Holland America Line


24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Children's Play room
Children's Play room
Cooking Classes
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Formal Nights
Hot Tub
Laundry/Dry Cleaning

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  • Shipboard accommodations

    Onboard meals and entertainment

Not Included

  • Airfare

    Items of a personal nature

    Shore excursions and meals ashore

    Hotel service charge

    Anything not noted as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
62735 Tons
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Passenger Capacity

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By: Bill

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

HAL is my favorite cruise line. This is the first winter that I will not be on a cruise - still recovering from a fractured disc in my back while on last years cruise. But I hope to go again next year. I have a complaint in that I no longer get catalogs or mariner newsletters even as a four or maybe five star mariner - 04216682.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Rende

highly recommend

By: fran

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

I have been travelling on the HAL ships for more than 10 years. I have always been well cared for, well fed,& felt safe & secure wherever I have travelled in the world. HAL has become my winter home and I recommend the line to all my friends. I have sailed on the Amsterdam, Eurodam, Maasdam, Noordam, Ryndam, Statendam,Rotterdam, & Prinsendam.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Rende
Not Recommended

Westerdam too large for me

By: None

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

I was upset that when my Travel Agent requested a room, on the Westerdam, with shower rather than a tub/shower, she was quoted a rate which was higher due to the shower.(Smallest one I have ever seen) My agent was not given a choice of a stateroom with both tub and shower. I was aft but once on board I found out that there were separate showers midship and people didn't pay what I did for the stateroom I was assigned. Thee ship is too big for my taste. Too many bars.


By: Jan

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

We enjoyed our cruise on the Zaandam but there were some problems as it had just come out of drydock. The air conditioning was the worst as in some areas of the ship you nearly froze it was so cold. Overall the ship was in good condition and the staff very helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Darrin Cancellieri

highly recomended

By: leo4

Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2013

Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2013

I prefer smaller ships myself but it was a nice ship for those who don't mind the extra people.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Collins Bolus

A wonderful Cruise

By: Greg and Deb

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2014

We had the time of a lifetime.  It was a wonderful cruise.  The service, the food, and the entertainment was awsome.The education on board regarding Antarticia and the wildlife, fish and birds was so good.  Thank you for everything. 
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weigel
Not Recommended

The Tender Trap

By: BillT

Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2014

We spent more time waiting for or riding tenders to shore than we did on shore.  The whole system was a nightmare, and it only got worse as the cruise proceeded.  You should avoid Holland America, and go on a good line like Regent Seven Seas

Ours was the last voyage before Westerdam got a much needed refurbishing.

By: Cap'n George

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2014

Our first Holland American cruise for a partial transit of Panama was delightful.  This cruise to St. Martin, Grand Turk and San Jose didn't measure up.  Grand Turk is a desolate, barren island.  Why even stop there? There were five cruise ships docked at St. Martin at the same time. It was wall to wall tourists in what once had been a quaint Caribbean village.  The dock in San Juan was an easy walk to the old city.  Wonderful.  The stateroom felt like Motel Six.  Reservations for dinner were hard to get.  The room steward did his very best, but was way overworked.  And, compared to an all inclusive Regent cruise, we felt constantly nickeled and dimed.  Even an after dinner espresso cost extra.  Regent costs more, but when everything is added up, the difference is not that great, and the experience is a good two or three steps up the ladder of excellence. I might do a HAL cruise again, but only on a recently refurbished ship.

The Iteneriary is fabulous

By: patrish

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2014

The places the ship was stopping was our reason for booking.  The food is just ordinary.  The crew were all fantastic.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

A Peaceful Cruise

By: Cliff-72

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2014

This is our second Holland America cruise and we definitely woulds recommend this line for those seeking a quieter, more peaceful cruising experience with an emphasis on elegance, luxury and detail.

Great Service

By: Sug

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2014

This is my seventh cruise with Holland America and I have no desire or reason to think about using another cruise line. We love the smaller ships that Holland America provides. The service has always been excellent - always a smiling face to greet you anywhere you are on the ship. They always go out of their way to accommodate your every need. I am always glad to sing the praises of Holland American when anyone asks which cruise lines I would recommend. Looking forward to many more cruises - starting with May 2015 to New England!!!

