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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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735 Holland America Family Cruise Reviews

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393
Very Good
147
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104
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A year and a half ago I cruised on Holland Zuiderdam destination Panama-it was such a terrible experience they gave us ... Read more
3 stars out of 5 overall. It is an older ship, but very well maintained and very clean. I liked the more "ocean liner" ... Read more
Though this is a negative review, there were several highlights on this sailing and excellent staff members including ... Read more
African Explorer St Pete Cruiser
03/15
One of the plans you tend to make upon finishing your working years is what will you do to celebrate retiring. I had ... Read more
02/15
With a few exceptions (all too insignificant to even mention), this was another fantastic HAL cruise for us - we had ... Read more

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We sailed Jan 4 with a group of 20 ranging from 1 to 70+. The highlight for me was the food, which was very good. We ... Read more
Spectacular! Cruise or Bust!
02/15
As a 4-Star Mariner of the HAL company, I have had the opportunity to sail on many of the ships in this fleet and can ... Read more
Luxury at Sea StaciaMarie1
02/15
This was our third cruise aboard Holland America and it was WONDERFUL! Our Veranda room was perfect for the two weeks ... Read more
Although we cruised the Panama Canal westbound with HAL several years ago, we decided to repeat the cruise going ... Read more
Perfect in every way! Aussie Battler
01/15
I have just completed the Christmas / New Year 20 day South America and Antarctica cruise aboard the Zaandam with my ... Read more

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01/15
This was our first time on the Zuiderdam (we've been on the Westerdam and the Ooosterdam) and third time on Vista class ... Read more
We had a great week aboard the Eurodam! Loved our deluxe veranda cabin and the fabulous balcony in the aft of the ship. ... Read more
This Western Caribbean cruise to Key West, Santo Tomas (Guatemala) , Banana Coast (Honduras) and Costa Maya (Mexico) ... Read more
Background We cruise often, and usually during the holidays. We're all 3-star HAL Mariners, even our 9 year old. We're ... Read more
Cruised Western Caribbean on HAL Eurodam over Christmas/Hanukkah week December 2014. Third HAL cruise, first time ... Read more

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Just finished our cruise and omg, it was an amazing ship! We embarked from Port Everglades and I have never in my life ... Read more
Our cruise on the Volendam -- 22 November - 8 December 2014 -- from Sydney to Singapore was a serious disappointment on ... Read more
Holland America Statendam “Our First and Last Cruise with Holland America” The Good: Love the showers; ... Read more
Holland America enabled us to enjoy a first class, once-in-a-lifetime adventure for my daughter (graduating High ... Read more
My wife and I have sailed on cruises from 7 different cruise lines and I can say hands down that this was the worst. ... Read more

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11/14
This was our first time cruising with HAL. We were told this was a better cruise line than Princess and Carnival. This ... Read more
My DH has wanted to try a transatlantic. I was skeptical by the number of sea days (8) and that I would get bored. I ... Read more
10/14
we have cruised with P&O and Princess in excess of 25 occasions and have often seen Holland America ships ... Read more
10/14
We (a group of six) were on the Prinsendam on the October, 2014 Black Sea Explorer. This was our fifth HAL cruise in ... Read more
First Cruise Ever ReluctantCaneToad
10/14
My wife gets motion sick so we held off going on a cruise. She never got ill on this cruise it was mostly smooth, only ... Read more

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