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Holland America Line Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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69

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19

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5

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Family Cruises

1,185

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657

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384

Holiday Cruises

113

113 Holland America Line Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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gradvanlimburg

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas & New Year cruise

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The reason we choose this cruise, well just to be away from the family for a change over the Christmas & New Year and we were not disappointed The ship & crew were fantastic, the food again was really, really ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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drvan

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Indonesia cruise

We have previously completed HAL cruises to Myanmar and Hong Kong from Singapore. This Indonesia cruise was the missing link. We have been to Singapore many, many times. Stayed at Sofitel So. The only highlights ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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macklyncove

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holland America Cruise Line

This was our second cruise. Our first was for our honeymoon in 1979 with a cruise line that is no longer in business. We have not been interested in another cruise. It really is not our preferred method of seeing ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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mactire

7 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

A nice cruise on a cold ship marred by bad customer service

We had a two week cruise around the Eastern and Western Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam at the end of January 2015. After a flight from London Heathrow on an American Airlines plane, there was a weather system of ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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2tripahoy8

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

NEVER BOOK EARLY UNLESS MONEY IS NO OBJECT

I was travelling solo and took what I was given for 16 days with 11 ports. At ports I went off solo and re-discovered some favorite places from the past as well as some new places, people, and adventures. (I rarely ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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ElleZ

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful holiday experience with family!

Cruised Western Caribbean on HAL Eurodam over Christmas/Hanukkah week December 2014. Third HAL cruise, first time Caribbean. First Eurodam experience. Previously traveled on Zuiderdam and Oosterdam. Traveled with ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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CubanBeat

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Complete; A Holiday One!

Just finished our cruise and omg, it was an amazing ship! We embarked from Port Everglades and I have never in my life been without internet access that long, but that's the point of a cruise, right? To experience ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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vriend

1 Review Written

What happened to the wonderful Dutch coffee of yesteryear?

We fear that the days of feeling like Royalty while traveling as a verandah-balcony-class passenger are slipping away. The Cruise Industry may be following in the steps of the Airline industry in their effort to ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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wpbpatfl

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Arguably the Best Show at Sea!

Are you looking for a show that is different and wonderful? I highly recommend the Cantaré show on the Nieuw Amsterdam that I have seen a total of five times on two cruises. (I got to see it so many times because ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Mickanata

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

The cutbacks show but HA is still a good cruiseline

Service in the dining room was disorganized and very slow. The waiters are having to serve more tables but that didn't excuse the chaos that characterized the first and last night's dining. The dining room staff ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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ottawa2009

3 Reviews Written

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Christmas/New Years Back to Back 2013/14

We were three families 6 cabins. We did our Xmas/New Year’s Eve (14 nights back to back) cruise on Holland America’s (HAL) newer ship the Nieuw Amsterdam this year 2013/14. We switched from Princess to HAL a few ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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lental

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Solid Ship; Great food; Good, reasonably-priced excursions

We did our second consecutive Thanksgiving cruise with HAL on the Westerdaam and we have come away from both extremely pleased with the ship, its service personnel, its itinerary and especially the food. In over 15 ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Emmy62

1 Review Written

Christmas Cruise

Embarking was a breeze - good start. Cabin 4010 - very nice, balcony cabin- clean and spacious. Room attendants greeted us and provided a card with their names and contact details. I was very disappointed that the ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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plw_sailor

1 Review Written

LOVELY TIME ON NIEUW AMSTERDAM

We have a lovely time sailing with Nieuw Amsterdam. Ship was beautiful, clean and uncluttered. We did experience a few issues. The transfer from the airport to the ship (organized by HAL) was not good. Because of ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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vigee

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a delight

Two week Christmas /New Year back to back cruise of eastern/western Caribbean. Family group of grand parents, parents and two boys 11 and 8 from the UK.. Stayed at the Hyatt pier 17 before embarkation, well placed ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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IrishYank1952

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

As good as it gets

My wife and I decided on a last minute cruise at Christmas time, and had a great deal on the December 23rd sailing of the msNoordam out of Ft. Lauderdale. We flew to FLL and spent the night at the Crowne Plaza, only ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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tqmbill

1 Review Written

Overall B+, but avoid the massage!

RATINGS (out of 10): Stateroom 'VA' veranda - 8 Ship condition - 9 Staff - 10 Food quantity/variety - 9 Food quality - 6 Itinerary - 10 Grand Turk catamaran/snorkel - 7 San Juan PR strolling - 7 St. Martin ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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alafans

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Thanksgiving at sea

Simply couldn't be happier with our cruise to San Juan, Grand Turks, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay. Had no problems in Ft. Lauderdale or the Port Everglades. We dropped our rental car off at Avis and then took the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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marinating

1 Review Written

One of our best cruises

A little about us first, my husband is in his sixties and I am 55, we have cruised over 20 times on numerous lines from the 320 passenger Paul Gaugian to the Queen Mary. We cruise two to three times a year departing ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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SOCALS

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good, Bad and Ugly

This was our 9th cruise overall, and third NYE cruise. We have sailed on Oceania, NCL, and Carnival. This was our first cruise on Holland, and our expectations from reviews and reputation; we expected something ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Cruiserdude11

9 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Caribbean Delight

Noordam 21 day Christmas, New Years Caribbean cruise Getting to the ship We flew from San Francisco to Ft Lauderdale on JetBlue nonstop overnight getting into Ft Lauderdale at around 7:30am the day before the ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Cocowheat

1 Review Written

Great Ship and Wonderful Crew

We sailed Jan 7 on the Nieuw Amsterdam with friends. The boarding process in Fort Lauderdale was seamless and quick (although it was a far walk from our hotel shuttle bus stop to the cruise reception desk) and as ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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xxyyzz

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

BEWARE: Certain Cabins ++++

- I sure hope HAL reads these reviews. - Thanks to all who post here and on Boards Of all the cruises we have ever taken, the Zuiderdam was lowest in our estimation. - BEWARE of Cabins 1083 and 1085 We were ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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mommac64

1 Review Written

Eurodam New Years Cruise

What a fantastic cruise for the New Year. We traveled with our family of 5 (3 college kids,) and the cruise was amazing! We stayed in 2 cabins and the cabin stewards were the best of any cruise. The rooms were ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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tmbhl_on_the_go

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great time for all the family on our 14N New Zealand cruise

Beware this is is my long day by day review of our Christmas cruise on the Oosterdam from Sydney -- New Zealand. We're a family of 5 from Australia, son aged 17 and daughters 15 & 12 years. This was our 3rd family ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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