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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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141 Holland America South America Cruise Reviews

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maritzarogerp
1 Review
Member Since 2007
50 Forum Posts
Old and tired ship.Had problems with air/heating, cold and hot water and a "flooded" cabin. These were ... Read more
nastasja
1 Review
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
Great cruise with zaandam, we started in Valparaiso. The embarkation was well organized. We cruised mostly with ... Read more
kjoephyllis
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
I enjoyed the 32 day cruise. The library was large, the food very good, the entertainment enjoyable, the ports ... Read more
WSP104
1 Review
Member Since 2015
4 Forum Posts
We took this 32 day cruise not knowing for sure if it might be too long. As it turned out it was terrific. The ship, ... Read more
pjjacobs72
3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
1 Forum Post
Our 32-day Inca Explorer cruise from San Diego to Lima and return was a mixed bag of pleasure and frustration. The M/S ... Read more

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Deck Cargo
10 Reviews
Member Since 2014
32 days on the Zaandam from San Diego to Buenos Aires Overall the cruise was very enjoyable, even taking into ... Read more
Victoria Missy
1 Review
Member Since 2011
43 Forum Posts
We were very disappointed with this cruise, having been on other Holland America cruises before, we definitely expected ... Read more
jkmarbles
1 Review
Member Since 2015
9 Forum Posts
My friend & I have cruised on Holland America around 155 days. We found the Zaandam to be updated since our ... Read more
Homer Bugsby
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was the “14-day South America Passage” during the first and second weeks of March, 2015, on the MS ... Read more
samcevoy
2 Reviews
Member Since 2001
39 Forum Posts
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

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CJSANDFS
5 Reviews
Member Since 2009
103 Forum Posts
I last sailed on Zaandam 5 years ago. Since then I have sailed with Celebrity and Azamara. Celebrity in particular ... Read more
SSQuorndon
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We had been looking forward to cruising with HAL as we sailed around Alaska with them a few years ago and had a lovely ... Read more
canoncruiser
1 Review
Member Since 2013
71 Forum Posts
I booked this cruise because I wanted a way to experience as much of Latin America as possible. It was great! I lucked ... Read more
fireman999
4 Reviews
Member Since 2006
58 Forum Posts
We booked this cruise because South America was somewhere we had always wanted to travel to and having cruised with HAL ... Read more
Captain Ricky
1 Review
Member Since 2014
22 Forum Posts
We just completed the 68 day Prinsendam Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage. It was our first cruise since the ... Read more

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bobs@palmharbor
1 Review
Member Since 2015
With the exception of the Prinsendam's condition and the dining room menu, this voyage met all our expectations. The ... Read more
shadowdog1
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
3 Forum Posts
We eat all of our meals in the Lido as I don't like to change my clothes just for a meal. I must say the crew working ... Read more
cruising cockroach
1 Review
Member Since 2012
1,181 Forum Posts
2nd recent HAL cruise for my partner and myself. Boarding: We had inside information so we were quickly processed ... Read more
travelers07
3 Reviews
Member Since 2007
268 Forum Posts
This is a review the Zaandam South America and Antarctic cruise that began January 30 in Valparaiso. The reason for ... Read more
CatMom63
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
This cruise is a must for anyone who loves animals and nature Of course we had cultire in mappworld capitals ... Read more

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rjwaxman
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
Words can not fully describe how wonderful this cruise was. The inclusion of the Antarctic experts enhanced this ... Read more
Shaddy1
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Everyone on board agreed that this cruise was not only one of the most unusual cruises they have ever been on, it was ... Read more
carol962
6 Reviews
Member Since 2006
56 Forum Posts
Started out Jan 11, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We went a couple of days early and saw a lot of Buenos Aires, but ... Read more
Cruise or Bust!
1 Review
Member Since 2011
4 Forum Posts
12/14
As a 4-Star Mariner of the HAL company, I have had the opportunity to sail on many of the ships in this fleet and can ... Read more
Aussie Battler
3 Reviews
Member Since 2011
I have just completed the Christmas / New Year 20 day South America and Antarctica cruise aboard the Zaandam with my ... Read more

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