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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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27
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13
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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
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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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
Oosterdam is out-dated with tacty decor. LOts of rust on balconies, pools need redone. Many problem was the food. ... 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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We sailed on the Oosterdam out of Sydney to Auckland from Feb. 6 through Feb. 20th. We left from Barangaroo Wharf and ... Read more
Family Cruise nanniwithaneye
02/13
Thirteen family members, consisting of four couples and five children, aged 7, 7, 3, 2 and 9 months set sail from ... Read more
01/13
4th cruise around NZ at Xmas in 5 years, the previous two on Volendam and this year decided to try the larger Oosterdam ... Read more
Beware this is is my long day by day review of our Christmas cruise on the Oosterdam from Sydney -- New Zealand. We're ... Read more
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01/13
Our stateroom had ample room for 2 adults and a child. Had sufficient storage space for suitcases under bed and drawers ... Read more

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01/13
My wife and I and 2 daughters, (ages 8 and 12) departed on a 14 day New Zealand Cruise ex-Sydney on 19th December ... Read more
My husband and I have just returned from our Sydney-New Zealand cruise. Holland American Line were very professional ... Read more
We arrived in Sydney on Oct 17 to acclimate ourselves to the time change. We stayed at the Bayswater Sydney in the ... Read more
We were on the 14 Day Solar Eclipse Cruise from Sydney -- November 7 -- 21. This report is later than I wished due to ... Read more
CABIN SS - Superior Veranda Suite on the Navigation deck is one of the best cabin layouts possible found on HAL Vista ... Read more

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WOW! WHAT A CRUISE! allandaniel
11/12
and looking forward to 100 more. We boarded THE OOSTERDAY on September 29, 2012 in Seattle with great ease, and no ... Read more
As we were doing a back-to-back cruise, having just completed The Inside Passage to Alaska, we did not have to go ... Read more
04/12
I did a lot of research on Cruise Critic before our trip and found so many of the reviews helpful in planning our trip. ... Read more
Arrived in Sydney a couple of days before stayed at the Medina Grand Sydney, good hotel, near Darling Harbour, with ... Read more
Good ... but mumanddaughter11
02/12
Disability Matters: We booked the cruise well in advance. Mum requires a walking frame to get around and a wheel ... Read more

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