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92 Holland America South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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burchan
2 Reviews
Member Since 2006
213 Forum Posts
I have sailed with HAL before and liked it. It should have been the same this time. For the first time in my life I was ... Read more
HamburgAvonLady
1 Review
Member Since 2008
1,363 Forum Posts
After having to postpone this wonderful itinerary for almost 3 years due to health issues, we finally boarded the ... Read more
rossmb
1 Review
Member Since 2012
1 Forum Post
This type of report is unavoidably subjective. I have read on this and other forums reports about the same cruise by ... Read more
Sweet Judy
1 Review
Member Since 2009
2 Forum Posts
My husband and I just finished a 60 day cruise and love it. During the 60 days we went to more ports and there is not ... Read more
boston41
1 Review
Member Since 2012
We did the 30 day Hawaii South Pacific Cruise. While the Rotterdam is an older ship there is still a lot of charm. ... Read more

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CruiseMan37
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
I don't want to write a long dissertation about this cruise as my wife and I had a really good time, despite being ... Read more
1travelfan
2 Reviews
Member Since 2009
We sailed with 3 adult friends (a couple and a single) and all had outside cabins with windows on the lowest deck. ... Read more
DISGRUNTLED AUSSIES
4 Reviews
Member Since 2011
4 Forum Posts
The cruise from Rio to Santiago began with a sour note as HAL arranged the overnight accommodation in Rio, at a grossly ... Read more
Texans4cruisin'
1 Review
Member Since 2011
52 Forum Posts
Introduction of poster: This was our 20th cruise and 4th on Holland America. We started cruising in 1979 aboard the ... Read more
Illini89
1 Review
Member Since 2012
My wife and I really enjoyed the 30-day South Pacific Cruise leaving San Diego January 4, 2012 and returning February ... Read more

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Tabitha
1 Review
Member Since 2000
I was looking forward to my trip from Sydney to the South Pacific islands and then up to Singapore via Indonesia. The ... Read more
ryndam
3 Reviews
Member Since 2002
686 Forum Posts
We are long time HAL 4-star Mariners. We selected this cruise for the itinerary, since we had never been to any of ... Read more
Boz12
2 Reviews
Member Since 2011
This was the first time this ship had been on this itinerary However, another ship for this line has. I can ... Read more
sansterre
2 Reviews
Member Since 2008
1,861 Forum Posts
BACKGROUND: After flying to San Diego the day before our cruise, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Harborside. This is ... Read more
Christina Auld
1 Review
This was to be a Holiday Dreams are made of, we took a year to plan it. We drove from Miami to San Diego to join the ... Read more

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duckman715
1 Review
Member Since 2004
319 Forum Posts
This was our fourth HAL cruise and the itinerary was the major draw for this cruise. HAL is far and away our favorite ... Read more
PenderBender
3 Reviews
Member Since 2008
We are retired and in our mid-60's and have sailed many times with HAL. It is the only place left where we can still ... Read more
Locomotiveman
5 Reviews
Member Since 2003
681 Forum Posts
This was a very good cruise for us, I'll rate it a 4.5 out of 5.0, as I intend to be 'Fair&Balanced', but Hey!! we ... Read more
Mr.G.Oates
1 Review
Embarkation at Sydney was easy (better than a lot of ports). Missed the courtesy of being shown to our cabin (as said ... Read more
Yewcic
1 Review
Member Since 2010
2 Forum Posts
In a lot of ways, the whole exceeded the sum of the parts as we had a wonderful time (despite a number of little ... Read more

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lifeguardpe
1 Review
Member Since 2011
1 Forum Post
My husband and I and my sister enjoyed our trip very much especially the ports of call and the excellent weather. ... Read more
nrobin
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
52 Forum Posts
A very nice trip on the Rotterdam to Hawaii and the South Pacific. Three stops were of main interest to me; Fanning ... Read more
Dutch cruisefan
1 Review
Member Since 2010
March 2010 we sailed with the ms Rotterdam from San Diego to Hawaii and French Polynesia. The ship: We were ... Read more
nanonano
1 Review
Member Since 2010
120 Forum Posts
Background information: Always wanted to go to French Polynesia without paying the huge hotel rates on the islands. ... Read more
jayellbee
1 Review
Member Since 2010
5 Forum Posts
Background: This was our sixth cruise, third thirty day South Pacific cruise, and first time on HAL. We chose ... Read more

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