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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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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
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

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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
03/14
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
Although we have enjoyed multiple cruises with the other mainstream lines, this was our first with Holland America. ... Read more
Never again beakswife
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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
Prior to this cruise, I became somewhat concerned due to many of the comments addressing air conditioning and plumbing ... Read more

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Have cruised on two other Holland ships, before Carnival took over, with no issues. Things have defintely changed for ... Read more
It has been about 10 years since we first started cruising, and the Zuiderdam was our first ship… then it was a ... 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
What a shame. After a combined 320 nights on Holland America Lines (HAL), this middle class family who has earned ... Read more
I have cruised on Holland American ships in the past so I had high expectations for the Panama Canal cruise. I was very ... Read more

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02/14
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
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
Great cruise dann54
02/14
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
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

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Great ship! Herbs Mom
02/14
After reading several reviews of the Zuiderdam I was thinking we had made a mistake in booking this ship. I'm thinking ... Read more
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
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
This Nov 29 to Dec 9, 2013 review of the ms Zuiderdam 10-day Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise is written as my impressions ... Read more
12/13
We sailed on the Westerdam last year and previously on its siser ship, the Oosterdam, and love the size and amenities ... Read more

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