Multigenerational families and experienced travelers love these sophisticated, if staid, ships. The understated professionalism of the crew and staff stands out: If minimalism and competence help you relax at a time when travel comes with considerable anxiety, you’ll rest easy on a cruise with Holland America. The well-stocked New York Times-branded libraries have a way of making larger ships feel homey, and live entertainment includes the B.B. King’s Blues Club and “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom dancing lessons on sea days.
Multigenerational families and (generally older) seasoned travelers.
Kids or kids at heart. If you’re seeking sporty recreation or a constant party, a Holland America cruise will seem staid.
The expertise of Holland America's crew and staff.
Elite excursions — like an after-hours tour of St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum —give you “backstage” access.
Port-focused itineraries that overnight at docks encourage guests to explore places on their own, engaging with cities rather than speed-dating them.
The intimate public spaces, such as the Silk Den, Pinnacle Wine Bar, Explorer’s Lounge, and well-stocked New York Times-branded library have a way of making larger ships feel homey.
The co-branded live entertainment options, including the B.B. King’s Blues Club and “Dancing With the Stars” lessons, are a nice touch.
Holland America's generously sized staterooms are 25 percent larger than competitors’ cabins.
We could live without
Holland America's Lido deck dining: It’s charmless, crowded, and one of few lunch options.
When it’s too cool for the pool, some teens and tweens could feel under-stimulated without the bowling alleys, skating rinks, and rock-climbing walls that keep kids amused on other lines.
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LoreL says ...
The staff really went above and beyond. When you stood still for a moment someone came and asked if you needed help. Everyone was smiling and willing to help you in any way.The room steward was excellent
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LorettaM says ...
We had an inside cabin and it was just fine. Still had awesome service, very clean room, all we needed.
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scs7985 says ...
Our 2nd Noordam cruise separated by 5 years. The ship was immaculate. Of course it is showing some wear and tear, as expected. However, there was always someone cleaning, polishing, and taking good care of her. We did miss the "days of the week"...
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