Consistent service delivery

By: fran

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2015

Service remains high which is a standard for HAL. They still deliver the world but less grand than the last time I travelled it. The programs aboard are run as efficiently as in past years and staff at all levels make every effort to deliver service to assure customer satisfaction I spend my winters aboard HAL ships but will not repeat this voyage again preferring to book shorter trips back to back where I feel I get better value for my dollar
Travel Advisor:  Rose Rende

Outstanding staff

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2015

The Amsterdam is blessed with an outstanding Captain, Hotel Manager, Cruise Director, and a staff that provides more smiles per nautical mile than any other ship on the high seas.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Excellent service

By: Mike & Donna

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015

Employees went all out to make the cruise a wonderful experience
Travel Advisor:  Linda Voelker

Great trip

By: FRED15

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Excellent ship,customer service and food. Clean with wonderful amenities for suite holders. Staff professional,courteous and willing to help and answer any questions. Food was good with many choices. I would definitely cruise with Holland America again
Travel Advisor:  Rose Field Passananti

Alaskan Paradise

By: First time cruiser

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2015

Thank you Holland America for an amazing cruise, where the memories will last a lifetime!!!
Travel Advisor:  Rose Field Passananti

Very Friendly Service

By: Dev

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2015

Very pleasant room service staff. We felt greatly pampered. Recommend choosing Neptune Suites for all. Easily accommodates a family of 4 and great balcony views. Lounge and concierge services available all the time with great healthy snack choices on the same floor was so convenient.
Travel Advisor:  Robyn Jackson

Holland America means comfort and service

By: Cruisin'Carrie

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2015

Our recent 47 days on the ms Amsterdam was the very enjoyable experience which we have come to expect from Holland America. While one of the mattresses could have been better our wonderful cabin steward made improvements on it using carefully placed extra towels. I cannot say too much about our cabin steward, dining steward, administrative staff. All were wonderful, very accommodating and eager to answer your smallest need or concern. The food was excellent and it is good to see the strides which they are making toward encouraging people to eat more healthy foods and volumes of food. Holland America has become our preferred cruise line and we are looking forward to our next cruise with this line next year.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Fun Older Crowd

By: Lainey

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2016

This is not my favorite HAL ship but it was good .. no problems with anyone. Our steward, Nyoman, was the best we've ever had.
Travel Advisor:  George Keller


By: konnie

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2016

love it been on it before
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

Love it!

By: BrandB

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2016

Perfect Cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

Great crew and staff

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 05 May 2016

I do not sail on any other cruise line except Holland America
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune

Friendly, efficient, helpful

By: Ilse & Dieter

Reviewed on: 06 May 2016

Bridgett is prompt in following up our calls and email. Always friendly and helpful in solving problems.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

2016 World Cruise

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 05 May 2016

The MS Amsterdam is a very well maintained ship and is a very good size, not too large or too small.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

panama travellers

By: happy cruiser

Reviewed on: 26 May 2016

We had a wonderful time on our cruise through the Panama Canal....the staff and crew of the ship were so helpful and friendly at all times, and we enjoy being on the smaller ships as it is easier to meet and greet our fellow passengers. Entertainment nightly was great...a time to kick back and relax while watching the Amsterdam Singers and Dancers, and the many different acts in between. interesting ports of call all the way up the coast from the canal right to our home port of Victoria.....I highly recommend Holland America to everyone I talk to.....and we look forward to travelling again with them in 2017 and beyond.
Travel Advisor:  Martina Peladeau

Trip Review

By: Jackson 2

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2016

Very pleasant trip . The ship and crew were first class. Should have been advised in advance of the $12.50 per day room charge. As this was my first trip in several years I was surprised to see this at the end of the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Martina Peladeau

Great ship and staff

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

I would go on this ship again Sue
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

Lovely and Comfortable

By: Delta Sis

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2016

The cruise ship was lovely and especially the Suite! The cabin stewards and consigners were fabulous!!! We enjoyed the Neptune Suite and snacks. When we needed anything they were on top of it! The food and service was very good overall. It was an A plus vacation!! Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

The Amsterdam is the best!

