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Holland America Line Venice Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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238 Holland America Line Venice Cruise Reviews


Idahomom avatar

Idahomom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not the cruise we were hoping or planning on

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We selected this cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement. The combination of ports and transatlantic cruise was the perfect fit and the time of year was just what we were hoping for. We flew into Venice a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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tigar88

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Lifelong Memories

We chose this cruise for its itinerary. We've never been to Europe and thought this was a great way to see major cities and sites. We were not disappointed in any way! First off, Explorations Central rocks! ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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pirasea

17 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise

Before the cruise, we had the 2 day package in Venice that came with being in a Signature Suite. On my own, I’m not sure I would have chosen the Bonvecchiati Hotel, but its location was perfect and the room was ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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cobalt206

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Adriatic Dream

We enjoyed a very nice 12 day cruise on the Oosterdam. We took a water taxi direct from our Venice hotel to the ship, so easy. Embarkation was a snap. Our aft cabin was clean and spacious and our cabin stewards ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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wogan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A tired ship

My husband wanted to go on this cruise to go back to many of the spots we had visited while he was in the army. We have sailed on several different cruise lines, but have always preferred Holland America. This ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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16paws

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam, awesome itinerary, not enough on-board activities

This was my 15th or 16th cruise and 2nd on HAL. Flying into Venice was amazing, It was like a picture coming to life. The ship picked up a group from the airport and loaded us on to a bus and took us to the ship. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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doraohio

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ports of call were wonderful, ship average.

We choose cruise based on ports of call. Entertainment was very poor as to compared to other cruises i have been on (over 80). The activities on board were similar most days. The computer classes were scheduled the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dancingbabe1

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved the ports but Oosterdam was below our expectations

We wanted the ports and we loved everyone of them. Three women between the ages of 58 and 64 stayed in the cabin. Beds were comfortable and even the couch was fine. Word of advice is to bring one of those portable ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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alexleah1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Desperately in need of refurbishment.

I chose this cruise because of the wonderful ports offered and because I had previously cruised with Holland and been quite pleased. It was a mistake. . .. a horrible mistake, The ship is in great disrepair ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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GW Brisbane

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Disappointing Experience on the Oosterdam

After an excellent short Alaskan cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam a couple of years ago, my wife and I decided to choose HA for a 12 day Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise in April | May this year. The voyage ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Sophiemarie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adriatic Dream on the Oosterdam June 2018

Pre cruise/departure city we enjoyed 3 days in Venice on our own. We wanted to cruise over our wedding anniversary - so a mid June sail date; itinerary we loved, and sailing on a different HAL ship. Cut backs at ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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williebegoode

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

A Busy Cruise

We decided to sail on Holland America for a second time after a cruise from Montreal to Boston a couple of years ago. In between we sailed Oceania through the Baltic, Russia and Scandinavia, which we also enjoyed. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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LVWineaux

1 Review Written

Great ship but what happened to the Crow's Nest?

We love this ship. We did the Panama Canal on this ship in November and booked the same room for this trip (Venice to Barcelona). In between trips, they did a dry dock and destroyed the Crow's Nest! On the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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sgermanmd

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, HAL has slipped a little

12-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona. Although the ship was supposedly upgraded, we noticed immediately that almost all of the interior elevators had torn, peeling, scratched, damaged wallpaper. Service in Main ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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edandsharron

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great itinerary

We choose this cruise for the itinerary of several Greek islands and the Med, and also the 24 day duration, and Venice as the start/finish point. We liked the port-intensive trip. Holland America service feels ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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moorerf

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

It was all good

My husband and I planned this cruise 11 months out and chose it for its ports and time of year. We splurged and booked a Neptune suite. The ship was in great shape, the crew were friendly and eager to please, the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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MostlyLegal

14 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Wonderful First Mediterranean Cruise

This was our eighth cruise with Holland America and our second on a Vista Class ship. By far, the Westerdam is at the top of our list and we would sail on this ship again. The ship recently came out of dry dock ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Tirroan

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Bucket list TICK

My wife and I have wanted to do a cruise for sometime. The ports of call were mostly what we wanted to do so picked this cruise. Liked most of the shore tours but would do less full day tours and spend more ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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coachkb

1 Review Written

Highlights of Greece!

The ports were of interest, lots of historical interest. 10 out of the 12 days were port days, I could have stood another day or two at sea as we were very busy. We loved the Lincoln Center and BB Kings, the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Sandra Watson

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Late summer cruise.

This cruise was actually two -- we in Australia did not realise this until the Rome voyagers joined us. Was it targeted advertising to different markets? We had been attracted by the Greek Islands, and Albania ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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goldenpeach Canuck

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

New and interesting changes on this ship.

I travel mainly Holland America line as I like their itineraries. I have travelled a lot on HAL, and am now 4star mariner. I see evidence of many cut backs in service but this cruise was the first in the last five ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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IMNOFUN

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Staff

This was our first official cruise (other was a get on-get off style), so we just went with friends' recommendation they'd never been disappointed with HAL. Overall, it was a good experience. I cannot commend the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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LadyDi1002

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very pleasant cruise

This is our third HAL cruise. We like the atmosphere and the service on HAL. The Westerdam is very nice, recently refreshed. The cabin was comfy, and big enough for the two of us. There is a small safe in a ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Virgornc

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Refurbished Spring 2017

We chose this ship because of the itinerary: 24 days of Mediterranean allowed us to see all there is to see in that part of the world. Port host Tom from Seattle did an outstanding job of highlighting the upcoming ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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CruiseandGo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AZSam

This cruise was planned 2 years in advance with some relatives. The Westerdam was in excellent condition, the crew friendly, in fact everyone was friendly. I would recommend the ship and crew anytime. There was a ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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