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Holland America Line Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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117

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Family Cruises

1,186

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384

First-Time Cruisers

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1,186 Holland America Line Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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grandpacobra

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

11 fun days from FLL

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daughter and son in law gave us the cruise as a gift food was excellent weather was great southern caribbean was fun as we had not been there in a while the ship was immaculately clean music was good ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mholder

3 Reviews Written

Good but not Great

We've cruised Royal Carib, Princess, Norwegian, and Carnival in the past. I would put say that the Zuiderdam was better than Carnival and Norwegian, the same as Royal Caribbean, but not quite as nice as princess. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Travel N

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Nice Smaller ship interior Stateroom J1064

1. Room # J1064 2. Class (inside K) 3. date-November 23rd to 30th 4. Itinerary- FL Key West, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Half Moon Cay If you find anything let me know with a helpful vote! ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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J2289

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Crew; excellent food

We celebrated two 40th wedding anniversaries on the 2/15-3/1/2020 Holland America Line (HAL) Eurodam Panama Canal Cruise. Wuhan China Virus: During the entire cruise, the staff did not mention the China coronavirus ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pamfergusonpdx

1 Review Written

GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as ...
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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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Nelliegal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lacking Excitement

A group of 11 family and friends ranging in age from 60-80 decided to get together for a cruise. Holland America Koningsdam was chosen because 4 of the group who are experienced cruisers chose to try a different ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruising Chet

1 Review Written

4 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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happy2cruise2016

1 Review Written

Relaxing Holiday Family Cruise

When I look at some of these reviews I often wonder if some of these people were really on the same ship I was as there are such differing opinions on the same cruise! We were looking for a relaxing Christmas and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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andy6221

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Great time on this new ship

I went on this cruise because some of our friends picked the cruise. This was one of the best cruises I have been on. Now it's Holland American so there's no hairy legs contests at the pool or goofy game shows ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Expatcat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

We chose this cruise for the number of port stops and we weren’t disappointed! We got a great feel for New Zealand. We travelled with children between 7-14 and they all had a great time. Kids clubs were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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fatcat04

3 Reviews Written

16 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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Pltstravel

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Never again

Cabin: poorly working A/C, dripping with water on bedding. Moisture running of walls. Overhead bed hinges broken, bed leaning forward/downward. Bathtub would backup off and on. First couple days toilet didn’t ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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patrout38

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam in Alaska

This is my first review of a cruise ship. I have been on two previous cruises. One was in 2015 on RCI's Liberty of the Seas, and in 2018 on Holland America's Maasdam. I have to say, for my third cruise, the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Narelle'stoyboy

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disembarkation was relatively painless

We chose this cruise on the basis of previous happy cruises with HAL, a total of some eighty (80) days on Volendam x 2 , Westerdam and Konigsdam. The service, entertainment, and especially the food on those cruises ...
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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

19 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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dcg6236

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing experience with Holland America!

Our Alaska cruise on the Westerdam was fantastic. We had 3 generations, with teenagers being the youngest of the group, so I was a bit nervous hearing about the usual demographics of Holland America cruisers. To my ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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sovereignsea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great experience

The cruise was paid for by my father in law, so we had no choice, but we were pleased with the entire experience. We arrived around 11:30 am and very little waiting was required at Port Everglades, although the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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ohiomary

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great way to see NZ and Australia

We are a family of 5, traveling with 3 daughters in their 20’s. Let me start by saying that we had a nice time on this cruise and it was a good value for the money for a holiday cruise. But there is certainly ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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chelseajoe

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Needing Some TLC Enhanced by Wonderful Service

As we live on the east coast, a cruise out of San Diego might not have been something we explored seriously. At a charity event, an Oosterdam cruise was on offer and we had the winning bid. We (my spouse and I, and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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EZ Wash

4 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Amazing Sights, not So Amazing Banging Noise

Chose this cruise on a whim, as we saw an advertisement from a consolidator, contacted our agent to see what she could do, and then jumped. It gave me bragging rights, whatever that means, to say I was on all seven ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rwcorne

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary But Found HAL's Shipboard Execution Lacking

We choose this cruise for the itinerary, which we loved. The Noordam is an older ship but is well designed and in good shape. The cabin decor was a bit dated but the cabin was well equipped and layed out well. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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2freespirits

17 Reviews Written

151 Helpful Votes

All Caribbean'd Out?

This is a review of a recent trip on the Holland America Line (HAL) ship Koningsdam. We sailed from Port Everglades and visited the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) also Amber Cove, Grand Turk and Half Moon ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ottothedog

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great Christmas Cruise Experience

We have been cruising for many years, and this was our 8th HAL cruise with our sons. We started cruising ten years ago with our children as 3rd and 4th passengers in a Neptune suite. They are now teenagers and are ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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