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Holland America Line Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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Transatlantic
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90

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323 Holland America Line Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


Floridiana avatar

Floridiana

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Large Ship

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We always choose the itinerary and HAL ships often deliver. We boarded in Civitavecchia, went to the Adriatic Sea, Sicily, Malta, Naples. We stayed on for the transatlantic back to Fort Lauderdale. We loved all ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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rcl cruiser

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Disappointing 13 day cruise. Pro: clean ship, accommodating staff, friendly interesting captain. Con: Very few activities. Sea days were particularly boring. Lack lustre cruise director. Food and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kaptk

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointing - cabin size, ubiquitous PEANUTS, smoking in casino.

We chose this cruise as a ticket home, in a more interesting way than a plane ride, after sailing around the Mediterranean on a Norwegian ship (Spirit). The NS is ostensibly a beautiful ship with a musical theme. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Transatlantic Kid 2

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Hits and misses

Our third HA cruise, and probably the last. Entertainment during the day was non existant. Main Stage acts were poor apart from female impressionist. The smell of smoking in the Casino and deck 9 was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Ms. Mariner

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Trans-Atlantic

We flew into Rome from Miami, arriving October 31, and were efficiently whisked to the cruise port at Civitavecchia where the Koningsdam awaited. The 45 minute bus ride was uneventful and I tried to stay awake to ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Nlmmack

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship but not for us

We chose this cruise to finish our two month itinerary of 4 cruise ships, on 4 different cruise lines, from NYC to England, Europe, and the Mediterranean. We did not want jet lag so the final cruise was a crossing ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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cruzin_ga_gal

20 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

First time Med Cruise and TA

I travelled solo and had air arranged through Flight Ease. I was booked on a direct flight from ATL to FCO. It was a long flight and upon arrival at FCO, found my luggage and headed to find the HAL rep for ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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ansui

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Seasoned cruisers, 1st time with Holland America.

We actually were booked on our favourite and most travelled line, Princess, on their brand new Sky Princess but when we saw the Koningsdam's itinerary we switched. We just did the 13 night itinerary in and out of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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daktam

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship With (mostly) Excellent Service

We were interested in the Adriatic ports in the 13 day Mediterranean version of this cruise, and have had excellent experience with Holland America in prior cruises. This one was no exception. The Vista Suite ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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NauticalDreamers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful places and people

We booked this cruise as we always wanted to visit Iceland, Greenland and Ireland. We didn't have the greatest weather...however as my husband always reminds me...you pay your money and take your chances! The ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Hunt1530

14 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Crossing the North Atlantic in style!

We recently completed a 17 day cruise across the North Atlantic aboard the Zuiderdam, billed as “Voyage of the Vikings” from Boston to Rotterdam. This is actually first part of a longer 35 day cruise that ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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St Pete Cruiser

6 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Mini Voyage of the Vikings

Ten years ago, 2009, my very first longer cruise was the HAL Voyage of the Vikings. It was 35 days RT from Boston on the Maasdam. It was exciting, and being from Florida, a real delight to escape the heat and see ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ACA Jester

8 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Voyage of the Vikings and Souvenir Hunters

As always, this review will try to focus on the little things that might be missed, along with the details that may be overlooked in a broader review. This is especially true for the independent travelers who may ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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realestateprof

3 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Much to rave about the Nieuw Statendam

We chose the cruise in large part because we wanted to experience the still-new Niew Amsterday just a few months after it had been christened. Embarkation and disembarkation were flawless and user-friendly. Once ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Karl A

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely not the best we have tried

We were looking very much forward to this cruise starting with 11 days in Central America and the Panama Canal. After that we did cross the Atlantic ending up in Copenhagen. When we were checking in, we were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Florisa1228

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

This was our third and last cruise in the Zuiderdam

We choose this cruise because it was a transatlantic combined with the Baltic ports, which we wanted to see, besides we were twice before in the Zuiderdam and had a fantastic time with great music and entertainment. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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LMM1801

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not what I have come to expect on Holland America

I want to start off my saying the cruise wasn't bad. I met a few great people and had a good time. Did I like the new ship, Nieuw Statendam? Not really. I knew when I signed up for the cruise I just might find it ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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kiwikaye

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable cruise in a lovely ship

Had sailed on Prinsendam 10 years ago and many other HAL ships since, but always intended to come back to the Prinsendam. When we heard it had been sold we got on with booking (travelling with friends we had met on ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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leonardozuid

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Nicest crew ever!

My last Translatlantic being five years ago, I decided to one again. The previous one was to Rome, which is a far better route. By heading for a Mediterrranean final destination you stay in the good weather zone. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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halbfl2

7 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

A little bit of let down

Had never sailed with HA before (28 cruises) and had done three transatlantic crossings so were ready for another and liked the itinerary continuing on to Croatia. Things started out great as the cabins were ready ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Lillycal

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

New ship with contemporary feel. Overall a very nice experience.

We had never cruised on Holland America but chose this one as a new ship with a great transatlantic itinerary including Azores, Normandy, Brugge and ending in Amsterdam in time to still see the tulips in Keukenhof. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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KMR1225

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

A great experience! I would go on this ship again in a heartbeat!

Booked this 14-day transatlantic repositioning cruise at a great price -- our balcony stateroom had an obstructed view but we still had a view and it was just fine. Knew there would be many more at-sea days that ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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StellaD0107

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise

I wanted to express that this was a relaxing cruise, the activity was limited , but the food was excellent, excursions were good, entertainment was okay, the room was spacious, loved being on the top floor, the wait ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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recruiter 28

8 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Beautiful and New

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. The extra bonus was this new sparkling ship. The crossing was warm with calm seas. The ship is beautiful. It was fully booked but not crowded. Staff was professional and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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inmotion

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Another excellent cruise experience on Koningsdam

We chose this cruise because we had a great 21 night Caribbean cruise on the Koningsdam in 2018 and because we were looking for a longer duration European cruise that included a transatlantic crossing. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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