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Holland America Line Cruise Reviews

Middle pool, deck 9. Picture is taken from deck 10. Hot tubs here are HOT!
Dutch Cafe - great cream puffs and coffee
Lido Seating
Manicure and Pedicure Spa stations
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Cruising After/During The Pandemic

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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Megamixer
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

First Cruise Since Pandemic Pre-Hotel And Embarkation: Because we've taken many cruises and are getting old, we had our travel agent book everything through HAL; air, hotel and cruise. It's just become easier for us than doing everything separate ourselves. HAL makes the decisions and if something goes wrong it's not my fault. Pre-cruise we were booked in the Sheraton Hotel And Marina in ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


A wonderful welcome to a beautiful ship

Review for Rotterdam (2021) to Caribbean - Eastern

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tuitionowed
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is our first sailing since 2019 on the Nieuw Statendam. The best part of embarkation is the warm welcome you receive from the crew. We were happy to sail and they were delighted to have us there. Embarkation went smoothly. We were there on schedule without any wait time. My only complaint is the number of check points required even though we did all everything online in advance. Be ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


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


A great escape from Covid-19, but a horrendous return experience

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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30SomethingCruisers
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This is a tough review to write because on one hand, getting back out on the water and cruising was the most welcome respite from an otherwise awful 18ish months of hell due to the pandemic, but on the other hand, there were a number of hiccups and overall issues that prevented this from being the experience that we'd hoped for. 1) Experience on board/Embarkation process: Embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Rotterdam Maiden Voyage Amsterdam Fort Lauderdale

Review for Rotterdam (2021) to Transatlantic

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HAL Oldie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is a new ship, so there is still plenty to adjust… Also, staff has been off for quite a while and needs to get back into rythm. There does not seem to be enough supervision of staff. Just to give you and idea: We check our on-board statement every day and we keep on being overcharged, or charged for things we did not do or consume. Somehow the mistakes are never in our favor. ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Great to be back

Review for Koningsdam to Mexican Riviera

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mcduffy1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We needed a quick getaway as our September cruise on HAL had been cancelled & as soon as we saw this was a go we booked it. So glad - beautiful & immaculate ship outstanding crew. Entertainment tried but not great, movies not very good but setting by the pool beautiful. main dining room very good, felt sad for the waitstaff -young and inexperienced but happily they got it together by the end of ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Beautiful Ship and Excellent Crew

Review for Rotterdam (2021) to Transatlantic

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recruiter 28
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We were so happy to be on this Transatlantic cruise from Amsterdam to Ft. Lauderdale. It was the first ocean crossing for this new ship. The ship is beautiful and with only 909 passengers, we were pampered by the attentive staff. Weather prohibited stops at Brugges and the Azores so we had 9 full days of sea time. It was relaxing and we enjoyed every minute. The food was plenty as were the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Last HAL ship of 2021 Europe COVID season heads to FLL with little entertainment

Review for Eurodam to Mediterranean

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Mary Seas
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

WE chose Holland America's Westerdam OCTOBER 18, 2021 repositioning from Venice to FLL to return to cruising at what we thought was the end of the COVID pandemic., October 2021. WRONG! The 2021 cruising season morphed into a strange version of the book "Ship of Fools" . Four different HAL ships ( Westerdam cancelled) had their itineraries and cruises cancelled and consolidated onto the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Frustrating communication and app issues, but good crew and entertainment

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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AlaskaAlways
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This was our first time on Holland America, though we've been on their sister line Princess multiple times. We'd heard that HA's food and entertainment were comparable quality, and the disembarkation port was convenient to us, so we decided to give HA a shot. Important note: we are in our early thirties and most of HA's guests are 60 and up. We were clearly the youngest couple on the ship (though ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Pleasant California Coastal Cruise on a Beautiful Ship

Review for Koningsdam to Pacific Coastal

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MostlyLegal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were skeptical about cruising on the Konigsdam. This was our twelfth cruise on Holland America and we tend to enjoy the smaller ships (e.g., Zaandam, Westerdam) more than Holland’s larger ships. (Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam). However, when the September cruise we had booked on the Zuiderdam was cancelled, we chose the same itinerary on the Konigsdam. We were pleasantly surprised with the ship ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


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