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Trip Of A Lifetime! by hmc4530

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I would take the same cruise on the same ship again! HAL did not disappoint! Don't go on a larger ship because you won't be able to get into Glacier Bay! Can't wait to go on our next HAL cruise! Bermuda again? Canada/New England?

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Best Trip Ever by ppotte

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was such a wonderful cruise, our first, but I hope not our last. It was more casual than I expected and I was disappointed that the gala nights weren’t more gala and that the dining room wasn’t fancier and didn’t have live music and dancing, at least on gala nights. My Aunt used to cruise a lot with Holland and it was different then.

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Wonderful time in Alaska by callejarode

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Not happy about the service charges. Would be nice if crew was paid a living wage. Come to find out that the service charges are shared by all and not the person or persons providing the service.

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Very good times by ysut88

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We had good times this cruise. We like to spend more times each ports. Some ports was short times.

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the Panama canal was a great place to see. the caribbean side was great by samtanker

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

the ship and staff were very good. it was nice to have a movie theater as they did years ago

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The trip met our objectives for an enjoyable 30 days in warm weather. Many of the visited ports are industrial ports Holland America tried to rectify this situation through the use of shuttle buses by redmen66

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Good food, good entertainment, unique items to purchase at very reasonable prices, friendly people, warm weather. Much better than a trip to Florida to be in warm weather

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Great cruise by jdorr1002

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Good cruise however the tender ports were unacceptable delays and service was very slow in the dining.

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So glad to be home... by beckybenayas

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Will not take another cruise on this ship as we feel it is very outdated. Have cruised several years on Holland America but sadly disappointed with the way this cruise turned out. Always do a private balcony but feel like our money spent was not deserving of what our experience was.

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A bucket list item completed. The trip was everything, and actually much more, than I anticipated. by Ynottimothy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was a wonderful ship cruise I would mark as absolutely necessary for every human being who wishes for more than just the cruise at sea experience and the sights thereof. The historical endeavors of governments, individuals, and the hard labor of men and women to achieve a true wonder of all time, the Panama Canal, is beyond description in this cruise. Holland America brought to us (especially by dedicated individuals like Captain Turner, Jude and Justin) all one can possibly expect in a cruise plus an educational historical summary of all the areas visited to include entertainment and relaxation beyond description. This cruise was fulfilling, exciting, adventurous, and luxurious beyond my expectations. I extend my personal heartfelt thanks to Holland America and all of the Volendam cruise ship crew.

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Great Trip! by voyageguy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The cruise provided great shipboard fun and excursion activities. Very diverse food choices and settings. Excursions were offered for all types of people. The towel sculptures were a hoot!

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Panama Canal was Grand by jpmahaffeyc3d1c

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Panama Canal is outstanding, considering it was finished in 1914 and using the original locks and 12 volt motors to open the locks. This is what made the trip worthwhile. Overall was a nice cruise, except the ship was cold and made some parts of the cruise a lot to be desired. The entertainment by the ship's singers and dancers was mediocre. The ships band was outstanding, especially the drummer. The excursions that we went on were very good. The room stewards were excellent. We were disappointed with the food in the dining room; the Lido Deck had better options and the food was hot when you got it. The dining staff tried their best.

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Great cruise given the ports we visited. by jwmason41

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Jude did a great job and gave excellent advice. I did not rate the ports of call highly as they were boring.

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Great Canal Cruise by crackers5313134

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

One of the best cruises we've had in years. Love the Volendam!

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Relaxing Visit to Mexico and Central America by MayanCuriosity

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Pick your own interests both on board and in ports. We explored Windows 10, America's Testing Kitchen, Mayan ruins, and current cultures.

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Wonderful, smooth, warm, sunny cruise. Excellent food, activities and service. by johnnpam23

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Other than the noise issue we loved the trip and would do it again. Fix the noise issue, please.

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A fantastic first cruise experience! by rcleroux

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

A great first experience! Special thank you to our room service person AEP and to Nancy Anderson, co. rep., who made us feel at ease to answer all our questions!

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Microwaved Frozen Seafood by rmehtani

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

How can they serve such poor quality food, i.e. Uncooked pizza, frozen seafood microwaved and worst of all most of the food was reheated and served over and over again.

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Alaskan Adventure by bpbrowe

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I liked the smaller ship. The staff was accommodating. I thought the activities were rather limited. This was our first Holland America cruise and we would probably not choose this cruise line again.

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Think twice before booking a Holland America Cruise by marcy9387020

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Think twice about booking a Holland America cruise. We have about 130 cruise days over 5 years with Three Star Mariner status and were treated poorly. We booked a suite with a jet tub and lots of closet space. We were assigned a handicapped suite with no tub and limited closets. We were told nothing they can do, since sold out, right from CEO office. Finally, when we checked in, they assigned a regular suite. They tendered us in Bali, and it took 2.5 hours to get back to ship. They offered us nothing, not even a glass of wine for the inconvenience. They told us not their fault, since they hired a 3rd party. Not our fault either!! New CEO is on cost cutting kick. I always advised my clients as a CPA that you need to be careful, since if you cost cut too much, no one will buy!!! What a difference between them and Oceania. Worth the extra money!!!

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Worst Cruise we ever had by PJP1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

It was our worst cruise ever by a mile. Holland America didn't inform us that we needed visas for China so that pretty much devastated our cruise. And whenever we tried to ask for help or for an alternative, the Front Desk ignored us and simply said, "the manager is working on it." On the second to the last day, we received a voicemail stating, "there's nothing we can do." We're still very hurt and very upset over what happened. That should never happen to anyone - there should be all kinds of warnings from Holland America from representatives, in notices, and within the on-line system stating that YOU NEED A VISA FOR CHINA!!!

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