Holland America Line Europe River Cruise Reviews

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No value for money!

Review for a Europe - Western Mediterranean Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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arthur bakvis
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

To start with embarking, really a shame, a que of one mile in the cold outside. On board It is just as busy here as on the A16, with traffic jams everywhere for food and drinks. Everything customer unfriendly, commercially arranged, no feeling that you have paid for a nice cruise despite your packages, etc. Paying extra for many things, sometimes even 1 euro for a glass of wine that falls just ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

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Wonderful TA on HAL Rotterdam

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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BJKL
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have never written a review before, but after attending the Meet & Greet and reading too many negative reviews on this site, I was compelled to contribute. This was my third TA on HAL, and in many ways the best. The staff were attentive, the food was excellent, and the seas were calm (which of course no one ever has any control over). I will agree there is not as much programming for sea ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


I Was Disappointed

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Nieuw Statendam

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EvadKnat
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I sailed on the 4/7 transatlantic and the 4/21 Rotterdam to the Canary Islands and back cruises. There was good and bad but overall I was disappointed based on my expectations from reading reviews of Holland America. In no particular order: Embarkation was quick. I wasn't happy with a cabin "upgrade" (it wasn't) that I didn't ask for which put me on the wrong side of the ship for sunsets on ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Not Captivating

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

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MrAdenture
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this cruise to visit the ports (Cartagena, Malaga, Cadiz in Spain and Lisbon and Funchal in Portugal). Unfortunately due to weather and a pilot boat strike in Portugal the only port I visited was Malaga. We then went to the Canary Islands as a contingency plan for two ports (one was five hours long and the other was 12 hours). These ports were not interesting to me. The ship itself was ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Enjoyable Transatlantic Cruise

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

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Tim and Kim
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because a Transatlantic cruise has been on our bucket list, we liked the itinerary, and we had two previous enjoyable cruises on HAL (one on Oosterdam and one on Zaandam). We have been fortunate that all three HAL cruises have been in a Neptune Suite, which is a special experience. This cruise didn't go as planned, because a large storm caused an itinerary change. We had ...
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Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Almost flawless

Review for a Transatlantic Cruise on Oosterdam

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ThelmLou
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We enjoy spending time in Europe in the fall and then sailing home on a trans-Atlantic with our preferred lines - Holland America and Cunard. We appreciated the itinerary as it was full of ports we enjoyed . We also greatly enjoy the ambience on HAL ships. We boarded without issue at Barcelona , concluding ten wonderful days in Spain. The ship was spotless and remained so through our 15 days ...
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Sail Date: November 2023


disappointed!

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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lindajoyce23
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We based our decision to cruise Holland after sailing with the line 2 times in the past and being extremely happy with exceptional service. However, I am sure a lot is the loss of crew members after COVID but also the age factor. It was not something we knew beforehand but did figure the line itself is for mature adults 50plus. The majority it appeared were over 75-95! We found on this ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Everything we expected

Review for a Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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Dhk68
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We just finished a seven-day cruise to Norwegian fjords out of Amsterdam and really enjoyed the experience. The ship is brand new and looks it; the staff were cleaning the already immaculate common spaces daily. The balcony room was well laid-out and spacious. The service was excellent and food was very good as well. The entertainment worked for us because it was music-focused, and we ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Negative customer experience

Review for a Baltic Sea Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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Monkey Bo
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

There were several things we enjoyed about this cruise - our beautiful and large Neptune Suite stateroom, the food and service in the "Club Orange" dining room, the newness and cleanliness of the ship, and some of the nightly entertainment. Our frustration and disappointment began when we learned just after the cruise that we had been charged $250 for "General Supplies", which we later discovered ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Outstanding 1st Time HAL Norwegian Fjords, long review

Review for a Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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Trish Traveler
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Holland America Rotterdam – Norse Legends 7 nights –Sept. 9-16, 2023 Amsterdam, Eidfjord, Alesund, Geiranger, Bergen, Amsterdam This was our first HAL cruise, and first time to Amsterdam and Norway. This was our 23rd cruise. We have previously sailed NCL, Carnival, RCCL, Celebrity and Princess. It was a fantastic cruise and itinerary! The ship is beautiful and we loved exploring a new ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


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