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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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345 Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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lovetocruise3333
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
We are a couple in their late 50 's traveling with our best friends also in their late fifties. We flew in from New ... Read more
janazombie
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I just love Holland America and would suggest spending the extra $$ to get a balcony suite, preferably a Neptune Suite. ... Read more
skip.brandy
4 Reviews
Member Since 2012
241 Forum Posts
It's the first time we haven't driven down to Florida from Ont. Ca. We flew using the services of HAL, on A/C, we ... Read more
pbnjrockette
4 Reviews
Member Since 2008
850 Forum Posts
EMBARKATION—We arrived on an early flight and were in Group 3 to enter the ship. No lines at check-in but had to ... Read more
Hflors
2 Reviews
Member Since 2003
3,064 Forum Posts
First let me say that I believe that my expectations were way too high. Having read blogs from Bill & Marianne on ... Read more

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grammy119
1 Review
Member Since 2015
34 Forum Posts
We previously sailed with HAL to Alaska. That was almost flawless so we were disappointed in the Veendam and some of ... Read more
Grandpaul
2 Reviews
Member Since 2006
10,307 Forum Posts
12/15
Recently returned form a 10 day cruise on the Zuiderdam to Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal and Costa Rica. Some of my ... Read more
Capt Bob
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Having sailed numerous times (over 200 days) on Holland america I think I can safely say they have dropped from a ... Read more
nebraskacorn
1 Review
Member Since 2012
12 Forum Posts
We had read several negative reviews of this ship, we had a wonderful experience! Yes, some of the soft goods were a ... Read more
Flshelley
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Our travel agent advised us that this cruise line attracts mature travelers. Being recently retired, I assumed that ... Read more

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Sstylechild
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Our 9th cruise, and 2nd on Holland America was just O.K. The food was Buffet Restaurant quality at best, ( think ... Read more
sasysutler
19 Reviews
Member Since 2005
4,445 Forum Posts
This was the 2nd time on Zuiderdam as mom wanted to see the Panama Canal AGAIN. Embarkation was a breeze, and right to ... Read more
Myra W. Darwish
1 Review
Member Since 2011
9 Forum Posts
Intro: I wanted to share how our trip on the Zuiderdam, which sailed Nov. 9th to Nov. 20th from Ft, Lauderdale, FL, was ... Read more
DeeVeeCS
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
My wife and I booked a balcony stateroom on deck 6. This was our first cruise with Holland America and our 7th ... Read more
aamons
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
22 Forum Posts
First off, overall the service and attention to detail was excellent. The names of the dining room staff people who ... Read more

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Prof Don
3 Reviews
Member Since 2015
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
Prof Don
3 Reviews
Member Since 2015
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
nana2many
6 Reviews
Member Since 2010
This was our first cruise on HAL. I had pretty high expectations and was not disappointed. Embarkation was late ... Read more
ChesterLocksley
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
dandk%*
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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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sgutierrez
1 Review
Member Since 2015
The rating of this ship is generous according to reviews. Service was awful to non existing. Out of 14 nights in dining ... Read more
old car guy
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
canadianbear
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
1,665 Forum Posts
Stateroom staff: best we have ever had, thank you to Rohman & Roni-they anticipated our needs and the first day ... Read more
aginglawyer
1 Review
Member Since 2015
PROS: 1. The dining staff and cabin staff are wonderful and will do anything to help you. Cheerful and sincere. ... Read more
baido
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Very disappointed in port visits. Ship was late leaving port, we missed two ports completely and others cut short. ... Read more

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