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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Alaska on board Holland America Line
By Daphne Rigby on 05 October 2017
Holland America Line | MS Amsterdam Reviews

Everything about this cruise was first rate, the organisation of the travel arrangements was superb, everything went to plan. The ship and the itinerary were excellent. I have never been with Holland America before but I would certainly recommend it very highly, I have travelled with P&O, Cunard, Princess , Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Thomson and it tops the lot .

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7 Day Southbound Glacier Discovery Cruise
By Mr P Wheaton on 26 September 2017
Holland America Line | MS Zaandam Reviews

The Zaandam is an attractive ship and at 60,000 tonnes, one of the smaller ships in the Holland America fleet. We sailed from Seward in Alaska in early September and arrived in Vancouver 7 days later. We had an Ocean View stateroom aft of mid ship and we had calm seas all the way including our transit of the Gulf of Alaska. We also had fine weather throughout the cruise, which is unusual for Alaska,...

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A bit of fly and flop on board MS Westerdam
By Rebecca Stanford on 05 September 2017
Holland America Line | MS Westerdam Reviews

Always a tricky decision – a two week holiday villa with pool, flights and hire car costs or a ten day cruise from Rome to Venice calling at some new ports and some revisited during the last two weeks of August? We wanted to fly and flop and knowing MS Westerdam was refurbished in April, we saw a great offer and booked earlier than we have ever done. We enjoyed fabulous service as on our...

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Adriatic Cruise
By Richard Cowell on 01 September 2017
Holland America Line | MS Westerdam Reviews

Really excellent service and food. We had a suite which was wondeful.

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Alaska Bound
By Mark Crossley on 24 July 2017
Holland America Line | MS Amsterdam Reviews

A wonderful adventure with Holland America Line on MS Amsterdam. A smallish boat with 1400 passengers and 600 crew, friendly staff in all areas making you feel very welcomed on board. Services spot on. Decor was traditional with wood, brass and carpets. Nowhere was too busy and the service in the restaurant was excellent. Only slight criticism was the bathrooms in the cabin, slightly dated and tired looking although spotless. Alaska was very picturesque especially...

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Our Holiday in Alaska
By John and Sheila Clough on 17 July 2017
Holland America Line | ms Volendam Reviews

The ship was excellent and very comfortable and compared well with our previous cruise line Swan Hellenic The only criticism we have is we thought the entertainment could have been better. The food was top rate, the cabin was very good, the service was excellent and the trips we went on were very good. We would certainly consider Holland America for any future cruises.

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No pazzaz
By D Hilary Allison on 31 October 2016
Holland America Line | MS Veendam Reviews

Not an itinerary I could recommend until we got to New York . I wondered why we were in some of the ports. I could not give lower stars on the questions asked. But they do not get to atmosphere , ambience . Mechanically it was a well oiled performance lacking any pazzaz It was disconcerting that the majority of people we met had free drinks packages and tips paid , the ones on our...

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a Holland America letdown
By barbara connolly on 08 August 2016
Holland America Line | MS Koningsdam Reviews

having cruised previously with Holland America we were expecting great things from this new ship. However, we found it to be too modern , not a comfortable chair on the ship, not enough places to sit outside even on a cruise day, very tight cabins. We booked a Vista Suite, and were so astounded at the size I went down to reception to tell them they had put us in the wrong cabin there were...

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Good time had
By David Biddle on 30 June 2016
Holland America Line | MS Eurodam Reviews

With one exception we really enjoyed this cruise. Embarkation was as good as we have experienced in the past. Our stateroom was very spacious, clean and well serviced by the two room stewards. All the staff on board were friendly and helpful. The ship looked well kept with staff cleaning public areas as well as painting the outside on a daily basis. The food was OK. About the same standard as on other cruises although...

