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First time on HAL

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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danInNJ
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

we decided to take a 7day Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale on HAL. This would be our 11 cruise, and first on HAL. Previously we sailed on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara. Since we didn't have a very good experience onour last Azamara, we thought we try something else.... We booked an inside cabin, (8102) which was well laid out, but small. Not sofa or love seat, just a very small ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Great cruise!

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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buttermancruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I am currently on the Koningsdam, its Thanksgiving day and here is my review. I’ve never cruised Holland America before. Mostly I’m a loyal Royal Caribbean fan. I’m travelling solo this time after three years not leaving the island where I live and I was ready to cruise again. I chose Holland America because they sail out of San Diego, the closet port to my home in Hawaii. I wanted an older ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Are all cruises having post COVID-19 issues ?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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tdeeh723
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our first cruise since COVID, and first on Holland ever. Extremely disappointed. First the Pros: The overwhelmed crew provided great service. There were just not enough of them to meet demand. Food in the Dinning Room was very good. Cabin was clean and comfortable. The Cons: There we’re periods through the day when you could not get ANY food. And those hours were not clearly ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


First fully booked cruise since Covid. Did they handle the crowds well?

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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ethanthej
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Context: I'm a 40-something gay man traveling with my husband and our 19 year old kid (first cruise for the kid). This was my first cruise on HAL, and his second. Other lines we've done: Celebrity (twice), RCCL (twice), Norwegian (twice), Princess (once). Our favorite lines are Celebrity and RCCL. A little context to this review. Apparently, this was the first fully booked cruise on ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


First trip to Curacao

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Southern

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Joby_Mikre
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this trip specifically because it was visiting Curacao, which I had never visited. Additional stops were made in Aruba and the private island. Our favorite activities on the ship are the casino and spa so a larger ship best met our needs. Embarkation: We travel to Fort Lauderdale the day prior to the cruise and stay a hotels close to Port Everglades. You receive a designated ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


So Disappointed in Service and Conditions of the Pool Areas

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Southern

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CBiggsFLL
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been on numerous Holland America cruises, on many of their ships on all types of itineraries, including Northern Europe and the Caribbean. This past cruise was so disappointing primarily for one major problem. Yes, it was a southern Caribbean itinerary with stops on the private island, Curaçao and Aruba, with three full sea days. The weather on those sea days were nearly perfect for ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Standard poor

Review for Westerdam to Australia & New Zealand

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kerry2u
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was a greatly anticipated cruise. I was delighted to be sailing again on a ship with HA, as I had many grest memories of this company. However it was very disappointing. I purchased the Have it all package. What a waste of money. I only bought it for a couple of glasses of brut wine with meals. But... The wine I tried of x 4 varieties on the first night were shocking sweet ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Amazing service staff, nice size ship, management and entertainment poor

Review for Westerdam to Australia & New Zealand

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Sallyandtex
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Embarkation. Best we have ever had. Used Verify for Vax and test status, so easy and quick. Cabin. SS category very spacious and clean. Ice delivered twice a day. Cabin stewards and general staff. Amazing, friendly and helpful. Cafe. Awful, awful, awful. Dining room. Good at start, but declined. Nowhere near as good quality as experienced on New Amsterdam 4 years ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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

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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


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