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414 Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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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
1,408 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
844 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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ew2103
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This is the reviewer's second cruise. The first was on the Nieuw Amsterdam (same line, western Caribbean), and I ... Read more
travelpa
1 Review
Member Since 2013
this was our 4th cruise with HAL our first on the Westerdam, staying at the recommended hotel the evening before we ... Read more
jarand
5 Reviews
Member Since 2011
620 Forum Posts
We have cruised on several Holland, Princess, and Carnival ships. From our experience, Holland just doesn't deliver on ... Read more
Smithy87
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We embarked Statendam following a five night land tour to Michu Picchu organised by Reader Offers Ltd. Initial ... Read more
clampo
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was my 65th birthday present. I sailed with my partner who is 58. First impressions - fellow passengers had a much ... Read more

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dmeyer
1 Review
Member Since 2004
39 Forum Posts
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
judygriff
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We were a little concerned after reading some of the reviews, but we didn't have any complaints. The ship was very ... Read more
tonopah1kid
1 Review
Member Since 2010
87 Forum Posts
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
manoabob
1 Review
Member Since 2012
64 Forum Posts
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
Cleo1611
2 Reviews
Member Since 2005
51 Forum Posts
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

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queenem123
1 Review
Member Since 2012
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
Travelgrandma10
7 Reviews
Member Since 2013
10 Forum Posts
This time I was much more pleased with Holland America than the previous time when they were doing construction while ... Read more
Transplanted Buckeye
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
1 Forum Post
Every cruise had it's good and bad points. This was our second cruise with HAL and was chosen primarily because the ... Read more
bharrelslp
3 Reviews
Member Since 2011
1 Forum Post
We choose this Panama canal cruise to celebrate my husband's retirement after 50 years as a professor, and to celebrate ... Read more
ShenValleyGal
1 Review
Member Since 2008
333 Forum Posts
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

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marilynlanton@att.net
1 Review
Member Since 2014
After looking forward to this cruise and a ship that came highly recommended, we were informed upon arrival at the ... Read more
Lindylu929
1 Review
Member Since 2012
15 Forum Posts
Our embarkation and departure were delayed due to an outbreak of the Noro Virus and the CDC made the ship remain in ... Read more
phoebeparker
1 Review
Member Since 2011
12 Forum Posts
Embarkation:  We took the 10:45 shuttle from our hotel to the cruise terminal. At the cruise terminal entrance, we ... Read more
zelker
1 Review
Member Since 2004
4,753 Forum Posts
Fourth HAL cruise, first on Zuiderdam. Like others, I was a bit apprehensive after reading about A/C and plumbing ... Read more
baruchgershom
5 Reviews
Member Since 2011
33 Forum Posts
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

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