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44 Holland America British Columbia Cruise Reviews

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RitaJean
Member Since 2006
1 review
6 forum posts
Overall it was a good cruise. Below are both Pros and Cons to this experience. This is our 9th cruise; the first one on Holland America Others: Royal Caribbean; Princess; Celebrity and Costa. Pros Excellent food Excellent Entertainment ... Read more
tazmi2
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
87 forum posts
Sailed May 2009
Embarkation:  SanDiego:  *Disorganized and no restroom/had to use a port a potty in the parking lot*Issued a letter by a HAL greeter stating that there had been an outbreak of NorVirus and offered to give us a full refund if we ... Read more
Dick B
1 review
Sailed September 2008
My wife and I, both in our mid (or later) seventies, had nothing except fond memories of HAL from our trip on the Rotterdam's final crossing before becoming the Rembrandt in 1998. In booking the Oosterdam for our 53rd anniversary, we ... Read more
Kyana
Member Since 2007
1 review
426 forum posts
We are from Victoria so this was a quick get-a-way as our next cruise is not to next year. Caught the 09:00 Ferry arriving at CruisePark about 11:30 Ryndam and Carnival Spirit in dock Canada Place as well. The lines for security were ... Read more
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MrDLoomis
1 review
Sailed April 2008
We booked the 3-night Pacific Coastal cruise from Vancouver BC to Victoria BC, Astoria, Oregon, and back to Seattle. We live in Astoria, so that was one of the reasons for taking this particular itinerary. This is the second time we've ... Read more

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SonomaDriver
Member Since 2008
1 review
58 forum posts
Sailed October 2007
My wife and I were looking forward to our first cruise. We got all sorts of advise from all sorts of folks. Of course, everyone had a different opinion. We took the advice of my elderly cousins that said HAL was the best line out there ... Read more
Charlene and Donald Hamilton
3 reviews
This is our second outing with Holland America, first being the Oosterdam. We were so pleased with our voyage on that ship, we booked another short cruise ( this time on the Noordam )to recreate the last. Embarkation: After a very quick ... Read more
actraveler
Member Since 2005
1 review
84 forum posts
This was our first cruise out of San Diego, and our 5th cruise with Holland America. Firstly, it was an absolute pleasure to sail from San Diego. The pier is a quick 1.5 miles from the airport, and Hertz shuttled us over at no cost. San ... Read more
Charlene and Donald Hamilton
3 reviews
Sailed October 2006
Our October Pacific Coastal adventure started with an overnight stay at the beautiful Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. Everything at this property met our expectations, including a very nice dinner at the Five Sails Restaurant. Upon ... Read more
InTheWASide
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
4,107 forum posts
Sailed September 2006
Some people refer to these coastals as 1-3 day "Booze Cruises" and I'm here to debunk that. Here's my recap (long overdue) of my Westerdam 1 day and if you have any Q's, PLEASE email me. I'll be happy to answer. ***** I've been on 2 ... Read more

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Tamnoodle
Member Since 2007
1 review
Sailed September 2005
My boyfriend and I saw an ad in the paper for a repositioning cruise package including stays in San Diego and Las Vegas for a very reasonable $900 CAD tax included!!! I had heard good things about Holland America from coworkers and travel ... Read more
dam1050
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
1,048 forum post
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest Spring Cruise May 4 - May 7, 2005 This was my 16th cruise to date having sailed on Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess & Royal Caribbean previously. This was my first short 3 night cruise, ... Read more
PhotoNut
Member Since 2005
1 review
5 forum posts
This was our first cruise with Holland America, and could end up being our last. This particular cruise departed on Friday, May 6th from Seattle- spending Saturday in Victoria, B.C. - and docking at Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday morning. It ... Read more
Jerry Carpenter
2 reviews
This was our first cruise on HAL. Our check-in was okay, except for filling out the same boarding forms in the terminal that I previously filled out online. The terminal agent could pull them up on her computer screen, but said she ... Read more
Angela
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
Sailed September 2004
We were on the cruise 9/26-9/30 and enjoyed the cruise. We booked the cruise online with cruiseshopping.com and worked with an efficient representative named Michelle. She is prompt and to the point in replying all the emails. Embarkation: ... Read more

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wishonastar
Member Since 2001
1 review
94 forum posts
Sailed February 2004
First of all, let me apologize for being so slow posting this review. I know how difficult it is to wait for a review on a ship that you are about to sail...and I'm sorry for making you wait! This cruise was just the two of us...my ... Read more
AlinaMaria
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
219 forum posts
Sailed February 2004
Just came back from sailing on the Rotterdam, 10 cruise to Panama Canal, 2/22 to 3/3/04. To describe this cruise in one line: the perfect cruise, paradise at sea! This is our 9th cruise, after being a Celebrity Cruises x 4 never expected ... Read more
AlinaMaria
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
219 forum posts
Sailed February 2004
Just came back from sailing on the Rotterdam, 10 cruise to Panama Canal, 2/22 to 3/3/04. To describe this cruise in one line: the perfect cruise, paradise at sea! This is our 9th cruise, after being a Celebrity Cruises x 4 never expected ... Read more
Thomas A. Crane
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2003
We took the fall repositioning cruise on Holland America's Zaandam. It began in Vancouver and ended at Port Canaveral although we joined the excursion in San Diego. There are several excellent reviews of the Zaandam and its ports that can ... Read more

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