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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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361 Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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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
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
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
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

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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
05/14
This was my 65th birthday present. I sailed with my partner who is 58. First impressions - fellow passengers had a much ... Read more
Great cruise judygriff
05/14
We were a little concerned after reading some of the reviews, but we didn't have any complaints. The ship was very ... Read more

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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
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 my 8th cruise, 3rd with HAL and 2nd time on the Zuiderdam. I found the Zuiderdam was clean, and in good ... Read more
To start with I want to let you know, until recently HAL was my wife and mine favorite cruise line. We are both 4 star ... Read more
04/14
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

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This time I was much more pleased with Holland America than the previous time when they were doing construction while ... Read more
Good, not great Transplanted Buckeye
04/14
Every cruise had it's good and bad points. This was our second cruise with HAL and was chosen primarily because the ... Read more
We choose this Panama canal cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement after 50 years as a professor, and to celebrate ... Read more
04/14
We arrived at the port at 11:00 and were able to enter immediately to have our wine checked and charged for one of ... Read more
Thanks a lot. marilynlanton@att.net
03/14
After looking forward to this cruise and a ship that came highly recommended, we were informed upon arrival at the ... Read more

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Our embarkation and departure were delayed due to an outbreak of the Noro Virus and the CDC made the ship remain in ... Read more
Embarkation:  We took the 10:45 shuttle from our hotel to the cruise terminal. At the cruise terminal entrance, we ... Read more
Fourth HAL cruise, first on Zuiderdam. Like others, I was a bit apprehensive after reading about A/C and plumbing ... Read more
Our November 18, 2013, 11-day Panama Canal Sunfarer was going to be a great bucket-list check-off for my wife and I. We ... Read more
Although we have enjoyed multiple cruises with the other mainstream lines, this was our first with Holland America. ... Read more

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