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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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718 Holland America Family Cruise Reviews

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So disappointed chiserleyqq
05/14
My wife and I had cruised on seven previous occasions and this was our eighth in total and first with Holland America. ... Read more
Having traveled on a number of cruise ships prior to the Holland America Volendam there are a number of items I wish to ... Read more
04/14
Had this been the first HAL ship we ever sailed on we would never choose HAL again! To start with the first 3 days of ... Read more
We choose this Panama canal cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement after 50 years as a professor, and to celebrate ... Read more
This was our first Holland America cruise and we picked it specifically to get an older, more sophisticated crowd to ... Read more

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03/14
We live in Upstate N.Y so we left the day before and stayed at a great hotel my wife got on priceline called B ... Read more
This was the first time we sailed on Holland America, we had heard good things about them. Bottom line the cruise was ... Read more
Never again 1italgal
03/14
This was my first time on Holland America. I should NOT be complaining here just b/c my sister treated me to this ... Read more
Second time cruising with HAL. Had previously been on the Oosterdam to New Zealand and this time was introducing my ... Read more
Our family (a three year old, two parents and four grandparents) all generally enjoyed this cruise. The ship is a very ... Read more

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We have done 10+ cruise with HA. All of these have been on the smaller ships, around 1,200 passengers. The Eurodam was ... Read more
Frequent Cruiser Ranee1946
02/14
We had an unfortunate situation when a passenger fell down some stairs & was seriously injured. The captain was ... Read more
What a shame. After a combined 320 nights on Holland America Lines (HAL), this middle class family who has earned ... Read more
We were looking forward to this 31-day Inca Empire cruise south of the equator to see 7 new ports and revisit 5. On all ... Read more
01/14
We thought the ship food was very good, the staff was very friendly and we appreciate that they gave us a two category ... Read more

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Never cruised with Holland America (HA) before so flying halfway around the world (from England) for a 4 week cruise a ... Read more
Our plane was delayed and we didn't get to the ship until 4:05 and it was due to sail at 4:00, but they were still dong ... Read more
01/14
Embarking was a breeze - good start. Cabin 4010 - very nice, balcony cabin- clean and spacious. Room attendants greeted ... Read more
South America/Antarctica - December 15- Jan. 9 on HAL’s Zaandam I just got back today from a fabulous cruise on ... Read more
01/14
Two week Christmas /New Year back to back cruise of eastern/western Caribbean. Family group of grand parents, parents ... Read more

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So, if you have been on Disney then you can't compare. The Oosterdam is old. Really old. Things work. This was pretty ... Read more
Let me begin by saying that by no means are we rookie cruisers and we are both over the age of 60.  We have ... Read more
My three sons and I just returned from a 4 day trip on the EURODAM. The ship was doing an unusually short cruise for ... Read more
We chose this cruise for its itinery:- Esperance, Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island. We arrived in Perth 3 Days ... Read more
A Lovely Escape subo123
12/13
I recently returned from a 7 night Western Caribbean cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam. We had cabin 8114 and our friends ... Read more

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