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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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152 Holland America Holiday Cruise Reviews

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The Ship: The ship is wonderful. The retrofit changed a few things, so i recommend you also try the Maasdam to get a ... Read more
Just finished our cruise and omg, it was an amazing ship! We embarked from Port Everglades and I have never in my life ... Read more
We fear that the days of feeling like Royalty while traveling as a verandah-balcony-class passenger are slipping away. ... Read more
I was travelling solo and took what I was given for 16 days with 11 ports. At ports I went off solo and re-discovered ... Read more
Cruised Western Caribbean on HAL Eurodam over Christmas/Hanukkah week December 2014. Third HAL cruise, first time ... Read more

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Background We cruise often, and usually during the holidays. We're all 3-star HAL Mariners, even our 9 year old. We're ... Read more
Service in the dining room was disorganized and very slow. The waiters are having to serve more tables but that didn't ... Read more
Are you looking for a show that is different and wonderful? I highly recommend the Cantaré show on the Nieuw ... Read more
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12/13
We were three families 6 cabins. We did our Xmas/New Year’s Eve (14 nights back to back) cruise on Holland ... Read more
As good as it gets IrishYank1952
12/13
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

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12/13
Two week Christmas /New Year back to back cruise of eastern/western Caribbean. Family group of grand parents, parents ... Read more
We have a lovely time sailing with Nieuw Amsterdam. Ship was beautiful, clean and uncluttered. We did experience a few ... Read more
RATINGS (out of 10): Stateroom 'VA' veranda - 8 Ship condition - 9 Staff - 10 Food quantity/variety - 9 Food ... Read more
12/13
This was our first Christmas cruise ever. We enjoyed ourselves and may do this again. The Ryndam is one of the smaller ... Read more
12/13
Embarking was a breeze - good start. Cabin 4010 - very nice, balcony cabin- clean and spacious. Room attendants greeted ... Read more

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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
We did our second consecutive Thanksgiving cruise with HAL on the Westerdaam and we have come away from both extremely ... 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
We sailed Jan 7 on the Nieuw Amsterdam with friends. The boarding process in Fort Lauderdale was seamless and quick ... Read more
01/13
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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Good points: -Zaandam much better than the Oosterdam in decor, service and company response to problems. Had a bad ... Read more
My wife and I took our grown children and spouses on the Holland America Westerdam Eastern Caribbean cruise during ... Read more
Caribbean Delight Cruiserdude11
12/12
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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12/12
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
A Real NICE Cruise chocolate@mixcom.com
12/12
The Zaandam is starting to show her age at 12 years old but, she is well maintained. There were some problems like some ... Read more

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