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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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Good points: -Zaandam much better than the Oosterdam in decor, service and company response to problems. Had a bad ... Read more
01/13
We are veteran cruisers from South Carolina, with 18 cruises on Princess and 1 cruise on NCL. This was our 1st cruise ... Read more
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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
Westerdam Gall
12/12
We always wanted to go to the south pacific and this was an affordable cruise with Holland America an round trip from ... Read more
About us: Mid 40's couple. Our 4th cruise, first aboard Holland America, the previous three were all on Princess. ... Read more

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12/12
Although we knew that a Thanksgiving cruise would have many children we choose to sail on Holland America Eurodam at ... Read more
12/12
Just back from a 10 day voyage aboard the ms Noordam. The ship went from Ft. Lauderdale and back. We had stops in Half ... Read more
What an experience. We flew from New Zealand to Rome with a one day stop over in Hong Kong to break the flight. ... Read more
This is just going to be a short tale, but we travelled with our teen age daughter on the Christmas cruise and we all ... Read more
01/12
As an older couple we gave the "kids" 12 months notice that we would be away for Christmas. As Australia is so far away ... Read more

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We boarded the Noordam around noon on 23 Dec 11 and had a small wait until our room was ready. We had a superior ... Read more
We boarded the ship in Ft. Lauderdale on December 11, 2011. This was a seven day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. We ... Read more
This was our first HAL cruise. Previously we have cruised on 4 times on Celebrity and once on NCL. We chose it for ... Read more
Statendam Review: Christmas and New Years Holiday Sailing San Diego to Ft Lauderdale via Panama 14 days Embarkation ... Read more
We are veteran cruisers with several longer cruises under our belts. We have sailed on Norwegian, Carnival, Celebrity, ... Read more

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We arrived at the port around 1:00 and waited only a couple of minutes to board. Our room was ready so we went directly ... Read more
I am a veteran cruiser, and as a family, my parents and I have spent the past few holidays on various cruises. They ... Read more
01/12
This was our tenth cruise with five cruiselines over a period of 14 years. We always choose verandah or mini-suite ... Read more
After spending 2 nights at the luxurious The Pillars Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, we set sail on 12/23/12. We arrived at ... 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

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Christmas Cruise 2011 chipndale69
01/12
I have only traveled on one other HAL cruise, the Eurodam in spring, 2010. After that cruise to the Carib, I think I ... Read more
01/12
Background: my wife and I booked an 8 day Caribbean cruise on the Holland America (HAL)Westerdam since this was our ... Read more
01/12
This was our second cruise and our first in 12 years. We chose the HAL Eurodam due to its ports-of-call and overall ... Read more
We stayed the night before at the Ft. Lauderdale airport Hilton. Hotel was just O.K. and there is nothing in ... Read more
01/12
Family enjoyed the Christmas cruise on the Eurodam. We had perfect weather the entire week. I was afraid of sea ... Read more

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