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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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633 Holland America San Diego Cruise Reviews

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We went on a 3 day repositioning cruise for the MS Amsterdam to begin its Alaska season. We had been looking for a ... Read more
This was a trip of a lifetime for me. at the age of 12 year i was intrigued by the panama canal and finally at the ... Read more
Route: 29 day voyage: San Diego > Hawaii (3 islands) > Kiribati (1 island) > French Polynesia (6 islands) ... Read more
We were lucky to receive a good upgrade from an HH guarantee to a D category. Cabin 772 was on the fourth deck in the ... Read more
04/15
When we arrived in San Diego there was no line so we thought it would be easy getting on-board. How wrong we were - 40 ... Read more

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We had cruised 51 times before and in almost every part of the world. These previous cruises ranged from 7 to 14 or 15 ... Read more
Disappointed jeffbo1962
04/15
This was my 3rd sailing on the ms Veendam, the first since her refurbishment and second Mexican Riviera cruise. ... Read more
In all fairness this review mostly will be about the service and food on the Veendam during this cruise as there has ... Read more
A year and a half ago I cruised on Holland Zuiderdam destination Panama-it was such a terrible experience they gave us ... Read more
03/15
Third cruise on Holland, last one was 6 years ago on the Oosterdam. Also have cruised on Celebrity and Princess. We are ... Read more

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3 stars out of 5 overall. It is an older ship, but very well maintained and very clean. I liked the more "ocean liner" ... Read more
I was a little apprehensive before boarding the Statendam for her cruise to Hawaii and the South Pacific this February. ... Read more
Disappointed in cabin and food celebrating seniors
03/15
As a faithfull cruiser on Holland America Line, I found the selection of food on this cruise was poor. You can always ... Read more
We were on the Veendam’s 18-day cruise to Hawaii that sailed on January 20, 2015 from San Diego and returned ... Read more
Very satisfied Bobcat Pete
02/15
On this cruise, the captain first came on the loudspeaker and his every mention of the Statendam was “the elegant ... Read more

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A nice surprise Rusty Scupper
02/15
Our expectations were low for the soon-to-be sold, frequently disrespected Statendam, but this was a very pleasant ... Read more
02/15
We recently completed a 15 day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Statendam. We travelled with another couple and our ... Read more
We had done this itinerary a year ago on a different cruise line, and really enjoyed the number of sea days, so decided ... Read more
I am a dedicated Princess cruiser with about 12 cruises. However, due to chikengunya epedemic in Tahiti raging and not ... Read more
Although we cruised the Panama Canal westbound with HAL several years ago, we decided to repeat the cruise going ... Read more

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All in all, we had a very good time with our friends and celebrating New Year's Eve together. Our ship went all out to ... Read more
The Ship: The ship is wonderful. The retrofit changed a few things, so i recommend you also try the Maasdam to get a ... Read more
I’ll start off by saying that someone else might have rated this cruise considerably higher. But I opted to be ... Read more
Background We cruise often, and usually during the holidays. We're all 3-star HAL Mariners, even our 9 year old. We're ... Read more
12/14
This is my third hal cruise and first on the Statendan ( sea of cortez cruise) and based on this cruise I would not ... Read more

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