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Holland America Line Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Spacious shower and great water pressure
Upgraded Rib-Eye for $18.00
Leaving New York
Bill Medley, great artist & such a nice guy!
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First time on HAL

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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danInNJ
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

we decided to take a 7day Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale on HAL. This would be our 11 cruise, and first on HAL. Previously we sailed on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara. Since we didn't have a very good experience onour last Azamara, we thought we try something else.... We booked an inside cabin, (8102) which was well laid out, but small. Not sofa or love seat, just a very small ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Fantastic music

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Bunkie2100
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Holland America cruise and our first in almost three years. All of our other cruises have been with NCL and we wanted to try another line. There were, certainly, differences but it is not clear, for some, which are from the different operator or are the legacy of the pandemic. Here goes. Check in was easy and quick. Once aboard the Lido Market was open and serving ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Malt Shop Memories lives again (actual date 10/30, 7days)

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Michaelene
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is my 5th MSM cruise, I go for the chance to see the great ones... Dion (headlining), Righteous Bros, Frankie Avalon & Brooklyn Bridge. Then come these groups on the Lido or Ocean decks, Crow's Nest etc, not mainstage, & wow! Sounds of the Street, December '63 & those Elvis tribute artists (aka Elvi), are just superb. Just love being able to talk to them, get a pic w/Bill Medley again, etc. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


You get what you pay for

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Veatorj
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Nieuw Statendam is a fine ship. Her officers and crew are very good. The quality of dining is fantastic. But the pro's end there and the crew is the only reason I gave 3 stars. If you like Walmart, you will love the Nieuw Statendam in the Carribean. Way over crowded, no chance you get deck space, pool is almost unusable due to crowds. While the quality and taste of the food is great, there are too ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Great itinerary weather was not 100% cooperative

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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craigk462
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Like the Carribean in the winter/fall. Gamblers price was perfect. Food in the specialty dining was very good. Menu changes in Tamarin were disappointing. Rudi's was excellent along with excellent service. Canaletto was very good and I think improved from last visit. Lido deck seems to have downgraded food, but frankly did not go there often. Service seems to be reduced, but that could ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom


Holland America may be attracting a younger passenger...that's a good thing.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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truetreasureusa
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just wanted to get away on our 17th cruise and thought why not try this new ship. Generally, we wait at least 6 months before attempting a cruise on a new ship. This worked pretty well. The food service staff seemed to need further training but I will give this a pass due to Covid hiring issues. Appreciated the service crew serving everyone and hope that HA will permanently continue this for ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


It was a nice cruise and we met some great people !

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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CJBoston4
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First time on HAL (primarily Celebrity cruiser). Ship was nice, but didn't have the "wow" factor. We liked the back of the ship adult pool area and Exploration Cafe Deck 12 was a favorite! We (my friend and I in our mid 50s) enjoyed the Music Walk concept, but didn't like that you had to arrive very early and wait to have a seat. BB Kings talent was excellent and we enjoyed that standing ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


New Cruiser Review

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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NewCruzzer
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Full Disclosure, this was only my second cruise (first was on the Carnival Elation in Jan 2020). That being said, here are some thoughts. First, the service was fantastic! From the cabin steward(Dedi was awesome) to the wait staff and everyone in between, it was a great experience. Some of the bar and dinning room staff seemed a little green, but we all were new to our jobs at one time. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Traveled with children


Lovely ship, great itinerary and wonderful staff

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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ThelmLou
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were looking for a last minute getaway. We used Verifly and zipped online , bypassing the very long lines. We have sailed Rotterdam before (Christmas - New Year) and we jumped at the chance to get back onboard. We got a great deal on an aft facing Vista Suite (mini - suite) on deck 6 and we loved our room - beautiful decor, great bathroom, wonderful in cabin entertainment. We love the spa ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


A few glitches but great ship

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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tangerine94
10+ Cruises

Beautiful new ship. Staff great. Dining room and Lido food good. No lobster, entres not as pricy but we all know why. Recommend trying some of their creative concoctions. I tried their beet, orange and goat cheese salad and scraped my plate! In-room dining good... menu is very limited now but kudos for them keeping it free. Enjoyed breakfast every day. Two main points....we got the "Have it all" ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


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