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Holland America Line Cruise Reviews

This is photo of the ship docked at one of the ports in the Fjords.
Hubbard Glacier - the highlight of the trip (IMO)
Fortress of the Bear Shore Excursion
Enjoying Hubbard Glacier..
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Great experience, still prefer Virgin Cruises.

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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cruisingcouple83
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I admit Virgin Cruises has spoiled us. But due to being a new cruise line and limited destinations, we booked the Viking Saga cruise on the new Rotterdam ship. Pros: the pros are there are very few children on this ship, which makes for a better experience for me at least. The entertainment was classy and catered more to a cultured crowd. The blues band was excellent and the classical ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Wonderful week on the Rotterdam!

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Baltic Sea

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Postoffice
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We boarded at Amsterdam, everything went smoothly. Into our cabins quickly and able to go for lunch. The ship is beautiful with lots of lovely crew. Our cabin was extremely comfortable and spacious with excellent air control and a good size balcony. The bathroom had a powerful shower with Elemis toiletries. We enjoyed the Pinnacle and Tamarind restaurants along with the Lido and Dutch cafe. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


The Alaskan Triangle

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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claybball1
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Did the typical research for our first cruise and “it” (whoever it is) that Holland America was a good line. Little did I understand that the average age of the passengers was probably 70. The cabin was one of 2 highlights of the so called cruise. It felt more like a ferry than a cruise. The other highlight was an excursion to the Hubbard Glacier (but be prepared to pay $200-1,000 per person for ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Group of 10 young and older adults

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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PattiPB
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

In 2019 we booked an Alaskan cruise, that was rescheduled three times, until finally landing in July, 2022. We had an unbelievable deal for two extended balcony cabins, and it was a wonderful cruise. It was me and my husband (56 years old each), and two of my kids (28 & 24). This year, my brother and his wife (58) and their kids and significant others (all four are 28) jumped on the cruise in ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great trip - back to cruising

Review for Oosterdam to Mediterranean

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mauisun
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Great return to cruising - HAL exceeded my expectation from food, service and fun. We were a family of 4- 2 kids aged 9 and 12. The Med Itinerary was excellent- only place I would not want to return to was Albania. I really enjoyed the stop and the day at sea. It was a busy cruise and very hot so we enjoyed getting back to the ship each evening for a swim in the pool and a few Aperol spritz. Great ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Worst customer service ever-avoid HAL

Review for Noordam to Alaska

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drmarty
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Booked this cruise because HAL markets itself as the Alaska experts (75 years going to AK). What a mistake. The ship was at 70% passenger occupancy but 50% crew occupancy. Customer service was horrendous. There were no assistant waiters in the main dining room, so the waiter cleared the dirty dishes from the tables and then delivered our food (after considerable delay). The guest services ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


14-Day Best of Norway Cruise (July 10-24, 2022)

Review for Holland America Rotterdam to Norwegian Fjords

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Kamfish642
10+ Cruises

Cruise was actually two 7-day back-to-back cruises from/to Amsterdam: Week 1 Week 2 Day 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands Day 8: Amsterdam, Netherlands Day 2: At Sea Day 9: At Sea Day 3: Oslo, Norway Day 10: Bergen, Norway Day 4: Kristiansand, Norway Day 11: Geiranger, Norway Day 5: Stravanger, Norway Day 12: ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Covid on board, destroyed vacation!

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Baltic Sea

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Danishtravellers
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Before booking and prior to sailing I triple-checked that masks were NOT mandatory. Because my tonsils have been removed (badly) as a child I have a problem with airco and wearing facemasks. I would not book a cruise if I needed to wear one, as it totally destroys our vacation. Upon arrival on the ship it became clear that: MASKS MUST BE WORN everywhere at all times, except when ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Escape to cooler weather to charming Alaska

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Alaska

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Balliett
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have sailed on HAL many times. This time it was a seven day Vancouver to Whittier (Anchorage). Last August we sailed on the same ship out and back from Seattle. Trips from Canada add to the complexity of the paperwork, but we managed. Covid testing at a CVS back home (Las Vegas) was free and results were sent in less than twenty-four hours. This vessel was 70% occupied, masks required ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Spa Verandah Suite


overall disappointing

Review for Koningsdam to Alaska

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cookie25
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

cruise chosen because of Alaska Passage entertainment - same company all week - no variety activities during he day all promotional- trying to sell you something Not much to do during the day. no music by the pool music venues same band every day buffet- limited hours soft serve ice cream was awful, could no tell it was ice cream deserts in buffet very limited ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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