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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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184 Holland America Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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Loved the Ryndam. GmaCruzer
05/15
We love the Ryndam. It's a smaller ship, very friendly staff. We found that on our cruise in April, the entertainment ... Read more
My wife and I did a 26 day cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam from Fort Lauderdale, Fl to Venice –- with 16 stops ... Read more
Our first transatlantic cruise - greatly enjoyed the six days' crossing, which were relaxing and allowed us to get our ... Read more
Disappointed DancingORnurse
05/15
Having sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam before, I was so disappointed in the entertainment. One night there was no show at ... Read more
05/15
Was somewhat reluctant to take a transatlantic cruise due to my bouts with seasickness in the past. No issues on this ... Read more

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We took a 26 Days Transatlantic Cruise after being on 14 Holland American Cruises - but this one was a real problem - ... Read more
This was another good cruise...our first TA and our 15th HAL cruise. The "dry-dock" continued right up to the ... Read more
05/15
There was a drill for the crew when we came aboard and all the elevators were unavailable. Neither of us handle stairs ... Read more
Calm Seas muskegon2
05/15
We had a great time. There were amazingly calm seas. The dining room experience was good - they accommodated special ... Read more
05/15
Eurodam – April 5 – 19, 2015 – Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona The Cruise The original and valid ... Read more

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Took the Zuiderdam on a Trans Atlantic from March 16-31. This was our first TA, and likely our last. Service on the ... Read more
This is our 27 th cruise on Holland America. We had a suite so will judge that however our friends were in regular ... Read more
A Fine Small Ship navybankerteacher
12/14
Embarkation at Civitacecchia on November 4 was the easiest and smoothest of any of our more than twenty sailings. The ... Read more
We board the elegant Nieuw Amsterdam in Barcelona for a 13 night Trans Atlantic crossing to Fort Lauderdale. We are ... Read more
This is a long review but it was a long cruise (42 days). Fort Lauderdale Embarkment/Disembarkment: Neither were too ... Read more

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11/14
We boarded Nieuw Amsterdam in Barcelona on 27th October. It is 10 years since we have been on a Holland America ship. ... Read more
Great weather pnkandpurple
11/14
This was my third time doing this cruise from Barcelona to Ft Lauderdale. First time on the Nieuw Amsterdam. Warm sunny ... Read more
We have been traveling since 2000 when we visited Australia and the South Pacific. We have been on over ten cruises ... Read more
Everything started out great. The cabin was very clean and the staff was helpful. All the ports were quiet which was a ... Read more
Two friends. Retired . My second cruise. Attracted by this cruise because went to places such as Greenland which are ... Read more

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This was our 8th cruise on HAL. We have always been pleased with the service and planning. There was the occasional ... Read more
My wife and I took the “Voyage of the Vikings” aboard the Veendam in July and August 2014, the full 35-day ... Read more
09/14
We booked this trip from Amsterdam to Boston thinking that itinerary might attract some adventure travellers and ... Read more
As a 3 star mariner we have used HAL numerous times as well as Celebrity and RCCL. This ship is older but as attractive ... Read more
My DH has wanted to try a transatlantic. I was skeptical by the number of sea days (8) and that I would get bored. I ... Read more

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