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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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144 Holland America Holiday Cruise Reviews

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02/14
We were three families 6 cabins. We did our Xmas/New Year’s Eve (14 nights back to back) cruise on Holland ... Read more
We did our second consecutive Thanksgiving cruise with HAL on the Westerdaam and we have come away from both extremely ... Read more
01/14
Embarking was a breeze - good start. Cabin 4010 - very nice, balcony cabin- clean and spacious. Room attendants greeted ... Read more
We have a lovely time sailing with Nieuw Amsterdam. Ship was beautiful, clean and uncluttered. We did experience a few ... Read more
01/14
Two week Christmas /New Year back to back cruise of eastern/western Caribbean. Family group of grand parents, parents ... Read more

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As good as it gets IrishYank1952
01/14
My wife and I decided on a last minute cruise at Christmas time, and had a great deal on the December 23rd sailing of ... Read more
01/14
This was our first Christmas cruise ever. We enjoyed ourselves and may do this again. The Ryndam is one of the smaller ... Read more
RATINGS (out of 10): Stateroom 'VA' veranda - 8 Ship condition - 9 Staff - 10 Food quantity/variety - 9 Food ... Read more
Simply couldn't be happier with our cruise to San Juan, Grand Turks, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay. Had no problems in ... Read more
I took my Grandfather on a 14 day cruise to fulfill a promise I made to him to take him north, south, east and west. ... Read more

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28 DAY Round Trip from San Diego,CA to HAWAII, TAHITI & MARQUESAS (NOV. 23, 2012 to DEC. 21, 2012) We were a ... Read more
02/13
A little about us first, my husband is in his sixties and I am 55, we have cruised over 20 times on numerous lines from ... Read more
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02/13
I was worried about choosing the Maasdam, because it is the 2nd oldest and 2nd smallest of HAL's fleet. Let me tell ... Read more
01/13
This was our 9th cruise overall, and third NYE cruise. We have sailed on Oceania, NCL, and Carnival. This was our first ... Read more
Caribbean Delight Cruiserdude11
01/13
Noordam 21 day Christmas, New Years Caribbean cruise Getting to the ship We flew from San Francisco to Ft ... Read more

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We sailed Jan 7 on the Nieuw Amsterdam with friends. The boarding process in Fort Lauderdale was seamless and quick ... Read more
The beginning and end of the cruise was unacceptable. This was our third cruise and compared to the others there were ... Read more
- I sure hope HAL reads these reviews. - Thanks to all who post here and on Boards Of all the cruises we have ever ... Read more
For us, this was a last moment decision to go on a cruise during a week that my wife found she could take off from ... Read more
01/13
What a fantastic cruise for the New Year. We traveled with our family of 5 (3 college kids,) and the cruise was ... Read more

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Beware this is is my long day by day review of our Christmas cruise on the Oosterdam from Sydney -- New Zealand. We're ... Read more
Embarkation: Arrived at the San Diego Pier at around 11AM - the Statendam had arrived that morning from a 28 day South ... Read more
My wife and I took our grown children and spouses on the Holland America Westerdam Eastern Caribbean cruise during ... Read more
We arrived at the Fort Lauderdale airport about 11 am, took a taxi to the Port and were on board and in our room by 12 ... Read more
My husband and I have just returned from our Sydney-New Zealand cruise. Holland American Line were very professional ... Read more

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