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Holland America Line Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Early snafu but great cruise. Cabin 6113

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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ScottandAlison
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 12th cruise but the first in 10 years. 4 previous cruises on HAL. It began somewhat ominously. Check in took forever because they reassigned us to a different cabin-same category (Signature suite) but a deck lower at the very front of the ship with a handicap accessible bathroom that only had one sink. We were told our original cabin (SS mid ship) had a technical issue that could not ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


A nearly perfect cruise!

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When and How
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This will be a short review of a short but nearly perfect cruise. The ship was in excellent shape. The art wasn’t even bad! The food was the best I’ve had in several cruises. The service was excellent. Room stewards Suri and Erna were perfect and waiters Subi and Dylan were fast and pleasant. The walking deck was lovely. These are the things that matter to me and this ship got them all ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


WORST ACCESSIBLE CABIN EVER!!!

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Lovinlife45
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This review is about the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cabin 6001 which is a handicap accessible verandah stateroom. First let me say that this was my 84th cruise so I do have some knowledge of cruises and different lines. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS A VERY UNFRIENDLY CABIN FOR DISABLED PERSONS. Location is terrible for any individual using a manual wheelchair as it is the very front of the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Some Disappointments

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cruzcat
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had never sailed on a Holland ship so it was time to try it. The itinerary included stops we had never been to before. Embarkation was the fastest we've experienced and we were able to go to our cabin right away. We didn't see our cabin stewards until the next day but they kept our cabin clean and neat the whole week. They also supplied us with ice daily. The food was the most ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


2nd time on NA - Tropical Caribbean

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Paulinda
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This is the 3rd cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America for my wife and I, the 2nd cruise on the NA We chose the NA over the NS as it has less passengers We stayed in a verandah cabin (4138) and since we do a lot of walking it was very convenient to the promenade deck being one floor up from the deck 3 promenade. The cabin was also on the port side more mid stern We heard very little ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Nieuw Amsterdam Caribbean Cruise Feb. 2020

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kevingastreich
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We stayed in a hotel in Plantation the night before our cruise. Hotel accommodations were difficult to get because of the annual boat show being held at the same time. We took an Uber from the hotel to the ship. The cost was about $18 and the ride took about twenty minutes. The car was at our hotel within 10 minutes of our request. The embarkation process was pretty easy and all told, we were in ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Good but not Great

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Western

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mholder
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We've cruised Royal Carib, Princess, Norwegian, and Carnival in the past. I would put say that the Zuiderdam was better than Carnival and Norwegian, the same as Royal Caribbean, but not quite as nice as princess. We were a party of 6 with 2 rooms. 8111 and 1035. 3 middle aged adults and 3 in their 20s. The good: The ports were excellent. Not overcrowded and full days at each port. We didn't ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Two weeks aboard- no more Test Kitchen?!?!

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Western

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KEHJMT
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did two seven day cruises back to back on the Zuiderdam, coming back to Fort Lauderdale in between. We like Holland America because of the extra large verandas and the fact that their ships aren’t overwhelming. Big enough to offer enough to do but not so big we feel lost in crowds. We also signed on with Holland America in part because of their offering for America’s Test Kitchen. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Family Christmas Week Caribbean Cruise

Review for Eurodam to Caribbean - Western

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Gail MG
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is the second time I've sailed on the Eurodam this year. In February, my husband and I sailed to Hawaii and liked it for a leisurely senior sailing (we read lots of novels)--but it was also a great choice for a three-generation family Christmas week cruise. Let it be said that there were some skeptical cruisers on board--but they were won over by the low-key ship, the good food that included ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

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Deeply disappointing

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Andy from London
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as a special Christmas and New Year holiday, just for my wife and I coming from the UK, having been told that HAL was a big step up from P&O, which we travelled last time. Nothing could be further from the truth (except the price, I suppose). When I booked, the line couldn't/wouldn't tell me which cabin we'd be in - we didn't find out until we boarded. In the event it was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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