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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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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
Hawaii jdir315
12/11
Embarkation: San Diego was smooth, parked at airport parking lot about 1 mile from cruise terminal free shuttle to ... Read more
12/11
This was our tenth cruise with five cruiselines over a period of 14 years. We always choose verandah or mini-suite ... Read more
12/11
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
This was our first HAL cruise. Previously we have cruised on 4 times on Celebrity and once on NCL. We chose it for the ... Read more

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12/11
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
12/11
Background: my wife and I booked an 8 day Caribbean cruise on the Holland America (HAL)Westerdam since this was our ... 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 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
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

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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
Itinerary was Half Moon Cay, Turks, Samana, Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba. Wind too strong at Half Moon so we moved on to ... Read more
12/11
My family all got together for a 7 night cruise with Holland America on the Eurodam. There were 5 of us and two rooms. ... Read more
11/11
I wanted to treat the whole family on a Caribbean cruise during the Thanksgiving holiday. Holland America is our ... Read more
We have been on six cruises, two with HAL. My husband and I chose HAL again, specifically for the Hydro Therapy Pool. ... Read more

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Needs an Overhaul mamalootis
11/11
We chose the Zuiderdam because we were traveling with others. This particular ship attracted an older crowd. We found ... Read more
11/11
The Holland America Line has always held a special place in the hearts of my family members. It was on the Veendam ... Read more
11/11
Travelled from Sydney to Auckland with many ports whilst en route. Volendam is showing her age - looking worn around ... Read more
11/11
As an introduction we are on our first cruise aboard the Holland America Veendam. We have cruised on several other ... Read more
Starting off my expectations were a little tempered with this cruise for a few reasons. Mainly that we were travelling ... Read more

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A mixed bag. Aussiepair
10/11
My wife and I joined the Nieuw Amsterdam in Venice for a Collectors Cruise, 11 days cruising the Eastern Mediterranean ... Read more
10/11
Just back from our Noordam cruise, and we enjoyed nearly every bit of it. We have travelled on the Zuiderdam in Alaska, ... Read more
Our 3rd cruise with HAL. We booked HH cabin with guaranteed option and were please to be upgraded to cabin 384 in C ... Read more
Westerdam Gall
10/11
We always wanted to go to the south pacific and this was an affordable cruise with Holland America an round trip from ... Read more
10/11
This was our fifth sailing with Holland America line and, until this cruise, we always found the ships to be above par ... Read more

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