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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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381 Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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Even as a solo cruiser paying nearly double the advertised rate I came away realizing that not only did I have a great ... Read more
04/13
This was our first cruise on Holland America. We've cruised three times before on other lines. Overall, this was a ... Read more
I try to sail on a HAL ship once every 2 years. I normally go to the Mexican Riviera in the winter to use their ... Read more
04/13
This was our 3rd cruise and we are planning another! The Zaandam was the smallest ship so far that we have sailed and ... Read more
03/13
This is only my second cruise and it's been a while since my first. This would be my first, but definitely not my last ... Read more

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We signed up for this cruise because we can drive conveniently to San Diego, and we like the HAL cruise line. It was ... Read more
First time on Zaadam kimthomason78
02/13
My husband and I have cruised 8 times, three on Holland America. This was our first time on the Zaadam, a smaller ship ... Read more
I was uncertain as to what to expect of a cruise, but given the cost as a solo traveller, I expected some luxury, fine ... Read more
Ship: The ship is dated and many items just do not work. Coffee machines (two broken for 3 day straight), steam rooms ... Read more
01/13
If you like a budget vacation that fits a budget vacation in every way this is for you! I have been on a few cruises ... 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
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
12/12
I had read with caution the recent cruise stories and reviews for the Zaandam but I must say it was truly a pleasure to ... Read more
11/12
This was my second experience sailing, and my partner's first. I want to make clear that we did enjoy ourselves. So it ... Read more
Mexico, 14 days and no flights. This sounds like a great cruise. It will be our second time on Holland America. So ... Read more

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Detailed reviews in some areas, need some time to read... This was a family vacation during Christmas week for our ... Read more
01/12
After some 15 cruises with Princess we have recently become unhappy with some of the changes be made by them and ... Read more
12/11
DH and I are both in our late 60's with some mobility problems. We chose this 7-day trip as our "practice" cruise. ... Read more
Not up to par Psalmbard
12/11
This was our second time cruising with HAL. Our first time was 1998 Hawaii and back, and was the standard by which we ... Read more
My husband (51) & I (47) have been on about 15 cruises and this is our 2nd HAL cruise - last being on the Zuiderdam ... Read more

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12/11
Oosterdam is beginning to show its age, but neither more nor less than any other ship from the early 2000's with only a ... Read more
I will start this review by noting that our cruise was the unfortunate cruise that followed the three passengers ... Read more
Long time fan of HAL, but will say have not cruised with HAL in five years..Food on this ship was the best we ever had ... Read more
What a waste of money! SanDiegoCuiser
10/11
First and foremost I will start off as - no question - I had fun since went with my friends. That was my objective - ... Read more
New Favorite Family of 4 will travel
07/11
Our first cruise was 7 years ago and now it seems that we are taking a cruise almost every year since this cruise on ... Read more

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