By: BarbL

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2016

We enjoyed our cruise to Alaska on this ship. The service was impeccable, and there was a very gracious staff. We can't think of one single thing to complain about! We liked the size of ship, with 1,300 passengers aboard. Since we are seniors, we do not need many of the amenities, but there was certainly everything a person could want. We would take this ship again on another cruise!
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Very friendly service with a smile!

By: Golf Lady

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2016

The ship had comfortable accommodations -- beds were good and bathroom had a small bath tub!. Very organized, never really had to wait in long lines for anything.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

The ND friendly expert service!

By: Cherry Dee

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2016

The Holland America cruise was enjoyable! All the services on board were outstanding! The staff were helpful and friendly and did a great job!
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn


By: Redhead

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

Beautiful ship! Everyone was friendly, courteous and couldn't do enough for you. It was a wonderful cruise and BIG fun! Our steward, Rio, was absolutely marvelous and we enjoyed his towel "animals" every night! Fantastic food, activities and fun, fun, fun every day and night.
Travel Advisor:  Jon Sutter

best ship in the fleet

By: Tim

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2016

Amsterdam is by far the best ship with Holland America. The crew from the Hotel Manager on down are the friendliest and most available for person to person discussions with the passengers. All crew members are very busy but the smiles on their faces and their helpfulness is what makes Holland America and Amsterdam different from the other "mega" ships.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Great service

By: Nancy & Bruce

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2016

Outstanding crew, outstanding service, great value, great ship

ship & crew

By: butzy3

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

Overall the ship was great but showing its age in certain areas. All crew members were exceptionally polite and willing to please.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

Cruise ship

By: Cruise

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

Very enjoyable. Excellent servers and food in dining room, HAL club for kids was wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Candy Overland Davis


By: Jersey Girl

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

Okay. World Cruising is less of a pleasure than it was ten years ago.


By: Ann Marie

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Holland has curtailed some of their daily activities on board but has a good deal of offerings for passengers.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

Good Ship

By: Wayne

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2017

Other than colds we got, it was a great and we had a good time. We were upgraded to the Neptune Suite which obviously helped. One thing I do not understand is why we were wait listed so long for the late sitting. When we got to our table for 8-10 people, we were the only ones at the table and there were lots of other empty tables around as well. We were also upset on the wine packages and where they can be used. We purchased a 24 bottle package for our 17 day cruise. We had planned, like on our 35 day cruise on the Rotterdam last summer, to have some of it delivered to the Crow's Nest. While we continue to have other drinks in the Crow's Nest (martinis/Rusty Nails) we did not anticipate any problems. Then we were told we could not have the wine we purchased delivered to the Crow's Nest, only in the dining room or or cabin. We were also told the this applied to all Holland America ships even though they were kind enough to do so in July of last year.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Too old

By: W&P

Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

A thorough renovation is required.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

round the world cruise

By: hollybaby

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Excellent. Doctor good when I was sick. Food in dining room excellent in taste and presentation and amount. Shore trips expensive. Some good, some could have been better. I really appriciated the ones planned by this travel group. Especially Malta. This cruise had lots of classes on the sea days. I enjoyed watercolor, sketching, Bridge, and the lectures. the Window 10 classes were excellent. A fellow traveler organized a group that knitted 150 baby blankets and The HA president came aboard for days to make sure the trip was all we wanted. He even rounded up 6 male dancers for the single women wanting to dance more.
Travel Advisor:  Melita Hein


By: Mr. T.

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Relaxing and enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima
Not Recommended

World cruise

By: icknthick

Reviewed on: 07 May 2017

Disappointed !


By: Raf

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Staff is very friendly. Front desk was very accomadating when my a/c would not turn off. They found me a very nice cabin on the same deck similar to the one I was in.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero
Not Recommended

Not Grand

By: jimmy

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Ship needs overhaul. Staff Excellent Food average to poor

2017 Grand World Cruise

By: Erik

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Very satisfactory.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

World Cruise

By: Sponje

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Very good. Food was outstanding. Support staff fantastic. Loved all who took care of us on the trip. Negative, room was flooded next to the last night. All stops were wonderful, and tours very wonderful experiences. Ship needs some upgrades but all and all wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King


By: Incognito

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

I had a great time
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn


By: Jane

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

This ship is my winter home. I love the Amsterdam and its crew.


