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Kudos for HAL and Westerdam

Kudos for HAL and Westerdam

Although we sailed our first ever cruise on the Westerdam in July 2010, we had not sailed since then until we cruised on a competitor last month. Unfortunately, Holland America HAS SPOILED US FOR LIFE! Our standards for cruising were set by you and until now, we did not realize how high YOUR standards are!…   read more of “Kudos for HAL and…”

Kudos to Zuiderdam’s Crew

Kudos to Zuiderdam’s Crew

I sailed aboard ms Zuiderdam in November 2012, from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas, Aruba, Curacao, Costa Rica and Panama. I had such a wonderful experience and the crew was fantastic, especially the pool attendants. These guys really know how to treat people with such great hospitality. Special recognition to Nestor Duran Jr., Sarkadi, Irman…   read more of “Kudos to…”

Thanks for the Best Time

Thanks for the Best Time

Dear Holland America: I just want to say that EVERYONE on our cruise on the Ryndam was simply wonderful. Our maître d’ in the upper Rotterdam Dining room (left side) was so attentive, kind, and helpful to us. We have food allergies and he went above and beyond to make sure that we had wonderful…   read more of “Thanks for the Best…”

Cruising Alaska — What I Didn’t Know

Cruising Alaska — What I Didn’t Know

Thanks to first-time cruiser Dave T. for this insightful review of his Alaska cruise. First cruise, didn’t know what to expect, worried about many details, found out it was way easier and hassle free than I expected! Purchasing the cruise: Did it all online just follow the clicks and pay what you can when you…   read more of “Cruising Alaska —…”

Kudos for a Zuiderdam Cruise

Kudos for a Zuiderdam Cruise

The Caribbean and the Panama Canal March 2012 was my first ever cruise with HAL and my friend’s second. Visiting so many fascinating places and seeing the Panama Canal was fantastic. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked another cruise for November. We are two English ladies who have both lost our husbands…   read more of “Kudos for a…”

A Heartfelt Thanks to HAL

A Heartfelt Thanks to HAL

Thank you to HAL guest Carol Ann for sending in this heartfelt note and picture from her last cruise with her mother. The HAL staff’s dedication to excellence and hard work is rewarded tenfold with kind words like these. On March 22, 2010, my mother Lois Wilson attended the Captain’s Luncheon on the last full…   read more of “A Heartfelt Thanks…”

Kudos to Maasdam’s Crew

Kudos to Maasdam’s Crew

We just came back from a Caribbean Cruise on the Maasdam. We would like to thank the crew who served us so well. Our room stewards, Agung and Kadek, our room was always neat and clean and they were always helpful. Our dining room waiters, Trisna and AA, were friendly and always ready to answer…   read more of “Kudos to…”