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Amsterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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380 reviews
18 Awards

HAL World Cruise

Review for Amsterdam to Around the World
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10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Jan 2015
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

This was our second world cruise on HAL and it was excellent. We enjoyed everything about the cruise but some of the things were more enjoyable than others. For example the night at Ephesus was outstanding. The preparations, transportation, food, and entertainment was extraordinary. The trip to Petra was well coordinated as was all of the tours. The food is always outstanding. It is well prepared, the servers were excellent, and the GIS was handled as well as could be expected. The captain kept us well informed about everything, especially the GIS status, and the reasons when we were not able to port because of tides and/or high winds. The alternative ports provided proved to be great. Another nice feature was the notice of all shipboard events. This way my spouse and I were able to pack to enjoy the on board events. The ambassadors from Tahiti, Aboriginal Australia, belly dancers and others provided a great lift to the trip. I would like to especially give a shout out to Christel Mensink, customer service representative. She was always available to resolve any concerns and make our trip fantastic. You can rest assured that we will be aboard for another world cruise in the near future. Finally, the appearance of Orlando Ashford, the new CEO was great. He provided a vision of the future and his Q&A session was very informative.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin F

We were lucky enough to have the same cabin for both world cruise and would like to have the same cabin next time. The room was spacious enough for all of our clothes, and other items we brought like a computer and printer. The cabin stewards were very helpful, always available, and provided assistance in any are needed.

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

N/A we live in FLL

Bora Bora

Too short to really enjoy. We visited Bora Bora before and had fully travelled the island.


did not stop due to weather

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