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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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251 Holland America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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My first HAL cruise, but 20th overall cruise (I'm 32) My mom and aunt's 2nd with HAL (60's and 70's age ranges). We ... Read more
I went on my first cruise this past Christmas with my father. He is a Holland America regular and a senior so I was a ... Read more
01/14
A trip that began in snow ended in 82 degree F. weather in Ft. Lauderdale. After a pre-cruise stay at the Hyatt Place, ... Read more
We are still recovering from our first cruise experience! We had a wonderful time aboard the Oosterdam and found that ... Read more
First Cruisers bomberal
12/13
This was our first cruise and Holland America had been recommended by my brother so we had a bit of background on what ... Read more

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Me and my father had participated in a Holland America cruise with MsPrinsendam from 2 to 14 October this year at Black ... Read more
Bored at sea FashionBizarre
12/13
This was our first cruise and probably our last. We went during shoulder season knowing full well that the weather ... Read more
Ship information: MS Rotterdam ocean view deck 3 Activities: nightly show in theater, and daily filled with different ... Read more
Dream trip of a lifetime heyjude50_@hotmail.com
11/13
We thoroughly enjoyed our 21 day cruise last year and could not fault the service on the ship. A little on the downside ... Read more
Great First Cruise KatieDancer
10/13
I cannot compare our August 31 cruise on the Westerdam to any others because it was our first cruise, but we have ... Read more

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My husband and I took our first cruise on HAL MS Eurodam. We booked an SC Suite Guarantee. I am in my early 40's and he ... Read more
09/13
My wife and I decided to celebrate our 25th anniversary on the Noordam last month. We had looked at the Holland America ... Read more
As first time cruisers we couldn't have chosen a better cruise line, and such wonderful ports of call. When we arrived ... Read more
Recently back from an Alaskan cruise on the Holland America Line ship Zuiderdam. Can I start with the good points ... Read more
First time cruisers experience fairweathertraveller
09/13
Having no experience on which to gauge anything cruise related...well, except the reviews on this web site, I had only ... Read more

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09/13
We had a wonderful cruise on the Oosterdam. We did our best to enjoy everything we could as the days flew by. We took ... Read more
08/13
This is very simple. This cruise caters to people of a very advanced age range. I went to Alaska on the Holland America ... Read more
08/13
From the moment we stepped on board until we departed, we knew we had made a great choice, I think attitude has a lot ... Read more
08/13
Perhaps the American connection lets things down but everything was about money and HAL's determination to relieve ... Read more
This was the first time cruising for my 14-year-old son and me. Alaska was the dream cruise for me and I looked forward ... Read more

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Hi All, we just got back from a 1 week cruise on the Volendam, review below...hope it helps someone & is ... Read more
Sunburnt in Seward Famous Five
08/13
First time cruisers and first time to Alaska, so nothing to compare it with but generally a very positive experience. ... Read more
Enjoyable trip blueflowers
07/13
This was our first cruise. Out trip included a land tour which started in Fairbanks and we traveled by train to Denali, ... Read more
1st time cruiser Psycopuppy
07/13
Getting underway on a ship was a much more enjoying experience than the last time. Having spent 6 years in the Navy ... Read more
As this was my very first cruise, I was very excited and looking forward to cruising on the Osterdam. However, my ... Read more

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