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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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126 Holland America South America Cruise Reviews

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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
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
Not rated
02/13
We sailed Jan. 10, 2013 on HAL Veendam from Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina, via the Antarctic peninsula. ... Read more
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

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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
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

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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
Inca Empire Cruise 1968Graduate
04/12
Entertainment: Much better than we expected. They brought in a lot of different acts and most were very good. We ... Read more
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

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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
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

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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
Not rated
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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