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Holland America Line Western Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Excursion - Bar Harbor. Acadia trails biking. 2.5 hour tour
Confederate bridge on PEI - full day excursion
Excursion - Baddeck on your own
Quebec City walk on your own
Cruiser Rating
4.2
Very Good
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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


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


First Time on Holland America

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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sneakypie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 50s

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


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


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


14 days of relaxation and good food

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Caribbean - Western

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xrayone
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We did 5 weeks of cruising in 2 months from December 2021 to January 2022. 2 weeks on the Celebrity Silhouette, 2 weeks on the Rotterdam and 1 week on the Oasis Of The Sea, the last 2 cruises were back a back,, so it is very fresh to compare all of them. All of them were at about 1/3 capacity maybe a bit more for RCL. We are Celebrity-HAL fans cruisers. The boat is simply beautiful, being new ...
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Sail Date: January 2022


Malt Shop Cruise Bonanza

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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vallejo53
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our third cruise, and first on a Holland Ship. It was awesome...from the weather, entertainment (you must book a Malt Shop if you are in that age group), the crew, and the food. The buffet and regular dining could not have been better. In addition we ate at the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto Restaurants, which in my opinion were a bit disappointing. A special shout out to the crew...always ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Western

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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


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