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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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792 Holland America Family Cruise Reviews

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mancmons
1 Review
Member Since 2011
39 Forum Posts
We had a thoroughly enjoyable trip on the Volendam, great itinerary and well looked after by a really cheerful and ... Read more
skip.brandy
4 Reviews
Member Since 2012
241 Forum Posts
It's the first time we haven't driven down to Florida from Ont. Ca. We flew using the services of HAL, on A/C, we ... Read more
pattiehou
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Over 30 years my husband and I have been on 13 cruises, this is the 4th with our kids. We have been on 6 cruise lines, ... Read more
smknmrz
1 Review
Member Since 2016
We treated our grand children, girl 14 & boy 10 from Indiana, on this cruise. Lots of activities including age ... Read more
WeiMin
3 Reviews
Member Since 2015
12 Forum Posts
The Indonesian ports selected were quite special and side trips offered to important sites:- A. Ports of Call ... Read more

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Weighanchor3
1 Review
Member Since 2016
After reading some less than favorable reviews I felt compelled to write this review. First off and seriously, this may ... Read more
Dodgers671
3 Reviews
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
My wife and I are in our mid 40's no kids and have cruise on Princess, NCL, and Royal Caribbean. We both were exited to ... Read more
Culbles
1 Review
Member Since 2016
43 Forum Posts
We enjoyed our trip to the southern Caribbean in late December 2015 (Christmas trip) on the Oosterdam. But one bad ... Read more
sheekar
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
Being an avid traveler and having travelled the world, this trip by far was the most absolute worst cruise I have ever ... Read more
Crafin20
1 Review
Member Since 2016
The food quality and service on our cruise was unacceptable in the regular venues and uneven in speciality restaurants. ... Read more

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cdaley27@comcast.net
1 Review
Member Since 2016
4th cruise with HA and used to love them. Noticed several minor items this time (room not set up, missing ... Read more
Travel-lu
1 Review
Member Since 2010
We have just disembarked in Sydney from our 16 night cruise around New Zealand over the 2015 Christmas and new year ... Read more
Grandpaul
2 Reviews
Member Since 2006
10,301 Forum Posts
12/15
Recently returned form a 10 day cruise on the Zuiderdam to Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal and Costa Rica. Some of my ... Read more
Xtchr
1 Review
Member Since 2007
107 Forum Posts
Embarkation was horrible.. Standing in line for one hour and 15 min. with only 4-5 agents who were being ... Read more
DanyC
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our 2nd cruise with HAL. Last one was on MS Oosterdam in Dec 2014, which was good but some aspects were ... Read more

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pwuchief
1 Review
Member Since 2012
35 Forum Posts
Ok - new Zealand was great - except for Akaroa where we were not able to tender because of high winds (do not book a ... Read more
tstueve
1 Review
Member Since 2015
11/15
We had a wonderful time. We drove from Orlando to Ft Lauderdale. Parked at Park N Go. Little confusing to get ... Read more
takiso
1 Review
Member Since 2008
24 Forum Posts
Dec 5-12, 2015, embarkation nothing out of the ordinary, saw NO no snacks or drinks. On board only 1 elevator working ... Read more
ty55
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
12/15
This was our second cruise with Holland America. We have cruised on Princess, Carnival, and Celebrity. The ship was ... Read more
cbr663
4 Reviews
Member Since 2011
1,365 Forum Posts
Time to get our cruise started. The shuttle to the ship arrived around 11:20 and it took about 40 minutes to get to ... Read more

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ATLCruiseCat
3 Reviews
Member Since 2014
We sailed the week of Thanksgiving to the sunny skies and warm water! This was our 4th cruise on HAL and once again we ... Read more
mikematheny
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Negative feed back. to many older people, average age around 70, no out side pool games, outside lights that string ... Read more
Mobiscuit
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Headed to the Eastern Caribbean early November. We were late to embark due to flight delays but I think it worked in ... Read more
sodennis
1 Review
Member Since 2015
24 Forum Posts
If you are a Carnival cruiser then do not do this ship. My wife's scooter was very, very, very difficult to get into ... Read more
lovin6D
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
1 Forum Post
We usually sail on the smaller ships of Celebrity so this New England/Canada cruise on the HAL Maasdam cannot help but ... Read more

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