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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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First Cruise fireye
09/14
This was our first cruise. We decided, with the recommendation of Charlene, our AAA travel agent in Minneapolis. to do ... Read more
09/14
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
08/14
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
07/14
My wife & I returned a few weeks ago from an excellent 11 night cruise on the Noordam. Normally I wouldn't submit ... Read more
07/14
We picked this cruise especially for the ports of call. First time on Holland America. We were delighted to find the ... Read more

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Disappointed!!! ldannyela
07/14
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
07/14
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
06/14
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
07/14
My wife and I took our first cruise from Anchorage-Seward, along the Inside Passage to Vancouver. We both loved it. ... Read more

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06/14
My husband and I took the Holland America Land & Sea Journey on the Zuiderdam. We flew to Anchorage where we were ... Read more
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
06/14
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
04/14
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

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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
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

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

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