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3.6 out of 5

Fair cruise probably won't take another. by thepacker57

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We were promised a 25.00 per person credit that we did not receive. We were told they couldn't reach our cruise connections customer service so we did not receive our 50.00 in free cash.

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4.9 out of 5

Great first cruise experience by Rob2018

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The staff on board were amazing! Onboard activities were good, but limited as it’s a smaller ship. Food was excellent. Did I mention the staff? Could not have asked for a better first time experience

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4.3 out of 5

Very slow paced. Mostly seniors on board. The staff of the ship was amazing. The entertainment was lacking except for 2 acts. by dobermanmo

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This was a very nice trip with a great crew on board. The entertainment was lacking.

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4.6 out of 5

Excellent service from crew and entertainment personnel. by hjv2010

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Enjoyed the cruise, specially the dining and cleaning personnel did a fantastic job. The entertainment (comedians, the Adagio, the Jazz Quartet) were also very good.

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5 out of 5

Best New England Cruise by wredick1234

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It was our first cruise so we didn't know exactly what to expect. What a wonderful surprise it was to have everything to turn out so pleasant. Six hundred employs to insure everything was perfect.

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2.7 out of 5

Terrible mode of transportation. Good ports except for Sydney. by BarnacleBull

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Would not recommend Holland America. cxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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4.8 out of 5

Very nice by nlkrol

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Staff was outstanding! My room Stewart always called me by my first name. Never at any time did a staff member NOT acknowledge me with a smile and friendly greeting Truly wonderful

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4.2 out of 5

Cruise ruined by bad weather by Britro

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Everyone on the Rotterdam should be congratulated for their level of customer service. I did not encounter one person that wasn't eager to assist in any way they could.

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5 out of 5

Exceeded Expectations by xdrubin

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Since our last cruise was in the Caribbean and 40 years ago, my wife and I find it hard to compare. We both agree that it exceeded our expectations. There were a couple minor annoyances but were so minor they are not worth mentioning. It would take many paragraphs to detail the superlatives. Suffice it to say that the ship, the staff, the food, the ports of call, the cabin, the service, the entertainment, the activities - the entire experience left only the desire to have had more energy and time to experience more.

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4.7 out of 5

Relaxing by babrown

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We love Holland America and especially the Rotterdam. Just the right size ship. Had excellent service and food as usual. I applaud HAL for removing all straws from the ship, the best idea ever. The Pinnacle Grill is spectacular and the concierges in the Neptune Lounge are very attentive. Well worth the price of a suite.

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4.4 out of 5

great fall cruise. by jenkinsperry02

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wonderful cruise. exceptional staff and food. love the new educational part before reach port.

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4.6 out of 5

Quiet New England Cruise by stanford5140

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A great cruise with wonderful service. Perfect for a quieter experience.

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4.9 out of 5

Relaxing exciting and wonderful by juddjim

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Staff was very friendly and helpful. The only thing we wouldn’t do again would get to skip Sydney. Not much to see or do. And the tour from Holland on Quebec situation was just awful. We have reported the tour and waiting to see what Holland will do for us.

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4.1 out of 5

Holland America's Voyage of the Vikings by BagAlwaysPacked

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The itinerary was excellent--the scenery in Greenland, Iceland and Norway was incredibly beautiful. Although the ship (Rotterdam) is older and in need of updating, the amenities, activities and service by staff was very good--with exception that service in the Main Dining Room was very slow. Holland did its usual very good job--with exception that the tour operator for our excursion Edinburgh Castle never got us to the castle, yet Holland would only reimburse 30% of the excursion cost. Unbelievably poor response on Holland's part. There was an outbreak of Norovirus onboard the ship, beginning at the very start of the 38-day voyage. Holland's initial response was slow--just reminder announcements to wash hands, and putting an attendant near the Purell dispensers. Later, they took more proactive steps (Disinfecting cabins, common areas, elevators, stair railings, etc. Discontinuing self-service at food and drink areas. Shutting down the library, etc.). However, they started this measures later than they could have, and in incrementally more measured steps. As a result the ship had a growing number of cases on board, over a longer period of time. I personally felt that their more proactive steps should have been implemented sooner, and continued longer. (They discontinued after 20th day or so, and after a few days more cases occurred).

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3.7 out of 5

Enjoyable and Interesting Trans-Atlantic Cruise by vamtboy

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Overall the cruise was good with a number of port stops that I wouldn't otherwise have visited. The Lido buffet was good with a wide range of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining room service was good, but the food wasn't any better than the buffet. There were a number of very interesting talks and a variety of other on-board activities.

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3.8 out of 5

A cold & rainy summer voyage by railroad98

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Unfortunately weather did not cooperate and we learned to live with constant sound of he fog horn. Greenland is of no value as a stop. Ships staff was excellent but food quality is slipping, especially on the Lido. charging extra for many in-room breakfast items is not acceptable.

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4.7 out of 5

Azores and Normandy Excursion by Dhahn

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Great getaway and a great value. Fantastic food and service you need to go to a five star status restaurant to get.

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4.6 out of 5

Best cruise ever by lizaellsworth

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Use will defi.itely seek out other Holland America options. Loved the size of the ship. 1,400...

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4.3 out of 5

Lovely ship, wonderful crew, funny, helpful, attentive by tiffy1950

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We enjoyed our first time on a Holland America ship so much we gave a deposit for another trip

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3.7 out of 5

Rotterdam Feb 11, 2018 by jamesy34

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Good itinerary, but ship needs major refurbishment.

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