By: Al W.

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Awesome, fun, educational, filling (food), entertaining, spoiling...
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King
Not Recommended

Ship Review

By: Don

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

We really enjoyed the cruise but the condition of the ship left a lot to be desired. It really needs an overhaul and update. There was a strong odor throughout the ship during the whole cruise. We had to move cabins once because of the strong gas odor in our cabin. Many people were coughing throughout the cruise. I think there is a mold problem or some sort of something in the air on this ship.

World Voyage #8

By: residenr cruiser

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Excellent, as expected, I spend 4 months on this ship nearly every winter.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune

Sharon is the greatest agent ever

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Wonderful experience
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Ms Amsterdam

By: Doug

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Overall good - a few snags that got worked out
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

Great crew, diminishing Grandness

By: jtull

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

Over the years the Grand Voyages aboard the Amsterdam have become less grand. For those who have cruised her before the changes are obvious. For those experiencing their first time on the Amsterdam it is still a positive enough experience to please. The staff and crew are outstanding. The product is being sterilized by Seattle in an effort to make every ship uniform which is preventing the staff from living up to their potential which was evident in previous years. Congratulations to Mr Ashford and CCL Corp on the financial success of those changes. Many of us mourn what we have lost. Will probably cruise with them again as our decisions are based on the itinerary and the care of the staff and crew are among the best on the seas. I guess Seattle wins.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

sailing on amsterdam

By: jack

Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

A good ship and great crew
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

Amsterdam (ship)

By: Mouse

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

It was more than I expected - a lifetime experience. Wonderful Staff lead by excellent leaders.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

2017 world cruise

By: sirdara

Reviewed on: 10 May 2017

The staff and crew always ensuring that we were comfortable. There were 3 disappointed occurrences. 1) I had a positive confirmation to have family members visit and spend a day on board when we were in Mumbai, India on Mar 18th. On Mar 10th I inquired how to bring the family on board? They informed me that the Mumbai port authoritys have refused any visitors to come on board. The ship knew about this change in February but did not inform me. why? 2) A tour in Colombo Shri Lanka, The bus driver could not get to the ship. They had to call someone who took us to the ship at after 7:30pm while sail time was 6pm. 3) Tour "Wadi Rum" for Wednesday March 29th. We got on a bus at 9am and people sitting passed the halfway of the bus could not hear anything from the tour guide. We complained the guide called his boss who informed him that was all they had., the complaint was noted down but I got nothing, another passenger that was with us got a 50% refund of the tour charge. Me?
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

Holland America's Amsterdam

By: HAL Cruiser

Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

There are changes afoot at Holland America that impact the passenger experience but the staff and especially THE CREW make sailing on the Amsterdam a good experience.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Borzino

Panama Canal Cruise

By: Annmarie

Reviewed on: 20 May 2017

We had a wonderful time on the cruise. We enjoyed all the excursions that we booked through Holland
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Klippel


By: lordot

Reviewed on: 30 May 2017

very good service from the staff. There were alot of extra charges for things not included
Travel Advisor:  Georgann Swearingen

Cruising, the Only Way to Relax and Really Enjoy Living

By: richdan

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

We enjoyed many activites, excellent food and wonderful entertainment.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

14 days in Alaska

By: Yknot

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

The itinerary was great with 4 sea days and two glacier days in the 14 day trip. The size of the ship with 1300 guests was large enough to be smooth but small enough to have an intimate feel.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Not the best Amsterdam Experience

By: Jack

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Just since last December, in the same cabin, things had been changed; not for the better. When I noted that the power button on the TV remote did not work, I was told to use the button on the back of the set. The electrical 110 volt power supply was different. Luckily I was able to use the polarized 2 prong battery changer without having to rework the set-up.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

