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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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369 Holland America Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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12/13
FLL to Port Everglades: This was no problem at all. We decided not to pay the expensive Holland America transfer and ... 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
Whew! cerezowpf
12/13
A 2-3 hour delay in "registering procedure" because the computers went down for several hours, leaving all arriving ... 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
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

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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
Recently returned from a 21 day Panama Canal cruise on the Veendam with Holland America. For those of you who have not ... Read more
Very Disappointed orlandodolly
Not rated
11/13
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
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
"Cruise plan great, ship fine, pity about the food” We took a 14 day Panama cruise from San Diego on the ... Read more

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Never Again barrycher
11/13
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
We just returned on November 8th from a Panama Canal cruise on MS Zuiderdam. We were in Suite 7065, right across from ... Read more
RETURN TO 1950 patyann70
11/13
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
Zuiderdam - retiredcruiser50
11/13
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
11/13
A very Poor experience with my first trip on Holland. I have cruised many times on other ships including Carnival, NCL, ... Read more

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Panama2013 KDMAGS
10/13
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
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
Having been told that by HAL I could not book a transfer from FLL to the ship, it had to be done several days in ... Read more
04/13
We sail mostly on HAL and had noticed a decline in some services the last few cruises. That was NOT so this time! We ... Read more

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Sunny STATENDAM Sailing Locomotiveman
04/13
Our 4some had a fine cruise, got tanned and enjoyed 4 weeks away from snow. So what's NOT to like about that you may ... 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
My first ever cruise. Had a brilliant time, didn't want to get off and would sail with Holland America again at the ... Read more
We just returned from a 20 day cruise through the Panama Canal and had a truly great time. BACKGROUND: I am in my ... Read more
Slipping dbits
Not rated
04/13
As in other areas of service, dining and entertainment HAL has been cutting back on its stateroom amenities. Though ... Read more

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