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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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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
This time I was much more pleased with Holland America than the previous time when they were doing construction while ... 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
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
I would describe this as a happy ship with a contented crew, many of whom have been either on this ship or on other HAL ... Read more

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This ship is mid size so about 2,000 guests on board. The cruise catered age group of 60 and up. An older ship ... Read more
11/13
FLL to Port Everglades: This was no problem at all. We decided not to pay the expensive Holland America transfer and ... Read more
A quick taxi from the airport was a snap as usual, and we were pleasantly surprised to walk into an empty terminal. We ... 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
Recently returned from a 21 day Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam with Holland America. For those of you who have not ... Read more

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"Cruise plan great, ship fine, pity about the food” We took a 14 day Panama cruise from San Diego on the ... Read more
Never Again barrycher
10/13
Lets start at the beginning: the embarkation was flawless with the exception that you had to walk up a lot of stairs if ... Read more
RETURN TO 1950 patyann70
10/13
We have just returned from the 11 day cruise from the Panama Canal. We were up graded to deck six with the balcony. The ... Read more
10/13
We sailed on the Westerdam last year and previously on its siser ship, the Oosterdam, and love the size and amenities ... Read more
My friend and I sailed on this ship for the first time on October 18. I have been on 30 cruises and my friend on 25. ... 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
We had never cruised with HAL, and did not know what to expect as Celebrity was always our 1st choice but did not have ... Read more
10/13
A very Poor experience with my first trip on Holland. I have cruised many times on other ships including Carnival, NCL, ... Read more
We just returned on November 8th from a Panama Canal cruise on MS Zuiderdam. We were in Suite 7065, right across from ... Read more
Very Disappointed orlandodolly
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10/13
We were on the 13 October sailing to the Panama Canal. This was our 39th cruise and our 5th with HAL> We had not ... Read more

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Panama2013 KDMAGS
09/13
We sailed on the Zaandam in 2008, and the ship is showing its age. cushions in the show lounge are worn and ... Read more
This was our fifth cruise with HAL (and ninth overall) and also the longest we’ve ever taken with any cruise ... Read more
Zuiderdam - retiredcruiser50
09/13
On my previous voyage I had earned the status of a 3-star Mariner and so this voyage was the first time I had sailed ... Read more
I took my Grandfather on a 14 day cruise to fulfill a promise I made to him to take him north, south, east and west. ... Read more
After reading the previous review I was skeptical of the condition of the ship. Our biggest problem was the fact that ... Read more

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