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Holland America Line Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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The worst HAL cruise ever

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Lynn@ECGA
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned last Sunday (NOV. 20th) from Caribbean cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam on 14 days of the worst HAL cruise that we ever experienced. With more than 400 days on HAL ships and having sailed on this ship twice before, we never experienced anything remotely like this. In fact it was one of the worst cruises ever on any line including Carnival which can be inconsistent at best. Apparently in an ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


What has happened to Holland

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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shaunbava
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

A cruise is usually fun and this was no exception BUT, Holland has changed and not for the better. We had 160 days on HAL prior to the pandemic so we were pretty familiar with the line and this ship. The room was the room and it was fine as usual, it could use a little maintenance as things are starting to look a little tired but still a minor concern, the steward did a good job and the room ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Traveled with children


Things are improving!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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rmilller
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 20th anniversary cruise, and we did back-to-back 7 day cruises (western/eastern Caribbean). We are 3-star Mariners on HAL, and this was our 3rd trip since Covid hit. Compared to the last two post-covid trips, this was a good improvement. We started getting towel animals again (a simple add but delightful), they had some fresh flowers on board (prior two cruises they were mostly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great cruise to relax and get our feet wet cruisng again post Covid.

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Western

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Scubamark
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First time HAL cruisers, historically book Celebrity. Cruise started off a bit rocky with the Airline delaying the bag with my wife's clothing. HAL was great and worked with the airline to eventually have the bag catch up in Grand Cayman. Porsha from Guest Services and our cabin stewards (Madey and Firman) put in extra effort to make my wife as comfortable as possible until her things ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


First Time on Holland America

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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sneakypie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise since 2019 and was in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We'd originally planned an 11-day Panama Canal cruise, but decided a shorter cruise presented less Covid risk. Because the Rotterdam was new and the music venues sounded great, so we cruised with HAL for the first time. As a first-time HAL cruiser, it was difficult to determine if we were experiencing the true ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Very poor entertainment and meals selection

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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14Canadian
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Having taken over 42 cruises and gap of 2 years we took Rotterdam cruise for 14 days expecting Holland America cruise lines standards. But we were wrong. HAL has major cutdowns in guest services, entertainments and meals options and selections. Main dining room dishes are repeated . On a 14 day cruise it was the same food. No more souvenir glasses with shot drinks, no more lobster in main dinings. ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Ship is beautiful. Food was the worst of any cruise.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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resstation
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I've been cruising for 4 decades. This was my first on Holland America. The ship is absolutely beautiful and the crew is excellent. My cabin steward remembered my name from the moment we met and always greeted me by name in the hallways. The ship itself is gorgeous. The music theme is evident throughout and there are many opportunities to hear live music. The show theater and performers were ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Rolling Stones Rock Room a Home Run

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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Monagirl4
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We are long time cruisers; many times with Celebrity. The idea of a music walk instead of the production shows enticed us to try our first Holland America cruise. We are happy that we did and will be returning. The ship is beautiful new, not too big and easy to get around. Overall, the food was hit and miss. We tried three speciality restaurants; Calamita (Italian) was awful, but the Pinnacle ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Great Time on Rotterdam!

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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GoodTimeCruiser2005
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We decided to do this 4 night cruise on the Rotterdam and it was our first post pandemic cruise. We really loved our cruise. Food Fantastic in Buffet and also Main Dining Room. We enjoyed Pinnacle Grill for Lunch and were really enchanted by the quality of food and service. The cocktails are very good especially at the Lido Bar. Bartender Emery made me the most fantastic St-Germain Martinis. Front ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Beautiful Rotterdam

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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CoolBreeze7
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 27th cruise but first time on HAL and we were highly impressed by the beautiful new Rotterdam. We had a wonderful time on our 4 night Bahamas cruise, so now we have actually booked another cruise on her sister ship, Nieuw Statendam. This was our third cruise in the last 6 months. We took a Mediterranean cruise on Oceania Riviera and also a USVI / St Barth’s cruise on Crystal ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


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