We choose this cruise because of our past cruise experience with Holland America, ie Alaska cruise 2014, the food was excellent.
This particular cruise the food was very good, but not quite the same as the Alaska cruise. The ship was ...
We had the signature suite Deck 6 Sailed 24 July -4th August
The staff dining staff were exceptional, they went over and above to please you. The drinks staff were polite but you got the feeling they were there to push sales.
We choose this cruise because of the ports in this itineray...Most of those ports were new for us like St-Raphaël (France), Ajaccio (Corsica), Almeria (Spain), Ceuta (Spain), Marseilles (France) and Sète (France) and we were ...
I just got off the ship from a 12 day cruise. I was disappointed as there was no on board things organised, nothing to do, the food was average, the lido deck where the Buffett was had the same food it was tasteless and tasted the same ...
We were on a 12 day Greek Island cruise that started in Venice and finished in Rome. We chose the Westerdam because of its ports and day trips. The ports were everything we hoped for. Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Olympia, Delos, Naples were ...
My sister and I had sailed two years ago at Christmas on the Rotterdam and it was such a good experience, we decided on Holland America for our Greece, Italy trip and we were not disappointed. The cabin service was superb, the reception ...
This was my first ever cruise so I do not have any reference to another ship.
The ship to me was in great shape, everything was clean and new looking. The crew was fantastic always smiling and very helpful. they all seemed to remember ...
As always, service from staff & crew on Holland America defines the excellence of the trip. Crew was always friendly and ready with a greeting, even when it was clear that they were busy, overworked, and dealing with a lot of stressful ...
We wanted a cruise that visited the ports of Venice, Dubrovnik and Barcelona and this one fit the bill.
The ship was disappointing - we sailed on the Royal Princess last year and that was a far superior experience in every sense.
The cruise included visits to a wide range of attractive ports in the Western Mediterranean. From Barcelona, the Westerdam stopped in Cádiz, Málaga, Gibraltar, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Calvi, Toulon, Monaco, Livorno ...
Great ports of call but many days lost to illness. I have cruised eight previous times and this is the first time I have ever been sick. That being said---MANY guests were very ill on this cruise. My cabin attendant did an excellent job ...
We wanted a cruise that visited Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice and this one fit the bill.
We had a fantastic experience with the Royal Princess last year and were hoping to repeat or excel that with this cruise.
Unfortunately this ...
Holland America Westerdam Mediterranean Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona June 2017
While everyone has their own likes and dislikes, there was very little not to like about this cruise on the Westerdam. This ship had been in ...
First of all I want to say about the Pro's and then the Con's
1) Good quality of food
2) Most of the staff were friendly.
3) The cabin was ok.
4) The dinning experience was good.
1) Doesn't have a dance ...
The ports on the cruise itinerary were interesting and new to us and this was our first HAL cruise. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment like the Lincoln Center quintet, the B. B. King singers and especially the Billboard on Board dueling ...
The newly refurbished Westerdam was wonderful.....except on a back to back cruise that they encourage, you get repeat entertainment from the ship's entertainers. One show was a week after the first time. This to me is unacceptable.
We had a really nice trip on the Westerdam. However, it is a far cry from the Holland America trips of the past and really leaves a lot of room for improvement.
Let's start with the good:
- Great cabin upgrade to the Neptune ...
We wanted a long holiday in Europe and the idea of only unpacking once is such a bonus as you get older, we are in our 60's. We stayed in Venice for 2 nights before departure and 2 nights in Barcelona at the end of the cruise, everything ...
I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the quality of the food/service on Holland America. The itinerary was wonderful! We did not choose to do any of the ship excursions, but we did a lot of excursions with fellow travelers. ...
The Itinerary was just what we wanted.
Holland America does a good job of highlighting the ports and their history and culture.
The ship had just been renovated and I did love the new 'Music Walk' which was one deck with a duel piano ...
We were informed this voyage was the 2nd voyage for the ship since coming out of dry dock for restoration and refresh. While the company certainly did a brilliant job with the refit of the ship, they appear to have fallen far short of ...
We are equal opportunity cruisers…we will consider almost any line and choose based on itinerary, schedule, and price. As an example, our last four cruises have been Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and most recently Holland ...
Well, except for some small points about the shipping company and the boat as:
The reserved cabin, Signature Suite category SY "guaranteed", does not correspond with the awarded (6108) Suite SS category, supposedly superior ...
This was the first cruise after dry dock. We did not experience any issues in our stateroom. We did see some steps in the main dining room where the carpet needed to be tacked down. Deck 10 was closed but this was not a problem for us. HAL ...
Based on my experience with the Veendam and now the Westerdam, Holland America Corporate doesn't give its ships enough time in drydock to finish repairs and modifications. That caused major problems for some passengers from broken glass ...
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