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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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266 Holland America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
06/15
My first time on cruise.Generally satisfied but taken by surprise that had to pay for plain water even from my room ... Read more
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
06/15
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
06/15
Since this was my first cruise and my wife and I were sort of celebrating my 65th birthday during the cruise. ... Read more

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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
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
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
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
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
05/15
We booked our first cruise after selecting the Holland America 22 day Mediterranean / Adriatic option. We paid our ... Read more
First Time Cruise jerseyjeanette
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

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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
04/15
First time ever cruisers so have only anecdotes from friends who are more seasoned cruisers and our own expectations to ... 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

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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
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
07/15
This was my husband's and my first cruise, and I fear it has spoiled us for other cruises. It was that wonderful! ... 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

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