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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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123 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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4/15
Where to start. Embarkation - Pouring rain when we got to the port. No cover we were soaked through dropping our ... Read more
4/15
We picked this cruise because of the itinery and dates matched our local school holidays, In hind site it was a ... Read more
We embarked in Sydney fron the new White Bay cruise terminal, which was ok but disappointed not to be in Circular Quay. ... Read more
This was our 9th cruise to date, all on Holland America. The weather was very nice, the ports were lovely & all in ... Read more
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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3/15
Before I begin, I want to make it clear that Holland America is an above average cruise company which I have travelled ... Read more
This was my first cruise with Holland America Line and must say a very disappointing experience in comparison to other ... Read more
Nickel and dimed Big Gumba
11/14
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
11/14
While I have read mixed reviews about the Oosterdam and this particular cruise in November in New Zealand and ... Read more
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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11/14
This review is for the cruise from Auckland NZ to Sydney, embarking on November 7, 2014. First, the embarkation ... Read more
11/14
This is our 6th cruise with HAL and as always a wonderful experience. The quality of service on this cruise line is ... Read more
10/14
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
10/14
Recently returned from the Australia-New Zealand sailing. Boarding in Sydney was a nightmare and at an out of the way ... Read more
10/14
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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Cruising Kiwis raeallan76@hotmail.com
9/14
Our third cruise on the Volendam during past six years.Chose the transpacific repositioning cruise to visit LA, Hawaii ... Read more
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
Background information - We are 'young', active 59 and 64 year olds. This was our 4th cruise with Holland America. Our ... Read more
Fantastic cruise Rtarraran
3/14
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
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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My husband and I cruised to New Zealand on the Oosterdam for our 50th Wedding anv and to visit family and friends. We ... Read more
12/13
In 2013 we did two cruises on the Oosterdam. The first was in March to the Pacific Islands, the second was a round trip ... Read more
We are still recovering from our first cruise experience! We had a wonderful time aboard the Oosterdam and found that ... Read more
First Cruisers bomberal
12/13
This was our first cruise and Holland America had been recommended by my brother so we had a bit of background on what ... Read more
Thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks doing very little. There is a full program of activities and events always happening on ... Read more

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