Great ship and itenarary


Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

We had a great time. The staff was excellent. Always helpful. If you are cruising to Alaska, the 14 day HAL Amsterdam is the best. it goes to several ports like Homer and Kodiak that few cruise ships visit. Also the 5 at sea days gave us plenty of time to take it easy and visit the gym. The food was good and you could eat almost 24 hr a day if so inclined. Our cabin was 2644 on the main deck. Quiet and easy to access the elevators. There were on abundance of areas to sit and read, like the Explorer café. The ship never seemed crowded. The entertainment was very good. We liked the Promenaded deck the runs around the entire ship. Like many other cruisers walked a few miles most day. I highly recommend the Amsterdam
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

An Excellent 14 Day Alaskan Cruise

By: Dakota 400

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Each day was as good as or better than the day before on this cruise. Given the cool, rainy weather Alaska has been experiencing, our cruise brought them good weather in all of our ports for all or most of the day. King Neptune must have been very happy (or on vacation) because the seas were very normal with the Gulf of Alaska during part of one day being like glass! Even our Captain was pleased with the weather. I enjoyed every tour I booked and felt all were well worth the money. Entertainment varied from poor to very good. Cuisine in the MDR was very good to excellent with menu selections never before seen on a HAL menu (i.e. soft shell crabs). My experiences at the Pinnacle Grill on any HAL ship vary from Very Good to "why did I bother going". Amsterdam's PG disappointed me, but others love it. Ship was clean and well cared for, but, it is obvious that a major dry docking is needed to update her facilities. She has an excellent, friendly crew!

lovely ship

By: Jo

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

I enjoyed my cruise very much. Yes, there are a number of things that need to be repaired or updated, but they are minor (in the grand scheme of things), like refinishing the bottom of the bathtub in my stateroom. The new stands/vases for the lovely flowers aboard ship are wonderful and elegant.

Review of cruising on the m.s. Amsterdam

By: Orlin Stansfield

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

We always enjoy cruising on the m.s. Amsterdam. On this recent cruise to Alaska the facilities were in good condition and the staff gave excellent friendly service. On the days we cruised by the Tracy Arm and Hubbard Glaciers we were particularly happy that Captain Fred Iversen took took the Amsterdam in very close to the face of the glacier and we got terrific views of calving and other features of the glacier. The ship always arrived at the itinerary ports on time which was good for coordinating with private tours that we occasionally arrange. This was our third cruise to Alaska and the best one yet.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Alaska 2017

By: Rusty

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

Comfortable. Well appointed with plenty of lounges for relaxing onboarf.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey


By: Rod

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

The Amsterdam is well maintained despite its age. Great crew devoted to giving a fine cruise experience.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Grand Asia and Far East Cruise

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

We enjoyed our 80 days on the Amsterdam. The crew on the Amsterdam is wonderful........They are always happy and at your service. We had wonderful dining, room and wine stewards. We were disappointed we missed a couple of ports due to weather; however, Capt. Iverson's first priority is to keep everyone safe. We were re-acquainted with several of the passengers we had met on 4 previous Grand cruises. The buffet at the Lido had wonderful assortment for both breakfast and lunch. The Canaletto and Pinnacle were always a nice change. There were some plumbing problems on board; however, we were lucky and escaped those. All and all a very enjoyable trip....
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune

Favorite ship

By: Tim

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Excellent --- the best run ship in the Holland America fleet
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Perfect size ship

By: Jack Miller

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

While 80 days may seem long to some, it was shortened by the activities offered and the outstanding crew. With only approximately 1000 passengers, you get to know many people. Meals were excellent and of a perfect size, not too large or overpowering. This ship and perhaps the entire line caters to the older passenger. Will I sail HAL again, Absolutely!
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King


By: Ray

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

The Amsterdam is showing her age, but HAL has upgraded the public spaces with new carpeting and many cabins will be updated during the dry dock at the end of the 2018 World Cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage

By: Cupcake

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Fabulous! Wonderful crew and itinerary. Outstanding entertainment
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

MS Amsterdam

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2017

This was our second Grand cruise on Amsterdam and we were not disappointed with the ship or crew. The service was great and the food was outstanding. Several ports of call were cancelled due to weather conditions with safety in mind. We appreciated their conservative approach to cruising. Our room stewards were the best we have ever had. The entertainment was about average except for the ship’s singers and dancers who were outstanding.

