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345 Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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beval
1 Review
Member Since 2015
First time ever cruisers so have only anecdotes from friends who are more seasoned cruisers and our own expectations to ... Read more
Exseadog
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our 8th cruise with 5 different companies and was our worst ever cruise experience. I therefore wrote detailed ... Read more
timbocruise
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Along with other people who have posted reviews on this cruise we were really unhappy with this cruise, particularly ... Read more
Grammy Sims
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Everything about this cruise was GREAT!!!! Ship was clean, staff was excellent and friendly, excursions were good. I ... Read more
tennisgal65
1 Review
Member Since 2015
As others have already noted, the Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam from Ft, Lauderdale to San Diego, departing Feb. ... Read more

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Conestoga Charlie
1 Review
Member Since 2014
27 Forum Posts
We returned to Holland America after several years of cruising with Celebrity and Viking River Cruises. We had sailed ... Read more
HappyTravelFan
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
I chose the Holland America line (HAL) partly because a close friend/travel agent highly recommended it as did many ... Read more
carolpardun
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
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
Darshan1
11 Reviews
Member Since 2009
23 Forum Posts
Though this is a negative review, there were several highlights on this sailing and excellent staff members including ... Read more
TurboArrow
1 Review
Member Since 2007
15 Forum Posts
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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cowboysailor
1 Review
Member Since 2012
44 Forum Posts
The Zuiderdam on this cruise was somewhat lacking. We were in a Signature Suite and the stewards were just OK.. I have ... Read more
Tamara1234
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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
Oldz55
1 Review
Member Since 2015
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2/15
This was our fifth cruise with Holland America but our least favorite. We sailed on the Zuiderdam previously and very ... Read more
frober262
1 Review
Member Since 2012
15 Forum Posts
The long & short of this cruise was that quite a few passengers ended up with Bronchitis. Was this the fault of the ... Read more
glomarrone
20 Reviews
Member Since 2011
328 Forum Posts
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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Stadtzuercherin
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This cruise was a big disappointment in almost every department.  Also because the ship is old, it was dirty not ... Read more
sensrock
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
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
gzfnp7
1 Review
Member Since 2003
10 Forum Posts
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
dzmom
1 Review
Member Since 2008
70 Forum Posts
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
sordid60
1 Review
Member Since 2009
7 Forum Posts
Unfortunately we didn't read previous reviews until after we booked so we had no clue about potential plumbing ... Read more

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Ladygmfd1
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
formerhusker71
1 Review
Member Since 2014
3 Forum Posts
As usually independent travelers who develop our own itinerary, make lodging reservations, locate by choice and chance ... Read more
StartrainDD
19 Reviews
Member Since 2009
1,410 Forum Posts
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
Canmorecruise
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
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
xLibLabLady
4 Reviews
Member Since 2010
849 Forum Posts
My husband and I had a wonderful time. It was an excellent way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.This is a ... Read more

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