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128 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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mandy35
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our 7th cruise but the first with Holland America. We normally book a balcony room but as the choice was so limited ... Read more
icepik
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was my second HAL cruise, my first being in October on the Maasdam out of Montreal. this time the ship was better ... Read more
Travel-lu
1 Review
Member Since 2010
We have just disembarked in Sydney from our 16 night cruise around New Zealand over the 2015 Christmas and new year ... Read more
pwuchief
1 Review
Member Since 2012
35 Forum Posts
Ok - new Zealand was great - except for Akaroa where we were not able to tender because of high winds (do not book a ... Read more
kahrah01
1 Review
Member Since 2015
At our friends' urging for us to try cruising, and not wanting a daily docking, we went all out with this 25 day, 10 ... Read more

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diamus48
1 Review
Member Since 2013
47 Forum Posts
Where to start. Embarkation - Pouring rain when we got to the port. No cover we were soaked through dropping our ... Read more
Sharshebelle
1 Review
Member Since 2013
9 Forum Posts
We picked this cruise because of the itinery and dates matched our local school holidays, In hind site it was a ... Read more
Madamcyn
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We embarked in Sydney fron the new White Bay cruise terminal, which was ok but disappointed not to be in Circular Quay. ... Read more
sensrock
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
This was our 9th cruise to date, all on Holland America. The weather was very nice, the ports were lovely & all in ... Read more
GDJ
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was meant to be a special trip but it did not turn out that way, nothing like the 'excellence' promised. The ... Read more

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Opinionator
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Before I begin, I want to make it clear that Holland America is an above average cruise company which I have travelled ... Read more
gillesfrance
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my first cruise with Holland America Line and must say a very disappointing experience in comparison to other ... Read more
Big Gumba
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This turned out to be one of the worst vacations ever. We didn't get to Tasmania or the South New Zealand fiords which ... Read more
marks969
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
While I have read mixed reviews about the Oosterdam and this particular cruise in November in New Zealand and ... Read more
wkpjr01
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Our cruise on the Volendam -- 22 November - 8 December 2014 -- from Sydney to Singapore was a serious disappointment on ... Read more

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CookGirl
4 Reviews
Member Since 2014
2 Forum Posts
This review is for the cruise from Auckland NZ to Sydney, embarking on November 7, 2014. First, the embarkation ... Read more
DGL
4 Reviews
Member Since 2011
This is our 6th cruise with HAL and as always a wonderful experience. The quality of service on this cruise line is ... Read more
IRL 123
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We were a bit nervous about 32 days on a ship but we could not have been wrong. The Volendam crew made us feel welcome ... Read more
Nalla
3 Reviews
Member Since 2008
58 Forum Posts
Recently returned from the Australia-New Zealand sailing. Boarding in Sydney was a nightmare and at an out of the way ... Read more
JMAUST
1 Review
Member Since 2007
103 Forum Posts
We have just returned from a 34 night Circumnavigation Cruise of Australia. We had a wonderful time after being a ... Read more

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raeallan76@hotmail.com
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Our third cruise on the Volendam during past six years.Chose the transpacific repositioning cruise to visit LA, Hawaii ... Read more
Stevedm
1 Review
Member Since 2014
A cruise to New Zealand was something my wife and I had wanted to do for a very long time, and having recently ... Read more
quasi-aussie
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
1 Forum Post
Background information - We are 'young', active 59 and 64 year olds. This was our 4th cruise with Holland America. Our ... Read more
Rtarraran
1 Review
Member Since 2014
My wife and I just got back from our 1st cruise, we enjoyed the experience very much, we had an interior room which was ... Read more
Maggie2007
1 Review
Member Since 2014
First, and most important, today's HAL is not the HAL of years past. It was once a gracious and elegant line that ... Read more

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