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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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299 Holland America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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lupaglupa
1 Review
Member Since 2015
9 Forum Posts
My three-generation family set off on the Maasdam July 4th - a first cruise for all of us. What a wonderful time we ... Read more
federalexpress
1 Review
Member Since 2015
13 Forum Posts
First timers (apart from a very brief taster cruise on Costa) in our 50's/60's and not really into the idea of ... Read more
williebegoode
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
10 Forum Posts
Like all embarkations, this one involved large groups of people being processed in limited space, but we all were got ... Read more
williebegoode
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
10 Forum Posts
Up until this cruise my wife and I had always hopped on a plane and went...well...all over. Friends who have cruised ... Read more
Lalokau
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
We did a land sea tour to Denali followed by the cruise through Glacier Bay to Vancouver stopping at various ports on ... Read more

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marek gil
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My first time on cruise.Generally satisfied but taken by surprise that had to pay for plain water even from my room ... Read more
Mioara
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This Holland America line Alaska cruise on the Noordham was sold to us as an add-on to the Rocky Mountaineer ... Read more
noona123
1 Review
Member Since 2015
9 Forum Posts
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
DogSledDel
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Firstly, my wife and i were first time cruisers. We wished to see Alaska as part of our vacation and had been ... Read more
stuklein27
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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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vagporto
1 Review
Member Since 2013
39 Forum Posts
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
RogerWMorris
1 Review
Member Since 2015
First time cruisers, will definitely cruise again, though probably not with Holland America. We chose Alaska because if ... Read more
Cofeeguy
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Overall, we had a great trip. I did the inside passage in the 1960's, and the whole trip was foggy with cold rain; ... Read more
landlubberSanD
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
5/15
Great Cruise, much better than i expected. Wish more time was available in each port, that is the only drawback i ... Read more
babbs60cruiser
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
9 Forum Posts
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

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Shih-tzu
1 Review
Member Since 2014
241 Forum Posts
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
TheChicagoDude
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset ... Read more
TheChicagoDude
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
This was our first cruise ship experience, and we won't be traveling on Holland America any time soon. At the outset ... Read more
dandk%*
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My husband and I did this first cruise together and on HA. We stayed at the Best Western/Cruise Location in Fort ... Read more
Basel ismail
1 Review
Member Since 2015
4/15
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

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Zealandia
1 Review
Member Since 2015
4 Forum Posts
We booked our first cruise after selecting the Holland America 22 day Mediterranean / Adriatic option. We paid our ... Read more
jerseyjeanette
1 Review
Member Since 2015
As i was worried about sea sickness visited the acupuncturist in the spa he applied some little pressure point tabs on ... Read more
bhambamacruiser
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
6 Forum Posts
Family of three sailed on Westerdam March 21-28, 2015. This was our first HAL cruise. We’ve cruised Princess, ... Read more
beval
1 Review
Member Since 2015
First time ever cruisers so have only anecdotes from friends who are more seasoned cruisers and our own expectations to ... Read more
bonjour_blondie
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We’re a British couple in our very late twenties. I’ve only ever sailed with Costa Cruises on 4 previous ... Read more

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