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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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122 Holland America Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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As a first time cruiser, we booked months in advance and were very excited. We were cruising with four other ... Read more
We have sailed to Hawaii on the Zaandam before. We were thrilled to see Michael Headla was still the cruise director ... Read more
Just returned from a 16 day round trip Vancouver -- Hawaiian Islands on the Zaandam, September 23 to October 9, 2012. ... Read more
10/12
Just finished a 16 day cruise, Vancouver to Hawaii. I would place the ship in the "banana boat" category. Rusty hull, ... Read more
We traveled from Seattle to Vancouver by chartered bus that was arranged thru our travel agency.AAA in Seattle (Tina & ... Read more

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05/12
I picked this cruise because of the itinerary and because it left and returned to Vancouver (our neck of the woods). My ... Read more
Aloha! Hawaii Traveling Dot
04/12
Hi, I'm Traveling Dot and this is my fourth cruise on Hal. We have done Canada/Maasdam (round trip Boston to Boston), ... Read more
This was our second HAL cruise, first time on the Oosterdam. Embarkation was very fast and really well organized. HAL ... Read more
Hawaiian Circle kunzefam
04/12
My wife and I are in our early sixties and consider ourselves as being quite active. We have done 10+ cruises in the ... Read more
OUR TRIP ON THE OOSTERDAM TO HAWAII Before deciding on the Oosterdam, San Diego to Hawaii cruise, we looked at ... Read more

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Oosterdam is the twentieth ship that we have travelled on, therefore we feel qualified for the review that we are ... Read more
04/12
The Captain kept referring to the "Beautiful Oosterdam". Well he should have walked around to see it more closely. So ... Read more
This cruise was our third cruise in the past 3 years to Hawaii on 3 different cruise lines, our second HAL cruise on a ... Read more
Cruise Critic Review of the Oosterdam Hawaii Trip Feb 25, 2012 First let me start with the positives. The service ... Read more
03/12
Background Info: We were a party of "3 girls", me (47), my mom (82) and my cousin (51). We have all sailed HAL ... Read more

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02/12
Let me preface this review by pointing out our previous cruises have all been on ships with a maximum of 700+ ... Read more
ms Oosterdam TraelorMex
02/12
Just off the Oosterdam (opronounced 'Oh'sterdam) (Jan 28-Feb 18). Visited Mexico and Hawaii. As veteran HAL ... Read more
All the usual stuff about embarking and disembarking, the food, the entertainment and programs on the ship are ... Read more
My spouse and I had originally booked this cruise as a late celebration of our 40th anniversary. As it turned out, we ... Read more
02/12
We expected a much better experience than we had. This was our first time on this line and this ship. Food was good, ... Read more

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Last time on Oosterdam was on a Mexico cruise. We had been on other HAL ships, but there was something about the ... Read more
Waited awhile to write this review as I wanted to be as objective as possible and let the little things float away and ... Read more
We have been on the Oosterdam several times (3 times in 2011) and always have a good time...that said, one must keep in ... Read more
01/12
The good things: there was something for everyone and we are aged 13 to 80. We all liked the evening entertainment, ... Read more
We are veteran cruisers but this was our first cruise on HAL. The cruise was ok--not our best cruise. HAL was ok-after ... Read more

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