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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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92 Holland America South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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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
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
We sailed with 3 adult friends (a couple and a single) and all had outside cabins with windows on the lowest deck. ... Read more
Poor customer focus. DISGRUNTLED AUSSIES
03/12
The cruise from Rio to Santiago began with a sour note as HAL arranged the overnight accommodation in Rio, at a grossly ... Read more
South Pacific Adventure Texans4cruisin'
02/12
Introduction of poster: This was our 20th cruise and 4th on Holland America. We started cruising in 1979 aboard the ... Read more

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02/12
My wife and I really enjoyed the 30-day South Pacific Cruise leaving San Diego January 4, 2012 and returning February ... Read more
I was looking forward to my trip from Sydney to the South Pacific islands and then up to Singapore via Indonesia. The ... Read more
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
BACKGROUND: After flying to San Diego the day before our cruise, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Harborside. This is ... Read more
This was the first time this ship had been on this itinerary However, another ship for this line has. I can ... Read more

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A Month at Sea! Christina Auld
08/11
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
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
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
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
Dam the Violendam Mr.G.Oates
04/11
Embarkation at Sydney was easy (better than a lot of ports). Missed the courtesy of being shown to our cabin (as said ... Read more

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Great escape Yewcic
02/11
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
My husband and I and my sister enjoyed our trip very much especially the ports of call and the excellent weather. ... Read more
A very nice trip on the Rotterdam to Hawaii and the South Pacific. Three stops were of main interest to me; Fanning ... Read more
March 2010 we sailed with the ms Rotterdam from San Diego to Hawaii and French Polynesia. The ship: We were ... Read more
Background information: Always wanted to go to French Polynesia without paying the huge hotel rates on the islands. ... Read more

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Background: This was our sixth cruise, third thirty day South Pacific cruise, and first time on HAL. We chose ... Read more
Plumbing was the biggest issue. Clogs are one matter, but overflowing commodes need immediate attention. The front desk ... Read more
11/10
To qualify this review, I would first have to say that I had previously been on a south pacific cruise with Princess, ... Read more
10/10
Did you notice the crowds in the Retreat? In the Mix bar? On the reserved lanai deck chairs? No, because there weren't ... Read more
BACKGROUND: This was our 22'nd cruise, mainly on Princess and Royal Caribbean. We are in our mid-50's. HOTEL: ... Read more

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