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Holland America Line Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

In port at Puerto Vallerta
Flower arrangement demo.
Lincoln Center Stage
Lovely shower!
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Post Pandemic Predicaments

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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PeeTee Sails
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

First, we love HAL. Each time we sail, we are impressed with the service, the food, and the ships. Of course, like everyone else we are always most impressed with the crew and, particularly, our stewards. What a great bunch of professionals each and every one has been! This cruise had some hiccups and coughs that I think they will soon work out, as well as one possible major flaw that ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Are all cruises having post COVID-19 issues ?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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tdeeh723
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our first cruise since COVID, and first on Holland ever. Extremely disappointed. First the Pros: The overwhelmed crew provided great service. There were just not enough of them to meet demand. Food in the Dinning Room was very good. Cabin was clean and comfortable. The Cons: There we’re periods through the day when you could not get ANY food. And those hours were not clearly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great cruise!

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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buttermancruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I am currently on the Koningsdam, its Thanksgiving day and here is my review. I’ve never cruised Holland America before. Mostly I’m a loyal Royal Caribbean fan. I’m travelling solo this time after three years not leaving the island where I live and I was ready to cruise again. I chose Holland America because they sail out of San Diego, the closet port to my home in Hawaii. I wanted an older ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


First fully booked cruise since Covid. Did they handle the crowds well?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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ethanthej
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Context: I'm a 40-something gay man traveling with my husband and our 19 year old kid (first cruise for the kid). This was my first cruise on HAL, and his second. Other lines we've done: Celebrity (twice), RCCL (twice), Norwegian (twice), Princess (once). Our favorite lines are Celebrity and RCCL. A little context to this review. Apparently, this was the first fully booked cruise on ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Wanted to love, but never again with Holland

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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jdomingi
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Let me start by saying that I really wanted and was looking forward to a wonderful cruise. I heard nothing but great reviews (mostly). This whole trip started before the pandemic as my fiancé, and I purchased a 17-day Hawaiian island cruise( we were going to marry and the cruise was our honeymoon) that was cancelled due to the pandemic (No fault of Holland). Long story short after fighting with ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


HAL not on their game!

Review for Zuiderdam to Mexican Riviera

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Jgail
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We love to cruise! We chose this 14 day cruise with HAL because of the number of days at sea and the closer proximity to where we live. The ports of call were great--the Sea of Cortez, San Diego Santa Barbara, Victoria and Vancouver. I dislike writing negative reviews. We will always make the most of our cruises, and generally make our own fun. Here is what I wrote on the survey to HAL. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Cruise Vacation!

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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RachelL18
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

This is the time to cruise while prices and capacity are low-it won't last! On day two of our cruise the mask mandate was lifted for all areas except the casino, theater and health center-YAY!!! With low capacity there was never an issue finding a lounger by the pool, a seat in a lounge or a table in the Lido Market. The menus in the Dining Room were great-lots of options every meal, food was all ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Holland is going ALL OUT to please

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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Jsipes
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had a bit of a problem dealing with the 48 hour COVID Test required to board ship. We followed the HAL recommendation and ordered tests online 20 days prion to cruise. On Saturday before leaving home we went online and took the test via zoom with eMeD company, who immediately sent a e-mail to each of us, which we printed out and hand carried to the ship to expedite boarding. The EMED process ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Stateroom


Lots to like despite shortcomings

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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Red Butler
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

Positive experiences: -Beautiful modern decor in public areas and staterooms. -We love the Retreat Cabanas, a great value at $300 for the week. -Speciality restaurants are very good. The burger and hot dog bar stocks vegan meat substitutes, which was a big pleasant surprise for us. The pizza place, Dutch Cafe (order the triple berry), and Canaletto (try the risotto) were especially ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom


Nice rooms, excellent food, super-clean, but mediocre entertainment.

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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JaVee
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Koningsdam 2022 - Reality Check We just returned from a seven-day cruise from San Diego to Mexico on the newer Koningsdam cruise ship. Accompanied by twenty-two highly experienced travel friends from San Diego, this was our last-minute plan for New Year’s Eve 2022. • Ship Cleanliness: Two previous Cruise Critic reviews state the ship smelled of cigarette smoke and urine...which is not the ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Traveled with disabled person


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