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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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120 Holland America South America & Antarctica Cruise Reviews

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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
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
Spectacular! Cruise or Bust!
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
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
Perfect in every way! Aussie Battler
12/14
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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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
11/14
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
Because my husband and I live in Southern California the 31 day Incan Empires cruise round trip from San Diego appealed ... 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 found the cruise director and 31 days of entertainment to be excellent. Our ocean view room was very comfortable. ... Read more

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Holland America Statendam “Our First and Last Cruise with Holland America” The Good: Love the showers; ... Read more
Not rated
11/14
This review and these opinions are based upon my cruise which originated in Ft Lauderdale on November 20th and ended in ... 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
60++ cruises so I have been there done that to include many Holland America Cruises. I found this Zaandam experience ... Read more
Dam good cruise! lavenderrabbit1
03/14
We flew from Vancouver through Dallas, flying first class for the first time on the international portion... That was a ... Read more

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03/14
Why This Cruise? The principal appeal of this cruise was the itinerary. Except for Cabo San Lucas, we had never ... Read more
01/14
Many cruisers have written reviews of Antarctica's spectacular, otherworldly beauty. I second those. It was incredible ... Read more
01/14
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
12/13
Our trip to South America and Antarctica on the Zaandam was an excellent, educational voyage and in this review ... Read more
This is our 5th HAL cruise and as always a great experience. You sometimes wonder what kind of travelers cruise the ... Read more

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South America/Antarctica - December 15- Jan. 9 on HAL’s Zaandam I just got back today from a fabulous cruise on ... Read more
Not rated
12/13
For those who have seen "the world", Antarctica is "out of this world". Especially when you get the 1% weather window ... 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
not bad at all leeds cruiser
11/13
Very pleasant ship, nicely understated and attracting an older demographic, so no unruly kids or noise from drunken ... Read more
HAL is Slipping oldwoodcutter
11/13
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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