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10,168 Holland America Line Cruise Reviews


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mlmalone3

2 Reviews Written

Wonderful Cruise to Alaska

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My husband and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. This was our first Holland American cruise, but we had cruised to Alaska before on RC, Princess, and Ignore. We could book an Ocean view room for 14 days ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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dfriise48

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Holland America makes the best of COVID outbreak

My wife and I booked these back to back to back cruises aboard the Maasdam to avoid flying home from an extended trip to SE Asia and Australia. It was also meant to give us an opportunity to visit numerous ports in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mholder

3 Reviews Written

Good but not Great

We've cruised Royal Carib, Princess, Norwegian, and Carnival in the past. I would put say that the Zuiderdam was better than Carnival and Norwegian, the same as Royal Caribbean, but not quite as nice as princess. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Stephrharris

1 Review Written

A Huge Disappointmemnt

We chose this cruise because we had heard good things about Holland America and it was going to places we wanted to visit. We have been on many cruises before always using Cunard, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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alfiebarney

1 Review Written

Terrible experience - Money taken from my account on return from cruise

What was meant to be a holiday of a lifetime was spoilt by choosing Holland America as our cruise line. We were on a 15 night cruise starting from Sydney on February 26th. Although this ship was refurb the only ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Travel N

6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Nice Smaller ship interior Stateroom J1064

1. Room # J1064 2. Class (inside K) 3. date-November 23rd to 30th 4. Itinerary- FL Key West, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Half Moon Cay If you find anything let me know with a helpful vote! ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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lynnrosenblatt

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Hawaii March 1-18 on the Eurodam

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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J2289

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Crew; excellent food

We celebrated two 40th wedding anniversaries on the 2/15-3/1/2020 Holland America Line (HAL) Eurodam Panama Canal Cruise. Wuhan China Virus: During the entire cruise, the staff did not mention the China coronavirus ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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djack77494

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Volendam's Grand South America Voyage 2020

The ports. The ports. The ports. The Price. The line (HAL). These are the things that attracted me to this voyage. This voyage of 11 weeks was my first cruise with a duration of over three weeks, and that ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Canadianvoyager

14 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Canadians Cruising During COVID-19 Crisis

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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rlauder

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama 2020

Staff on board were just fabulous. Food was very good. Nightly Shows not so great, but then again there are only about 1200 passengers, so one cannot expect the same as a show where there are 5000 passengers. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Hallzee

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great and Relaxing Cruise

This was out first cruise, and after much study, decided on HA Oosterdam. We went with teo other couples, and had a GREAT time. Embarkation in San Diego was seamless. It did help that Neptune Suite affords you ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Sailingthe7seas

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

New friends

Exceptional entry for me to travel since my loss. Welcomed warmly om board. Almost instantly met a wonderful group of seniors from St Augustine and we all learned about one another. Each day a group religious ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Herbs Mom

8 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary to the Antarctic. We flew down to Buenos Aires a day early so we could enjoy a little of the city before. Embarkation was fairly smooth - we arrived early and our ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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GoodTimeCruiser2005

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful First Experience With Holland America!

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Kruisysue8

1 Review Written

Good ship—except...

We wanted a cruise where we didn’t have airfare to contend with. We can drive from Phoenix to San Diego, leave our car in a hotel that stores it for free, and take the free shuttle from the Best Western Yacht ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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scpd1856

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Best HAL Cruise Ever!

This was our 38th cruise sailing with many different cruise lines and it was are 5th cruise on HAL. This cruise on HAL was one of the best cruises we have ever taken and by far the best ever on HAL. From start to ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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PHYLCON

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Enjoyable Cruise with a few caveats Feb 23 2020

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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kevingastreich

8 Reviews Written

62 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam Caribbean Cruise Feb. 2020

We stayed in a hotel in Plantation the night before our cruise. Hotel accommodations were difficult to get because of the annual boat show being held at the same time. We took an Uber from the hotel to the ship. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Tigers8932

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

All in All great cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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1234567seas

8 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Ten Day Southern Caribbean

We have been HAL fans; the Koningsdam was new to us. Let's begin with the big positive - she's a beautiful ship. The public rooms are really handsome and ooze old world elegance and warmth with occasional ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Cruiser Rick1

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

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

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. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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pamfergusonpdx

1 Review Written

GREAT JOB, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE!

I was impressed! I was a bit scared of the "older ship" but the Oosterdam did not disappoint! She was stylish, glamorous, and artfully appointed. Food was stunning in the Lido Market, the Vista Dining Room, as ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Hogladyrider

8 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers with HAL - Oosterdam Home Run

We are seasoned Carnival cruisers looking for a change, we are both retired in our mid 60's We cruised Oosterdam out of San Diego to Mexican Riviera. We are now hooked on HAL! We drove to San Diego the day ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RVA_PAUL

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

2 out of 3 Food above average, shiip/service above average, entertainment poor

The FOOD: Dinning room above average variety and tase. Lido Buffet, way above average as each station has an active attendant that will prepare to order and/or place food on your plate. Passengers do not ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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