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852 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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wbrumel
Member Since 2000
4 reviews
392 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
MDKLIK
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Malagee
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 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
Hilltopper_2
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 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
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
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PatfromPa
Member Since 2007
1 review
120 forum posts
5 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
56 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
Globetrotterj
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my third Holland America cruise though it has been a number of years since I last sailed HA. I am an experienced cruiser having sailed with several other lines and ships over the past 30 years. I chose this cruise for a quick ... Read more
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gailhen
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Destinations were great! Plumbing and air conditioning issues. Breakfast in Dining room was slow...Old ship that needs renovated and need more staff for evening dining which was slow and food was not always hot or tasty. Entertainment ... Read more
mensa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
18 helpful votes
A balcony cabin on deck 9 was good for us, as I wanted views of the coast and passing vessels. Starboard side would be ideal for this Montreal to Boston trip. Decks 9 or 10 are convenient to dining and facilities. Food selection was ... Read more
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peter grant
Member Since 2008
11 reviews
26 forum posts
7 helpful votes
At the end of my last HAL review for CC, I said “we’ll be back only with a great itinerary plus a significant upgrade and discount.” For our 15th Holland America cruise, we got both, cancelling a trip on the same ... Read more
riverdale60
Member Since 2010
1 review
75 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The perfect cruise of 7 days between Boston and Bermuda. We were on the East Coast visiting relatives. We have cruised over 3 times, mainly with Celebrity. The Veendam sailed out of Boston and back so it was good schedule and we ... Read more
happyglobetrotter
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2,708 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We love the Canada New England cruise and we do it on a regular basis. The ports are easy yet interesting and it is a very relaxing cruise. We were on the May 20th cruise and we experienced a full ship. The staff was excellent as ... Read more
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ND Tour
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We picked a deal from Claire Newell's Travel Best Bets. Excellent service and direction from the customer service department. This was our first cruise. We took the Sea Bus from North Vancouver, a very easy walk to the terminal. Loading ... Read more
Alandiben
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We really enjoyed this cruise the staff were very accommodating. The food is fantastic. We liked the fact that they still offer a a Gala night which include lobster tails, something other cruise lines have eliminated. Having been on more ... Read more
BJzink
Member Since 2000
9 reviews
297 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Have never been to any of these countries, ports, or cities. What a opportunity to see as much as possible on one cruise! I chose HAL because I had cruised with them previously x 5. I had read some reviews that made me concerned that ... Read more
noone
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted a nice relaxing cruise. We drove from our home in Northern BC to Vancouver so we could combine road trip sightseeing on the way o the cruise and back home. We booked midship as I am very prone to motion sickness. ... Read more
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1022sam
Member Since 2017
1 review
The Rotterdam is an older ship and does show some wear especially in the bathtubs and the décor in some of the areas. However, once you experience the friendly and helpful staff, the great food and the awesome atmosphere you quickly ... Read more
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2freespirits
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
TRANSFERS Our flight left Toronto a little after 10:00, and we arrived in Boston (Logan) Airport around 11:30. The airport—ship—airport transfers (all booked through HAL) were well-co-ordinated and very fast. HAL ... Read more
macster285
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I can only extend my personal thoughts about each cruise I take. I have been on 26 cruises, 5 to Alaska and 4 on Holland. Overall, the passengers averaged about 75 yrs old with a third Australian, a third Canadian and the rest Asians ... Read more
gojoanne1
Member Since 2007
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Ship was smaller than the usual but I knew that beforehand. Also a little older but still we were happy with it. We had a balcony cabin on deck 10, great views from it, but to walk across the deck from one end to another you had to go ... Read more
vanman1010
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
19 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise and our second with HAL. We had sailed to Alaska with Royal Caribbean three years ago for 14 days. Since we live in Vancouver, we love the cruises that depart from and return to Vancouver. All the staff on the ... Read more
jpeter1936
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Our previous experience made us want to return for another Alaska cruise. Same ship, same cabin - almost the same experience. The only disappointment was that training sessions were limited. The time aboard was as good as we remember. We ... Read more
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