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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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141 Holland America South America Cruise Reviews

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YellowJacket84
1 Review
Member Since 2014
1 Forum Post
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
texaswillie
5 Reviews
Member Since 2009
17 Forum Posts
This review and these opinions are based upon my cruise which originated in Ft Lauderdale on November 20th and ended in ... Read more
Iowa cruiser
12 Reviews
Member Since 2006
167 Forum Posts
I LOVED this cruise. The Chilean coast is like Alaska on steroids, and the ports of call are easy to enjoy on ... Read more
kirsten Somerset
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
lomasteam
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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

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dockman
6 Reviews
Member Since 2001
174 Forum Posts
60++ cruises so I have been there done that to include many Holland America Cruises. I found this Zaandam experience ... Read more
Seascaper11
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Many cruisers have written reviews of Antarctica's spectacular, otherworldly beauty. I second those. It was incredible ... Read more
rogues
1 Review
Member Since 2014
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Zaandam from Valparaiso to Rio. Staff were always friendly, fun and ... Read more
lavenderrabbit1
4 Reviews
Member Since 2011
67 Forum Posts
We flew from Vancouver through Dallas, flying first class for the first time on the international portion... That was a ... Read more
Jimbo80
1 Review
Member Since 2014
10 Forum Posts
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

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Taggart69
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
13 Forum Posts
Pre-Cruise : Booked private car transport (online from Australia) from Miami Airport via Holland Limousine Service. ... Read more
freedream
1 Review
Member Since 2013
18 Forum Posts
Our trip to South America and Antarctica on the Zaandam was an excellent, educational voyage and in this review ... Read more
SophiePrincess
1 Review
Member Since 2012
39 Forum Posts
Not rated
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
DGL
4 Reviews
Member Since 2011
This is our 5th HAL cruise and as always a great experience. You sometimes wonder what kind of travelers cruise the ... Read more
Loreto
6 Reviews
Member Since 2007
1,410 Forum Posts
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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Wtrav
1 Review
Member Since 2008
14 Forum Posts
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
boulders
6 Reviews
Member Since 2007
3,471 Forum Posts
South America/Antarctica - December 15- Jan. 9 on HAL’s Zaandam I just got back today from a fabulous cruise on ... Read more
chirk
3 Reviews
Member Since 2004
52 Forum Posts
We're active independent travelers who have done a handful of cruises, most recently in the Mediterranean with Oceania, ... Read more
rafinmd
14 Reviews
Member Since 2009
12,359 Forum Posts
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
Ecuadan
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
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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leeds cruiser
3 Reviews
Member Since 2009
Very pleasant ship, nicely understated and attracting an older demographic, so no unruly kids or noise from drunken ... Read more
rockytoo
5 Reviews
Member Since 2009
48 Forum Posts
We have about a dozen cruises...eight of which have been on Holland America...three of which have been 30-day cruises. ... Read more
J88
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Overall, this is a trip of a lifetime. You will be mesmerized by the Chilean Andes, and there will never be anything to ... Read more
chess palace
1 Review
Member Since 2011
51 Forum Posts
We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Veendam for three weeks over Christmas and New Year from Rio to Santiago ... Read more
Katrina 1
1 Review
Member Since 2011
68 Forum Posts
This was a cruise that opened up a totally different world to me and that is what really made it special... from the ... Read more

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