Holland America Line Reviews

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From spacious, mid-sized ships, classic nautical lines, warm and hospitable service, Holland America Line holds true to the timeless elegance of ocean travel. Read more about Holland America’s elegant fleet of cruise ships in the cruise reviews below.

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Date: 01 October 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Eurodam Reviews

Title: Alaska on Eurodam Summary: Large comfortable cabin and the ship was in good order, very clean and presentable. The ports we visited were all very good except the last one in Victoria as we did not dock until the evening. The best ports were Juneau and Ketchikan and the Glasier Bay day was amazing. The food in the restaurant was very good but the menu could have been more varied. We kept away from the buffet at Lido as...

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Date: 01 October 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Amsterdam Reviews

Title: Alaska Summary: The ship, food, cleanliness and service were excellent. However, the entertainment was very poor.

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Date: 23 September 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Koningsdam Reviews

Title: First Time with Holland America Summary: Food was absolutely superb, equivalent to eating in a Michelin star restaurant. Service and attention was also very good. Drinks and excursions are very expensive. Generally, the entertainment in the theatre was below standard. On arriving in the cabin, the settee cover and armrest was soiled, after a general close inspection, other small discrepancies relating to cleanliness were identified. After five days on board, I developed a severe chest infection and noticed other passengers suffering...

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Date: 20 August 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Koningsdam Reviews

Title: Poor quality of food Summary: Quality of the food was poor.

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Date: 11 March 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Noordam Reviews

Title: Creaky but Classic Summary: Noordam is a beautiful classic ship, the friendliness and service from the crew was 1st class. Not sure it is cut out for the rough seas of Tasmania, it was very creaky and noisy during any type of swell. So, a little tired and yet cosy on the interior.

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Date: 08 March 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Noordam Reviews

Title: HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE ON MS NOORDAM Summary: This cruise toured from Auckland to Sydney and successfully visited all the planned locations. The restaurant and stateroom staff were excellent, but the on-board facilities and activities were disappointing, certainly in comparison to our previous Noordam cruise in Alaska; for example, there was no dancing, no director for the daily bridge programme, the entertainments were mediocre, and there were fewer daily activities than on Cunard cruises. We found ourselves going to bed early as there...

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Date: 26 February 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Westerdam Reviews

Title: Asia cruise Summary: The ship was cold in all public area. Cabin staff exceptionally good. Breakfast food in the restaurant was abysmal but the good in the Lido was fine. The shows were very poor with a rock violinist on 2 nights, conjourer on 2 nights and the musical shows were terrible with the female singers “screeching”. The cost of tours exorbitant and poor value. Everything including the buffet drinks station closed at 11 p.m. I believe there...

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Date: 02 January 2019
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Zaandam Reviews

Title: Antarctic stunner Summary: The ship sailed from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Santiago via Cape Horn. We were blessed with amazing weather calm and fairly warm. We were able to get to the Falklands and around Cape Horn without any rough seas. It’s a small ship but very compact. Food was excellent. Choice in the main restaurant and lido was fantastic. Afternoon teas with silver service was a bonus. The onboard cruise /port information was very good. Getting...

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Date: 08 October 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Zuiderdam Reviews

Title: Never make an early booking with Holland America Line Summary: Never make an early booking with Holland America Line They are fooling early bookers when they reduce rates 1 months prior to departure without compensating early bookers to same level like other cruiselines, e.g. Royal Caribbean in such cases. On our cruise they reduced the cabin prices with 2.600 USD the last month prior to departure and thereby cheated early bookers the same price. And they difinitively reject to compensate early bookers in any way....

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Date: 01 October 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

Title: Alaska 2018 Summary: Just returned from a 7 day Alaska cruise followed by two day trip on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff. Everything ran like clockwork. Transfers spot on time and comfortable. Once with Rocky Mountaineer, it was a very slick operation. The trip to Alaska was fantastic mostly because the weather was very kind to us. Glorious sunshine throughout which is apparently unusual for Alaska. Our two excursions were spectacular. Whale watching in Juneau and...

