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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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117 Holland America South America & Antarctica Cruise Reviews

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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
12/13
I had a wonderful time on the cruise. Met many wonderful new friends and heard their fantastic stories. The crew was ... Read more
12/13
After having read some of the reviews for the Zaandam, We embarked with some trepidation. I kept looking for the wear ... Read more
not bad at all leeds cruiser
12/13
Very pleasant ship, nicely understated and attracting an older demographic, so no unruly kids or noise from drunken ... Read more

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We have about a dozen cruises...eight of which have been on Holland America...three of which have been 30-day cruises. ... Read more
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
05/13
We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Veendam for three weeks over Christmas and New Year from Rio to Santiago ... Read more
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
We were lucky to have some of the best weather of the season with only one rough sea-night that unfortunately prevented ... Read more

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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
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
03/13
We are both seasoned cruisers and have been to many shores. Our bucket list included sailing the Amazon and the ... 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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03/13
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
03/13
February 18 -- March 5, 2013 Veendam This particular cruise was blessed with good weather--little rain, warm ... Read more
ANTARCTICA 2013 mremsha
02/13
My wife and I have been on numerous cruises throughout the globe on different cruise lines over the years. This is our ... Read more
Reviews of the Veendam are overwhelmingly positive for South American cruises and quite mediocre for Bermuda cruises, ... Read more
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02/13
We sailed Jan. 10, 2013 on HAL Veendam from Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, via the Antarctic peninsula. ... Read more

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Around the Horn bbretzi
02/13
After a week in Peru visiting Machu Picchu we flew to Santiago and took the local bus (which is easy and inexpensive) ... Read more
Worse cruise ever travel texas
01/13
Holland America owes an apology and refund for our South American cruise on November 20, 2012. This was the worse ... Read more
This was a "Bucket List" cruise for us! My husband and I are 65 and Four Star Mariners with Holland America. I did a ... Read more
i would not recommend this cruise because most of the ports are not exciting.buenos aires is great,montevedeo is ... Read more
South American Adventure ColoradoCoach03
12/12
The Veendam is a mid sized ship that we have sailed twice. The upgrades and remodel were a success and will be ... Read more

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