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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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380 Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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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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11/14
Unfortunately we didn't read previous reviews until after we booked so we had no clue about potential plumbing ... Read more
11/14
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
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
Retirement Cruise Canmorecruise
10/14
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

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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 is the reviewer's second cruise. The first was on the Nieuw Amsterdam (same line, western Caribbean), and I ... 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
We have cruised on several Holland, Princess, and Carnival ships. From our experience, Holland just doesn't deliver on ... Read more
05/14
We embarked Statendam following a five night land tour to Michu Picchu organised by Reader Offers Ltd. Initial ... Read more

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