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HALexpert72817
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed June 2017
This is my third time on this exact same boat, and my grand kinds seem to enjoy it tremendously. This year one of my granddaughters is thirteen, and was in the teen program, The loft. She had the absolute time of her life and has made ... Read more
cruise for dancing
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
First of all I want to say about the Pro's and then the Con's Pro's 1) Good quality of food 2) Most of the staff were friendly. 3) The cabin was ok. 4) The dinning experience was good. Con's 1) Doesn't have a dance ... Read more
agent3471
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
the family decided to go for baltic region this time and i think zuiderdam is the HAL ship that cruises to baltic. this ship is not unfamiliar to us. we have boarded this ship before to europe. it was not a bad ride... satisfactory to our ... Read more
Pippin60
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 helpful votes
The Japan to Vancouver 16 day cruise was our fourth on HAL. Volendam is the smallest of the four ships we have been on, but it has all the characteristics of the larger versions and we felt right at home from the outset. The crew is ... Read more
Europeantraveler1
Member Since 2014
1 review
53 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our third cruise with HAL. Previous cruises were on the Niew Amsterdam (upgraded to Neptune Suite) to the Mediterranean several years ago (originated out of Venice but once past Dubrovnik we ran into severe weather eliminating ... Read more
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elyria3449
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Chosen for location and timing. Ship was old and tired with many problems including air conditioning, tenders, internet system (awful) and plumbing. Nice staff could not overcome these many issues in my rating. The high end, Pinnacle ... Read more
cincinnati_born
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
45 forum posts
This was my only complaint on my recent sailing aboard the Koningsdam. I'm referring to the Holland American Line Mariners, the folks that have hundreds of days sailing on HAL. I've never heard so much unhappiness on a cruise among folks ... Read more
gorilla1964
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I choose this Cruise because of Tim Timmons & Mercy Me. The concerts, meet and greets and biblical teachings were all great. getting to know some of the performers was excellent. The comedian and illusionist were very good with clean ... Read more
mikewehs
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
14 D cruise (2-7 day back-to-back) - weather was rough first seven days, excellent the second seven days out of FLL. Love the ship, it's layout, it's features, our Veranda room. Food was excellent in the sit-down dining room and buffet. ... Read more
SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
630 forum posts
36 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on a short notice three weeks before sailaway. Having had a focus on Celebrity Cruises before, we were in the mood to try something new, since Celebrity turned towards a path in the past, which was more and more not ... Read more
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GulfShoresCruiser
Member Since 2004
1 review
89 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We were excited to cruise on the newest HAL ship. The Koningsdam cruise was great! No lines EVER. Service was the usual outstanding HAL service. Food was excellent. The entertainment in the evening was varied and great.....HAL's ... Read more
FORSTERGADABOUT
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual company closedown in January each year, when we must take most of our annual holiday leave. The price was great for this peak holiday time in Australia. Both the embarkation and ... Read more
meir
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have never been to New Zealand and Australia before, and figured out that a cruise could be a good way to get a glimpe of this part of the world. The result exceeded our expectations. We had a great cruise and visited new, interesting ... Read more
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Andee9988
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Beautiful San Diego,We arrived 1 day early, Dec 3rd, Watched the sunset at Sunset Cliffs.There was the evening Christmas Parade. The King's Inn, authentic Mexican food for dinner next door. Embarkation at 1.00pm was very fast and our ... Read more
Kona52
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 helpful votes
This cruise was our 6th overall and third with Holland. We did our first 3 cruises with Princess but they were full of noisy and unruly children whose parents did not even try to control them. The staff and crew of our Princess cruises did ... Read more
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A memorable Masdam experience
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We liked the itinerary, the time of year and the size of the ship. The trip was perfect. There were plenty of sea days to enjoy the daily activities, interesting ports of call and thankfully perfect weather. The onl;y disappointment ... Read more
circum95
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
Our third cruise, but the first with Holland America Line. Boarding as the usual stressful super heated mayhem. I wish cruise lines could learn something from Middle Eastern air carriers such as Emirates in that respect. The ship was clean ... Read more
beth singer
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I chose this cruise because it fit into our timetable and allowed a visit to Vancouver. I sailed with HAL several years ago on an older ship and did not have a good experience but since it fit we decided to give it another ... Read more
mrtnpwll
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Arrived in Vancouver a day and a half early to see some of the city sights.Took a cab to the cruise terminal and yes...they take American money. The driver took us all the way up to the entrance to Holland America section of the terminal. ... Read more
dahling8
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Spent 4 nights in Boston prior to our cruise followed by 4 nights in Montreal upon disembarking. We booked our own tours and hotel in both cities and the hotel took us directly to the Black Falcon terminal in Boston. This is our first ... Read more
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CLTE
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
One of the main motivations for choosing this cruise ship is its new family rooms that allows for 5 guests in a room. This is handy for a family but also cost effective, as it is only the first 2 guests that pay full rate and all ... Read more
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karenbink
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its ports of call. And we were very pleased with ALL of the ports. It was a great sized ship as we were able to dock at ALL of the ports, no tenders--Yipee. Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely ... Read more
Chuck Dammeir
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we could sail out of Amsterdam during a trip to visit our son who lives there. We also chose this cruise so we could experience Holland's newest ship, the Koningsdam. The ship certainly did not disappoint ... Read more
twakamaina
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
The food at the deck 9 buffet. 1. 10 stars for salads, fruits, breakfast 2. 2 stars for Asian food, being Asian I feel they missed the mark on Thai, Chinese (Lunar New Year 2/8/16 ) Japanese. I didn't see any Indian. Filipino food I ... Read more
WSP104
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We took this 32 day cruise not knowing for sure if it might be too long. As it turned out it was terrific. The ship, The Amsterdam, had been refurbished at the beginning of the year and was neat and clean and simple to learn. It helped ... Read more
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