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Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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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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I have been to Panama before, but this voyage showed me a whole new way of seeing Central America. Our first port was ... Read more
I have been to Panama before, but this voyage showed me a whole new way of seeing Central America. Our first port was ... Read more
06/15
This was our first cruise on HAL. I had pretty high expectations and was not disappointed. Embarkation was late ... Read more
The rating of this ship is generous according to reviews. Service was awful to non existing. Out of 14 nights in dining ... Read more
Panama and More dandk%*
05/15
My husband and I did this first cruise together and on HA. We stayed at the Best Western/Cruise Location in Fort ... Read more

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05/15
The food was excellent and the entertainment was great. Got to score that as close as possible to 10 out of 10. The ... Read more
Stateroom staff: best we have ever had, thank you to Rohman & Roni-they anticipated our needs and the first day ... Read more
This was a trip of a lifetime for me. at the age of 12 year i was intrigued by the panama canal and finally at the ... Read more
Many Pros, Many Cons aginglawyer
05/15
PROS: 1. The dining staff and cabin staff are wonderful and will do anything to help you. Cheerful and sincere. ... Read more
Though this is a negative review, there were several highlights on this sailing and excellent staff members including ... Read more

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Very disappointed in port visits. Ship was late leaving port, we missed two ports completely and others cut short. ... Read more
04/15
First time ever cruisers so have only anecdotes from friends who are more seasoned cruisers and our own expectations to ... Read more
This was our 8th cruise with 5 different companies and was our worst ever cruise experience. I therefore wrote detailed ... Read more
Disappointment timbocruise
03/15
Along with other people who have posted reviews on this cruise we were really unhappy with this cruise, particularly ... Read more
03/15
Everything about this cruise was GREAT!!!! Ship was clean, staff was excellent and friendly, excursions were good. I ... Read more

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03/15
As others have already noted, the Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam from Ft, Lauderdale to San Diego, departing Feb. ... Read more
03/15
We returned to Holland America after several years of cruising with Celebrity and Viking River Cruises. We had sailed ... Read more
03/15
I chose the Holland America line (HAL) partly because a close friend/travel agent highly recommended it as did many ... Read more
Panama Canal Cruise carolpardun
03/15
I had a great time traveling to the Panama Canal on board the Zuiderdam. I was wondering what I would think since many ... Read more
There were 8 of us traveling together on this trip. We flew in a day early and stayed at the Rodeway near the pier. It ... Read more

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We took our 84 year old mother on this cruise so I did know to expect that the cruise would cater to an older crowd. As ... Read more
Not rated
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
Not Impressed cowboysailor
03/15
The Zuiderdam on this cruise was somewhat lacking. We were in a Signature Suite and the stewards were just OK.. I have ... Read more
My wife and I, along with three other couples, took HA's STATENDAM for a January and February escape from the cold and ... Read more

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