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Holland America Line Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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39 Holland America Line Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


WheelieNick avatar

WheelieNick

1 Review Written

Living the Dream on the Koningsdam

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At the start of this year, I left for The United States of America, to board the Koningsdam in Fort Lauderdale. Florida. I was excited! It was the first holiday without my parents present, and I was going far, far ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Canadianvoyager

14 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Canadians Cruising During COVID-19 Crisis

I am positively sure that reading a review is one of the last things you would like to do, am I right? The experience we all are going through nowadays is very discouraging to say the least, that's why we need some ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CruiseDad12345

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great destination, excellent service, OK ship

We had a great cruise on the Volendam. So first things first, the Alaskan destination was great, This is clearly why we were on the cruise - to see Alaska. What a fantastic place it was. It was one majestic ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Carol Bulas

7 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

VERY disappointed in the OVER crowded and UNDER staffed ship this time!!!

I had high hopes, after cruising on the Holland America "Amsterdam" for a 2-week cruise to Alaska on June 19th thru July 3rd this year. THAT cruise was absolutely wonderful!!! Unfortunately, it doesn't appear ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Nickiem25 avatar

Nickiem25

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise, Amazing staff

Beautiful cruise through Alaska and Glacier Bay. I couldn't find one staff member that wasn't cheery, helpful and amazing at each turn. Always greeting you with a good morning, afternoon or evening when passing ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Rabarro

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Koningsdam: A New Member of the Family

We chose the Kongingsdam last year when we were in Rotterdam, on the Rotterdam and saw the new Ship leave for the first time. It seemed bigger than we might want but smaller than the mega cruiseliners. So we ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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whalle01

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Back to traditional cruising

We have cruised may times previously and with many different lines. We choose our operator depending upon the itinerary and this was the reason for our first cruise with HAL, although we had heard good reports in ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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arsmes

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just OK

This ship has been refurbished and is well maintained, but overall a bit too dark for my taste. The clientel tends to be older. Entertainment is overall mediocre with 2 exceptions; B B King Jazz club and the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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seapointer

10 Reviews Written

76 Helpful Votes

Criticism is puzzling

We started our cruise of 10 days with some concern due to the harsh reviews that have been posted on this site. We quickly came to the conclusion that either HAL had suddenly righted the ship, or that a tremendous ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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ValR

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Itinerary Great, Staff Very Attentive; Customer Services Less than Useless

My first cruise and a big ship to start this process! Ship very grand, food excellent but never had a properly hot meal except in the lido restaurant. Main dining room the meals arrived barely warm. Variety of ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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CruisinKate1

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

HAL is the BEST for MED cruisin'

We were already in Europe on an extended vacation to see friends when we saw this cruise pop up at a discount price for last minute--two weeks away. I had cruised about 15 cruises, however, never on Holland ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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Mr. Pierce

1 Review Written

39 Helpful Votes

We LOVE cruising on HAL, but were not pleased with the ms Volendam overall.

We have cruised with Holland America Line on 14 of their cruises on various vessels. This was our first experience on the ms Volendam. First of all, the employees on the ms Volendam, like nearly all of their ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Jucy avatar

Jucy

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Honeymoon Cruise!

This cruise was supposed to be my honeymoon but my husband of 8 Months passed away before the cruise. I am glad I did go on the cruise as I promised my husband on his dying bed I would! This cruise was excellent, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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mikesdaughter

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime!

Being first time cruisers, we had no idea what to expect once we boarded the Westerdam. The embarkation process started about 11:30 am and moved along very quickly. We found our room on the Rotterdam deck aft ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Reg2010 avatar

Reg2010

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

WONDERFUL CRUISE SPOILT BY US CUSTOMS AT EMBARKATION

This cruise was included in our package tour of the Rockies which my husband and I had undertaken to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our tour group was told that it may take a couple of hours to get through the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Aggsy

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Lovely Ship

We did the 24 day East and west med cruise visiting 16 different ports. The ship was excellent, food was very good and excellent in the the three speciality restaurants. Especially the pinnacle. The tv system was ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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PBJGRL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Most Relaxing Vacation Ever

My husband and I took our first cruise on HAL MS Eurodam. We booked an SC Suite Guarantee. I am in my early 40's and he is in his early 30's. We brought 8 bottles of champagne(always do it right) aboard and pre ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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La Jolla Lass

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

High expectations were dashed on Holland America

Have never before complained about a cruise, but our experience, coupled with comments by veteran HAL cruisers on this same cruise, convinced us this was a disaster experience. GENERAL APPEARANCE of Zaandam: ...
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Sail Date February 2012


Candy avatar

Candy

12 Reviews Written

Another Outstanding Noordam Cruise!

HAL's ms Noordam - November 11, 2011 Pre-Cruise: Our day-before flying day was not without incident. First, an equipment change, then the new plane had a door-closing issue, which was thankfully resolved ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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desertr0se

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam December 2011

We boarded the ship in Ft. Lauderdale on December 11, 2011. This was a seven day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. We had not been on this ship before so the first thing we did was explore so we could learn the ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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bobpell

8 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Second time as good as the first

Itinerary was Half Moon Cay, Turks, Samana, Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba. Wind too strong at Half Moon so we moved on to Turks. Docking was on the starboard side but those with cabins on the port side got the best ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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newsangel1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Perfect Thanksgiving Getaway

We have been on six cruises, two with HAL. My husband and I chose HAL again, specifically for the Hydro Therapy Pool. We loved it on the Zuiderdam a few years ago. For this cruise we booked the Thermal Suite and ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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Alfturd

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment (Noordam)

We have traveled on HAL in the past to the Panama Canal and it was fabulous. I will just list the disappoints on Noordam; which we will not be traveling again on anytime soon. 1. I asked for an ashtray 4 times ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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marcosheller

2 Reviews Written

Wonderful cruise on the Eurodam

Drove over to Fort Lauderdale from the west coast of FL. Parked the car at Park-n-Go after reserving our dates online. Had an easy check-in and we were shuttled over to the cruise port in less than 5 min. Had an ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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maddog40

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising The Baltic

This was our 12th cruise and our third on HAL.The Eurodam is a crisp new ship and makes HALs Vista class ships look a little shopworn. We chose a Deluxe Veranda for this cruise because of the length and the ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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