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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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100 Holland America Sydney (Australia) Cruise Reviews

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mandy35
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our 7th cruise but the first with Holland America. We normally book a balcony room but as the choice was so limited ... Read more
icepik
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This was my second HAL cruise, my first being in October on the Maasdam out of Montreal. this time the ship was better ... Read more
Travel-lu
1 Review
Member Since 2010
We have just disembarked in Sydney from our 16 night cruise around New Zealand over the 2015 Christmas and new year ... Read more
Zinio
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
Some people have inflated expectations, and (as a result) complain too much. We embarked in Sydney and stayed on the ... Read more
DanyC
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our 2nd cruise with HAL. Last one was on MS Oosterdam in Dec 2014, which was good but some aspects were ... Read more

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pwuchief
1 Review
Member Since 2012
35 Forum Posts
Ok - new Zealand was great - except for Akaroa where we were not able to tender because of high winds (do not book a ... Read more
Mobi Cruiser
3 Reviews
Member Since 2010
166 Forum Posts
Our first HAL cruise, re-positioning from Sydney to Vancouver. The price was right and there were plenty of sea days ... Read more
Pamela J
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My husband & i have recently returned from a 22 night cruise from sydney to vancouver, on holland america ... Read more
Sensational Traveller
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We have sailed on Holland America many times but this was the most disappointing. Firstly the same cruise a year ago ... Read more
Madamcyn
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We embarked in Sydney fron the new White Bay cruise terminal, which was ok but disappointed not to be in Circular Quay. ... Read more

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sensrock
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
This was our 9th cruise to date, all on Holland America. The weather was very nice, the ports were lovely & all in ... Read more
GDJ
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was meant to be a special trip but it did not turn out that way, nothing like the 'excellence' promised. The ... Read more
Opinionator
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Before I begin, I want to make it clear that Holland America is an above average cruise company which I have travelled ... Read more
luvtocruise2015
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our second Holland America cruise in less than a year as last year we did a magnificent 24 day Mediteranean ... Read more
kenjin
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Unlike our experience with a 30 day cruise on HAL's Statendam to Hawaii and French Polynesia in 2014, this vessel, its ... Read more

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hbr2@bigpond.com
1 Review
Member Since 2015
An amazing experience, given that Pam and Nathan were in the vicinity. We were very fortunate to have a great captain ... Read more
kbtwilly
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I have just came back from a cruise on the ms Oosterdam with my sisters and we were mortified to say the least, This ... Read more
Debwil89
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Wow, what a fantastic holiday my family of four had. Two 50 + parents and two older teenage boys all sharing a quad ... Read more
teegysin
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
We had heard that the food on the Holland cruises was very good. Check. Lots of options, beautifully presented and ... Read more
Xerophitus
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Took the South Pacific cruise out of Sydney, and were certainly not impressed with the ship. The Neptune suite was very ... Read more

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phantomrose101
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
8 Forum Posts
We are retired and decided to do a cruise on the Oosterdam. My fault that I didn't check the weather in January in this ... Read more
Kayelledee
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Stateroom and staff. During our cruise, our toilet broke (would not flush) three times for an extended period, ... Read more
philjmw
1 Review
Member Since 2015
From the moment we stepped on board it was obvious that this was not going to be fantastic. No lanyards available until ... Read more
renegade5
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
5 Forum Posts
In Short; Not likely to use this carrier in future. Where to Start for the cruise Oosterdam South Pacific Cruise ... Read more
windsor26
2 Reviews
Member Since 2008
5,679 Forum Posts
Embarkation was good although we were not introduced to our cabin stewards until a couple of days into the cruise. Beds ... Read more

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