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  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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106 Holland America South America & Antarctica Cruise Reviews

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We flew into Santiago via Buenos Aires from Washington DC and stayed at the Hotel Orly. A really good way to start the ... Read more
TRANSFER TO PORT: We met the HAL staff at the airport and the transfer was very easy. I would recommend the use of ... Read more
Arrival/Hotel/Excursions Before Departure: We traveled by self-arranged air to Buenos Aires about a week early, and ... Read more
This is my first review. So while not as eloquent as other reviewers :-), I thought I'd share what turned out to be a ... Read more
Amazon Explorer 2011 WannaBGambla
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01/12
This was a 24 night cruise - Roundtrip down the Amazon River to Manaus with return to Ft. Lauderdale. Ports of call ... Read more

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This cruise had to be delayed a year for medical reasons, and we even had to switch to Holland America's Veendam. We ... Read more
My husband and I took the 37 day Inca Discovery cruise on the Veendam from New York to Rio from October 16 - November ... Read more
12/11
As an introduction we are on our first cruise aboard the Holland America Veendam. We have cruised on several other ... Read more
12/11
We are not what i call seasoned cruisers but we know what we like, we have been on 7 cruises, 4 with Royal ... Read more
Veendam Nov 6-22 Seacucumber
12/11
MS Veendam: We arrived 2 days earlier on Nov 4th, had a very nice tour of Santiago under the able guidance of Hector ... Read more

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Veendam was dammed streakmarin
09/11
We were on the 35day Inca Discovery cruise round S America Oct/Nov 2010. It did not start well, as they were ... Read more
06/11
We are a retired hotel-business couple (my husband is in a wheelchair) and like to take cruises of 4 weeks or longer. ... Read more
Having heard generally good reports about Holland America, we set off anticipating something that bit special, but ... Read more
Mixed Experience We were on the South American cruise from San Diego to Lima. Some elements of the cruise were ... Read more
02/11
We left Valparaiso on a boat that had just been in a huge storm but we would have the best weather in years. A bit of ... Read more

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Our trip aboard the Veendam was nothing short of spectacular in every way. The entire crew, particularly the Captain ... Read more
01/11
This was a great cruise. I was really interested in the scenic cruising aspect and it did not disappoint. Loved the ... Read more
01/11
This was my first cruise ever and it couldn't have been better. I traveled with my mid-70s parents and they loved it ... Read more
This cruise truly was a dream come true for me. We lucked out weather-wise - and the only turbulant waters were while ... Read more
01/11
This was my 3rd and my husband's 2nd cruise. He was very hesitant about what he had heard about "rounding the Horn", ... Read more

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01/11
We embarked on MS Veendam in Buenos Aires in mid November 2010. The check in was easy and our luggage was forwarded to ... Read more
Trip Report for cruise on the MS Veendam from 11/26/10 to 12/08/10. Bottom Line Up Front: Good cruise overall on ... Read more
Valparaiso to Buenos Aires SanFrancisotraveler
12/10
General We took this cruise mainly to see the Chilean fiords and islands, go through the Darwin Channel, Beagle ... Read more
South America STANCPA44
12/10
I like the ship, my room and the main areas of the ship was in good shape for most parts, (the carpet was stained in ... Read more
Ratings: Food: Should be 3/5 because of the uneven quality. The entree was too often dry and cool. The meat was ... Read more

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