Remembering the Amsterdam

By: Danner

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

I became fond of saying: "every day's a holiday on the Amsterdam." The staff was remarkably adept in providing top notch service, and their ability to memorize names and greet guests accordingly was simply legendary! All manner of dining was executed with the utmost care for the guest experience to be delightful. Many of us became very fond of those who catered to our Dining Room meals. I was grateful for the personal touches my cabin attendant tried his best to attend to. This level of service is what distinguishes GREAT from good!
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey


By: Albert

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

Excellent and also the lectures
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Luxury on the Seas

By: Amsterdam

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

80 days of being with the best crew ever. We do so miss them! Ship was elegantly decorated for Christmas! Our hosts, Tom, John, & Jean were amazing - helped so many with their problems. Hosted several parties which helped us meet eachother. We are glad that this could be our 3rd trip on the Amsterdam.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune

Best Crew

By: Buster

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018

Excellent. Best crew ever.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

Virgin Voyager

By: Dale

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2017

We loved the Amsterdam. We had enjoyed a 7 day Alaskan cruise on this ship a few years ago and it still looked great. Just the right size to get to know most fellow guests on such a long voyage. Food and service were outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim


By: Neil

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

the ship

By: adam & eve

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2018

very good as all of our stays on Holland American ships
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

More Cruising

By: J D

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

Very Very nice......everything was attended to so well...our cabin guys worked their tails off to please us and make sailing very enjoyable. This trip was very relaxing and informative .......we are looking forward to cruise on the Amsterdam again
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Nutty

Panama Canal

By: Holiday17

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

Food was very tasty, crew was very pleasant. Going through the Panama Canal was amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Iris Malik Ferrelli

Pleasant travel experience

By: Jack Feldman

Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

I enjoyed my time aboard. My cabin was better than expected and well maintained. The food was very good. I enjoyed the entertainment for the most part. The staff was friendly and helpful especially my waiter in the main dining room and the staff at the front desk. I especially enjoyed the Italian violinist. I took three excursions of which two were excellent. One in Costa Rica did not include the expected train ride and I did not like either my guide nor the boat trip through the Mangrove. On the whole I enjoyed the cruise and have just booked another cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

World Cruise Take It !!!

By: win

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018

I enjoyed every minute - every day. The World cruise was great!
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

Holland America.

By: Woodi

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2018

Lovely cruise, great room and food and interesting activities
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

Mostly Good

By: Wayne

Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2018

Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. We wish they could do more with the temperature controls so it wasn't so cold in certain areas like the Crow's Nest where all the women staff were shivering at times. This was sad. Of course the usual complaints with the WiFi which is very expensive and doesn't work have the time. And I still would keep asking why they can't offer the wine packages in the lounges and bars like they have done in the past. But the primary reason we like Holland America is the great staff and that should never change. However, we are now planning on trying a few other ship lines (Viking and Regent) so we won't be nickeled and dimed to death.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Sailing the south pacific

By: Katem

Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

It was wonderful. The multicultural crew couldn’t do enough to make sure that we were safe and enjoying ourselves.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Good value

By: Ginny

Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2018

I had a very good time on the ship and enjoyed my time. There were lots of various activities. I couldn’t say enough about the captain and the crew. They were 100% and that is 100% of the time.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Holland America Amsterdam

By: Rich

Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

We enjoyed our voyage. We especially enjoy the mid-range sized ships that Holland America offers. If you are looking for a smaller ship with great staff, this ship is for you.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Comfort on the Seas

By: Janmcn

Reviewed on: 06 May 2018

The Amsterdam was fantastic for this 113-day cruise! Plenty of quiet spaces if you wanted them but many activities all day long if that was what you sought. Lido staff (port side) was good we spent only a handful of days in the MDR. Loved the large library with a wonderful assortment of books...never used my loaded Kindle. Even though the ship was immediately going into dry dock, we never felt that maintenance was lacking. The entire crew from Captain to laundry to the woman cleaning the mid-stairway were top notch. Look forward to another cruise with them!
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Cruise Ship

