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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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11/12
Having recovered from the initial shock of the hoards of young folks waiting in the terminal in Buenos and the pleasure ... Read more
06/12
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
05/12
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
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04/12
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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03/12
Another trip of a lifetime. We arrived in Buenos Aires 5 days early and took a side trip to Iguazu Falls on the border ... Read more
03/12
We selected this cruise to eliminate Machu Picchu from our bucket list. Big mistake. Lesson learned: take separate ... Read more
03/12
This being our fifth cruise with HAL, we knew our way around the ship and quickly settled down to shipboard life. A ... Read more
03/12
We travelled on the ms Amsterdam for 32 days from Buenos Aires to Sydney... Highlights were certainly Falkland ... Read more
The scenery and adventure of being in this part of the world are unparalleled. Good destinations, although you'll want ... Read more

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This is a brief review of this cruise, due to the fact that we kept to the Lido, Library, Gym, stateroom (138 on ... Read more
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

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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
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

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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
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

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