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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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106 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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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
04/14
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
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
Volendam purplepeopleeater53
03/14
Have been on a few Holland America ships and was the most disappointed one wasVolendam We did not get on in Sydney but ... Read more

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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
02/14
After overcoming computer problems when boarding and finally finding our way around the ship, we settled into our ... Read more
Never cruised with Holland America (HA) before so flying halfway around the world (from England) for a 4 week cruise a ... Read more
The agenda...14 days in Venuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji, followed by immersion for 14 days in New Zealand was great. ... Read more
So, if you have been on Disney then you can't compare. The Oosterdam is old. Really old. Things work. This was pretty ... Read more

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01/14
Embarkation and disembarkion were very efficient, cases were delivered quickly. Cabin: main deck 2666 outside in good ... Read more
Another wonderful cruise with HAL Two cruisers downunder
01/14
Due to recent orthopaedic surgery I could not fly long distances so had to change our planned Alaska followed by ... Read more
01/14
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
We chose this cruise for its itinery:- Esperance, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island. We arrived in Perth 3 Days ... Read more

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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
A trip down under Wooden head wooden shoes
12/13
Ingrid and I decided that we wanted to celebrate our retirement by taking a trip to Australia. And instead of flying ... Read more
YO HO HO Goingagin
12/13
Oosterdam is a lovely ship. She is not one of those that caters to the thousands but has enough people so you can meet ... Read more
disaster cruise dutchopa
12/13
this cruise was nothing like we booked 12 months ago.Embarkation in Seattle was fine nice and smooth and first ... 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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This was our third cruise with HAL, the others being Alaska and Mediterranean, which they offered to us at an ... Read more
Pros: cabins, food and crews were great, loved being at sea. Experienced ships officers inspired confidence in ship ... Read more
10/13
Since the moment we stepped on the boat, we were treated like royalty. The stateroom attendants, waitstaff, bartenders ... Read more
We booked the cruise with our agent at home and everything was very well organized and handled professionally. We ... Read more
Oosterdam HermioneGingold
04/13
On March 3, 2013, our day of departure, we arrived early at Barangaroo Wharf 5 in order to beat the crowds. Once ... Read more

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