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Holland America Line Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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Mexican Riviera
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362 Holland America Line Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews


Hallzee avatar

Hallzee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

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This was out first cruise, and after much study, decided on HA Oosterdam. We went with teo other couples, and had a GREAT time. Embarkation in San Diego was seamless. It did help that Neptune Suite affords you ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Hogladyrider

8 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

We are seasoned Carnival cruisers looking for a change, we are both retired in our mid 60's We cruised Oosterdam out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera. We are now hooked on HAL! We drove to San Diego the day ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pamfergusonpdx

1 Review Written

GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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maryjanemarkle

5 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

New Years on the Classic Holland America Oosterdam

This New Years cruise met every expectation of a fun filled and beautiful holiday. The ship itself is an antique lover's paradise. The statues, the paintings, the sculptures, the murals,were startlingly gorgeous ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lyorko

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Holland America Cruise

My husband and I decided that we would try Holland America as we had heard it was a great cruise line for middle-aged people and few children or teens and was a smaller ship. Our cruise was to the Mexican Riviera ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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chelseajoe

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship Needing Some TLC Enhanced by Wonderful Service

As we live on the east coast, a cruise out of San Diego might not have been something we explored seriously. At a charity event, an Oosterdam cruise was on offer and we had the winning bid. We (my spouse and I, and ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lordredmoon

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

What a great first cruise!

To be quite honest, the overall concern was our budget. This cruise was relatively inexpensive. Check! Embarkation was a very smooth, if noisy and crowded, operation for us. The counter person was very friendly ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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tiffanyval1980

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Parents do not sail with kiddos!

We booked this cruise thinking that there was an amazing area for our 3 year old to enjoy her vacation while on the ship. We saw pictures and read the HAL website noting theme nights and activities for her to do. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Off Shore

14 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

The Suite Life

We had a Neptune suite and really enjoyed the Neptune Lounge and the conierge Leah was outstanding. We had most breakfats there, with occasional breakfasts in the Pinnacle. This enabled us to avoid crowrds for ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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parakleo

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Will not travel Holland again

My mom wanted to cruise with Holland because of an excellent experience she had on another Holland ship years ago. She too was very disappointed with the overall experience of this cruise. Dining room waiter was ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Chal23

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Parents - Beware!

We are a family of multi-star Mariners, and for some in our group, this was our third time on this ship. For our children, it was their second time on this ship, with our previous sailing in 2018. Our children ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Greysandy

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Relaxing with Fabulous Food

Embarkation was smooth with only a handful of people in line for security and key cards. Arrived about 11:30 and were on board by 12:15 without special boarding privileges since we are still 3 star mariners. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Dee vy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Boring

1. Lack luster entertainment. The cruise director was extremely boring. Trivia games were not entertaining. Overall, there was nothing to do on the ship. DJ the comedian was good. The magician Leone Ettien was good ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Mobster

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Too many problems and limitations along with poor quality food / poor activities

This is our 4th cruise this year. First cruise with HAL. We were in a Neptune suite. I will start with the things that were nice - friendly people, efficient embarkation and disembarkation, the food in the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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willcruiseanythyme

6 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

All Good Until the Last Day

It was my husband's fall break from school and my dad and his wife could fit this cruise into their schedule so for the first time we were able to take a cruise together. We had been looking forward to it for many ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tbop

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent service and loved BB Kings

Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Service from all staff was excellent. There was crowd of mixed ages. From the reviews I read about everyone on this cruise line being more of an older crowd I would say ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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vintagesizzle

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Last Minute Cruise Deals - Don't Hesitate, GO!

This was our third cruise to Mexico and first cruise on a Holland America ship. It met our requirements for a new or recently refurbished ship, left from a nearby port, offered a last minute deal and was destined ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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eire714

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Dam Good Cruise

After having only previously sailed with Celebrity up to this point, my wife and I went on this cruise based on reading favorable comparisons between the quality of HAL and X. While the Eurodam is a nice ship and we ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Danno1968

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

IF YOU'RE NOT OLDER THAN 50, THIS IS NOT YOUR SHIP!

1. The title says it all! Nothing for the younger crowd. This caters to the 50 plus group. 2. Service was excellent! 3. They cram liquor down your throat! I understand that's where the money is but wow! 4. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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chachquet

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Wine price up - entertainment down- Kids in adult pool!

We have been on several holland America cruises. Like it because they actually have some computer and photo classes. This 7 day trip out of San Diego is probably my last. We about fell over when we saw the price ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LJHSViking

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Holland America rides again

We wanted an easy vacation and now that Holland America is once again sailing from San Diego, we hopped on board. The Mexican Riviera is a well-traveled path and we met many returnees, plus quite a few ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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PirateKitty

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Almost there, but not quite

The first time around, it was our first cruise together. We sailed on the Eurodam in January, same itinerary, and had a wonderful time. We felt like it wasn't long enough, though, so we decided to book the same ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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funny1

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great weather!

I recommend this cruise. We've been to these ports many times and this was by far the smoothest sailing we've been on. The weather in our Mexican ports was really good, too. Although there were over 400 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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PirateKitty

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great way to build customer loyalty

Of course, San Diego is a beautiful city. Leaving from San Diego meant, for us, that we were relaxed, happy, and ready for an adventure. However, from the moment we drove into the cruise parking entry, we were ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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violet41

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruising is becoming about how they can nickel and dime you.

They sent as a coupon. 1) My husband booked me a 2 hours spa treatment. I was taken in late for my treatment, while i did the seaweed wrap the therapist left the room , and never bothered to come check on me, ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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