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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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706 Holland America Family Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
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

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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
OK - we were finally able to get away for enough days to do a cruise, albeit only a seven day cruise, which for us is ... Read more
I travelled with my grown up daughter on the Mediterranean Romance 12 day cruise from Venice to Barcelona. It was just ... Read more

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12/13
FLL to Port Everglades: This was no problem at all. We decided not to pay the expensive Holland America transfer and ... Read more
Poor experience sarasotaguy
12/13
We have cruised over 40 times, but have not cruised with Holland for about 7 years. Everything about Holland has taken ... Read more
This is our 6th cruise and 1st on Holland America. We are usually NCL cruisers. This is a great ship. Much smaller than ... Read more
The Walking Dead ken-thompson
12/13
Well here is the scoop on Holland America. Our family of three, two adults and a now 13 year old teen we have traveled ... Read more
This was our third cruise with HAL, the others being Alaska and Mediterranean, which they offered to us at an ... Read more

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As always, HAL and Eurodam came through and exceeded our expectations. This was our fourth cruise with HAL and have ... Read more
We started with a pre-cruise night at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Stirling Rd, a good location, with an easy walk ... Read more
Who Are We: My husband and I are both in our early 40s and we have a daughter who is 9. We live in Ontario. We'd been ... Read more
As usual the service, was exemplary. We have sailed previously on Zaandam, Zuiderdam, and the maiden season of Niew ... Read more
We cruised on the Nieuw Amsterdam from October 6 - 13th in the Western Mediterranean. We visited Palermo, Naples, ... Read more

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