Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews

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289 Holland America Rome (Civitavecchia) Cruise Reviews
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honeyandhoney
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
33 forum posts
Sailed June 2017
We wanted a cruise that visited Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice and this one fit the bill. We had a fantastic experience with the Royal Princess last year and were hoping to repeat or excel that with this cruise. Unfortunately this ... Read more
Swice
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
300 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Holland America Westerdam Mediterranean Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona June 2017 While everyone has their own likes and dislikes, there was very little not to like about this cruise on the Westerdam. This ship had been in ... Read more
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cruise for dancing
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
First of all I want to say about the Pro's and then the Con's Pro's 1) Good quality of food 2) Most of the staff were friendly. 3) The cabin was ok. 4) The dinning experience was good. Con's 1) Doesn't have a dance ... Read more
haleygirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
The ports on the cruise itinerary were interesting and new to us and this was our first HAL cruise. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment like the Lincoln Center quintet, the B. B. King singers and especially the Billboard on Board dueling ... Read more
celebrating seniors
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
133 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The newly refurbished Westerdam was wonderful.....except on a back to back cruise that they encourage, you get repeat entertainment from the ship's entertainers. One show was a week after the first time. This to me is unacceptable. ... Read more
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LivyLynnVintage
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We had a really nice trip on the Westerdam. However, it is a far cry from the Holland America trips of the past and really leaves a lot of room for improvement. Let's start with the good: - Great cabin upgrade to the Neptune ... Read more
Rabarro
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
208 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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 booked on board at the future ... Read more
okiedokiegirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I had a wonderful time on our recent cruise on the Koningsdam. We would definitely go on this ship again. Our cruise began in Rome and ended in Amsterdam, and it was action packed! Wonderful port cities, almost too much ... Read more
Maech
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Koningsdam does not have the same fancy staircase like the other big ships but overall it was nice. The cabins are bigger than I expected and love the glass shower door. We had an obstructed view cabin was lucky that we were in between ... Read more
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Ahaa2
Member Since 2017
1 review
34 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise because of the extensive ports and only one day at sea, which we needed on a 14 day cruise. The food and dinning venue choices were excellent. We also did the unlimited laundry and pressing well worth the money to pack ... Read more
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Mesalady537
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose this cruise based on the itinerary which I thoroughly enjoyed. Shore excursions thru HAL were very educational with good tour guides with one exception. Food in both the dining room and Lido was very good. Did not have the ... Read more
Cindy
Member Since 2000
15 reviews
14,340 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We are equal opportunity cruisers…we will consider almost any line and choose based on itinerary, schedule, and price. As an example, our last four cruises have been Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and most recently Holland ... Read more
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Gulliver1956
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Well, except for some small points about the shipping company and the boat as: The reserved cabin, Signature Suite category SY "guaranteed", does not correspond with the awarded (6108) Suite SS category, supposedly superior ... Read more
klscaz
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
851 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was the first cruise after dry dock. We did not experience any issues in our stateroom. We did see some steps in the main dining room where the carpet needed to be tacked down. Deck 10 was closed but this was not a problem for us. HAL ... Read more
Darshan1
Member Since 2009
14 reviews
33 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Based on my experience with the Veendam and now the Westerdam, Holland America Corporate doesn't give its ships enough time in drydock to finish repairs and modifications. That caused major problems for some passengers from broken glass ... Read more
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monkeyman18
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose this cruise for the destinations especially Dubrovnik and a chance to relive memories of Malta and Gozo. On arrival at the embarkation I could not believe how simple and easy check in went - on board within 30 minutes of ... Read more
HappyTravelFan
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the great itinerary. As for embarkation, getting aboard the ship went incredibly smoothly, but then the issues began. The tone set from the beginning was negative. No welcoming glass of juice, much less champagne, ... Read more
Europeantraveler1
Member Since 2014
1 review
53 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our third cruise with HAL. Previous cruises were on the Niew Amsterdam (upgraded to Neptune Suite) to the Mediterranean several years ago (originated out of Venice but once past Dubrovnik we ran into severe weather eliminating ... Read more
wheeljammer
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
21 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the itinerary which included two Turkish ports. Sadly both were cancelled due to the problems recently. Instead we did Nafplion and Rhodes, both of which were lovely in their own right but the loss of Turkey was a ... Read more
Ocean Fun
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
I joined the Rotterdam in Rome, sailed the Mediterranean and crossed the Atlantic from the Madeira Islands to Ft. Lauderdale. (This was a 46 day cruise that originated in Montreal and ended in Ft. Lauderdale. The Rotterdam crew payed ... Read more
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SCisland
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 forum post
We were visiting family in Italy and decided that it was a good value and more fun to take a repositioning cruise back to the states. We looked at the repositioning cruises in Oct/Nov time frame and this one met our schedules. We ... Read more
LarsRenate
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise where specially choosen becuase of a promise from our agent and the cruise liner, it should have been a nice, comfortable and entertaining tour for a transatlantic travel from Rome to Tampa in Florida. Our experiences from ... Read more
Pickle14
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Great time of the year weather wise. Be sure to pre-order tickets to visit Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. In Madeira we had an excellent tour in a van. There were 6 of us and the price was very reasonable. Because the ship is small , ... Read more
d-lions
Member Since 2014
1 review
22 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Food was excellent. Service as usual on HAL wonderful. Entertainment great. Absolutely no negative comments! Enjoyed the guest lectures. Loved the BB king music and dancing Billboard piano's and music selections excellent The ... Read more
lillacorlee
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 helpful votes
This cruise was very disappointing compared to other cruises I have been on.I was most annoyed with the non-self serve in the Lido Buffet.By the time we went through each line up to get what we wanted our food was cold.It was VERY ... Read more
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