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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 Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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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
Though this is a negative review, there were several highlights on this sailing and excellent staff members including ... Read more

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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
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
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
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
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

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Very satisfied Bobcat Pete
02/15
On this cruise, the captain first came on the loudspeaker and his every mention of the Statendam was “the elegant ... Read more
A nice surprise Rusty Scupper
02/15
Our expectations were low for the soon-to-be sold, frequently disrespected Statendam, but this was a very pleasant ... 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
02/15
We recently completed a 15 day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Statendam. We travelled with another couple and our ... Read more
Although we cruised the Panama Canal westbound with HAL several years ago, we decided to repeat the cruise going ... Read more

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12/14
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
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
Big complaints Stadtzuercherin
12/14
This cruise was a big disappointment in almost every department.  Also because the ship is old, it was dirty not ... Read more
12/14
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
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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