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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28 days pacific treasuers
By doug eden on 20 February 2015
Holland America Line | MS Oosterdam Reviews

we had over 200 children on board. the entertainment and activities were the worse we had after more than 240 days cruising with hal. cut backs obvious in all departments


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Disappointing Cruise!
By Philip Peacock on 25 January 2015
Holland America Line

Never cruised with HAL, and will not cruise with them again! Poor organisation in the Rotterdam Dining Room, poor service, definitely not a fine dining experience, more like a cafeteria. Dirty and stained towels in our stateroom. Cut my foot getting out of the sea view pool on glass, never experienced bar stewards serving drinks in glasses round a pool. Emergency drill and muster was an absolute joke. Tender facilities extremely slow and laboured. Immigration...


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MS Oosterdam: New Zealand Discovery Nov/Dec 2014
By Peter Smith on 14 January 2015
Holland America Line | MS Oosterdam Reviews

Over the last few years or so Holland America Line have rapidly become our ‘Mainstream’ cruise line of choice, mainly because they operate in ‘our’ region for much of the year round, and quite often out of, or returning to Singapore too. That in turn, often makes our travel planning, a little easier to arrange. However, neither of us need any excuses whatsoever, to visit Sydney or Fremantle again and again. We love them both!...


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MS Noordam In the Caribbean
By Mrs Margaret Woodhams on 21 December 2014
Holland America Line | MS Noordam Reviews

I really loved our cruise on the Holland America ship MS Noordam, the people, the ship, the service and the weather were all superb. Our cabin was situated at the stern on Veranda Deck 5, a lovely big cabin with lots of space and a good big balcony giving us the choice of sun or shade, also a good sized table for a comfortable breakfast on port days. The cabin was as big as the...


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S America experiance
By Barbara lewis on 16 December 2014
Holland America Line | MS Zaandam Reviews

Organisation of trip was was excellent. Air France from birmingham to Paris to Santiago went smoothly.over night hotel was excellent . Transfer to cruise ship was good. Organization on the boat & the attention of all staff was superb. Food was great. The only down side was the cost & the content of some of the tours, some of which were very lacking in content & very waste of time. Over all the scenery in...


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Great Ship, Shame About The Food
By Colin Morris on 10 November 2014
Holland America Line | MS Westerdam Reviews

Westerdam, the sister ship of Arcadia, is an excellent ship, well maintained, bright with fresh flowers every day throughout the ship. It does not have the tired worn dull look of Arcadia (but both are very stable seaworthy ships). Staff are very capable except for the Lido Restaurant where they are never sure of their duties. They are not of the same standard as Princess staff. I had not realised that this was a repositioning...


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our first cruise
By mr frederick sims on 08 November 2014
Holland America Line | MS Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

We really enjoyed our first cruise we could not have asked for more. we just keep telling everyone about it and have big smiles on our faces all the time.


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everything you could wish for
By bellis on 20 September 2014
Holland America Line | MS Maasdam Reviews

A very enjoyable and comfortable cruise, Good beds, good food and excellent entertainment Staff excellent nothing to much trouble for them


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Historical splendour
By Michael bell on 12 September 2014
Holland America Line | MS Noordam Reviews

The cruise had only one sea day, so it was a very intensive cruise. Messina was a disappointment, but all the others proved to be very interesting.. Our third cruise visit to Malta was once again fascinating and it should be on every Mediterranean itinerary, Argostoli was a mildly interesting stop and Corfu, our second Greek port, was excellent. The highlight of the cruise turned out to be a highlight . We were not sure...


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Ryndam excellent
By Roy Hirst on 10 August 2014
Holland America Line

Our first time with HAL, having previously cruised with Cunard, P&O and Princess, which we rate in that order. HAL we consider to be equal in many areas to Cunard. The ship is very spacious and comfortable. Lounges were uncrowded, even though the ship was full and had 300 children on board. We chose an oceanview cabin, as the trip to the fjords was only 7 nights. We left from Dover, where parking and check...


