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Holland America Line Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

MS Koningsdam In Kralendijk, Bonaire Caribbean Netherlands on my cruise
MS Koningsdam in Grand Turk on my cruise
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Hits and misses

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Transatlantic Kid 2
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 overpowering. This is now a deal breaker for us. Lido buffet food was cold and laid out all over the place. The meat on offer was very poor quality. Dining room was an unmitigated disaster, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large or Standard Interior Stateroom


Disappointed

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rcl cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 entertainment were not at all up to par. Limited options and repeated offerings in dining room and Lido buffet. Little fresh fruit and berries. Got worse as days went by. None left half way ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Enjoyable Trans-Atlantic

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Ms. Mariner
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 enjoy the passing scenery. Our boarding was fast and we found the HA personnel - here and at the airport - kind and helpful. My husband and I were traveling with another couple and we ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Transatlantic Boredom!

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JaneRichard
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our 5th Transatlantic cruise and by fare the worst as far as entertainment. We booked this cruise for the musical venues. Lincoln Center on other ships was usually great. However, on this ship the selection of music wasn’t to our liking and they repeated them over and over during the 14 day cruise. We have no complaints about how they played though. BB King was quite good albeit a ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Nothing Special

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deannadoyle
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise based on timing. We’d been in Italy for 7 weeks and thought it would be a nice way home. It had been a while since cruising and I can compare to Disney, Celebrity, MSC and Carnival. Food, service and ship: Celebrity1, Disney 2, HOLLAND 3, Carnival 4, MSC 5 Shows: Disney1, Celebrity2, Carnival3, MSc4, HOLLAND 5 In general, the room was nice, we had a stern cabin. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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

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kaptk
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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. I had a budget room on a repo cruise and did not expect the world. The cruise was ultimately very average and frankly mostly boring. We couldn't attend too many bars or areas due ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Beautiful Ship With (mostly) Excellent Service

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daktam
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 cabin was nicely designed, with the sitting area near the entry door, and the beds closer to the window, making for a "roomier" feel than the typical walk-into the bed, and then around it ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


Large Ship

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Floridiana
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 ports with Kotor, Malta and Madeira being favorites. The Koningsdam is fairly new with pleasant décor. It is also one of the largest ships we cruise on. Smaller is better in our opinion ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Suite with Verandah


Changes are not always good.

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michaelhoutex
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I have cruised on Holland America more than any other cruise line, but I think that is going to change. There are some things that Holland America does very well. The cabins are comfortable, the room stewards are exceptional, and the food is quite good. Of course, there should be more to a cruise than staying in your cabin and eating, at least for most of us. The entertainment on-board keeps ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Seasoned cruisers, 1st time with Holland America.

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ansui
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 Civitavecchia. The itinerary was the main draw and we had read some pretty disparaging reviews on Cruise critic after booking, but we decided to stick with it. I am not sure why people ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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