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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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117 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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Gidsygirl
1 Review
Member Since 2013
49 Forum Posts
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
purplepeopleeater53
1 Review
Member Since 2013
9 Forum Posts
10/13
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
Maggie2007
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
Roncort
1 Review
Member Since 2014
After overcoming computer problems when boarding and finally finding our way around the ship, we settled into our ... Read more
dignidut
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Never cruised with Holland America (HA) before so flying halfway around the world (from England) for a 4 week cruise a ... Read more

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frbob
1 Review
Member Since 2005
219 Forum Posts
The agenda...14 days in Venuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji, followed by immersion for 14 days in New Zealand was great. ... Read more
KayTong
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
travelfriends 13
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Embarkation and disembarkion were very efficient, cases were delivered quickly. Cabin: main deck 2666 outside in good ... Read more
bunkerdown
1 Review
Member Since 2013
14 Forum Posts
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
Two cruisers downunder
1 Review
Member Since 2013
3 Forum Posts
Due to recent orthopaedic surgery I could not fly long distances so had to change our planned Alaska followed by ... Read more

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SLOWCLAP
1 Review
Member Since 2013
5 Forum Posts
We are still recovering from our first cruise experience! We had a wonderful time aboard the Oosterdam and found that ... Read more
shad2038
1 Review
Member Since 2009
8 Forum Posts
We chose this cruise for its itinery:- Esperance, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island. We arrived in Perth 3 Days ... Read more
bomberal
1 Review
Member Since 2013
1 Forum Post
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
Wooden head wooden shoes
1 Review
Member Since 2013
12 Forum Posts
Ingrid and I decided that we wanted to celebrate our retirement by taking a trip to Australia. And instead of flying ... Read more
dutchopa
3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
69 Forum Posts
this cruise was nothing like we booked 12 months ago.Embarkation in Seattle was fine nice and smooth and first ... Read more

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Goingagin
1 Review
Member Since 2013
208 Forum Posts
10/13
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
kaybee57
1 Review
Member Since 2013
3 Forum Posts
Thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks doing very little. There is a full program of activities and events always happening on ... Read more
possum6446
1 Review
Member Since 2013
This was our third cruise with HAL, the others being Alaska and Mediterranean, which they offered to us at an ... Read more
Slow traveller
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Pros: cabins, food and crews were great, loved being at sea. Experienced ships officers inspired confidence in ship ... Read more
astonge113
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Since the moment we stepped on the boat, we were treated like royalty. The stateroom attendants, waitstaff, bartenders ... Read more

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dber
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
We booked the cruise with our agent at home and everything was very well organized and handled professionally. We ... Read more
dmcfad2
2 Reviews
Member Since 2008
380 Forum Posts
Not rated
3/13
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
HermioneGingold
1 Review
Member Since 2012
5 Forum Posts
3/13
On March 3, 2013, our day of departure, we arrived early at Barangaroo Wharf 5 in order to beat the crowds. Once ... Read more
Steveoka
6 Reviews
Member Since 2005
7 Forum Posts
Long slow moving lines on embarkation was just the start of a very disappointing cruise experience. On boarding the ... Read more
Love Travel 1944
1 Review
Member Since 2012
30 Forum Posts
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

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