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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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240 Holland America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
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
Recently back from an Alaskan cruise on the Holland America Line ship Zuiderdam. Can I start with the good points ... Read more
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

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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
Hi All, we just got back from a 1 week cruise on the Volendam, review below...hope it helps someone & is ... Read more

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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
First time cruiser AussieAbroad
07/13
As a first time cruiser, I didn't really know what to expect, but I can say that I did very much enjoy cruising and the ... Read more

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The best summer DancingJungleKat
07/13
Honestly couldn't have asked for much better! Although there were slight glitches at certain times it was overall quite ... Read more
This is our first cruise so I will primarily focus on the things that a first time cruiser can contribute. Our party of ... Read more
07/13
Alaska - Zuiderdam - June 29th to July 6th 2013 This was my very first cruise and accompanied by my daughter. My ... Read more
We just returned from the 7 day Boston to Quebec cruise on the Holland America Veendam. This was my first cruise though ... Read more
07/13
I was exhausted from my trip due to the lack of sleep from the extremely warm room and bad beds. My body suffered in ... Read more

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My wife, Leslie, and I had our first cruise On the Zuiderdam. I will give you a short review WE HAD THE TIME OF OUR ... Read more
Our Seattle to Juneau to Seattle cruise aboard the Oosterdam was the best vacation I can remember. We're new to ... Read more
06/13
Here’s my first attempt at writing a review, although it’s untimely, I still wanted to let readers know ... Read more
I took my best friend, husband, elderly mom and 5 year old on this cruise. We drove from Massachusetts to Quebec City ... Read more
This was our first cruise, and overall it was a wonderful experience because of the breathtaking scenery, the ... Read more

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