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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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275 Holland America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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So Much FUN! Deb Thomas
8/15
This was our first cruise, and hope it isn't our last. The ship was beautiful. We were spoiled everyday by ... Read more
We recently traveled to Canada to embark on the Maasdam for a 7 day cruise to Boston via Qubec, Prince Edward Island, ... Read more
7/15
First Time Cruise; 40th Anniversary Celebration. With nothing to compare to, these opinions are based on a comparison ... Read more
This was our first cruise, Holland America Line ms Zuiderdam, 11-NIGHT ADRIATIC DREAM. We booked a Signature Suit, SS, ... Read more
7/15
Just returned from a 7 day Alaskan inside passage cruise with Holland America on the m/s Noordam, sailing dates July ... Read more

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7/15
My husband and I were surprised by our daughter Julie and her husband Will with the trip of a lifetime, an Alaskan ... Read more
My three-generation family set off on the Maasdam July 4th - a first cruise for all of us. What a wonderful time we ... Read more
Better than expected federalexpress
6/15
First timers (apart from a very brief taster cruise on Costa) in our 50's/60's and not really into the idea of ... Read more
We did a land sea tour to Denali followed by the cruise through Glacier Bay to Vancouver stopping at various ports on ... Read more
Not So Happy marek gil
6/15
My first time on cruise.Generally satisfied but taken by surprise that had to pay for plain water even from my room ... Read more

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This Holland America line Alaska cruise on the Noordham was sold to us as an add-on to the Rocky Mountaineer ... Read more
We sailed out of Boston for a weeks cruise to Bermuda and back. We were fortunate to have a Neptune Suite and enjoyed ... Read more
5/15
Firstly, my wife and i were first time cruisers. We wished to see Alaska as part of our vacation and had been ... Read more
First Time Cruiser stuklein27
5/15
Since this was my first cruise and my wife and I were sort of celebrating my 65th birthday during the cruise. ... Read more
This was our first cruise, so we have not a lot to compare with. Since we used a lot the CC reviews during our research ... Read more

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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
5/15
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
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
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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Panama and More dandk%*
4/15
My husband and I did this first cruise together and on HA. We stayed at the Best Western/Cruise Location in Fort ... Read more
Great Basel ismail
4/15
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
4/15
We booked our first cruise after selecting the Holland America 22 day Mediterranean / Adriatic option. We paid our ... Read more
First Time Cruise jerseyjeanette
3/15
As i was worried about sea sickness visited the acupuncturist in the spa he applied some little pressure point tabs on ... Read more
Family of three sailed on Westerdam March 21-28, 2015. This was our first HAL cruise. We’ve cruised Princess, ... Read more

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