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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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133 Holland America South America Cruise Reviews

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10/14
2nd recent HAL cruise for my partner and myself. Boarding: We had inside information so we were quickly processed ... 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
3/14
We flew from Vancouver through Dallas, flying first class for the first time on the international portion... That was a ... Read more
3/14
Why This Cruise? The principal appeal of this cruise was the itinerary. Except for Cabo San Lucas, we had never ... Read more
Many cruisers have written reviews of Antarctica's spectacular, otherworldly beauty. I second those. It was incredible ... Read more

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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
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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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

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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
11/13
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Zaandam from Valparaiso to Rio. Staff were always friendly, fun and ... Read more
Amazon Explorer Taggart69
11/13
Pre-Cruise : Booked private car transport (online from Australia) from Miami Airport via Holland Limousine Service. ... Read more
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11/13
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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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
We're active independent travelers who have done a handful of cruises, most recently in the Mediterranean with Oceania, ... Read more
Background:My cruise line of choice is Crystal, this is my second voyage on the Prinsendam and I was very pleased to be ... Read more
11/13
I had a wonderful time on the cruise. Met many wonderful new friends and heard their fantastic stories. The crew was ... Read more
11/13
After having read some of the reviews for the Zaandam, We embarked with some trepidation. I kept looking for the wear ... Read more

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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
We have about a dozen cruises...eight of which have been on Holland America...three of which have been 30-day cruises. ... Read more
We were lucky to have some of the best weather of the season with only one rough sea-night that unfortunately prevented ... Read more
Embarkation in Buenos Aires was a bit chaotic as there were 3 large cruise ships in port that day. You needed to pay ... Read more
This was my sixth cruise, from Buenos Aires to Santiago trough the freaking waters of Cape Horn, actually sea was ... Read more

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