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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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121 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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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
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
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
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
Not rated
04/13
I have been reading a few of the reviews for this cruise and felt I needed to add my review. This is the longest cruise ... Read more

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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
Oosterdam Steveoka
04/13
Long slow moving lines on embarkation was just the start of a very disappointing cruise experience. On boarding the ... Read more
Not Up to HAL Standards Love Travel 1944
04/13
My husband and I are 4 Star Mariners. We did 3 HAL cruises last year (on the Westerdam, the Noordam and the Niew ... Read more
Back from the HOLLAND AMERICA (HAL) Oosterdam February 6-20 Australia & New Zealand cruise... here our (wife & husband, ... Read more
Overview: This was our first cruise with HAL, first time in the southern hemisphere, and first three week vacation. ... Read more

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Oosterdam is out-dated with tacty decor. LOts of rust on balconies, pools need redone. Many problem was the food. ... Read more
03/13
Overall, HAL has gotten fat and lazy, just like most of its clientele. It doesn't make any effort to assure that the ... Read more
We took our first cruise ever with HAL in the Western Med back in 2011 and just loved it. So, eager to experience ... Read more
Background and Planning: Later this year I turn 50 years old. While previous milestone birthdays did not bother me, ... Read more
Background and Planning: Later this year I turn 50 years old. While previous milestone birthdays did not bother me, ... Read more

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