By: Fly High

Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

The trip was fantastic. The crew is the best in the industry. We had a wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Grand World 2018

By: Cathleen

Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

Wonderful shore excursions, shows on the Amsterdam were great , dining wonderful , Canaletto great! Wonderful staff throughout the ship. All employees :Captains staff of Officers , Hotel &diningroom staff ,electricians, engineers computer staff, Office, great laundrystaff Great cabin service great Chorus.. singing group great knitting group great aft deck pool 🏊‍♀️ great lido food ..
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

Sweet midsized ship

By: Ksn

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

This ship is older for sure. But it is currently undergoing renovations. Regardless, it is a delightful ship. Just thebeight size for meeting people and seeing people yiubhave met but big enough to be able to do your own thing. At an occupancy of around 1,300, it isn’t like the giant ships where thousands of people are eating or getting off at the same time. I love this ship. And it is old elegance.
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim
Not Recommended

World cruise


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

Too many plumbing problems...leaks!!!
Not Recommended


By: Flash

Reviewed on: 06 May 2018

A lot of people, including ourselves, are totally fed up with HAL & are now shopping for a new cruise line.


By: Mando

Reviewed on: 08 May 2018

Good time. Priorities are the library, sports (Ping-Pong, Pickle Ball).
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

The cruise

By: World Travelers

Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

It was’t A ten , there was some major problems the ship had during the cruise which were corrected. However they have to address tendering, tour boarding , and internet system was outdated. However given the distractions we will give a 8.5 rating on this Grand Voyage Cruise
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

HAL is the best

By: Miriam

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

All in all we had a wonderful time with many gratifying activities. It would take too long to list all the events and lectures we loved, suffice to say it was a cruise we will cherish. and look forward to many more. The staff are superb.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

2018 Grand World Voyage

By: Chuck

Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

The condition of the ship, including our stateroom, was excellent. The cuisine was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

The best of the fleet!

By: Dodie

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

The ms Amsterdam is my favorite ship...although it's the only HAL ship I've been on as an adult! The size is perfect, most of the passengers were friendly (always a couple I'd like to see go overboard!) , the food was delicious, the stewards were excellent, my second cabin was excellent, and I'm one lucky lady to be able to afford to sail on her! Great job, Holland America! My first memory of being on HAL was the Rotterdam. I threw a Mateus bottle into the ocean (not in the English Channel, but rather half way between NY and Holland). In the bottle was a note with my name and address on it. About 2 years later I received a letter from a man in Belgium, and we became pencils. My younger sister did the same thing and also got a response. Her penal is from Wales, and we are still in contact with the family now...50+ years later! Thank you, HAL, for the opportunity to broaden my horizons beyond my wildest dreams!
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

My Home Away From Home

By: blondedawg

Reviewed on: 06 May 2018

While some may complain repeatedly about the age of ms. Amsterday, it's her size and crew that make her special. We had wonderful service, great staff, and an adventure around the world.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

Home away from home

By: Joan

Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

We have been on the MS Amsterdam - the flagship of the fleet - several times. We enjoy the size (about 1200 passengers plus crew). Big enough to have lots of entertainment and relaxation space but smaller on number of people. On the World Cruise, everything was superb. Great staff & crew, entertainment & ports. The ship was going into dry dock after the cruise to update & take care of ongoing maintenance items so keeping the ship up too.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Grand world Voyage

By: Franky

Reviewed on: 13 May 2018

Cruise specialist made it great.
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim


By: Peggy

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

The time on.board was wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Vega

Marceau Alaska Trip July 2018

By: Marceau Alaska group

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2018

It was excellent. We were so glad we were on a smaller ship this time, only about 1300 passengers I believe. The service was amazing and the food as always was very good. This ship really had the best service yet after a lot of cruises. We were in the Vista Suites room 6190 to 6194 and was a great location one floor down and you are in the Dining room, Casino and shopping. Loved it
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Staples

The crew was great

By: Suze

Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2018

The four of us enjoyed our vacation. One of my cousins went on a prior cruise with another line and they paid triple the cost and got less than they expected. She was more than pleased with the accommodations on our Holland America Cruise. Two cousins shared a room and my sister and I shared a room. We had enough closet and storage space for all the stuff we brought. The food was wonderful. The crew were all friendly and helpful and took care of all our wishes.

