Holland America Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Reviews

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Muffinmom5221
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Wanted a quiet peaceful TA. People onboard were mostly seasoned travelers, as with most trans Atlantics. Food and service were above expectations. The new culinary arts center is great. I highly recommend you dine there. Activities ... Read more
NSAHO79
Member Since 2007
19 reviews
87 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have never cruised on Holland America before so I thought I would give them a try. We have been on NCL, Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and MSC over the last ten years. We left Halifax on April 1 for a direct flight ... Read more
fi1966
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We like the sea days. no contact with the outside world. The selection of activities on board was very good from computer classes to cooking demonstrations in the Culinary Arts Centre. The food on board was also very good. I liked the ... Read more
lkrivo
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
61 forum posts
6 helpful votes
New ship - good price. Never travelled on hal before. Disappointment vs celebity/royal caribbean. Spaces on ship do not function well. Smoke from gamblers in casino invades shops. Entertainment very poor. Shows movies on big screen in spa ... Read more
Muidenaar
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our first transatlantic cruise and we chose the Koningsdam for two reasons: we were on her inaugural cruise last year, and she is the right size for such a journey. We like HAL because the ships are simple and elegant, never ... Read more
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macmax
Member Since 2003
7 reviews
1,208 forum post
14 helpful votes
This was our 32nd cruise but only our 3rd with HAL. It was a last minute booking and we took advantage of a FLASH rate. We chose a gty veranda and were pleasantly surprised to be assigned a mid-aft located cabin #5130. The cabin & ... Read more
lehfrisbee
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
23 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My daughter and I chose this cruise simply because some friends from Boston chose it. We lost my wife in November and wanted to do a father-daughter cruise to celebrate life. The Neiuw Amsterdam is just the right sized ship for us. It ... Read more
rebeccajo68
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
249 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I wanted to visit St. Thomas/St. John because I had not been there before. My friend and I were also celebrating my birthday. She had not cruised with Holland before and had a very bad experience on her previous cruise which was ... Read more
fcoward
Member Since 2015
1 review
38 forum posts
2 helpful votes
PRICE - PRICE - PRICE ! ! ! I love being at sea and the repo cruises are usually the best value. LIKED: FOOD (good quality and reasonable variety) DIDN'T LIKE: EATING OPTION HOURS (It seemed like I was always out of sync with the ... Read more
Floridah
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because we knew HAL would be an older crowd with not a lot of kids and we always wanted to see Spain. The embarkation and disembarkation went surprising well for us. The pro's and con's for the cruise... Pro's ... Read more
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jakob71
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
13 helpful votes
We are a married couple, who has sailed with several different cruise lines the last 17 years, also on many Transatlantic cruises. But, this was only our second cruise with HAL. Pre-cruise: We stayed two nights before the cruise at the ... Read more
Abigail 2008
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
239 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Price was the main reason we took this cruise. $499. for an outside cabin. Plus it left from Ft Lauderdale. Our cabin number was 1832, which was fine and it had more storage than I have ever had on a ship. I always take a clear shoe ... Read more
dhult15
Member Since 2003
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As a single, the price was great. Three of four ship's excursions were outstanding. Cadiz tour was a real disappointment. Guide directed us to museum which was closed (later, onboard other passengers said most of Europe's museums are ... Read more
NY Librarian
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I enjoyed my first TA cruise a great deal. The service was exceptional, there were plenty of activities to keep you busy on the days at sea - and the price was fabulous. We booked 10 days before sailing. While the pizza on the lido was ... Read more
PaddyT
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our first time cruising with Holland America, although certainly not our first cruise. We were looking forward to a more relaxed vibe, and we were not disappointed. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale the morning of our cruise and took ... Read more
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Coasterman
Member Since 2008
1 review
5 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and the schedule worked. Have cruised mainly on Royal Carribean and have done a couple on Carnival. We decided to try Holland America. We booked on the Eurodam for 3/25/17 through 04/01/17. On ... Read more
mylissa1
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We just completed our cruise on the Eurodam and did the Tropical Caribbean itinerary. The interior of the ship is very nice, I would call it simple elegance. The public rooms seemed clean and I did not notice any bad smells. I observed ... Read more
leisure cruzer
Member Since 2015
5 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Reasonable fares, new and well conceived programs and a decent ship do not make a for a good cruise, it is really about the experience provided by the staff and crew. Seriously disappointing, that is the only way to describe this cruise ... Read more
cinfullyfun
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I received a great offer and had sailed on this ship about 1 1/2 years ago. I am very glad I took advantage of the offer, it was a great cruise. The weather was perfect, which I know is not controlled by the cruise line but too good not ... Read more
sexyaznboy
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
645 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Had a very nice time on Eurodam for 7 day Caribbean Itinerary March 25 to April 1. Embarkation: Flew from Toronto and got into FLL airport around 11:45, grabbed a taxi, was very easy to find one, be a bit careful though the ride was for ... Read more
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beadercat
Member Since 2012
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We wanted to do the Panama Canal cruise from Ft Lauderdale to San Diego. We did the cruise before from San Diego to Ft Lauderdale in 2010. All different stops except 2. (Guatemala and Puerto Chiapas) Enjoyed all the ports and ... Read more
Phyllis Bailey
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This ship is so old that things are forever going wrong. The toilets throughout the ship did not work (fortunately not all at the same time). The ceiling in the buffet dining room needed to be mopped constantly or we would have been ... Read more
Friday Fen Wolf
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
14 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We found our experience to be a disappointment. Holland America has always been our first choice to cruise. We have tried other lines but always return to HA for the traditions, excellent staff, calm upscale environment. ... Read more
Beach Basket
Member Since 2005
1 review
14 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
After reading all of the negative reviews on Cruise Critic we were a little concerned about this ship. However, the date for the Panama Canal Cruis worked perfectly for us so we booked it. The ship is 21 years old and in reasonably good ... Read more
manatarmms
Member Since 2017
1 review
25 helpful votes
My Grandmother chose this ship for our family vacation. She, being a 4 star mariner, wanted to see the new ship and thought the family would enjoy our experience. 20 of us boarded the ship for an 11 day Caribbean cruise. The day we ... Read more
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