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Holland America Line Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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Excellent

380

Very Good

350

Average

193

Poor

98

Terrible

29

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Family Cruises

1,186

Senior Cruises

1,053

Romantic Cruises

657

Repositioning Cruises

384

First-Time Cruisers

246

1,053 Holland America Line Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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djack77494

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Volendam's Grand South America Voyage 2020

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The ports. The ports. The ports. The Price. The line (HAL). These are the things that attracted me to this voyage. This voyage of 11 weeks was my first cruise with a duration of over three weeks, and that ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Hallzee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

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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Kruisysue8

1 Review Written

Good ship—except...

We wanted a cruise where we didn’t have airfare to contend with. We can drive from Phoenix to San Diego, leave our car in a hotel that stores it for free, and take the free shuttle from the Best Western Yacht ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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PHYLCON

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable Cruise with a few caveats Feb 23 2020

We are seniors and prefer smaller ships that have a reputation for traditional cruise experiences with fine food & service but without the theme park hype of RCCL. Although we are Diamond members of RCCL, we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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2LoveBikes

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

You cannot find a better cruise line with better service

Embarkation was smooth, uncrowded and uneventful. Escorted to 4 & 5 Star Mariner Lounge and boarded promptly at 11:30am. Carried all of our luggage as carry-ons and we were unpacked by 1205pm. For lunch we went to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Paulinda avatar

Paulinda

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

2nd time on NA - Tropical Caribbean

This is the 3rd cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America for my wife and I, the 2nd cruise on the NA We chose the NA over the NS as it has less passengers We stayed in a verandah cabin (4138) and since we do ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ScottandAlison

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Early snafu but great cruise. Cabin 6113

This was our 12th cruise but the first in 10 years. 4 previous cruises on HAL. It began somewhat ominously. Check in took forever because they reassigned us to a different cabin-same category (Signature suite) but a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


The Producer avatar

The Producer

1 Review Written

Great Food, Service, and Staff - Low Energy Activities

My wife and I just completed a 17-day cruise on February 22 on the Oosterdam from Fort Lauderdale (February 5) to San Diego. The food and service were great. The ship was clean and crisp. The staff was always ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit Complete with Panama Buns

The Oosterdam is one of the older Holland America ships but is attractive, well maintained, and comfortable and has probably the best service, certainly the friendliest service, of any of the Holland America ships ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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meadguy

1 Review Written

Southern Caribbean on the Koningsdam

We are a couple in our mid 60s who decided to cruise after a 12 year hiatus. We liked the itinerary and got a good deal on the airfare even though it was Super Bowl Sunday morning. The embarkation was delayed due to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


ElEl avatar

ElEl

8 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A few minuses, but overall lots and lots of pluses

We sailed on the Holland-America Oosterdam’s 18-day Panama Canal cruise (January 15-February 5, 2020) from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. My wife and I are in our 70’s, and we are four-star HAL Mariners. We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Bulldog1970

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama Canal

We chose this cruise because the Canal had been on our bucket list for a long time. We have sailed on Eurodam almost ten years ago and had some really good memories of that time. We stayed in Deerfield Beach the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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roamgeorgia

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service, lackluster entertainment

embarkation/disembarkation were smooth. cruise staff worked really hard. entertainment was disappointing. while the dueling pianos were terrific, BB King was monotonous and most other entertainment mediocre. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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rookie50

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Almost perfect

Chose this cruise for Pickleball and music theme. Ship was very classy and the music venues were great. Especially enjoyed the Billboards venue where two artists on two grand piaoes played nightly with a range of ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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mindySUE

15 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

This ship delivers ....

We cruised on this ship when it was brand new for two weeks in March 2019 and decided to book one week, this year (Jan 2020) when we got a terrific deal on a balcony cabin. We re-booked cabin 4017, forward which ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Saintpat avatar

Saintpat

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cruise, my foot!

This cruise was a getaway from grey winter in my Midwest city. I had a lot of choices and settled on this one for two new ports and totally warm weather. I'm an experienced cruiser, a solo traveler of 76, and this ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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AKJonesy

8 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and good ship

We've been on a number of cruises with HAL and sailed on 6 different ships. I wasn't too thrilled about being on Zaandam due to it's smaller size but understand that the larger ships don't go to Antarctica. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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BobbiSox

11 Reviews Written

77 Helpful Votes

Always Love the Southern Caribbean, Holland America Style!

I am one cruise away from 5-star mariner status, so I consider myself an experienced Holland America 'expert' level passenger, lol. Starting with the convenience of sailing in and out of Fort Lauderdale (I live in ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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T0pspin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Best Food and Service

We choose this cruise because it was going to Turks and Caicos one of favorite stops! Also a sponsored cruise by our community so many neighbors on board! We did do Rudi's Sel De Mer and for the extra charge this is ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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gandc01

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Good food - good locations - bad internet ruined the trip

I chose this trip because the ABC islands are really nice to visit. We have been there four times. I also wanted a cruise for a friend who was new to cruising. In sum: -food especially the sushi at lunch was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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LuvMyVacTime

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Jan 4, 2020

We chose this sailing and ship because of good reviews. Big mistake. We also paid more for Club Orange and the Signature Suite. These are both a waste of your hard earned money, no priority or extra services as ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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austinozz

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Most Enjoyable

We chose this cruise because it fitted with the dates we were available, due to work commitments. We had been to NZ before on a different cruise line, but love the place so repeat was not a problem. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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pathumphrys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Welcome On Board, Now Pay More

This is by far the worst cruise line I have ever sailed with. It was like travelling on a free holiday where you have to go to a few lectures about time share apartments and be sold the whole story about buying ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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vacationes

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sunny Caribean cruise with fantastic crew

The Koningsdam is a very nice modern design but for me too big. Where is the real teakwood? I miss the contact with the management which you do have on the smaller HAL ships.The crew is fantastic although in the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Imzdo1

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Another Holiday Cruise

Chose this cruise because it covered both Christmas and New Years. Got the Neptune Suite on Deck 4 that has the wrap around balcony because we love sitting outside watching the world go by and the stars a night. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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