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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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258 Holland America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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First time cruisers, will definitely cruise again, though probably not with Holland America. We chose Alaska because if ... Read more
Disappointed on Westerdam babbs60cruiser
05/15
First let me say that this was my very first cruise! I am 54 and my sisters finally convinced me to try cruising. ... Read more
Panama and More dandk%*
05/15
My husband and I did this first cruise together and on HA. We stayed at the Best Western/Cruise Location in Fort ... Read more
Needed a break from a winter that didn't want to end, so with a little less than two weeks to departure, I convinced a ... Read more
This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset ... Read more

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This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset ... Read more
Great Basel ismail
05/15
Our first ocean cruise a dream come true for me,the Maasdam was a big enough ship with ought it being over sized just ... Read more
First Time Cruise jerseyjeanette
04/15
As i was worried about sea sickness visited the acupuncturist in the spa he applied some little pressure point tabs on ... Read more
04/15
First time ever cruisers so have only anecdotes from friends who are more seasoned cruisers and our own expectations to ... Read more
Had a great time on the MS Zaandam. I was with my mother ( a senior) and she was thrilled to go on her first ever ... Read more

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04/15
Family of three sailed on Westerdam March 21-28, 2015. This was our first HAL cruise. We’ve cruised Princess, ... Read more
We’re a British couple in our very late twenties. I’ve only ever sailed with Costa Cruises on 4 previous ... 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
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
Husband and I had never been on a caribbean cruise and we decided that, with the low cabin prices, it was time to do ... Read more

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First Time Cruiser formerhusker71
10/14
As usually independent travelers who develop our own itinerary, make lodging reservations, locate by choice and chance ... Read more
1 Don't expect the ship's design and décor to reflect your personal taste 2 Don't expect all fellow passengers ... 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
First Cruise fireye
09/14
This was our first cruise. We decided, with the recommendation of Charlene, our AAA travel agent in Minneapolis. to do ... Read more
09/14
Pros: - The adults in our group enjoyed themselves overall - The ship was very quiet because of Holland America's ... Read more

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Not my cup of tea squeaky_1974
08/14
We were a group of three adults in two cabins: my parents (aged 70 and 64) and myself. My parents had cruised once ... Read more
07/14
My wife & I returned a few weeks ago from an excellent 11 night cruise on the Noordam. Normally I wouldn't submit ... Read more
07/14
We picked this cruise especially for the ports of call. First time on Holland America. We were delighted to find the ... Read more
Disappointed!!! ldannyela
07/14
I don't know if it was because I have cruised so many times before and experienced amazing cruise ships, this one was a ... Read more
07/14
I have never cruised before but my wife and I wanted to visit the inside passage of Alaska and this is really the only ... Read more

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