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Ryndam Fjords
By Viv Ton on 20 May 2014
Holland America Line

This is the first time we have cruised with Holland America, we usually choose Celebrity, but there was a good deal going to the Fjords from Dover so we thought we would check it out. Ryndam is an older ship that has had some areas updated; the pool area in particular looked new as did some of the bars. The staff were excellent, friendly and nothing too much trouble The pool and surrounding deck was...


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Cruise from Barcelona to Venice 20th April 2014
By MRS JOYCE SASSON on 12 May 2014
Holland America Line | MS Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

The flights were good. Transfers were good. The ship was lovely. The food was good and a large variety. The service was excellent by everyone. The entertainement was ex ellent. The only complaint we had was that the cabin was very small. More for one person that for two. Considering the amount we paid we should have had a better cabin, so that was very disappointing. We heard people on the ship had paid much...


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Maasdam Jan 27 – 28 March 2014
By Bengt Hansson on 04 April 2014
Holland America Line | MS Maasdam Reviews

Onboard Maasdam Jan 27 to March 28 2014. On thing I have learn me is to check if the price have been changed 3 month prior to the cruise,this is the same last day to cancel the cruise or rebooked the cruise to a better price.But you must let them know, they don’t upgrade any if not told so! I ended up paying 3000 USD more for a inside single stateroom than what two people...


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East caribbean
By Colin on 03 March 2014
Holland America Line | MS Nieuw Amsterdam Reviews

A very good holiday visiting small Caribbean centres with great beaches and interesting old towns. Great weather in February with 30C plus. Hard working crew and polite. This ship was subject to bad vibration on all decks in good weather conditions ( will someone please tell us before we book ). Final visit to ” Half moon cay” was great again, the best way to end a holiday.


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Panama Canal
By Colin on 03 March 2014
Holland America Line | MS Zuiderdam Reviews

Very enjoyable cruise, a good ship with a happy crew. All the destinations were very interesting and different. The Panama Canal were outstanding as expected. The visit to Half Moon Cave was magic. The weather in February was just right 26 to35 C, with only 3 small showers. Only slight down side was we had a slight Hotel location problem but “front office” refused to contact Holland America or Bolsover although it was all booked...


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Review
By Dr & Mrs A.Lyons on 25 February 2014
Holland America Line | MS Oosterdam Reviews

We were very unhappy about a number of matters:- 1) One of our cases was not brought to our cabin. We feared that it had been left behind in Sydney. We found that it had been “confiscated” because an x-ray had shown that it contained a pocket knife. When we opened the case, and showed the knife to the security officer, he shrugged and let us keep it. a) Why were we not told about...


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A mixed bag
By Barrie and Sue Stephens on 23 February 2014
Holland America Line | MS Veendam Reviews

We have been on the Veendam before and find the ship comfortable, clean, well run, and not too big. On this occasion we were a little fated by events. We set off on time but after 22 hours at sea a lady fell down some stairs and injured herself badly. The captain took the decision to turn the ship round and head back to San Diego so that the patient could be helicoptered off to...


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H&M cruise Feb 2014
By john dixon on 22 February 2014
Holland America Line

Panama Canal Cruise Cabin spacious & comfortable and an excellent steward. Food about on a par with other cruise lines. Customer service variable. Ordered flowers for my wife’s birthday they didn’t arrive went to “front office” they were not that bothered but assured us we wouldn’t be charged. Re ordered 2nd bunch they finally arrived. Lo & behold we were charged for 2 bunches and when queried were asked did we want a refund? let...


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7 day Caribbean Cruise
By L Brown on 19 January 2014
Holland America Line | MS Westerdam Reviews

Everything we expected from Holland America Line. First class food and service. Can’t wait to go back next year!


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Relaxing Cruise
By Colette Hibbins on 06 January 2014
Holland America Line

First time on this ship. Embarkment was well organized and went to our cabin almost straight away but had to wait for our luggage. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times Ships facilities were good, plenty of room to roam about We had a basic inside cabin and it was much bigger than expected The food was good and service was excellent Norway is a wonderful place to visit, lovely and clean with beautiful...


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