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Holland America Line San Diego Cruise Reviews

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A great escape from Covid-19, but a horrendous return experience

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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30SomethingCruisers
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This is a tough review to write because on one hand, getting back out on the water and cruising was the most welcome respite from an otherwise awful 18ish months of hell due to the pandemic, but on the other hand, there were a number of hiccups and overall issues that prevented this from being the experience that we'd hoped for. 1) Experience on board/Embarkation process: Embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Frustrating communication and app issues, but good crew and entertainment

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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AlaskaAlways
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This was our first time on Holland America, though we've been on their sister line Princess multiple times. We'd heard that HA's food and entertainment were comparable quality, and the disembarkation port was convenient to us, so we decided to give HA a shot. Important note: we are in our early thirties and most of HA's guests are 60 and up. We were clearly the youngest couple on the ship (though ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Pleasant California Coastal Cruise on a Beautiful Ship

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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MostlyLegal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were skeptical about cruising on the Konigsdam. This was our twelfth cruise on Holland America and we tend to enjoy the smaller ships (e.g., Zaandam, Westerdam) more than Holland’s larger ships. (Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam). However, when the September cruise we had booked on the Zuiderdam was cancelled, we chose the same itinerary on the Konigsdam. We were pleasantly surprised with the ship ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


Back at Sea

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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mcduffy1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Took the week on the Koningsdam as a quick getaway for hubby & I- needed the sea air again ...Koningsdam is a beautiful ship- aft verandah cabin was roomy, great service by Robby & Arya. First night in MDR was a bit painful- most diners were challenged using their smart phones to scan the code to read the menus...the waitstaff were a bit frazzled as well- took over 2 hours for dinner without ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Spotless ship, fantastic crew but too many Corporate problems plagued this cruise.

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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HUNGRYGREEK
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose back to back on the Konningsdam before all of the Zuiderdam early San Diego cruises were cancelled so we ended up being on the first Holland America voyage from San Diego. We expected challenges and Holland America did not dissappoint. Embarkation was the easiest we have ever had. Showed up at 11:30am to drop off luggage (our priority group A1 boarding was 1:pm due to crew ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Great to be back cruising again!

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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Csfleury
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We are cruisers and were anxious to get back to the seas so we booked the first two itineraries being offered on the Koningsdam in October out of San Diego. The first week was the California coast and the second week was Mexico. This was our third cruise on the Koningsdam and our 10th and 11th HAL cruise. It was nice to know that all passengers had to be fully vaccinated and present a negative ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Large Interior Spa Stateroom


Fresh beginnings!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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lynnrosenblatt
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed on HA from San Diego through the Panama Canal departing on 10/06/21 on Nieuw Amsterdam which was the continuation of the ship's Alaska cruises that marked HA return to North American cruises after pandemic. While the cruise was certainly a decent value there were some issues that made it less so than the same trip on HA in 2018. Most notably are the surcharges on food in the dining room ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Traveled with disabled person


Great and Relaxing Cruise

Review for Oosterdam to Mexican Riviera

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Hallzee
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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 priority boarding. :-) The Neptune Lounge had a very nice welcome champagne and hos d'hoeuvres party as well. Side note: the Neptune Lounge is a quiet place to relax; also, there is a ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Worst cruise out of 16

Review for Eurodam to Hawaii

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toban1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We like long cruises. It was depressing wh the number of wheelchairs and walkers. Men coming to dinner in faded jeans and baseball caps. They are very very stingy with food in the dining room. Vegetables were usually mushy spinach. One day I had one half of a Brussel sprout. The next day I asked if I could have extra sprouts, I received 2 halfs! My husband received a pile of mashed ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Hawaii March 1-18 on the Eurodam

Review for Eurodam to Hawaii

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lynnrosenblatt
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are HA fans after multiple cruises but as others said their reputation is not what it once was. We had never done a cruise with so many sea days in a row so was uncertain if that was for us. While we survived there was not a lot to do on sea days except eat and for some to complain; the trip back to San Diego was more stressful than the trip from SD to Hawaii. Much had changed in just a week as ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


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