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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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171 Holland America Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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My wife and I took the “Voyage of the Vikings” aboard the Veendam in July and August 2014, the full 35-day ... 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
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
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

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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
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
This was our 8th cruise on HAL. We have always been pleased with the service and planning. There was the occasional ... Read more

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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
08/14
We spent the spring in Europe book ended by a 2 wk transAtlantic crossing on on this ship and a 2 wk north sea ... Read more
After more than 40 years of cruising we are very sorry to report that we had the worse experience ever of any cruise ... Read more
We boarded the beautiful Noordam for the second time in two years on the understanding that we could use any part of ... Read more

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My husband and I have cruised about 6 times with Princess, Celebrity, and Uniworld River Cruises. We've always heard ... Read more
05/14
This was our first cruise on HAL, having some 30+ cruises on Royal, Princess, and Celebrity under our belts. Don't ... Read more
We didn't know what to expect on our first Transatlantic cruise, but we both feel this was an outstanding vacation, ... Read more
This was a great cruise and an incredible value for the money. However, I did notice a few cutbacks probably due to the ... Read more
HAL Heavenly Holiday Steph'n'Dave
03/14
Noordam – October 20/13 Mediterranean and Tran-Atlantic cruise We love cruising and we particularly love ... Read more

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29-DAY ANTIQUITIES & SPANISH PASSAGE COLLECTOR 15 Day Barcelona to Tampa on HAL Ryndam cruise Background ... Read more
Awesome adventure cruisecontrol1
01/14
This was our longest cruise ever and I was a little apprehensive about the Atlantic crossings because I thought it ... Read more
Ryndam review cancrit99
12/13
We are fairly experienced cruisers, on a range of cruise lines, our favourites among the "big names" being Holland ... Read more
My favorite ship Santa Fe Connie
12/13
I booked this cruise/crossing at the last moment, when I was able to get a good rate as a solo traveler. I was able to ... Read more
We began our cruise from Civitavecchia, Italy on October 31st, 2013. Yes, it was Halloween. We had enjoyed beautiful ... Read more

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