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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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112 Holland America Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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CABIN SS - Superior Veranda Suite on the Navigation deck is one of the best cabin layouts possible found on HAL Vista ... Read more
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

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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
02/12
We stayed at the Suissotel in Sydney (arranged by Holland America, whose representatives met us at the airport, took us ... Read more
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
02/12
New Zealand Discovery 17-31 January 2012 The long flight MSP-LAX 4 hrs., 3 hr. layover, LAX-SYD 15 hrs. The ... Read more
Goldi Wong Goldi Wong
02/12
This was our 6th cruise but it was our very first cruise with Holland America Line. Embarkation was satisfactory. ... Read more

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For us, this cruise was "A trip of a lifetime". The hints and suggestions that we received from other Cruise Critic ... Read more
We planned our holiday New Zealand Cruise, our first on Holland America Line, about 6 months ago, and used other Cruise ... Read more
01/12
This was our tenth cruise with five cruiselines over a period of 14 years. We always choose verandah or mini-suite ... Read more
Not rated
12/11
I usually read the worst reviews and don't bother with the good ones, that way I know the worst and can be pleasantly ... Read more
12/11
This was a good way to get home and see some places I had never seen for less than a one way business airfare. I ... Read more

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11/11
Travelled from Sydney to Auckland with many ports whilst en route. Volendam is showing her age - looking worn around ... Read more
We booked the 17-Day Australia and Indonesia cruise on the Volendam about 2 months out in January and was offered an ... Read more
I booked 4 staterooms on Holland America's 14 Day New Zealand & Australia cruise, departing January 30, 2011, on ... Read more
04/11
This was a 14 day cruise from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. As we live in Auckland this cruise was ideal ... Read more
03/11
Mostly we have been P & O/Princess passengers but decided to give HAL a go after good reports from a mte. It was a ... Read more

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My wife and I are in our 60's. We live in outside of Reno Nevada. We flew to Sydney Australia to catch the Volendam ... Read more
We used Cruise Critic reviews before our sail date to chose excursions and make the most of our trip. The information ... Read more
New Zealand Discovery KissKowgirl
02/11
My DH and I live in Kissimmee, FL and have cruised HAL several times before along with a couple of the other lines. We ... Read more
02/11
This was our second cruise and would start a trip of a lifetime. We really liked the Volendam, although I constantly ... Read more
Background Information My husband and I have cruised about 10 times, different ships, different parts of the world. ... Read more

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