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Holland America Line Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

75

Very Good

60

Average

38

Poor

26

Terrible

17

Cruise type

Family Cruises

1,186

Senior Cruises

1,053

Romantic Cruises

657

Repositioning Cruises

384

Entertainment Cruises

216

216 Holland America Line Entertainment Cruises Cruise Reviews


tosteve1 avatar

tosteve1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A beautiful ship

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We wanted a winter break and chose this cruise because it was a newer ship and much cheaper than Celebrity’s Edge. We also were interested in the new music walk area of the ship as we are music lovers. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wendylamond

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

ZERO entertainment = HUGEST disappointment. Service = bad, rude. Nice old ship.

Hi there. It’s January, and I’m back home in Michigan. We are all snowed in today so I’m finally going back to submit my review for my holiday cruise. Most of which I typed while I was on the ship, and some ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

New Years on the Classic Holland America Oosterdam

This New Years cruise met every expectation of a fun filled and beautiful holiday. The ship itself is an antique lover's paradise. The statues, the paintings, the sculptures, the murals,were startlingly gorgeous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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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cruisehome

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

As others have said

We were scheduled to go on Celebrity in October 2019 but had to cancel so thought we would cruise in December. Always wanted to try Holland America and liked the itinerary. In general the ship is very nice, loved ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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theanyr

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Couldn’t believe it

I have never experienced a more boring cruise than this one. The same selected songs got replayed over and over and over until my head hurt. Some crew members seemed like they didn’t really want to be there, some ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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BondgirlFL

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Not For Anyone Young At Heart

We chose this cruise to see what Holland America has to offer versus other cruise lines. Long story short, we will never sail with HAL again. We are a retired couple in our late 60's, We had heard that HAL was for ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Transatlantic Kid 2

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Hits and misses

Our third HA cruise, and probably the last. Entertainment during the day was non existant. Main Stage acts were poor apart from female impressionist. The smell of smoking in the Casino and deck 9 was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Olsonmgship

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

August 2019 Baltic Cruise

Pick this cruise based on its Baltic itinerary, which was all that was expected.. Plus * Music offerings both in variety and quality was great * Food was good both in dinning and buffet( had very good ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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rockymountain123

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

It was a family reunion. Nine of us sailed with N.S. on my strong recommendation. I had good experience with Massdam years back. This time nine of us were so disappointed. And I was the only one to be blamed to ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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aysapa

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

I have recently made a Mediterranean cruise with koningsdam from 21 August 11 days. My tourism agency had recommended koningsdam. They said ”new ship, it is very clean and the food is very good” I believed of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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alanfid

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise To Alaska (Inside Passage)....Mostly Good But a Few So So's

First time sailing Holland America. We a frequent Celebrity and RCCL cruisers, but liked the HA Alaska itinerary, plus there were some pricing specials that made this cruise very affordable. We booked a category ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cochral221

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Best Ever!!

This was the best cruise ever! The staff was friendly and very helpful as well as cheerful. The food was delicious and plentiful.Every evening it was arranged with care and lovely.Our dining staff was wonderful, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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chowderbsk

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

First time on HAL for a charter to Alaska!

My partner and I, 55 and 58 gay men, decided pretty last minute to do this Alaska Explorer 7 night charter. We were able to get a good deal booking with the charter as we are alumni with many past cruises with ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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realestateprof

3 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Much to rave about the Nieuw Statendam

We chose the cruise in large part because we wanted to experience the still-new Niew Amsterday just a few months after it had been christened. Embarkation and disembarkation were flawless and user-friendly. Once ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Grandma2000

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Alaska southbound in style

Loved the Westerdam. Great cabin 10018 with excellent location. Good viewing when on a southbound cruise. Entertainment great and went late into the night. BB Kings good. The 2 piano players in the Billboard ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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StellaD0107

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise

I wanted to express that this was a relaxing cruise, the activity was limited , but the food was excellent, excursions were good, entertainment was okay, the room was spacious, loved being on the top floor, the wait ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Rvod56

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ready to book again.

Our trip consisted of a group of 8, all arriving from different destinations across Canada. We had a house rented in Fort Lauderdale for 3 days before the cruise, a lovely home within walking distance to the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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HBrig

1 Review Written

Great New Ship

We primarily took this cruise for 2 reasons. First we wanted to stop at Turks & Caicos and second we wanted to sail on a new ship and it happened to be our anniversary as well. Neither of these let us down. Great ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jdc

1 Review Written

Nice cruise ship but too crowded and lacking entertainment

We went on a Panama Chanel Cruise in March 2019. Here are our good and less impressive experiences from our trip. Stateroom: We lived in a veranda on the 10th floor. Beautiful view. The stateroom was really nice. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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karsta

1 Review Written

Zuiderdam Sept 13, 2018 10-day Colors of Canada & New England Cruise

We chose this cruise because we wanted to explore New York for 3 days prior to embarking on our cruise. Embarkation did not go smoothly as we had to utilize Brooklyn Terminal instead of the original Manhatten ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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smalltowns101

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

There's work to do: 3.5 rating

We've generally had good cruising experiences on HAL. Our first cruise with the line was more than 10 years ago on the Eurodam, which we sailed on again more recently after its refurbishment. We've sailed the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Sheriee

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Dave Koz

Thoroughly enjoyed Dave Koz and Friends and the entertainment package!! The actual cruise ship, Noordam, is pitiful. It is dated, worn out, and in need of complete remodeling. The furniture is tired, and the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Milton5619

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful new ship, lovely destinations

We normally sail with Royal Caribbean but this cruise opportunity came up at a thousand dollars less expensive for a similar itinerary so we gave HA a try. We were not disappointed. Nieuw Statendam is a brand new ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Captain Mark

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beautiful New Addition To The Fleet

We love the Caribbean destinations and have had good experiences with HAL. The ship is beautiful with art and flowers everywhere. It sails smoothly and with great comfort. Our Vista Suite was a great choice and only ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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