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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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390 Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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1italgal
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was my first time on Holland America. I should NOT be complaining here just b/c my sister treated me to this ... Read more
uxmal1
1 Review
Member Since 2014
2 Forum Posts
Holland America reinstated this itinerary after a lapse of some 3-4 years, which I was very pleased to see as I had ... Read more
Lapidarylady
2 Reviews
Member Since 2008
84 Forum Posts
This was a Holiday Cruise, Christmas, and a fun reunuion with some previous CC friends we met on a cruise in 2008... ... Read more
MIT72
6 Reviews
Member Since 2010
4 Forum Posts
Holland America does their Sea of Cortez Cruise once a year. Some of the service and quality issues could have been ... Read more
randylee3
4 Reviews
Member Since 2006
3 Forum Posts
Compared to Princess (where we've taken several cruises), the staff on the Veendam were unremarkable. The cabin ... Read more

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fleetmac
1 Review
Member Since 2007
We were booked on The Smooth Jazz Cruise so we didn't have a choice of ships. After reading some really negative ... Read more
loveocean
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We went on a theme cruise, The Soul Train Cruise. Everything regarding the actual soul train activities were superb! We ... Read more
Jgcorpgypsy
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
1 Forum Post
Three weeks before departure our Personal Cruise Consultant, Katriana, called to offer us a reasonably priced upgrade ... Read more
off280
6 Reviews
Member Since 2010
We booked an inside cabin and had the opportunity to upgrade, several weeks before the beginning of the cruise (for a ... Read more
dreamerdick
1 Review
Member Since 2006
92 Forum Posts
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

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JohnL173
1 Review
Member Since 2013
6 Forum Posts
This was our first cruise on Holland America. We've cruised three times before on other lines. Overall, this was a ... Read more
ldphotography
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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
skooter35
3 Reviews
Member Since 2012
136 Forum Posts
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
Bourne in 64
1 Review
Member Since 2012
28 Forum Posts
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
BJzink
6 Reviews
Member Since 2000
232 Forum Posts
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

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kimthomason78
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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
CatB
1 Review
Member Since 2013
2 Forum Posts
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
statebloom
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Ship: The ship is dated and many items just do not work. Coffee machines (two broken for 3 day straight), steam rooms ... Read more
hayjade
1 Review
Member Since 2009
12 Forum Posts
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
Shimmershine
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
2 Forum Posts
Good points: -Zaandam much better than the Oosterdam in decor, service and company response to problems. Had a bad ... Read more

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chocolate@mixcom.com
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
1 Forum Post
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
rsmdude
3 Reviews
Member Since 2009
52 Forum Posts
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
kinghippy
1 Review
Member Since 2012
14 Forum Posts
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
Cruisin' 8-)
6 Reviews
Member Since 2011
125 Forum Posts
Mexico, 14 days and no flights. This sounds like a great cruise. It will be our second time on Holland America. So ... Read more
MIMI777
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
Detailed reviews in some areas, need some time to read... This was a family vacation during Christmas week for our ... Read more

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