Gliding in the water

By: Southern IA Hick

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

We loved it. Everything was as Barb told us. No problems!
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weigel


By: Jeanie

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

A lot of pros, a few cons. We loved the room, we had a balcony and it was a nice arrangement. The staff was helpful and friendly. We thought our food was better on other cruises. It was still very good and of course more selections than anyone would ever want. We did the land part first with Holland and encountered more disappointments at this juncture of our trip.A couple of our overnight stays were at establishments that were less than stellar. We also felt the times for our luggage to put out for pickup was inconvenient. The schedule for the day traveling was a push. There were 2 places we would have passed on: Dawson City and the Gold Dredge # 8. Too long at both! We had no time to see Whitehorse, we got in there too late. The food at the hotel was awful. On a positive the food plan was very helpful and we would recommend this for travel in Alaska
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

The ship was great!

By: RS

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2018

We enjoyed the cooking classes, food choices and neptune lounge. The staff is also excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero


By: Traveller

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2018

The Amsterdam is the right size and has the accommodations that we like.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

review your cruise ship

By: becky

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018

Vey nice. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food was excellent with great service. Our room was convenient and clean. Loved the view from our veranda. Thought there was a lot of paperwork in our box outside our room each day. We liked the daily agenda, but a lot a paper about other things. Wonder if things could be consolidated to use less paper. We also had a hard time hearing announcements outside our room. My husband ordered Rekorderlig Cider that was on our menu. It wasn't available. Overall, we were pleased with our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne O'Bryon


By: Nicky

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2018

The food was reat.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Garcia

Alaskan Cruise Holland America

By: shannon

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2018

Very pleasant. All of the employees were very helpful and nice.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Ship great, food for the birds


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2019

Everything about the Amsterdam was perfect with one major exception, the food. Menu is clearly designed for "foodies" who want fancy names and fancy sounding food.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

Cruise ship revieew

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

I enjoyed every minute, Excellent food, service ,,room,shows. I look forward to.mynext cruise on the Amsterdam
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim

Parting Waters with ms Amsterdam

By: Happy Adventurer

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2019

Love my Amsterdam! After 3 "Worlds," we always feel at home. She is full of "eager beavers" ready to make the adventure special, she can port in places the huge ships cannot; and, we always regreet "old" friends and make new friends. We refer to her as "Big Momma" as she provides for all our needs.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King


By: E. Balon

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2019

We had a wonderful time, service was excellent in all areas dining, stateroom and front desk.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Grand cruise

By: Missy

Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2018

Our voyage host made sure everything went great. It’s to bad the internet is lousy. Maybe the cruise line should invest in better service.
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

2018 Grand Asia and Pacific

By: Deb

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2019

We love Holland America and all of their wonderful crew and fabulous itineraries. We had never traveled to this Paarl of the world before and will cherish all of the wonderful memories we made!
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim
Not Recommended

Asian and Pacific Grand Tour


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2018

Difficult. We had bed bugs, the food was not as good as other cruises, the air condition and heating system rarely worked properly the excursions were limited for mobility impaired, and the had to be exterminated.

Great ship witht a Great Crew

By: Clydie

Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my 82 days aboard the Amsterdam. It was my first time on this ship and I will go on it again. The crew stood out from other lines in their commitment to making my voyage a truly memorable one.
Travel Advisor:  Teresa Skeim


By: Lance

Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2019

The ship was very nice and well maintained, the crew was excellent, arts and crafts classes were exceptional. We had a fabulous time!
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King
Not Recommended


By: Judy

Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019

The only thing positive about this cruise was the crew. Very disappointed in Holland America.


By: Maggie

Reviewed on: 02 May 2019

Our experience with our cruising with Holland America has been very successful and we would book again anytime. The staff on our last cruise was very helpful and always smiling. We thank the Amsterdam crew for all they did for us on our trip from Singapore to Barcelona. It completed our last portion of around the world with Holland America.
Travel Advisor:  Carolyn Kremer