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Holland America Not For Us

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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graceinga
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

About Us: We are 60 and recently retired. This was our 28th cruise but only our 2nd on Holland America. We sailed with them to Alaska in 2008 and had a marvelous time. Pros: The ship was immaculate. Embarkation and debarkation were effortless. Cabin was ready at 12:30. Balcony cabin was clean, well designed and the shower was fantastic. Loved the chairs on the balcony. Anytime dining ...
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Sail Date: April 2024

Traveled with children


Great Cruise!

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam

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Cdn Sunset
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This was our first cruise on HAL in 15 years...we usually go with Princess b/c we've sailed so often with them that we get all the perks. However, our 2 cruises with them since the pandemic weren't up to their previous standards and we really liked the itinerary for this one, so decided to try HAL again. It was a great decision. The ship itself was very well-run and it looked as though it had ...
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Sail Date: April 2024


Great ship wonderful experience, friendly staff

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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jstella
First Time Cruiser • Age Under 20

We had a great time on our Nine night cruise On board Rotterdam Embarkation was smooth We got to Port Everglades at 12:20 And we did request wheelchair assistance prior to embarkation, which was very great and We went through the check in process and boarding. The ship was a breeze. The ports were amazing. We did have two days and we did see Aruba Bonnie grand Turk and half Moon cay But the food ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with disabled person


OUR TRIP ON THE HOLLAND AMERICA ROTTERDAM

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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Jaydee oh
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Ship is beautiful,the service was outstanding! The food was excellent in all areas of the ship!! Smoking in the casino was disgusting it reaked into the shops! Music was not appropriate for holland america crowd! Bb king and rolling stones lounge was so loud that it was impossible to have a conversation with anyone! When at sea there was terrible itinerary. Coloring for adults was the big deal ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Very Good Cruise, With Some Small Issues

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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kenny654
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

A very good experience overall! Rotterdam is a beautiful ship and, like all of Holland America's vessels, boasts a fascinating collection of artworks commissioned especially for this ship. Even though I was suddenly unable to use the Navigator app on my older phone, everything went smoothly. The only extra steps I had to take without the app were [1] print out my boarding pass in advance and ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Blah trip. Decline in service, food, value.

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Eurodam

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idyltimelg
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our fourth HAL cruise, and we were very disappointed. Holland America has been wonderful in past years, and we have extolled it's virtues, but this Eurodam cruise seemed understaffed, and the service was lackadaisical at best. We booked a Signature Suite but found that it was just a larger verandah stateroom with absolutely no "suite" amenities. Upon initial boarding, there was no ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Amazing cruise, enjoyable and educational.

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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n.cartwright
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise primarily for the Panama canal. Pre cruise We flew from London Heathrow into Miami the evening before. Holland America booked the transfers from Miami to our Fort Lauderdale hotel, the hotel itself and the transfers to the ship the following day, all of which worked very smoothly, with no significant waiting around for any service. Holland America representatives were on ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Panama Canal Sunfarer Cruise

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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DeniseDallas
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Itinerary, ports of call; Depart Fort Lauderdale Half Moon Cay, Private Island, Bahamas Williamstad, Curacao Cartagena, Columbia Panama Canal Colon, Panama Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Georgetown, Cayman Islands. Arrive Fort Lauderdale The ship We found the embarkation and disembarkation very slick and efficient. My favourite lounge was the Explorer’s Crow’s nest ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Mid-Class (higher than Carnival/lower than Celebrity) Ship Meets Expectations

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Holland America Rotterdam

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Martin Niemoller
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Super easy to book and do your homework with their easy Holland America website! We booked based on a new ship and because of the ports and itinerary. They met/exceeded expectations! The docking disembarkation, whether walk-off or tender, was flawless! Its not set up to attract a family with young kids (no slides or bumper cars, etc.), and that's good if you need a break from that. I'd say ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Amazon Explorer

Review for a South America Cruise on Zaandam

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ecsquar3d
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

What a delightful cruise. Excellent crew/staff on the cruise ship, wonderful excursions. The ship was small and ready for a refurb, but it made good use of the space. I highly recommend Alligators by Night and Rubber Planation and Indigenous Village in Manaus, as well as Piranha Fishing in Santarem. Trinidad was a great port, the friendliest one we visited in Caribean. Tamarind pop-up ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


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