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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:37 PM
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Default Holland America vs NCL

If you had a choice which cruise line would you choose, Holland America or NCL? And Why? We want a balcony cabin on whichever line we choose but can someone give us some suggestions on either line.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:42 PM
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HA is a lot classier than NCL. Not as much emphesis on activities and a bit more sedate I think.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:44 PM
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Holland!!! Everyone was so nice and friendly. Very clean ship, great shows and wonderful food.

NCL was awful. The charged $10 for the "Hollywood" entertainer...show was boycotted! They charged for a package of pictures...all the same pic...12X14, 8X10, 5X7s, wallets, key chains, charms....I only wanted 1 5X7 and would not let me buy it! Had to wait over 30 minutes for Personal Choice Dining and the wait staff were not personal or friendly...just did their job. We had 3 in our group and all the tables for 4 were taken. I told them to give us a large table and can seat others with us but they would not do that. So I asked 3 couples behind us (strangers) if they wanted to join us and poof...we had a table for 10 - no waiting.

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: Holland America vs NCL

There's a huge difference between these two cruise lines, like apples and oranges. See CruiseMates' overview on NCL and Holland America to check out the difference. The dining is radically different, so are the passengers, the crew and the vessels themselves.

Since we all have our personal preferences, it's best that you decide which one suits you best after researching the difference between one cruise line and another.

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