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Holland America Line Hong Kong Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Ship
Destination
Hong Kong

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Excellent

19

Very Good

38

Average

21

Poor

13

Terrible

11

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102 Holland America Line Hong Kong Cruise Reviews


TravelDreamer75 avatar

TravelDreamer75

8 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Great people but lacking educational component

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This was my second HAL cruise, and I have to say from the top my biggest disappointment was that there were no Educational lectures like I had my first cruise. If this is not a regular HAL experience, I apologize, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Pltstravel

1 Review Written

7 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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daryllafferty

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved the Neptune cabin and perks.

This was our first time in a Neptune Suite. We loved the convenience of the concierge just down the hall, the priority dining seating, and breakfast in the Pinnacle Restaurant. We originally signed up for a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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quadrant

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Definitely in need of a refit

I picked this cruise for the brilliant itinerary - the ports were the best part of the trip.There is absolutely NO Wow factor to this ancient ship.Embarkation went smoothly(mainly because I,d done it on line before ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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stormywaters

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Fabulous itinerary but HAL ship quiet with very little entertainment

Took the 14 day leg on the HAL Westerdam from Hong Kong to Singapore chosen due to a great itinerary. My first ever cruise and I had been told by my companion, a seasoned cruiser, to expect entertainment, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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crusty guy

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great ports of call, OK staff, Terrible ship

I choose this cruise for one reason only the ports of call, I was excited to get guided tours around, no thinking, no getting lost but after the third terrible excursion, I cancelled the rest of them. Cruise Asia is ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ChocolateLover919

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Overnights in Shanghai & Beijing!

We chose this cruise because of the 2 day stop in Shanghai and Beijing and ending in Japan. This was our first time cruising on HAL. It was just the 2 of us cruising and we stayed in a balcony cabin, which was very ...
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Sail Date March 2019


cqtiger avatar

cqtiger

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great service and food

We had AFT suite which had the perfect outlook as a panoramic view including the side. Vibration can take a little getting used to during the night but this only occurred when we were making up time or docking. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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CM20878

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing experience!

4 of us took a family trip on the Westerdam from Hong Kong to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Singapore. Excellent value for money -- the food and service was great and we enjoyed all the ports. There was a good ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Lacibelle

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Ports

First time visiting Asia. This itinerary covered the most countries of all we reviewed. Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. Nice combination of port and sea days. Love being able to visit many ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Aussie Battler

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

HAL Cutbacks

We had travelled as a family with HAL on 4 previous occasions. Always loving it however HAL lost some of their shine for us with this cruise. There appear to have been service / facility reductions compared to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Jilllowther

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

It was pretty good but not excellent

First cruise with HAL after 3 RCCL we were wanting : 1. Fewer to no kids - more than we expected 2. Better service- good but no better than RCCL 3. Iternerary south east Asia - Awsome 4. Dinner guests ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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adisguise

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Quarantined with Norovirus for 4 days!

Previously cruised the Med on New Amsterdam and had a great cruise. Sadly this did not meet our expectations. We spent 2 days in Hong Kong before sailing as my husband wanted to sail around Hong Kong harbour on a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


dps027 avatar

dps027

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We chose this cruise because we wanted an Asian experience and it fitted the dates we could travel. Overall the ship is tired, but in saying that it is clean and well presented. Before we booked I read that the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Domstar avatar

Domstar

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous entertainment and dining

We are a family of five with three young people aged 19, 17 and 16 and chose this cruise to celebrate our son's completion of high school. He wanted to visit Hong Kong and go on a cruise from Hong Kong. We spent ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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maggiemoon

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mixed Bag

Being no stranger to Cruising I booked this cruise as a special birthday treat. Flew all the way from Scotland to Hong Kong to board the ship. Ship itself was good . Stateroom was well kept and the facilities ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Tchforlang

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

A relaxing cruise with a very interesting itinerary

We initially chose Holland America's 15-Day Far East Discovery because of the itinerary and dates. Having sailed primarily on Princess and Carnival many times, we were able to compare cruise lines. We actually loved ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Jackie3 avatar

Jackie3

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lovely itinerary, room for improvement on the ship

I loved the itinerary of my cruise on the Volendam. I sailed from Singapore to Shanghai and discovered many unknown ports and countries. As far as the itinerary was concerned the trip exceeded expectations. As ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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melkmeisje55

1 Review Written

Very good 14 days cruise visiting many Asian highlights.

Choose this cruise for the itinerary and earlier good experiences with Holland America Line. Had a very comfortable outside cabin on Main deck with renovated bathroom, now having a spacious walk in shower. Cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2018


rcvine avatar

rcvine

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The Volendam Asia cruise was fabulous in every way!

My experience on the January 31, 2018 sailing of the Volendam from Hong Kong to Singapore far exceeded my expectations. Having owned a large Incentive Travel planning company, I am admittedly very critical of ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DawnBreaks

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

In Depth with HAL

This was my first time on the Volendam, but not my last. The captain skillfully maneuvered this medium size cruise ship through high waves at the port of Nha Trang, Vietnam, and kept all the guests well informed. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Frank Mul avatar

Frank Mul

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not fit for passengers

Just out of dry dock and work still going on all over. AC in our cabin not working, far from ideal in tropical climate. We had an outside door to the lanai deck but this was broken!!! Temperature in our cabin was ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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CruiserfromAussie

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved this cruise

We just finished our cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore over Christmas and New Year. What a great way to spend the holiday! We loved the ship. Just the perfect size. We thoroughly enjoyed all our excursions but, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Parkcrest

1 Review Written

A wonderful learning experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We always wanted to see Japan, have been all thru' China & Thailand before , the rest of the cruise was a very pleasant Bonus, especially Vietnam, loved the food and the people there. I tell you that having Dr. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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ImaFrugalCruiser

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Service & Staff Great but Ship Desperately Needs Work

We recently finished a 14-day Hong Kong to Singapore cruise on the ms Volendam. We have sailed with Holland America before and, as always, the staff and the service they provide cannot be beat. The food was also ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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