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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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376 Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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02/15
This was our fifth cruise with Holland America but our least favorite. We sailed on the Zuiderdam previously and very ... Read more
Not our style frober262
02/15
The long & short of this cruise was that quite a few passengers ended up with Bronchitis. Was this the fault of the ... Read more
01/15
We recently completed a 15 day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Statendam. We travelled with another couple and our ... Read more
A nice surprise Rusty Scupper
01/15
Our expectations were low for the soon-to-be sold, frequently disrespected Statendam, but this was a very pleasant ... Read more
Very satisfied Bobcat Pete
01/15
On this cruise, the captain first came on the loudspeaker and his every mention of the Statendam was “the elegant ... Read more

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Although we cruised the Panama Canal westbound with HAL several years ago, we decided to repeat the cruise going ... Read more
This was our 8th cruise with Holland America & among the best so far. It was a great mix of beaches (Half Moon Cay ... Read more
11/14
The reason I am writing this review is due to the negative reviews I have read previously about this ship which I did ... Read more
11/14
The Statendam has only 2 more cruises before it is heading to its new owners who hopefully will re-do the entire ship, ... Read more
My husband, parents and I arrived the day of sailing. We took a taxi from FLL to the ship. Nice and easy. Embarkation ... Read more

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First Time Cruiser formerhusker71
10/14
As usually independent travelers who develop our own itinerary, make lodging reservations, locate by choice and chance ... Read more
10/14
Is the Westerdam the best "Dam" ship in Holland America's fleet? Read on for a very detailed log / review of the 15 ... Read more
Big complaints Stadtzuercherin
10/14
This cruise was a big disappointment in almost every department.  Also because the ship is old, it was dirty not ... Read more
10/14
Unfortunately we didn't read previous reviews until after we booked so we had no clue about potential plumbing ... Read more
10/14
We cruised from Port Everglades to the Panama Canal from October 17-27th. My first word of advice is if you are driving ... Read more

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Retirement Cruise Canmorecruise
09/14
This was on my husband's bucket list. We had done Alaska with Holland America on the Westerdam 2 years ago and the ... Read more
This is the reviewer's second cruise. The first was on the Nieuw Amsterdam (same line, western Caribbean), and I ... Read more
We have cruised on several Holland, Princess, and Carnival ships. From our experience, Holland just doesn't deliver on ... Read more
this was our 4th cruise with HAL our first on the Westerdam, staying at the recommended hotel the evening before we ... Read more
04/14
This was my 65th birthday present. I sailed with my partner who is 58. First impressions - fellow passengers had a much ... Read more

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My husband and I had a wonderful time. It was an excellent way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.This is a ... Read more
This was my 8th cruise, 3rd with HAL and 2nd time on the Zuiderdam. I found the Zuiderdam was clean, and in good ... Read more
03/14
Had this been the first HAL ship we ever sailed on we would never choose HAL again! To start with the first 3 days of ... Read more
In the spirit of fairness, I need to drop a few lines concerning HAL and the Veendam. The reviews for the last 6 ... Read more
This was a rather unusual cruise for my wife and me. For one thing, this was our first cruise as four star members. We ... Read more

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