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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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Great cruise judygriff
03/14
We were a little concerned after reading some of the reviews, but we didn't have any complaints. The ship was very ... Read more
03/14
We embarked Statendam following a five night land tour to Michu Picchu organised by Reader Offers Ltd. Initial ... 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
03/14
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
Never again beakswife
Not rated
02/14
Let me start by saying that this cruise was our 23rd. First and last with Holland America! The embarkation was smooth ... Read more

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It has been about 10 years since we first started cruising, and the Zuiderdam was our first ship… then it was a ... Read more
Good, not great Transplanted Buckeye
02/14
Every cruise had it's good and bad points. This was our second cruise with HAL and was chosen primarily because the ... Read more
Fourth HAL cruise, first on Zuiderdam. Like others, I was a bit apprehensive after reading about A/C and plumbing ... Read more
Prior to this cruise, I became somewhat concerned due to many of the comments addressing air conditioning and plumbing ... Read more
Thanks a lot. marilynlanton@att.net
02/14
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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02/14
Had our first HAL cruise on the Statendam in September. It was a disaster! Decided to try one more since it was the ... Read more
Embarkation:  We took the 10:45 shuttle from our hotel to the cruise terminal. At the cruise terminal entrance, we ... Read more
Our embarkation and departure were delayed due to an outbreak of the Noro Virus and the CDC made the ship remain in ... Read more
Although we have enjoyed multiple cruises with the other mainstream lines, this was our first with Holland America. ... Read more
Good Times stlouistravelers
01/14
We decided to take this cruise because Holland America was reported as a premium line and we were going to visit the ... Read more

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01/14
This was our first HAL cruise and I booked it with some concerns for all the reviews concerning the lack of A/C. I was ... Read more
Great ship! Herbs Mom
01/14
After reading several reviews of the Zuiderdam I was thinking we had made a mistake in booking this ship. I'm thinking ... Read more
Great cruise dann54
01/14
My wife and I booked this cruise without the kids so we could relax and enjoy the cruise. FYI we took the kids with us ... Read more
The ship has not been refurbished in years and is badly in need of a total overhaul. - There is rust on may areas of ... Read more
This was a great cruise! It had been 3 years since our last HAL cruise. It was our first trip through the Panama Canal ... Read more

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After reading all the reviews of the Zuiderdam, I was almost fearful of sailing on the 1/3 Panama Canal voyage. I had ... Read more
The following account represents my opinion of our experience on the Statendam. We have just disembarked in Fort ... Read more
Embarkation – HAL staff / Port Everglades personnel need to do a better job of directing incoming passengers to ... Read more
What a shame. After a combined 320 nights on Holland America Lines (HAL), this middle class family who has earned ... Read more
Glad I Did It! zcruizer
12/13
This was my first cruise on Holland America and also my first solo trip. Overall, I would say I am very pleased. I ... Read more

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