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Holland America worst cruise line. Beware they will take you money. land and sea cruise worst cruise I've been on. They took our money and every aspect of the cruise went wrong and they won't work with us. We lost 10,000 dollars. Don't book with Holland America you wl loose.

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Making a statement with no data to explain what happened is unfair to the cruise line, and to future travelers.  

I'm sorry you feel you had a bad experience with Holland America.  We sail exclusively with HAL and have been on 9 cruises with them, including sailing to Alaska on the Eurodam 3 weeks ago, and we leave for a 21 day sailing in Nov. on the Rotterdam.  We have never had a bad experience with this cruise line, and the staff and crew are all amazing. 

What ship were you sailing on, and what went wrong?  

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I do not think Holland America is exceptionally bad.  They are okay.  I had friends who went on Holland and they are are quite happy with the cruise.  Very elegant and classy cruise and itineraries.  You have to present more data on how you lost $10,000.  That is a lot of money, I am certainly curious about what went on your cruise.

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We went to Alaska with Holland America. They were Covid obsessed requiring masks at all times. They had mask monitors at the entry of all venues. Everyone vaccinated and Negative Covid test. Yet our welcome gift was a mask. Never again.  We have sailed on three other cruise since Covid without masks.

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On 10/25/2022 at 12:09 AM, Todd 46 said:

We went to Alaska with Holland America. They were Covid obsessed requiring masks at all times. They had mask monitors at the entry of all venues. Everyone vaccinated and Negative Covid test. Yet our welcome gift was a mask. Never again.  We have sailed on three other cruise since Covid without masks.

Apparently, you seem to be more of the "whatever happens, happens" type of person and health and safety issues of are of minor concern. However, if you had done your research, you would have known what to expect as it was posted on their website in multiple locations. Given that the majority of passengers on HAL ships are in the older age groups, and may be more susceptible to health issues (covid), having the mask protocol was the only safe way to cruise in the early part of the Alaska season. We sailed in September and there were no mask mandates or mask police, but if there had been, my health, and that of my fellow cruisers, is far more important than the inconvenience of wearing a mask.  

As it happens, an announcement today stated that Carnival Corp has now dropped all health protocols. 

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2 hours ago, PNW Cruiser said:

Apparently, you seem to be more of the "whatever happens, happens" type of person and health and safety issues of are of minor concern. However, if you had done your research, you would have known what to expect as it was posted on their website in multiple locations. Given that the majority of passengers on HAL ships are in the older age groups, and may be more susceptible to health issues (covid), having the mask protocol was the only safe way to cruise in the early part of the Alaska season. We sailed in September and there were no mask mandates or mask police, but if there had been, my health, and that of my fellow cruisers, is far more important than the inconvenience of wearing a mask.  

As it happens, an announcement today stated that Carnival Corp has now dropped all health protocols. 

But masks that the majority of people wear don’t work. We’ve known that from the beginning. Well at least I have. 

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On 10/12/2022 at 1:51 PM, joe said:

Holland America worst cruise line. Beware they will take you money. land and sea cruise worst cruise I've been on. They took our money and every aspect of the cruise went wrong and they won't work with us. We lost 10,000 dollars. Don't book with Holland America you wl loose.

Hey @joe, maybe you could let us know what issues you came across and what happened?

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Something must have happened for you to vent here, but you said nothing about what happened, nor produce any data.

This post probably sounds better in its original Russian, when typed by a RusBot.

On 10/12/2022 at 5:51 AM, joe said:

Holland America worst cruise line. Beware they will take you money. land and sea cruise worst cruise I've been on. They took our money and every aspect of the cruise went wrong and they won't work with us. We lost 10,000 dollars. Don't book with Holland America you wl loose.

 

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