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Holland America Line Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Beautiful First Experience With Holland America!

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - All

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GoodTimeCruiser2005

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

At the port we were greeted very nicely and had a gentlemen that did our paperwork that was very nice and patient. The embarkation went smoothly got our stateroom cards then hop on the ship! We had a guaranteed partial view balcony and it was ok. Next time I will prefer a full view balcony but the price was right. There is a lot of storage space everything was well appointed. I found that the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Great Ship

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Caribbean - Eastern

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berrytarte

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Food: I was impressed by the main dining rooms, the meals were consistently well prepared with equally good meat, fish, and vegetarian options. Sometimes crisp items, like spring rolls, were soggy, but generally things were very tasty given the mass production. The Lido Deck offerings were bland and repetitive, but not terrible. Desserts were basic but usually tasty, and not as ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Mostly misses, very few hits. Would never do Panama again.

Review for Zuiderdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Cruiser Rick1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

First cruise on Holland America but 20th cruise overall. Wanted to see the Panama Canal and we selected Zuiderdam. I have avoided HAL for years and confirmed that this is not the cruise line for me. Embarkation went very smoothly in Ft. Lauderdale. Ship is older and smaller than what we have sailed on recently but it is in very good condition. The ship has three sets of elevators where ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Are Norwegian beancounters designing HA ships now?

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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TheWhiteWizard

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Chose the new ship based on previous excellent experience with HA on Veendam. Sevice and food (a particularly big concern as wife has extreme allergies) always met or exceeded expectations. Staff throughout couldn't have been better. The ship itself, though, was a major disappointment. It appeared as though everything was primed, but no finish color was added... anywhere. Just a relentless barrage ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah

Traveled with disabled person


Canadians Cruising During COVID-19 Crisis

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Canadianvoyager

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

I am positively sure that reading a review is one of the last things you would like to do, am I right? The experience we all are going through nowadays is very discouraging to say the least, that's why we need some kind of entertainment to put our minds at peace and that's my goal in writing this review; I hope I'm able to accomplish it! Together let's make the best of it! This 10 day cruise ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


Lacking Excitement

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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Nelliegal

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

A group of 11 family and friends ranging in age from 60-80 decided to get together for a cruise. Holland America Koningsdam was chosen because 4 of the group who are experienced cruisers chose to try a different cruise line than they had travelled in the past and the rest of the group agreed to join them. All agreed that this was likely our first and last Holland America Cruise due to the lack of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Stateroom


All in All great cruise

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Tigers8932

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We choose this cruise because I took my mother and she loves Holland America and I needed a real relaxing vacation not a huge party on the ocean with 5000 of my closest friends. The demographic is mostly retired older people. It was nice and relaxing. There were a few things you could do during the day other than lay by the pool such as trivia, bingo, bridge, lectures or go up to the Explorers ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Preventable problems too numerous

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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andefam

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Late offering where and when we wanted to go, seemed like a winner, but food options not fitting our schedule. Formal dining each night at 8 pm was fabulous but prevented time to get to a y shows. And the lido banquet closed completely each morning for way too long, and long lines late morning at other food places made it tough for us to get a bit of breakfast. Ludo buffet always had a sign ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom


Entertainment was sorely lacking

Review for Koningsdam to Caribbean - Southern

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marcus315

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Got a great discount for my casino play and we were offered Club Orange at half price on our 10 day Southern Carib. cruise. So we were very satisfied overall. Koningsdam is a beautiful ship - maybe the nicest of our 42 cruises on almost every cruise line. The food was as good as you expect on Holland. The staff always delightful and cheery. New York Deli whipped up some interesting breakfast ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Very Enjoyable Cruise with a few caveats Feb 23 2020

Review for Nieuw Statendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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PHYLCON

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

We are seniors and prefer smaller ships that have a reputation for traditional cruise experiences with fine food & service but without the theme park hype of RCCL. Although we are Diamond members of RCCL, we decided that we needed a break from the behemoths of the seas Oasis class ships. Although the Oasis class is fine to experience a time or two , it is not for us. You almost need a GPS ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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