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Date: 27 September 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Koningsdam Reviews

Title: Another successful cruise with Holland America Summary: Another successful cruise with Holland America, this time on Koningsdam from Amsterdam to St Petersburg. This was a huge ship, 2600 passengers and 1000 crew. With this in mind the service and the condition of our stateroom were exactly as we expected. Neptune lounge outstanding. Stewards in both restaurant and stateroom were as always both extremely attentive, entertaining, and could not do enough for us whilst on board. Koningsdam is a very new ship and...

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Date: 25 September 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: ms Volendam Reviews

Title: Cruise to Alaska Summary: We have just returned from a cruise to Alaska on Volendam. Check in at Vancouver was extremely efficient and our cabin was ready on time. The cabin was kept clean and the staff on board were very friendly and helpful. We really liked the buffet area. We have sailed with P&O and it really is sometimes a bun fight, and people help themselves, pile it on the plate and then leave most of it. In...

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Date: 21 September 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

Title: Service Issues Summary: This was a very good cruise overall as it was to Alaska which is exceptional and has the best scenery in the world in our view and we have been to some fabulous places. The food was very good but my wife is lactose intolerant and the ship was advised in advance but you would not have thought so. It was a constant battle to get soya milk, there were no soya yoghurts and the...

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Date: 28 August 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Oosterdam Reviews

Title: Disappointed Summary: We were so looking forward to our trip on Oosterdam as we had wonderful memories of her from a previous trip a few years ago. Unfortunately the 3rd morning into the 13-night trip I went down with what was diagnosed as Gastro Enteritis and Colitis. I was perfectly healthy boarding the ship. We only got off the ship prior to my illness at Split where we ate nothing outside nor used any toilets. We missed...

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Date: 24 August 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Oosterdam Reviews

Title: Just got back from a wonderful cruise on Oosterdam! Summary: Our cruise with Holland America was a delight from start to finish, the service was impeccable, the food was top notch, the boat in superb condition, entertainment this year was superb, as was the BB Kings band, first class!   We love Holland America and the size of their ships and their itineraries, we will definitely sail with them again soon!

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Date: 27 June 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Amsterdam Reviews

Title: Not up to standard Summary: First time with HA and we were really looking forward to the 17 day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle via the Panama Canal. We had been allocated a cabin on deck 3, which at first seemed OK, a bit small but OK. That was until we tried sleeping and were kept awake by lots of scraping of furniture, chairs, tables or other items. This was at 10 -11 pm!!!! We asked to be moved,...

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Date: 04 June 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

Title: Alaska cruise Summary: This was our 4th cruise. Alaska was always on the bucket list and the destination didn’t disappoint. First time on Nieuw Amsterdam. Beautiful ship and fabulous throughout. Plus points were comfort, room service, layout, entertainment and premium restaurants. Negatives were 6am wake ups with staff moving deck furniture( never choose deck 8 at rear of ship). Noisy,rushed,crowded service in main restaurant. Dining in main restaurant is not a relaxed enjoyable affair. There is a huge...

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Date: 03 April 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Noordam Reviews

Title: Pleasantly surprised Summary: First time cruising with Holland America, and what a pleasant surprise. We had read some reviews on Ms Noordam which weren’t glowing so we weren’t expecting great things. We booked 14 day cruise around New Zealand. Leaving Sydney on a bright sunny hot day we embarked on time and were soon on board exploring the ship. The ship was a little tired in places, but very clean and spacious with everything you would expect and...

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Date: 14 March 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: MS Zaandam Reviews

Title: First Time with Holland America Summary: We recently travelled on the Zaandam from Buenos Aires to Rio and back again on the ‘Colours of Brazil’ cruise. Overall it could not be faulted; the food, staff, entertainment and deck facilities were superb. Our only criticisms were that dress code in the restaurant was poorly implemented and many passengers had no idea what was meant by the phrase ‘smart casual’ and the stateroom including the bathroom although immaculately clean was dated and in...

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Date: 13 March 2018
Line: Holland America Line | Ship: ms Volendam Reviews

Title: The Splendour of the Far East Summary: We cruised on a back to back over 30 days from Hong Kong to Singapore. We visited Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and the length of Indonesia down to Komodo returning to Singapore. A Fantastic cruise, Itinerary, tours, staff, food entertainment……………..could not be faulted!!

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