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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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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
Not rated
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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My husband and I have just returned from our Sydney-New Zealand cruise. Holland American Line were very professional ... Read more
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
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 chair ... Read more

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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
For us, this cruise was "A trip of a lifetime". The hints and suggestions that we received from other Cruise Critic ... Read more

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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
11/11
Travelled from Sydney to Auckland with many ports whilst en route. Volendam is showing her age - looking worn around ... Read more

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