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3.7 out of 5

Mediocre trip by lizaBor

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Nice ship but food and service were lacking. Not much going on in the evenings. Scheduling dancing at 11:30pm for a ship-load of old people is ridiculous. Most other ships we’ve been on had dance music every evening after dinner. Even shopping was dull.

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3.3 out of 5

Very nice cruise by kjhartfield323

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I fit the age demographic for the ship (late 60s), but not a great fan.

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2.6 out of 5

Ok cruise. Price was right. by kerrij

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I fit the age demographic for the ship (late 60s), but not a fan.

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3.8 out of 5

Great winter break by mjordan117

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This was a pleasant if unexciting winter break. Holland America provides good food, great support for mobility impaired guests. The naturalist's presentations were a welcome break from a misguided emphasis on shopping. Ports have limited interest beyond water sports and great rum drinks. Accessible cabins were very well designed and comfortable. Evening shows were limited.

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4 out of 5

The cruise was good but I wish there was more to do onboard. Pools are small and no entertainment in that area by regs171842

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I would have given this cruise a 3.5 not 4.0. The entertainment really needs some work. I know it may cater to an older group but there should be more to do. Some pool activities and more shows in the main room would have been nice.

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4.5 out of 5

My first Cruise by MsChantal

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I was told that this line was mostly used by older white people. I was surprised that there was a mix of ages, races, and cultures to interact with. I was very comfortable.

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4.2 out of 5

C cruise by gonnacruz

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Nice itinerary if and when you reach all ports. Unfortunately ship had above average motion while at sea

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5 out of 5

Wonderful First Cruise by denaroj

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We enjoyed sailing with Holland America. Everyone was friendly and attentive. The dining was wonderful and the activities on board were varied and plentiful. There was no shortage of things to do or eat or see.

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4.3 out of 5

Excellent, excellent service and relaxed by wendysocean

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Excellent service and beautiful ship! So glad we were on it, especially for the holidays

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3 out of 5

test title review by fachase

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4.1 out of 5

Birthday Cruise by HeavensBest

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I enjoyedy Birthday Cruise and I would definitely go again...

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5 out of 5

Great ship, great times. by steve63aruba

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It was a time to be pampered and treated well by an excellent staff on board. Be ready to be greeted with a smile by everyone you meet. Loved the attention and cannot wait to go back with Holland America again.

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4.1 out of 5

Lots to love but a few things were not great. by snprettydahlias

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The tender situation really needs to be addressed. It is a real safety hazard. Holland is still my favorite line, the food, having Mass and the quality of service are outstanding.

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4.4 out of 5

Great by lifetimecruiser

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Service was the best staff went out of their way to please. Did not care for Jamaica , old & dirty. Wall base in shower rusted needs repair. Movie selection in room excellent. Overall it was a very relaxing cruise, we enjoyed.

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4.1 out of 5

Nice Western Caribbean Cruise by AKA1994

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I have cruised on Holland 4 times now and it is by far my favorite cruiseline. The boats are a nice size with not too many people and you can really enjoy your time on the ship. This was my second time cruising on the Neiuw Amsterdam and enjoyed being back on the ship. The boat is more modern and the balcony rooms are great. Holland has great entertainment because they have a BB King Blues Club on every ship and the live band plays blues, R & B, and rock music. They kept us entertained the entire cruise. There is also good tv entertainment with a host of free movies and tv shows to keep you entertained in your state room. Room service is free for every restaurant but one and that is a nice perk. The locations we cruised too were nice. I had never been to Montego Bay and it was just average to me. Grand Cayman is my favorite. Cozumel would be second. I am not a big drinker and did not want to spend a fortune for the beverage package. Instead was able to purchase a beverage card for either $50 or $100 and this worked very well. You can use it for alcohol and non alcoholic beverages. It does have to be used completely by the end of the cruise or you lose your money. Holland's captain hosts a lunch for those of us in the Mariner's club, which is their rewards program. We had free champagne and also received a nice souvenir coaster. This is a nice touch to show their appreciation. Holland is a part of the Carnival family, but it is more upscale with a smaller chill vibe which is great for those looking for that type of experience. I have been on Carnival, Norwegian, and Holland. Holland is the best for me! All in all we had a good time and will be cruising with Holland in 2019.

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2.6 out of 5

Nice but boring by brian67370614

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Ship was nice but the staff seems to have management that does not care. Service was lacking throughout the ship.

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4.6 out of 5

Four awesome ports of call. by FletcherA

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On a scale of 1 to 10, we give it an 11+. My mother (91 yrs old) loved it. The staff was great. Always friendly. Very laid back, but attentive and helpful. Always looking for ways to make our experience a pleasant one. Food was excellent.

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4.7 out of 5

Great time with my wife and famly . by ferk

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Our cabin crew were fantastic. The BB King alstars were almost worth the coast alone .

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3.9 out of 5

Would cruise Holland America again. by jeurope

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Had a good time. Very comfortable and relaxing. A little more night life would have been nice.

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4.9 out of 5

Love this smaller ship that made us feel we were on the Koningsdam by bjszabo98

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Wonderful ship, great food, love the Tamarind restaurant (went 2x), the entertainment was good, and enjoyed lunch in the pinnacle grill. Small ship with only 2100 Cruising passengers. Nice larger pool with comfy lounge chairs. Very very clean ship. Great assortment of desserts and they were very fresh. Real hard packed Ice cream was so good, not the tasteless soft cones of other ships. The private island food was very good and the water was warm. Just wish we could of stayed on the private island longer. 😘

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