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128 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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intermonde
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Back from the HOLLAND AMERICA (HAL) Oosterdam February 6-20 Australia & New Zealand cruise... here our (wife & husband, ... Read more
GeoUSA
1 Review
Member Since 2012
10 Forum Posts
Overview: This was our first cruise with HAL, first time in the southern hemisphere, and first three week vacation. ... Read more
bajadenny
11 Reviews
Member Since 2010
204 Forum Posts
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
bushbaby52
2 Reviews
Member Since 2007
Oosterdam is out-dated with tacty decor. LOts of rust on balconies, pools need redone. Many problem was the food. ... Read more
Mister late
1 Review
Member Since 2011
26 Forum Posts
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

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thumbun
3 Reviews
Member Since 2003
19 Forum Posts
Background and Planning: Later this year I turn 50 years old. While previous milestone birthdays did not bother me, ... Read more
thumbun
3 Reviews
Member Since 2003
19 Forum Posts
Background and Planning: Later this year I turn 50 years old. While previous milestone birthdays did not bother me, ... Read more
Valley Girl of VA
1 Review
Member Since 2011
1,168 Forum Posts
We sailed on the Oosterdam out of Sydney to Auckland from Feb. 6 through Feb. 20th. We left from Barangaroo Wharf and ... Read more
nanniwithaneye
1 Review
Member Since 2013
1 Forum Post
Thirteen family members, consisting of four couples and five children, aged 7, 7, 3, 2 and 9 months set sail from ... Read more
Gerko
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
322 Forum Posts
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

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tmbhl_on_the_go
4 Reviews
Member Since 2007
151 Forum Posts
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
laurad@chemtools.com.au
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Our stateroom had ample room for 2 adults and a child. Had sufficient storage space for suitcases under bed and drawers ... Read more
brettcarol2012
1 Review
Member Since 2012
My husband and I have just returned from our Sydney-New Zealand cruise. Holland American Line were very professional ... Read more
Aussie Battler
3 Reviews
Member Since 2011
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
gail h
6 Reviews
Member Since 2010
316 Forum Posts
We arrived in Sydney on Oct 17 to acclimate ourselves to the time change. We stayed at the Bayswater Sydney in the ... Read more

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cjm66
3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
1,644 Forum Posts
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
SwissMyst
4 Reviews
Member Since 2009
6,210 Forum Posts
CABIN SS - Superior Veranda Suite on the Navigation deck is one of the best cabin layouts possible found on HAL Vista ... Read more
allandaniel
1 Review
Member Since 2012
and looking forward to 100 more. We boarded THE OOSTERDAY on September 29, 2012 in Seattle with great ease, and no ... Read more
Begavalley
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
17 Forum Posts
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
edi
1 Review
Member Since 2004
30 Forum Posts
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

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Jennifer gilby
1 Review
Arrived in Sydney a couple of days before stayed at the Medina Grand Sydney, good hotel, near Darling Harbour, with ... Read more
mumanddaughter11
1 Review
Member Since 2012
12/11
Disability Matters: We booked the cruise well in advance. Mum requires a walking frame to get around and a wheel chair ... Read more
runningbarb
1 Review
Member Since 2011
3 Forum Posts
We stayed at the Suissotel in Sydney (arranged by Holland America, whose representatives met us at the airport, took us ... Read more
rsquare
2 Reviews
Member Since 2007
1,018 Forum Posts
This a review of the Volendam's 5 December 11 voyage around New Zealand, a Sydney to Sydney round trip. But there is a ... Read more
Willsot
4 Reviews
Member Since 2004
1,168 Forum Posts
New Zealand Discovery 17-31 January 2012 The long flight MSP-LAX 4 hrs., 3 hr. layover, LAX-SYD 15 hrs. The ... Read more

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