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redmellie
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
I was a little hesitant just before leaving due to some of the recent reviews of this very cruise. Yes, the ship is a little tired in places. Seating cushions in public areas need to be replaced, along with the deck chairs on lower ... Read more
SweetSue325
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because we had never been to Spain and we like the Holland cruises. Two sea days and 10 ports. Stayed 2 days in Ramblas district of Barcelona before our cruise and loved the city! Didn't book any of the Holland ... Read more
Vanderneucker63
Member Since 2017
1 review
The Amsterdam is a smaller ship of 1400 people and we sailed to Alaska for two weeks. The weather was mostly very good. We had a Vista Suite which was more than adequate. The cabin stewards were wonderful. We booked several excursions ... Read more
hennypennycrafts
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We wanted to explore New England and Canada's eastern coast as my husband had fond memories of it. So me, my husband and two adult children decided this would be the cruise. The Maasdam is a smaller ship. We only had 1100 on board when ... Read more
MsEllen Traveler
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
We chose the Maasdam for the great itinerary which sailed the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, so nearly all of the sailing was scenic and in very calm waters. We loved Montreal, Quebec City, PEI, Nova Scotia and Bar Harbour. Weather was ... Read more
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jbenter
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
The staff on the ship was wonderful. Definitely no complaints there. The excursions were fine. We did not like the cabin (1885), as it was right across from the janitor's closet for the room stewards and we heard them going in there and ... Read more
Karenallover
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We escaped the heat of Florida for the cool Alaskan glaciers and it was wonderful to be on the ms Amsterdam! Overall, yes, the ship is showing her age a bit but I loved how she "flowed" with well-designed public spaces. The ... Read more
Gbo44
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
Our previous 7day cruise does not compare with this 14day Holland America cruise first of all because of the ports visited. The smaller vessel was able to reach more environmentally sensitive ports and provided a much more enjoyable ... Read more
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Conestoga Charlie
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
35 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Missus Charlie and I just returned from the Northern Isles cruise. We upgraded during the last pre-cruise week from guaranteed Veranda to Neptune class stateroom 7052. The crew was exceptionally friendly and attentive. Particular ... Read more
happyglobetrotter
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
2,715 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The ship needs a little sprucing but is due for dry dock this fall. The service and the meals were excellent as usual. The ship is lovely, newer and well planned. We loved the cruise. The last 2 weeks, the rain and fog had been present ... Read more
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FlCatLover
Member Since 2009
1 review
205 forum posts
We had our first HAL cruise on the Koningsdam starting on July 9, 2017. We chose the cruise because of the itinerary. We had spent a few days in Amsterdam enjoying the city before the cruise. The public transportation was easy to use ... Read more
gobuffs1
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
2nd cruise on Koningsdam. much better this time around. Room attendants were excellent (yamin and Sri) both deserve a bonus from HAL. Lido food was very good, however did become very redundant. Bathroom in room was one of the ... Read more
ALREADYPACKED123
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
14 day itinerary took in most Alaska ports and it was so comprehensive. Seeing the Hubbard Glacier up close on a sunny afternoon was amazing. Also, cruising Tracy Arm while avoiding ice chunks shows that HAL has a wonderful navigation ... Read more
ike0144
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
40 forum posts
We signed up for this cruise because the price was right and it included ports we had never sailed to. The weather was better that we could hope for. We only had a little rain on one day and we dried out after being rained on. That port ... Read more
wbrumel
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
397 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Just finishing up a one week cruise from Amsterdam to the fjords of Norway on the Koningsdam. We had a marvelous time, blessed with calm seas and (unusually) nice weather. Never opened an umbrella all week, although it was misty and ... Read more
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MDKLIK
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We chose to take this cruise to celebrate my retirement and our 37th anniversary. Alaska was a bucket list destination. We chose the Eurodam based on a recommendation from my father who has cruised with Holland America previously. We ... Read more
HALexpert72817
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
This is my third time on this exact same boat, and my grand kinds seem to enjoy it tremendously. This year one of my granddaughters is thirteen, and was in the teen program, The loft. She had the absolute time of her life and has made ... Read more
Malagee
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
My husband and I did a 7 days Alaskan cruise in May 2017. The weather in Alaska was fantastic for the most part. It rained only 3 days one was on port day. Rest of the days were sunny and warm except when out to sea which was cool. We ... Read more
honeyandhoney
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
33 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We wanted a cruise that visited the ports of Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona and this one fit the bill. The ship was disappointing - we sailed on the Royal Princess last year and that was a far superior experience in every sense. The ... Read more
Hilltopper_2
Member Since 2013
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
A dining room staff second to none. She might be older but she's run much better than the newest ship in the fleet. On every point she shines by comparison. Maybe the elevators are slower on her. We had one of the most enjoyable cruises of ... Read more
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cruise for dancing
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
PatfromPa
Member Since 2007
1 review
120 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Really enjoyed my first cruise onHAL Was on a cruise land tour through Discover Alaska and they are affiliated with HAL. The ship was very nice and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the ports of call. alaska was on my bucket list soI ... Read more
Late traveler
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
49 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We had already done the inside passage but knew we wanted to do the Alaska land portion as well. We really lucked out with the weather - we may have felt differently about our experience if the weather had been bad. As it was we had some ... Read more
dgreenough
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
Holland started the cruise out perfectly. We were met at CPH by Holland representatives. Since the flight arrived at 7:30 am, too early to board the ship, they provided us with a 2 hour tour of Copenhagen. Embarkation went very smoothly ... Read more
HerbMac
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We liked the itinerary and as we had travelled with HA twice before, and the price was good as a late booker, we had no hesitation in joining this cruise. The recent refurbishment (dry dock) gave a much needed modern vibrant decor for the ... Read more
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