our community so many neighbors on board! We did do Rudi's Sel De Mer and for the extra charge this is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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TNTbeer

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruisers beware! Ship is broken!

I previously experienced 2 great cruises with HAL in November and December 2019, thoroughly enjoyed both. I was excited to take my daughter on this cruise, albeit, we had orginally booked Cuba as our destination but ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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LuvMyVacTime

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Jan 4, 2020

We chose this sailing and ship because of good reviews. Big mistake. We also paid more for Club Orange and the Signature Suite. These are both a waste of your hard earned money, no priority or extra services as ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ZekeC5

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship and crew

11-Southern Caribbean cruise in December of 2019. Great itinerary of islands that were not the typical voyage. Martinique, Antigua and Barbuda are highlights! Ship is extremely well maintained - crew is extremely ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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travelcruisepro

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Waterslides, rock climbing and racetrack fans go elsewhere.

I chose this Holland America cruise to avoid the shopping mall atmosphere on bigger ships where passengers need to be constantly entertained. This is a traditional sailing type atmosphere not an amusement park, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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vacationes

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sunny Caribean cruise with fantastic crew

The Koningsdam is a very nice modern design but for me too big. Where is the real teakwood? I miss the contact with the management which you do have on the smaller HAL ships.The crew is fantastic although in the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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iamjosh

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Good Cruise!

Just got off the Nieuw Amsterdam 7-day cruise (12/28 to 1/4) and we had a very nice time. Currently, the Nieuw Amsterdam is traveling on 1 of 2 azipod’s because 1 is inoperative. The ship cancelled a 7 day cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Fun in the Florida Sun

11 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Loved loved loved it...but...

I loved loved loved this cruise. I have been on many cruises and have sailed on most of the mainstream cruise lines – Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Princess, Carnival, Costa, MSC, Celebrity, and other cruise lines ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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WanderingTheWorld

10 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Pre-Holiday Cruise

My husband and I are in our mid-30's/early 40's. During the holiday season, we always take a cruise. For the past four years, we've taken NCL cruises. This year, we decided to take a cruise on the Koningsdam. We ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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friendswithdave

9 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Very Good, Just a few Minor Issues

We are veteran cruisers, especially recently with this being my fifth cruise in the last year. This is our fourth(?) HAL cruise. For the first time in 25 years we cruised with old friends who were also veteran ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SnowbirdWannaB

5 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Thanksgiving week cruise = lots of kids; Love the Spa

We booked this cruise when the price dropped during hurricane season. This was our second HAL cruise; our first was on Zuiderdam. We like Holland America specifically because there are not usually a lot of children ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rboggia

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

After sailing on the Eurodam in March, 2019 on an extended cruise to the south pacific, we were hoping that the Volendam would be an improvement concerning food quality. We were pleasantly surprised and did not have ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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mikerem48

11 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

2019 Family Honey Moon

My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (23+) throughout the world on various cruise lines over the years. This was our fifth cruise with Holland America. The 7-day Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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xquizitluddite

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Deterioration of Amenities

Surcharges There are now four specialty restaurants in addition to the specialties within the Pinnacle (e.g. Rudy’s Sel de Mer) There is an additional charge for steak, lobster, cappuccino, and Tazo Tea. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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