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Holland America Line San Diego Cruise Reviews

8:10 all closed, should have closed at 9
Huge balcony in our room which incredible vistas!
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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


Belated cruise pre covid

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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cudder
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Waited 2 years for return of 25% of monies taken by HAL on the same cruise that was cancelled before covid. Embarkation was hectic as 3 ships were in port at San Diego, however the ship was very clean and the crew were excellent our balcony cabin was nice and stewards were very friendly. We had anytime dining later in the evenings an had nice tables at the rear window the food was very good ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Nice ship and good crew

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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KayakOtter
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

e had boarding in San Diego. I did all the pre boarding requirements on the HAL website and on VeriFLY. Our boarding pass said that a REAL ID-compliant driver's license was ok BUT the dock personnel did not seem to know that, we got shuffled over to another area and were finally told it was ok and we were allowed onboard. The Koningsdam is a nice ship and seemed to be very clean. We got to our ...
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Sail Date: March 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


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


3.75 stars Average - Good 2/27/2022 • 35-day Hawaii & Tahiti

Review for Zuiderdam to Hawaii

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canaturelover55
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Background: Nov 2021 we went on our second HAL1 week Mexican Rivera cruise on the Koningsdam from San Diego. Fun, high energy good cruise. Would repeat. In June 2015 we were on our first Holland America cruise on the Zuiderdam for 33 days: 29 ports, 13 countries from Barcelona to Rome. Inside cabin. We had a wonderful time with the ports, fellow cruisers, food, music etc. we would ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Extremely disappointed

Review for Zuiderdam to Hawaii

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captain sarasota
10+ Cruises • Age 90s

I relied on HAL's reputation for excellent food and service and it's reputation for activities for adults and entertainment on previous very long cruises. This cruise was 35 days long, with many, many sea days. I was soon disillusioned. The food was almost always served lukewarm and , for example, never was the toast at breakfast in the dining room served even remotely warm. Frequently, ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Could be better.

Review for Zuiderdam to Hawaii

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AnneFrank75
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Holland America Zuiderdam 27th February 2022 Reviews are tricky at the moment as the Covid story still affects everything and some criticisms are because of this but I have ignored all Covid excuses in the write up. The cruise was from San Diego to Hawaii then on to French Polynesia then San Diego; 35 days with about half at sea. Being met at airport; getting into hotel; transfer to ship; ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


HAL is Really Trying to Make this Work

Review for Koningsdam to Hawaii

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MartySD
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Cruising during the pandemic is challenging to put it mildly. First off the 48 hour prior mandatory testing is hard to find. I contacted HAL for suggestions and after checking she said I was in luck. They had same day testing at two ports...Ft. Lauderdale and San Diego which was perfect for our 17 day Hawaii cruise. I prepaid for 2 ($100 each). When were arrived to embarkation we found that HAL ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


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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