Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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602 Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews
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keith.borg
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We selected Holland America for the food and service (our second cruise ever). We're in our early thirties and we're joined by both sets of parents and an 18 year old sister with a total of 7 in our group. We had a really nice Christmas on ... Read more
adventurenerd
Member Since 2011
1 review
165 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Embarkation was smooth and check in friendly, the ship is very nice and we loved the "Crows Nest" which was a library, bar, and Cafe area at the front of the ship above the bridge. We also liked the movie theater with comfortable ... Read more
CO-SOS
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
65 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
5 min boarding and 15 min. disembark(with Global Alliance). ' Grand Turk was fun, though we only stayed @ Margartiaville. San Juan is always interesting, though much prefer an early AM arrival vs Noon. St Marteen was ... Read more
chanceflight
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
59 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 21st cruise, but only the 2nd on HAL. But only after two cruises on HAL, I can honestly say that they are becoming my favorite cruise line. When we cruise we like low key, quiet, "left alone" cruising. Does that ... Read more
NYCruiserTwo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
19 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The service and food was up to Holland Americas standard. The shows in the Theater, had alot to be desired. For a 14 day cruise,I expected more from this cruiseline. Mediocre productions repeated the second week. Majicians and comedians ... Read more
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omisamoyed
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
Smoking Policy. The pre-cruise literature, website, and the Welcome booklet each proclaim (promise) “all … verandahs are non-smoking.” Our friend’s verandah was totally unusable because of incessant cigar and ... Read more
tangerine94
Member Since 2009
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We are HAL fans. It is true this is an older crowd in general but we can deal with mobility aids in our fellow passengers better than hordes of kids and drunk teenagers. That being said, we have always had good service with HAL but this ... Read more
Neillden
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
13 helpful votes
A blissful voyage began without a hitch, other than a short traffic delay in Fort Lauderdale. Embarkation was quick and easy. Holland America does not greet guests with a horde of smiling staff pushing shore excursions and beverage ... Read more
EdStar
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Firstly let me say the ship is immaculate, my stateroom was fabulous and the service from my cabin stewards top notch Now to the not so fabulous. partly it was a case of my choosing the wrong cruise line, one that was catering to people ... Read more
shipgeeks
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
940 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had not sailed HAL for ten years. We expected the usual 98% of men in blue blazers every night, crowded dance floors, and so-so food. What we got was the same attire as any other line, empty dance floor, an exceptional staff, and ... Read more
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siouxb125
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We travel as a group of 12, booked 1 year ahead so we could have rooms all in a row. The balcony is extra nice when they open the divider between them so we all have extra living space. Registration process was a little long and tedious, ... Read more
ncvac
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
we chose this cruise to go to Turks & Caicos 90 minutes waiting to check in with no information from HA. 30 minutes at the muster station waiting as they repeatedly announced 6 room numbers as we all stood there. Food and ... Read more
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olhacker
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We went with another couple (dear friends) who had never cruised before. I made all of the arrangements, and therefore, felt somewhat responsible for everything surrounding this Panama Canal cruise. The embarkation process, the ... Read more
Mrsmouse61
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to be a guest of my parents for this lovely trip from San Francisco, down the Mexican Coast, through the amazing Panama Canal, and up through Caribbean waters to Ft. Lauderdale. First, I'm now a big fan of reposition ... Read more
etluv2cruise
Member Since 2005
1 review
133 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had just a great time last year on our repositioning cruise (Princess Line) that we decided to go for a 2nd repositioning cruise this year. A short cruise is perfect way to take a break from our hectic work schedules and spend some ... Read more
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dainafrances
Member Since 2013
1 review
16 helpful votes
As this will unfortunately be a review of our rather poor experience with Holland America, I'll start out with the things I think they did well. I really loved the decor, especially the amount of comfortable seating to be found in the ... Read more
WanderingTheWorld
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I are currently living in Vancouver, Canada. At the end of the cruise season, we found this extended weekend itinerary. Also, this trip occurred a couple weeks before my husband's birthday, so it gave us the opportunity to ... Read more
mwentz36@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
40 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I have had this trip on our bucket list for many years. We've always wanted to go to Alaska, though we have been a little leery of cruising. Our fear was that we'd feel cooped up on a cruise ship. Well Alaska was everything ... Read more
shamtipp
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was an excellent cruise with a very exciting places listed to visit the ship is modern very clean , and the stateroom we had was clean and well fitted. it was a veranda stateroom , the room staff really look after the rooms. ... Read more
Peter Rooimans
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Very ordinary despite all the promises of an up market ship. Room was never cleaned until late afternoon. While the room is a good size, the bed takes up far too much room and the fold out lounge/bed was very old and uncomfortable as ... Read more
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bensy99
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I was going to Yellowknife and wanted a cruise to Alaska after. This cruise was scheduled perfectly so I choosed this cruise. As a first time cruiser, I really do not know which cabin to choose, so I opted for a guarantee cabin. But that ... Read more
mrtnpwll
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Arrived in Vancouver a day and a half early to see some of the city sights.Took a cab to the cruise terminal and yes...they take American money. The driver took us all the way up to the entrance to Holland America section of the terminal. ... Read more
2freespirits
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
13 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The lyrics of the classic Queen hit lends themselves to our reviews of bucket list trips, but we’ll need to find another muse soon. This trip was actually our first BOOKING with Holland America Line (HAL) but our second SAILING on ... Read more
downunder9
Member Since 2009
12 reviews
6 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I was really interesting on going on a Holland America Cruise as I have been on many cruises but this was my first Time Boarding was easy and simple as you would expect. We were part of a large group and despite going through US ... Read more
sagafemina
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Chose a rather limited Alaska itinerary in favor of simplicity of travel with eight year old twin grandchildren on their first cruise. Couldn't have been happier with the choice, as we were even able to take public transport to and from ... Read more
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