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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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125 Holland America Hawaii Cruise Reviews

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Hal San Diego
8 Reviews
Member Since 2006
59 Forum Posts
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
mor mor
1 Review
Member Since 2004
169 Forum Posts
The good things: there was something for everyone and we are aged 13 to 80. We all liked the evening entertainment, ... Read more
big green
5 Reviews
Member Since 2007
4,572 Forum Posts
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
Crownline270
1 Review
Member Since 2008
2 Forum Posts
We have many cruises under our belt and this one to date was by far the poorest of them all....read on :) Wintertime ... Read more
bones17
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
We arrived at the port in San Diego at around 11:30 a.m. and though there was a line we were aboard the Oosterdam in ... Read more

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jdir315
1 Review
Member Since 2011
12/11
Embarkation: San Diego was smooth, parked at airport parking lot about 1 mile from cruise terminal free shuttle to ... Read more
motyash
1 Review
Member Since 2008
30 Forum Posts
Embarkation: Took a shuttle down to San Diego and boarded the ship with no problems or delays at 12:00PM or so. Our ... Read more
Luvcritters
1 Review
Member Since 2011
1 Forum Post
11/11
We really liked this cruise. We had a cabin with a balcony and hardly used it. The weather was bad at times so it was ... Read more
Cayoooga
6 Reviews
Member Since 2007
844 Forum Posts
We are a couple in our mid to late 40s and have cruised several times before on various cruise lines. We own 100 CCL ... Read more
janikins
3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
4 Forum Posts
We had previously flown to visit all the islands in Hawaii but never attempted this many days at open sea to cruise to ... Read more

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jezzyebelle
1 Review
Member Since 2011
31 Forum Posts
Our plan was to fly into San Diego on Friday night, 11/11/11, however due to flight issues, we ended up missing our ... Read more
sailorfromtoronto
1 Review
Member Since 2011
We were on the Westerdam in a cruise to Hawaii and the Marquesas Islands. This was the first trip of this ship to that ... Read more
msMarcoPolo
1 Review
Member Since 2011
My husband wanted to return to sailing the high seas as he had served in the U.S. Navy and missed the ocean. I had been ... Read more
Keith Williams
3 Reviews
Having cruised recently on the Sea Princess, I imagined that Holland America would be a similar experience, well I was ... Read more
candy2
1 Review
Member Since 2005
1 Forum Post
As a seasoned cruiser, never again on Holland America.Huge banging all through the night. We were told at the end of ... Read more

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safetydoe
1 Review
Member Since 2011
My husband and I went on a cruise in late March 2011 with Holland America from San Diego, California to Hawaii and back ... Read more
Landsat
1 Review
Member Since 2011
What a great holiday and what an absolutely wonderful crew.We arrived privately at the embarkation point having spent ... Read more
AukeBay
6 Reviews
Member Since 2009
9 Forum Posts
Embarkation was a breeze; arrived at terminal before 11:30 a.m. and was on board by noon. The cabin was available by ... Read more
Roger007
7 Reviews
REVIEW OF ZAANDAM: San Diego-Hawaii-San Diego February 27-March 13, 2011 Being from the Midwest, the best place ... Read more
FunForUs
9 Reviews
Member Since 2006
1,197 Forum Posts
This was our third HAL cruise. We went into San Diego one night early. We stayed at the Bay Club Hotel & Marina, ... Read more

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bdaycruisers
1 Review
Member Since 2008
235 Forum Posts
A relative drove us to the port and our bags were collected. We entered the terminal, filled out a form, and waited for ... Read more
Goatranch
1 Review
We flew to San Diego on Saturday morning the day before our Nov 7 round trip cruise to Hawaii on the Holland America ... Read more
Crusing Bob
3 Reviews
Member Since 2007
3,564 Forum Posts
For those of you wondering about the condition and joy of the Zaandam, I can report that my wife and I found everything ... Read more
airgunnerusn
1 Review
Member Since 2001
67 Forum Posts
We enjoyed the Zaandam very much - it was the perfect size- about 1400 passengers I think. One of the real pluses of ... Read more
leafsnation
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
3,187 Forum Posts
We arrived in San Diego on November 6,2010 a day prior to sailing. HAL had reps at the airport to provide directions to ... Read more

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