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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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270 Holland America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
9/14
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
9/14
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
8/14
This was our first cruise. We decided, with the recommendation of Charlene, our AAA travel agent in Minneapolis. to do ... Read more

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7/14
Pros: - The adults in our group enjoyed themselves overall - The ship was very quiet because of Holland America's ... Read more
Not my cup of tea squeaky_1974
7/14
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
6/14
My wife & I returned a few weeks ago from an excellent 11 night cruise on the Noordam. Normally I wouldn't submit ... Read more
6/14
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
6/14
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

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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
6/14
We are seasoned cruisers with 20+ cruises under our respective belts, both in our mid-50's. We traveled as a party of ... 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
My wife and I took our first cruise from Anchorage-Seward, along the Inside Passage to Vancouver. We both loved it. ... Read more
My husband and I took the Holland America Land & Sea Journey on the Zuiderdam. We flew to Anchorage where we were ... Read more

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This was our first ever cruise. Firstly a thank you for the immense extra help and guidance given to us by our agent ... Read more
Recently returned from our Alaska vacation on the Westerdam. I didn't really know what to expect having never been on a ... Read more
Fantastic cruise Rtarraran
3/14
My wife and I just got back from our 1st cruise, we enjoyed the experience very much, we had an interior room which was ... Read more
My boyfriend and I took the 7 night Western Caribbean cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam. It was my first cruise and his ... 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

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12/13
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
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
Ship information: MS Rotterdam ocean view deck 3 Activities: nightly show in theater, and daily filled with different ... Read more

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