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Holland America Line Vancouver Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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840 Holland America Line Vancouver Cruise Reviews


dcg6236 avatar

dcg6236

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amazing experience with Holland America!

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Our Alaska cruise on the Westerdam was fantastic. We had 3 generations, with teenagers being the youngest of the group, so I was a bit nervous hearing about the usual demographics of Holland America cruisers. To my ...
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Sail Date May 2019


sunhat123 avatar

sunhat123

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Great Pacific Crossing and Asia Cruise

This was our fourth HAL cruise in the Asia-Pacific region and we enjoyed it. Westerdam has been refitted in recent years and the ship was in very good shape. Carpets and furniture were clean and well maintained. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Travelogue604 avatar

Travelogue604

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lacking Entertainment and Excitement

It is our first Holland America cruise. We knew it is more for mature passengers but we didn't care as we just wanted to try the Mexico Riviera cruise and the timing was right. We embarked from Vancouver and our ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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SeniorTraveller023

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Lovely Ship, Educational Experience

Embarkation in Vancouver was fast and smooth. I was told it might be different the next day when four ships would be in port, rather than just this one. The vaguely Art Deco décor of the ship's public areas ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Blaine2019 avatar

Blaine2019

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing cruise!

I chose the 27 day cruise to burn off vacation time and explore places I’ve never been. I don’t regret it at all. I travelled solo! Ship was clean and employees were organized. My cabin was immaculate and room ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Silas Mom avatar

Silas Mom

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly Disappointing

We were booked on the first leg of this voyage, 16 nights to Hawaii, roundtrip from Vancouver. We have done this itinerary three or four times, but previously with Princess. We are fairly experienced cruisers. I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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pwtubbs

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Food & Service, Otherwise Merely Average

Traversing the Panama Canal had always been a "bucket list" for my husband and me ages 67 and 72, respectively); being veteran HAL cruisers, we chose the NIEUW AMSTERDAM 21-day Panama Canal Cruise, 28 September to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Steveoka avatar

Steveoka

21 Reviews Written

137 Helpful Votes

A good experience

We did 2 back to back cruises from Vancouver to Shanghai on the westerdam. The staff as usual were friendly and very efficient from the room stewards to the waiting staff they were all very pleasant and full of ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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LovesTravel31

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cabin location marred whole experience

Our 7 night dream Alaskan cruise was greatly marred due to the horrid cabin location. Cabin 392 and neighbouring cabins should not be used for paying guests (especially NOT as an UPGRADE) unless passengers made ...
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Sail Date July 2019


BetsyT avatar

BetsyT

5 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

A lovely cruise

We took this cruise with another couple, long-time friends and traveling companions, booking two balcony cabins with adjoining doors and balconies, and we had a very good time. We were nervous about the weather ...
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Sail Date September 2019


K-ren avatar

K-ren

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings

This was my 5th cruise, and I chose this ship because it was smaller than previous ones, thinking that the on board experience would be more personal. It didn’t get off to a good start when the muster drill ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Don and Char avatar

Don and Char

11 Reviews Written

101 Helpful Votes

A very nice short voyage!

Our voyage on the MS Volendam was short, but sweet! This ship is still in very good shape. It is scheduled for another retrofit next month. We flew to Vancouver to join the ship on it's transition from Alaska to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


jpeter1936 avatar

jpeter1936

6 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

From Here to There and Back Again

This was our sixth cruise to Alaska, all on Holland America ships. People, I know ask “Why Alaska? Why Holland America? Why the same cruise?” I’ll answer the last question first, “Because we can, because ...
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Sail Date September 2019


christinand avatar

christinand

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A Great Trip to Alaska

I enjoyed my cruise! I particularly enjoyed the lincoln center stage and the walking track. I really enjoyed walking around the deck as it was good exercise after the big meals. I didn't find the entertainment that ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Bkstinson

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Stellar serving and attendant staff

We sailed Sept 22-29th 2019 and had a positive travel experience made so by the excellent serving staff throughout the ship, in our cabin (thank you Ricki and Ahmad), and dining service (thank you Ari Komang Joseph ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Canadianweaselette

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic service when you have paid extra

We decided about 18 months ago to take a trip for our 15th anniversary and we went with close friends who were married the same year. We are 2 couples ranging in age from mid-40's to early 50's, We selected Holland ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ChristinaCruiser

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A disappointing cruise completely ruined by a trash beverage manager

As a former Hal loyalist, I was excited to cruise again after a short 2-3 years break. I grabbed my son to go with me as my hubby didn’t want to visit Alaska for the Nth time. The first indication that things ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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andylen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our most disappointing HAL cruise

This was an extended family cruise+land tour of Alaska. My parents were celebrating their 60th anniversary and said the only place they had ever been that they wanted to return to was Alaska. Because we have all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lovecabo2002

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

We had never been to Alaska and as we're getting up in years we felt that if we were going to do it, we would do it all in one go. So when we saw a Holland America three-day cruise, followed by a nine-day land ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Theresa62 avatar

Theresa62

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic trip

We decided with friends we wanted to do an Alaskan cruise for our special Anniversaries and we researched a few alternatives and finally chose Holland and America. Having cruised before with other companies we had ...
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Sail Date August 2019


dbits avatar

dbits

8 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Return visit to Inside Passage

Took full advantage of wheelchair assistance and porter, made it a lot easier – on both of us. Delivered to stateroom door at embarkation. Quality of food varied, meat generally overcooked on the Lido, meat ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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alaska sailors

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Really good for adults!

We chose HAL again after examining the Alaska ports visited, length of cruise, & the passenger capacity of the Volendam. It can accommodate (per the HAL website) 1432 guests and only has about 9 floors. We booked ...
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Sail Date August 2019


EL2019 avatar

EL2019

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful, restful, relaxing

This was our first real cruise and was one of our bucket list items so we took part in the cruise with great expectations. The cruise fulfilled all of our expectations. The cabin stateroom was wonderful and we ...
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Sail Date August 2019


jeannenix avatar

jeannenix

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It's not Oceania, but it was still pretty darn good!

A couple of years ago, my husband and I went on our first cruise for out 40th anniversary to the Baltic - on Oceania. Maybe starting at close to the top wasn't the best idea! :) . We loved all of it. This summer ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Dancefloor avatar

Dancefloor

10 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Some of the Holland America charm slipping away

We chose this cruise because there was a great deal (including gratuities) just a few weeks before sailing. We live in Vancouver, so the transportation to and from the ship was easy, as was the embarkation and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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