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Holland America Line Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Cut backs? No Americas Test Kitchen.

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Southern

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mamacita123
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We took this cruise because it was Available for back to back while visiting differs ports on each segment. Entertainment in the main theater was only BBC and dancers. While both were excellent, we’d like more of a variety. Also missing was Americas Test Kitchen, though it’s still listed. There was the same comedian in BB Kings on several nights. The music in that venue was good. We have not ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Are all cruises having post COVID-19 issues ?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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tdeeh723
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our first cruise since COVID, and first on Holland ever. Extremely disappointed. First the Pros: The overwhelmed crew provided great service. There were just not enough of them to meet demand. Food in the Dinning Room was very good. Cabin was clean and comfortable. The Cons: There we’re periods through the day when you could not get ANY food. And those hours were not clearly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great cruise!

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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buttermancruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I am currently on the Koningsdam, its Thanksgiving day and here is my review. I’ve never cruised Holland America before. Mostly I’m a loyal Royal Caribbean fan. I’m travelling solo this time after three years not leaving the island where I live and I was ready to cruise again. I chose Holland America because they sail out of San Diego, the closet port to my home in Hawaii. I wanted an older ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


First fully booked cruise since Covid. Did they handle the crowds well?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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ethanthej
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Context: I'm a 40-something gay man traveling with my husband and our 19 year old kid (first cruise for the kid). This was my first cruise on HAL, and his second. Other lines we've done: Celebrity (twice), RCCL (twice), Norwegian (twice), Princess (once). Our favorite lines are Celebrity and RCCL. A little context to this review. Apparently, this was the first fully booked cruise on ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Wanted to love, but never again with Holland

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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jdomingi
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Let me start by saying that I really wanted and was looking forward to a wonderful cruise. I heard nothing but great reviews (mostly). This whole trip started before the pandemic as my fiancé, and I purchased a 17-day Hawaiian island cruise( we were going to marry and the cruise was our honeymoon) that was cancelled due to the pandemic (No fault of Holland). Long story short after fighting with ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


Standard poor

Review for Westerdam to Australia & New Zealand

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kerry2u
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was a greatly anticipated cruise. I was delighted to be sailing again on a ship with HA, as I had many grest memories of this company. However it was very disappointing. I purchased the Have it all package. What a waste of money. I only bought it for a couple of glasses of brut wine with meals. But... The wine I tried of x 4 varieties on the first night were shocking sweet ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Amazing service staff, nice size ship, management and entertainment poor

Review for Westerdam to Australia & New Zealand

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Sallyandtex
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Embarkation. Best we have ever had. Used Verify for Vax and test status, so easy and quick. Cabin. SS category very spacious and clean. Ice delivered twice a day. Cabin stewards and general staff. Amazing, friendly and helpful. Cafe. Awful, awful, awful. Dining room. Good at start, but declined. Nowhere near as good quality as experienced on New Amsterdam 4 years ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


The worst HAL cruise ever

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Lynn@ECGA
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned last Sunday (NOV. 20th) from Caribbean cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam on 14 days of the worst HAL cruise that we ever experienced. With more than 400 days on HAL ships and having sailed on this ship twice before, we never experienced anything remotely like this. In fact it was one of the worst cruises ever on any line including Carnival which can be inconsistent at best. Apparently in an ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


What has happened to Holland

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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shaunbava
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

A cruise is usually fun and this was no exception BUT, Holland has changed and not for the better. We had 160 days on HAL prior to the pandemic so we were pretty familiar with the line and this ship. The room was the room and it was fine as usual, it could use a little maintenance as things are starting to look a little tired but still a minor concern, the steward did a good job and the room ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Traveled with children


Things are improving!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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rmilller
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 20th anniversary cruise, and we did back-to-back 7 day cruises (western/eastern Caribbean). We are 3-star Mariners on HAL, and this was our 3rd trip since Covid hit. Compared to the last two post-covid trips, this was a good improvement. We started getting towel animals again (a simple add but delightful), they had some fresh flowers on board (prior two cruises they were mostly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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