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40 Holland America Buenos Aires Cruise Reviews

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St Pete Cruiser
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
299 forum posts
16 helpful votes
This was the last cruise of the season from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, and then continued on to San Diego for me and to Vancouver for many others. If you go to the community pages for Holland America and search for my blog, you should ... Read more
Flaneur72
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We are experienced cruisers, recently sailing on Crystal, Azamara Club, and Princess. This was our first Holland America ship in over 15 years. My wife has mobility difficulties, so we booked a special cabin. The cruise was 21 days ... Read more
big43rdkid
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
My wife and I did the 21 day cruise from Buenos Aires to Santiago with Antarctic cursing. This was our first cruise with HAL and we were very happy with ship, crew and intinary. The seas were calm, Drakes Passage was as smooth as one ... Read more
JennieSue
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
28 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My husband and I have recently completed this fantastic trip. We were so lucky to be blessed with good weather most of the time which meant we were able to go ashore at all the advertised ports - even having a sunny day of 18 degrees at ... Read more
mseiferth
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
My wife and I began our cruise in Buenos Aires on January 10, 2016; we are four star Mariners, and this cruise is our 14th on this line. Embarkation went smoothly; our stateroom was ready for us right away, and the welcoming lunch was ... Read more

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SSQuorndon
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had been looking forward to cruising with HAL as we sailed around Alaska with them a few years ago and had a lovely time. What a difference, the standard of food was very disappointing in the formal restuarant, the service was slow and ... Read more
fireman999
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
58 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because South America was somewhere we had always wanted to travel to and having cruised with HAL previously we thought that we would get the same good service - unfortunately, this was not to be. Embarkation was a ... Read more
carol962
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
61 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Started out Jan 11, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We went a couple of days early and saw a lot of Buenos Aires, but not where tourists usually go except the downtown area. Seemed like an okay place, minus all the graffiti that was on ... Read more
YellowJacket84
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
My now wife and I did our honeymoon on the Zandaam and had an absolutely wonderful time! To start out with, we are both young. I turned 30 thirty two days before we got on this boat. When we got there, we noticed that the AARP would highly ... Read more
kirsten Somerset
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2014
We are a fit couple in our early 70s. Having had a great first cruise to Alaska with HAL we decided to take the South America trip. We went from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. The public areas of the ship were spotless and someone was always ... Read more

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lavenderrabbit1
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
69 forum posts
Sailed March 2014
We flew from Vancouver through Dallas, flying first class for the first time on the international portion... That was a blessing, as the flight is long, and flat beds made a big difference to our ability to be chipper once we arrived in ... Read more
Seascaper11
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
Many cruisers have written reviews of Antarctica's spectacular, otherworldly beauty. I second those. It was incredible -- a cruise I'd gladly take again. Ditto you can get information about the food, entertainment, cabins elsewhere. So ... Read more
freedream
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2013
Our trip to South America and Antarctica on the Zaandam was an excellent, educational voyage and in this review I’ll attempt to give you a feel of what to expect and some useful general information rather than a blow-by-blow account ... Read more
Wtrav
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
Not rated Sailed December 2013
For those who have seen "the world", Antarctica is "out of this world". Especially when you get the 1% weather window of two consecutive sunny, cloudless, windless days during which you can take the "brochure pictures". This cruise is ... Read more
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chirk
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
52 forum posts
We're active independent travelers who have done a handful of cruises, most recently in the Mediterranean with Oceania, which we loved, but the Zaandam fit our schedule out of Buenos Aires. Headlines: The boat: you get nice privileges ... Read more
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Ecuadan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2013
After having read some of the reviews for the Zaandam, We embarked with some trepidation. I kept looking for the wear and tear that was so prevalent in the reviews. Two weeks of drydock certainly did the ship well. All new carpeting, new ... Read more
leeds cruiser
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
Sailed November 2013
Very pleasant ship, nicely understated and attracting an older demographic, so no unruly kids or noise from drunken passengers. Cabin, a vista suite, nicely furnished good size balcony. All in all a good first impression after a fairly ... Read more
Santorinigirl7
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
We were lucky to have some of the best weather of the season with only one rough sea-night that unfortunately prevented us from going to the Falklands. The rest of the time, we had some strong winds, etc. but no rain and relatively calm ... Read more
Kala89
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Embarkation in Buenos Aires was a bit chaotic as there were 3 large cruise ships in port that day. You needed to pay attention to which line-up you were in and who you should give your luggage to. We had a fairly long wait in the ... Read more
fice
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
This was my sixth cruise, from Buenos Aires to Santiago trough the freaking waters of Cape Horn, actually sea was mostly calm. Embarking at BA took 2+ hours waiting, passengers of 3 ships had to pass migration controls, but finally got to ... Read more
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sdlenter
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
109 forum posts
This was our first cruise with HAL and probably the last one. We've cruised with other companies before and HAL is not our favorite. The reason we choice this cruise was the destination, the specific week(s), and the last-minute awesome ... Read more
travel texas
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2012
Holland America owes an apology and refund for our South American cruise on November 20, 2012. This was the worse cruise I have heard of or been on. Missed three ports due to incompetent planning. Holland America should have had an ... Read more
travel09
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
126 forum posts
Sailed April 2012
We recently completed a wonderful 31 day journey on Veendam, from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale. I hesitated to actually write a review, as it seems, many are written only by negative travelers, but this rates a mention. From start to ... Read more
beach grandma
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
12 forum posts
Holland America arranged our flights and hotel in Buenos Aires. Both were great. We left out of Baltimore, MD after depositing our cat and car with relatives. Our flights were fine and we arrived in BA on time! There was a long customs ... Read more
FLGators
Member Since 2010
1 review
17 forum posts
Sailed March 2012
The economy has had its impact on the Veendam as they are attempting to do the same with less people and thye are failing. Cabin stewards have more cabins to work on, wine stewards have more table to wait on and dinning room servers are ... Read more

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