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San Diego to Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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Hawaii
San Diego

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303 San Diego to Hawaii Cruise Reviews


lynnrosenblatt avatar

lynnrosenblatt

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Hawaii March 1-18 on the Eurodam

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We are HA fans after multiple cruises but as others said their reputation is not what it once was. We had never done a cruise with so many sea days in a row so was uncertain if that was for us. While we survived ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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joeu071570

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Service...Great Destination!

We chose this cruise for the length (15 Days) and the destination (Hawaii). Boarding the ship in San Diego was extremely organized, once you got through security. The security line was pretty much a free-for-all. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Zebra2

6 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Horrible suite/very good food

We have previously sailed on Crystal Serenity. Both cruises our suite was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Since we had cruised the Bahamas in past years, we wanted a different itinerary. So we decided ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dancefloor

10 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and staff, but going downhill

We wanted to go to the South Pacific and a 51-day cruise with 26 ports returning to North America was the best option for us, a newly retired couple. was done as a back-to-back with the Incan Empires Cruise, so ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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CruiseMousse

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

It pains me to say this because in the past we have always loved HAL but this cruise fell so short of expectations that we have resolved never to sail with this line again. Some things remain the same - the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Ewilkins1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with Holland America

I have cruised many times, with Celebrity as well as some other cruise lines. I had heard some good reports about Holland America, and liked the itinerary of this cruise, so I decided to give it a try. First ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Harvestmoon1950

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very unimpressed with this ship and this cruise

This cruise has several cons. Too many days at sea ( 12 ) which would be ok except the ship had a very poor entertainment program. The evening shows on the first leg were poor quality, better on the return leg, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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ScooterTom

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

HAL still going downhill

I've been to Hawaii RT 6 times and this was the worst for activities and on any cruise ever taken as well and that numbers about 40. There was no Hawaiian enrichment speaker unlike last year. No guest speakers. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Mr. Spock Kirk

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

We chose this cruise because we have never been disappointed with HAL, and they continue to provide excellent service and MDR dining, which are the two areas that we scrutinize when cruising. The great service ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Sesca

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hate to complain but this cruise was disappointing in many ways.

We've been on HAL before and we never had any issues. We chose this cruise as we have always enjoyed sea days, we like Hawaii and it was very easy for us as we departed and returned via our home port. The ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Lily lady

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Boring

Our ninth cruise first with holland america,cruised mainly celebrity and one cunard. The ship was consistantly cold rattled and vibrated non stop for the whole 3 weeks. First time i have had seasickness. 1 port in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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rboggia

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise. Very Poor Food

We are loyal Holland American cruisers and within a few points of 4 star Mariners. This 28 day cruise was a great disappointment when it came to the quality of the food in the Lido and for the most part, the main ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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BeenAtSea

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, but nightly entertainment disappointing

We chose this cruise because being HAL Past Guests (Mariners) we received a promotion that we could not let pass, as this cruise was on our bucket list. This was our 17th cruise overall, our first one being on ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Retired 2012

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

First time sailing with so many sea days. Little to nothing was planned as entertainment for days at sea. Fitness center was excellent. Hawaii was great, the excursions were awesome, whale watching and copter ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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ncvac

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

HA saving money

We chose this cruise to go to Hawaii Round trip from San Diego. We have been on 3 prior HA cruises and enjoyed ourselves. We booked the cruise a year earlier and friends cruised on the Eurodam last August with no ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Gail MG

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Leisurely Hawaiian cruise

The Holland America Eurodam is as old-fashioned a cruise ship as they come--with 3 "gala" nights with quite a few tuxedos in evidence on a 17-night cruise, with the towel animals and the chocolate buffet if you want ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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travler39

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bad Trip

Due to poor weather conditions the cruise missed 3 ports (Maui, Kona, Kuai) and left us onboard with no planned activities. No special rewards for our disappointment. The cabin was nice and the ship clean but due ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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arkansasroamer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Service

We chose the Eurodam because of its destination. We left a chilly and windy San Diego CA on February 2 sailing to Hawaii and back. The weather did not cooperate as we encountered rough seas all the way. It was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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IPB4IGO

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent ship and crew. Itin was screwed up due to weather.

Embarkation and disembarkation were pretty much the same as the three prior cruises we have taken. Don't bother getting to the pier until after noon unless you are intent on having lunch aboard ship. The crew ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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finsup01

9 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Perception is Everything

We are a married couple in our 60's. This was our 17th cruise overall, but our first on Holland America. We were cruising with our regular cruise companions, another couple in their 60's. We have cruised on ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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scottybear2014

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

As 4 star mariner sad to say no longer sail on HAL

Ship is beautiful and room lovely. BUT WE WILL NO LONGER SAIL ON HAL. As 4 star mariner we always chose to sail Holland because of ports, dancing in Ocean bar and Crows nest during happy hour and before and after ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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School library lady

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise to Hawaii

DINING: We ate in the main dining room every night but one. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding! My husband was a huge fan of the french onion soup. We ate at the Pinnacle Grill one night and ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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DR. K

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

DON'T SAIL HOLLAND AMERICA

Terrible food of lowest quality, servers untrained, waitstaff untrained, entertainment poor to non--existent! officers just apologized for staff....big deal....don't waste your money here! shore excursion ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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vms

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Itinerary- inconsistent service

This was my first cruise with HAL after cruising Celebrity for my last 5 cruises. I chose the cruise for the itinerary- I have always wanted to go to Hawaii and the idea of so many sea days was very attractive. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Coronado92118

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The long road to Hawaii and home!

The Westerdam Circle Island cruise was a perfect choice as it was literally round-trip from our hometown.... Also, we'd heard good things about Holland America and figured we would give it a try...as we are in the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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