Avidcruiserz

Avidcruiserz
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Joined: 09/25/2015
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About Avidcruiserz

We love cruising with HAL. 4 star mariners, no we arent old ha ha just appreciate no loud party people on HAL ships. Only thing they need to improve is the quailty of entertainment. Last couple cruises we have noticed a lower number of staff and they seem too tired, which is not a good thing. We still love HAL though, enjoy the larger more up to date ships coming out now...must have is cabana! Wish there was free wifi with texting apps for groups of people (if they was younger crowd they need this.)


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Cruise Lines: Holland America Line

Ships: Eurodam / Koningsdam / Nieuw Amsterdam

Destinations: Europe


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Cruiseline: Holland America Line

Ship: Eurodam

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Ship: Koningsdam

Avidcruiserz's Past Cruises

Amsterdam

December 2017 - 15 Night Panama Canal Holiday Eastbound (San Diego To Ft. Lauderdale) Cruise on Amsterdam

Wasnt up to HAL standards

Staff up again HAL. Was enjoyable because we were with family. Nearly no Christmas decore. Not the best ship by far, but love the large neptune balconies, we had two rooms beside each other with family so nice we can open our decks up to each other. Wouldn't do it again on that ship.

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Avidcruiserz's Tips

Maasdam Maasdam - Too small for rough seas, nearly everyone was sick. And missed 1/2 the ports. So there isnt enough to do on a small ship with no ports and sick people.
Oasis of the Seas Oasis of the Seas - Very cool ship, oldest had so much fun on surf wave machine and youngest had a blast in kids club. Soo many people crowds everywhere. Was fun but a bit of a busy party atmosphere crowded with so many people. If your going to enjoy being busy and staying up very late tbis is a great time. If you enjoy relaxing peace and quiet for a holiday this isnt your ship i think. But if you have lots of young kids in your group you cant go wrong, they will enjoy it no doubt!
Zuiderdam Zuiderdam - Good ship, good crew, great food! Did this back to back from oasis of the seas. Food much better on HAL, entertainment much better on RC. Smaller and easier to get around fast. More personal experience on HAL, like the relaxing pace of older quieter crowd. Not as much "fun" in ways but we came to relax and be up all night so will do HAL again.
Nieuw Amsterdam Nieuw Amsterdam - Had cananas in retreat, guys up there were wondeful. Views amazing, neptune lounge was great! All dining was great!
Key West, Florida - Loved loved loved it, havent been there for many years. Its charming!
Koningsdam Koningsdam - Love the new ship, we all had lots of fun! The breakfast begal at ny deli is a fast option with no line up in morning. We all enjoyed the fresh gelato! Like the newer design and brightness of everything (more updated but still elegant old feel of HAL, fresh feel and loved the new dining options except the culinary arts center night (yuck to the drinks, too too long, uncomfortable chairs, some food was meh, just dont go.) Sel de mer was great! Need internet wifi free on these newer ships or have texting app available for groups to meet up and find each other. Cabanas awesome as always but guys were too busy way to long a wait for things, need more people up there.
Amsterdam Amsterdam - Dont go on a larger ship. Not much for shopping either compared to the 4 bigger ships. Less dining, less staff, less everything. The least friendly officers ever on any ship weve seen.

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received a helpful vote on their Zuiderdam cruise review - Very good cruise

received a helpful vote on their Amsterdam cruise review - Wasnt up to HAL standards