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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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727 Holland America Family Cruise Reviews

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06/14
We were a party of 13 cruising together to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday.As told to me my my travel agent I went to ... Read more
So, here we are again .... In 2012 at the ripe old age of 45 I took my first cruise, and after very careful ... Read more
Great cruise illuminated2010
06/14
This was my first ever cruise and it exceeded my expectations. We had a veranda room with balcony and the views on ... Read more
First off, I gave HAL the benefit of the doubt and gave them 2 months to respond to my email, to no avail all they ... Read more
We have cruised several times, but this was our first time with Holland America, and it will certainly not be our ... Read more

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06/14
Day 1: Sailing day Arrived at Canada Place. Had no problems whatsoever. The porter was there to take our luggages from ... Read more
This was our first ever cruise. Firstly a thank you for the immense extra help and guidance given to us by our agent ... Read more
.. but for sure not the last. We chose HAL due to time constraints - our travel partners needed to go earlier in 2014 ... Read more
The Veendam was several hours late arriving at the Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal on April 24, 2014 because of delays ... Read more
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
Never cruised with Holland America (HA) before so flying halfway around the world (from England) for a 4 week cruise a ... Read more

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