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Holland America Line Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Great cruise but gluten free cruisers should perhaps go somewhere else

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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cruiserzoetermeer60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Fortunately the Oosterdam is one of the older HAL ships (from before the Pinnacle class). That means: bigger staterooms, more space around the pool, less noise in the pool area and more space (in hight) in the main dining room. We are no fans of the new Pinnacle class ships although those ships (Koningsdam, New Statendam, Rotterdam 7) also have a lot to offer. It was therefore a great pleasure ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Enjoyed our cruise on the Oosterdam

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DGE
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Hi, We enjoyed our cruise very much, at the end of the day after spending 8 hours on excursions the ship was comfortable and perfect to relax before the next day of tours. Our Delta flight to Barcelona was perfect we flew on the Airbus A330-300 which I highly recommend. We had two seats next to the window with plenty of room considering we paid no extra for our seats. The plane has two ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Disappointing return to cruising

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Maggiewooey
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We picked this cruise due to the itinerary. We had travelled once before on HAL in 2010 so decided to give them another try. Embarkation in Trieste was quick when we got to the embarkation dock. It was a bit confusing as we had arrived in Trieste on the night before the cruise and the ship was docked in the city, however when we woke up the next morning the ship was gone. It had moved to a ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Very poor cruising

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Caravela
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Very poor service, horrible food, only chicken and bad spaguetti bolonese all very salty On dining room also the same. This is not the HAL standard I have experienced and made me to return. Crew without experience. Maintenance of vessel looks poor and with signs of rust. Safety???? Port calls very badly planned with long distances to walk from the vessel and no assistance or guidance. ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Shockingly bad

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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MG60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

A very bad experience that has made us think we might never cruise again. First, the positives: Staff, especially cabin stewards, were cheerful and helpful. Entertainment was good; 'Step One' dancers were excellent (but pure dance shows eventually wear thin) and the 'Lincoln Center Stage' musicians were first class, although sadly they have been given a poor venue that is open to the ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


First & last time on Holland America

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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onespots
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise strictly for the itinerary & only 3 sea days. This cruise is the 24 Day Greek Odyssey & Mediterranean Empires from July 28th to August 21 2022. By way of background about us. We are in our early 70's. We have over 15 ocean cruises, 3 Riverboat trips, & several land tours. The towns & ports are our destination not the ship. Our expectation is simple... a clean room & ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great trip - back to cruising

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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mauisun
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Great return to cruising - HAL exceeded my expectation from food, service and fun. We were a family of 4- 2 kids aged 9 and 12. The Med Itinerary was excellent- only place I would not want to return to was Albania. I really enjoyed the stop and the day at sea. It was a busy cruise and very hot so we enjoyed getting back to the ship each evening for a swim in the pool and a few Aperol spritz. Great ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Oosterdam Returns Strong from Pandemic for 14-day Eastern Med Cruise

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roliremu
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We (2 50s parents and 2 18yo children) cruised on Oosterdam for two weeks, joining about a month after her return to service. Overall, this was an excellent cruise for us, and we actually think it was better than our 25-day 2019 Mediterranean cruise on the Koningsdam. We selected the cruise primarily for itinerary--lots of ports, and places we mostly had not visited previously. With one ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Closed Buffet, Restaurants and Music Venues

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Mediterranean

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Schlinger
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Let me start by saying that the Nieuw Statendam is a beautiful ship with beautiful cabins and lovely employees. Unfortunately, that's about it as far as the advantages are concerned. Embarkation was badly organized in what could seem like a good organization: check people in in groups, give them group numbers and call them one after the other. And then send them all into the embarkation gateway ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Holland CEO - please wake up now!

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Mediterranean

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bspectorvt
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is a shortened version of a 2,624 word review we sent to Holland America Guest relations and never got a response to: This cruise was our first travel adventure since the pandemic began in 2020. We booked this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to belatedly celebrate a milestone birthday that occurred during the pandemic. We booked a 5 star ship, which is our standard when ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Traveled with disabled person


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