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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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115 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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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
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 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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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
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09/14
Our third cruise on the Volendam during past six years.Chose the transpacific repositioning cruise to visit LA, Hawaii ... Read more
Fantastic cruise Rtarraran
03/14
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
Background information - We are 'young', active 59 and 64 year olds. This was our 4th cruise with Holland America. Our ... Read more

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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
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
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
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

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Thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks doing very little. There is a full program of activities and events always happening on ... 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
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
11/13
After overcoming computer problems when boarding and finally finding our way around the ship, we settled into our ... Read more

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Never cruised with Holland America (HA) before so flying halfway around the world (from England) for a 4 week cruise a ... Read more
Pros: cabins, food and crews were great, loved being at sea. Experienced ships officers inspired confidence in ship ... Read more
We chose this cruise for its itinery:- Esperance, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island. We arrived in Perth 3 Days ... Read more
11/13
Embarkation and disembarkion were very efficient, cases were delivered quickly. Cabin: main deck 2666 outside in good ... Read more
This was our third cruise with HAL, the others being Alaska and Mediterranean, which they offered to us at an ... Read more

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