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Panama canal
By John tulit on 10 April 2016
Holland America Line | MS Westerdam Reviews

Ship looking quite tied needs a refit staff and food adequate intertainment reasonable average age on ship was 72 so not much atmosphere especially at night after 11 o’clock felt like we were the only people on the ship would not travel with Holland America again

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Better late than never
By Maurice Hall on 04 April 2016
Holland America Line | MS Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

This was our 33 cruise we have done Celebrity. P & O, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Cunard. In our view Holland America is better than all of them. Cannot wait to go with them again

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Western Caribbean
By John and Susan Fletcher on 30 March 2016
Holland America Line | MS Eurodam Reviews

We flew from London, stayed one night in Fort Lauderdale hotel before joining the Eurodam the following day. The transfer from Miami airport to hotel was dreadful and took a little over 4 hours waiting for other incoming flights and then being taken to one other hotel in the opposite direction to ours – the transfer back to the airport after the cruise was better but not really acceptable! The Eurodam was a well appointed...

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By Westerdale on 06 March 2016
Holland America Line | MS Veendam Reviews

We booked Holland America based on our previous experiences with this cruise company, but unfortunately this cruise was very disappointing. The entertainment was very 3rd rate, the sevice was very poor and on at least two nights we were waiting 50 to 55 minutes to be served with our main course at our evening meal. The food left a lot to be desired. We were left without air conditioning from 9 AM until after bedtime,...

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Carribbean/Central America
By Linda Brown on 22 January 2016
Holland America Line | MS Zuiderdam Reviews

Lovely cruise. Great ship with excellent food and service.

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Xmas/New Year Break
By James David Kay on 11 January 2016
Holland America Line | MS Zuiderdam Reviews

This was our first Holland/America having sailed with most of the other lines from small to extra large,some things were better some worse.The embark and disembark was good the cabins and cleanliness fine.Open dining is okay if you dine early like 5.30 to 6pm or late 8.45 tp 9.30 otherwise be prepared to sit with a pager the food was Okay but not as good as others,Buffet breakfast and Lunch never had a problem getting...

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By Nicholls on 15 December 2015
Holland America Line | MS Zaandam Reviews

The ship was ok. Not fantastic and quite old. Friendly and small. The trip was a definite wow. Scenery to die for. Cities to wander. People to meet. Chile was vibrant and friendly with plenty to see. Argentina was wonderful. The cities are great. We are both past the retirement age but we loved it. So much to see and very different from a normal scenic holiday.

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Expect rain in Alaska
By David on 16 October 2015
Holland America Line | MS Oosterdam Reviews

MS Oosterdam is very stylish ship with fine decorations and perfectly maintained. The basic balcony cabin was spacious enough for 2 and the cabin stewards kept it clean and tidy. On board entertainment was well up to expectations and the dining room comfortable. In Alaska there is plenty to see even on sea days as the ship makes progress up the Inside Passage. Good pair of binoculars made the views and sights even better. Whales...

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Great Cruise
By Barbara Meriman on 13 October 2015
Holland America Line | MS Eurodam Reviews

Recently returned from a 10 night cruise – Colours of Canada – New York to Quebec. This is our fouryh cruise with HAL and as usual we were not disappointed. The ship was spacious and the cabins of an excellent size and condition. The crew and staff were efficient, friendly and with a great sense of humour. The food and entertainment was great. As on our previous cruises Bolsover Cruise Company made our booking, gave...

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‘Adriatic Dream’ 11th to 23rd July
By David Bonser on 29 July 2015
Holland America Line | MS Zuiderdam Reviews

Our room, service, and food was excellent. The evening table, of 6 companions, was very good company. All together a most enjoyable holiday.

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Spectacular once in a lifetime trip
By Carol on 01 June 2015
Holland America Line | MS Noordam Reviews

We picked this cruise because of the itinery ,not HAL . Embarkation took about an hour or more of shuffling ,totally disorganised . Our Balcony stateroom was roomy,comfortable ,nice Elemis toiletries ,bathrobes etc . We’re were disappointed with the standard of food and service overall from the Lido buffet to the Vista dining room, food often cold and bland ,most noticeable exception was the Pinnacle Grill superb food and excellent service. In Juneau we booked...

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