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Holland America Line Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

This is photo of the ship docked at one of the ports in the Fjords.
Hubbard Glacier - the highlight of the trip (IMO)
Fortress of the Bear Shore Excursion
Enjoying Hubbard Glacier..
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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


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


Lovely ship, great itinerary and wonderful staff

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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ThelmLou
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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


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


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


Beautiful ship!

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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MarkWiltonM
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The ship was beautiful and spotless. Food in the buffet was outstanding (best buffet at sea in my opinion). Food was not as good in the main dining room except for the Culinary Council dinner midway through the cruise. Service in the main dining room was also not very good: The servers were rushed and harried and empty plates sat on tables. The stateroom was very attractive and well-appointed. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Big Disappointment

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Insights
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I have taken over 150 cruises and this one ranks way down the list. First the good points. Beautiful ship and excellent crew, full stop. Now for the disappointing points. The food was way below HAL normal quality with poor menus and low quality food in the main dining room. As for the lunch buffet, it was the same food every day and very little for anyone who is a healthy eater. The whole of the ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Bring an extra $37

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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OceanPoet
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I had the privilege of booking a Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s new ship, the Rotterdam in March, 2022. Although I was thrilled to enjoy all the amenities the newest in Holland’s fleet of majestic vessels had to offer, nothing could compare to the thoughtful and dazzling gift the casino bestowed upon me on the sixth evening of the voyage. For as I entered into the cabin, I was surprised ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Great Laid back week

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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tomahawk43
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

First of all, if you are cruising during this time you need to be flexible. Itineraries and protocols change regularly. We are experienced cruisers (10+) in our early 40s with a 6 year old. This was our first time on HA but one of our best cruises yet. We picked HAL because of its fairly strict Covid measures (almost no vax exemptions, masking, testing etc). We originally booked a balcony on ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


A delight to be back on Holland America

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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lupaglupa
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

After several cruises on other lines and a long time with no cruises at all, we were so happy to be back on a 'dam ship again. Just as we remembered, Holland America Line is the best. We had a wonderful cruise, in large part due to the excellent staff on board. We were pampered at every step and treated like long lost friends. The food has always been good on HAL and this cruise it was better than ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


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