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Holland America Line Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Mostly misses, very few hits. Would never do Panama again.

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Cruiser Rick1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First cruise on Holland America but 20th cruise overall. Wanted to see the Panama Canal and we selected Zuiderdam. I have avoided HAL for years and confirmed that this is not the cruise line for me. Embarkation went very smoothly in Ft. Lauderdale. Ship is older and smaller than what we have sailed on recently but it is in very good condition. The ship has three sets of elevators where ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Relaxing 21 days at sea

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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SpecialK17

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for its length, reasonable price and nice itinerary. Generally, we were quite satisfied with the cruise. Of course there are always irritating issues on any voyage – in our case our television broke and the guest services staff noted that it could not be repaired or replaced. We requested Wi-Fi access so we could check the news the stock market. We were told this was not ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Lacking Excitement

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Nelliegal

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

A group of 11 family and friends ranging in age from 60-80 decided to get together for a cruise. Holland America Koningsdam was chosen because 4 of the group who are experienced cruisers chose to try a different cruise line than they had travelled in the past and the rest of the group agreed to join them. All agreed that this was likely our first and last Holland America Cruise due to the lack of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Stateroom


Canadians Cruising During COVID-19 Crisis

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Canadianvoyager

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I am positively sure that reading a review is one of the last things you would like to do, am I right? The experience we all are going through nowadays is very discouraging to say the least, that's why we need some kind of entertainment to put our minds at peace and that's my goal in writing this review; I hope I'm able to accomplish it! Together let's make the best of it! This 10 day cruise ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


Preventable problems too numerous

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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andefam

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Late offering where and when we wanted to go, seemed like a winner, but food options not fitting our schedule. Formal dining each night at 8 pm was fabulous but prevented time to get to a y shows. And the lido banquet closed completely each morning for way too long, and long lines late morning at other food places made it tough for us to get a bit of breakfast. Ludo buffet always had a sign ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom


Entertainment was sorely lacking

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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marcus315

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Got a great discount for my casino play and we were offered Club Orange at half price on our 10 day Southern Carib. cruise. So we were very satisfied overall. Koningsdam is a beautiful ship - maybe the nicest of our 42 cruises on almost every cruise line. The food was as good as you expect on Holland. The staff always delightful and cheery. New York Deli whipped up some interesting breakfast ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Great Crew; excellent food

Review for Eurodam to Caribbean - Southern

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J2289

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We celebrated two 40th wedding anniversaries on the 2/15-3/1/2020 Holland America Line (HAL) Eurodam Panama Canal Cruise. Wuhan China Virus: During the entire cruise, the staff did not mention the China coronavirus but they repeatedly stated that everybody must wash their hands frequently. Eurodam made all passengers fill out a questionnaire certifying no prior travel to Asian countries; lots of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Living the Dream on the Koningsdam

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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WheelieNick

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

At the start of this year, I left for The United States of America, to board the Koningsdam in Fort Lauderdale. Florida. I was excited! It was the first holiday without my parents present, and I was going far, far away. When I boarded the ship, I was flabbergasted. It was HUGE. And beautiful. In a couple of minutes I felt a sensation that I never ever sensed before. I felt like: this is where I ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Southern Caribbean on the Koningsdam

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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meadguy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 some sanitation issues supposedly caused by an uptick Norovirus illness on the previous cruise. The boarding time varied depending on which HAL rep you spoke to, but after a lengthy ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Meh.

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Southern

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nodumblond

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

Hub and I booked a balcony cabin rather last-minute -- back surgery on his part necessitated us letting go a steal of a deal on Empress of the Seas and rebooking a different trip. We were looking forward to sailing on HAL again, as we appreciate the relative calm on board (we drop the average cruiser age by 20 years when we embark) and had not been on a Dam ship in four years. (As background: ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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