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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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117 Holland America South America & Antarctica Cruise Reviews

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Perfect in every way! Aussie Battler
01/15
I have just completed the Christmas / New Year 20 day South America and Antarctica cruise aboard the Zaandam with my ... Read more
Because my husband and I live in Southern California the 31 day Incan Empires cruise round trip from San Diego appealed ... Read more
My husband and I honeymooned on the Zaandam over Thanksgiving. We knew that HAL is known as a cruise line for an older ... Read more
My now wife and I did our honeymoon on the Zandaam and had an absolutely wonderful time! To start out with, we are both ... Read more
Not rated
12/14
This review and these opinions are based upon my cruise which originated in Ft Lauderdale on November 20th and ended in ... Read more

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We found the cruise director and 31 days of entertainment to be excellent. Our ocean view room was very comfortable. ... Read more
I LOVED this cruise. The Chilean coast is like Alaska on steroids, and the ports of call are easy to enjoy on ... Read more
We chose this cruise for the destinations, we are not cruise experts and have only been on a few cruises prior to this ... Read more
Would not use HAL again kirsten Somerset
12/14
We are a fit couple in our early 70s. Having had a great first cruise to Alaska with HAL we decided to take the South ... Read more
Holland America Statendam “Our First and Last Cruise with Holland America” The Good: Love the showers; ... Read more

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60++ cruises so I have been there done that to include many Holland America Cruises. I found this Zaandam experience ... Read more
09/14
Many cruisers have written reviews of Antarctica's spectacular, otherworldly beauty. I second those. It was incredible ... Read more
06/14
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Zaandam from Valparaiso to Rio. Staff were always friendly, fun and ... Read more
Dam good cruise! lavenderrabbit1
05/14
We flew from Vancouver through Dallas, flying first class for the first time on the international portion... That was a ... Read more
04/14
Why This Cruise? The principal appeal of this cruise was the itinerary. Except for Cabo San Lucas, we had never ... Read more

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03/14
We did our great adventure a year ago and have had time to reflect and take other cruises. Here are our highlights of ... Read more
Amazon Explorer Taggart69
02/14
Pre-Cruise : Booked private car transport (online from Australia) from Miami Airport via Holland Limousine Service. ... Read more
02/14
Our trip to South America and Antarctica on the Zaandam was an excellent, educational voyage and in this review ... Read more
Amazon explorer SophiePrincess
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02/14
The Prinsendam is the small HAL ship and is an old gem- it has the highest no. Of repeat passengers. That being said, ... Read more
We were looking forward to this 31-day Inca Empire cruise south of the equator to see 7 new ports and revisit 5. On all ... Read more

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This is our 5th HAL cruise and as always a great experience. You sometimes wonder what kind of travelers cruise the ... Read more
My husband and I are in our 60s….typical HAL cruisers on our 19th cruise, but WOW, this 21 day holiday cruise ... Read more
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01/14
For those who have seen "the world", Antarctica is "out of this world". Especially when you get the 1% weather window ... Read more
South America/Antarctica - December 15- Jan. 9 on HAL’s Zaandam I just got back today from a fabulous cruise on ... Read more
HAL is Slipping oldwoodcutter
01/14
The Indonesian and Philipino crew were excellent as usual as were the rest of the staff. The Statendam was the first ... Read more

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