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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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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
3/13
February 18 -- March 5, 2013 Veendam This particular cruise was blessed with good weather--little rain, warm ... 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
2/13
We are both seasoned cruisers and have been to many shores. Our bucket list included sailing the Amazon and the ... Read more
2/13
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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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
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
ANTARCTICA 2013 mremsha
1/13
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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1/13
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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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
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
Worse cruise ever travel texas
11/12
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

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South American Adventure ColoradoCoach03
10/12
The Veendam is a mid sized ship that we have sailed twice. The upgrades and remodel were a success and will be ... Read more
4/12
We recently completed a wonderful 31 day journey on Veendam, from Buenos Aires to Fort Lauderdale. I hesitated to ... Read more
Holland America arranged our flights and hotel in Buenos Aires. Both were great. We left out of Baltimore, MD after ... Read more
3/12
The economy has had its impact on the Veendam as they are attempting to do the same with less people and thye are ... Read more
Inca Empire Cruise 1968Graduate
2/12
Entertainment: Much better than we expected. They brought in a lot of different acts and most were very good. We ... Read more

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2/12
We selected this cruise to eliminate Machu Picchu from our bucket list. Big mistake. Lesson learned: take separate ... Read more
The scenery and adventure of being in this part of the world are unparalleled. Good destinations, although you'll want ... Read more
1/12
Having recovered from the initial shock of the hoards of young folks waiting in the terminal in Buenos and the pleasure ... Read more
1/12
This being our fifth cruise with HAL, we knew our way around the ship and quickly settled down to shipboard life. A ... Read more
1/12
We travelled on the ms Amsterdam for 32 days from Buenos Aires to Sydney... Highlights were certainly Falkland ... Read more

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