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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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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
We're active independent travelers who have done a handful of cruises, most recently in the Mediterranean with Oceania, ... 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
Amazon explorer SophiePrincess
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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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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
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
We have about a dozen cruises...eight of which have been on Holland America...three of which have been 30-day cruises. ... 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

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03/13
February 18 -- March 5, 2013 Veendam This particular cruise was blessed with good weather--little rain, warm ... Read more
This was our first cruise with HAL and probably the last one. We've cruised with other companies before and HAL is not ... Read more
This was my sixth cruise, from Buenos Aires to Santiago trough the freaking waters of Cape Horn, actually sea was ... 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
We began planning this cruise in May 2012 and found some friends who also booked the trip. We were fortunate to be able ... Read more

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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
02/13
We are both seasoned cruisers and have been to many shores. Our bucket list included sailing the Amazon and the ... Read more
02/13
We arrived at the terminal around 1:30 and was greeted with a check in line that snaked all over. For a ship with only ... Read more
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01/13
We sailed Jan. 10, 2013 on HAL Veendam from Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, via the Antarctic peninsula. ... Read more
ANTARCTICA 2013 mremsha
01/13
My wife and I have been on numerous cruises throughout the globe on different cruise lines over the years. This is our ... Read more

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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
Reviews of the Veendam are overwhelmingly positive for South American cruises and quite mediocre for Bermuda cruises, ... Read more
Around the Horn bbretzi
12/12
After a week in Peru visiting Machu Picchu we flew to Santiago and took the local bus (which is easy and inexpensive) ... Read more
i would not recommend this cruise because most of the ports are not exciting.buenos aires is great,montevedeo is ... Read more
12/12
We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Veendam for three weeks over Christmas and New Year from Rio to Santiago ... Read more

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