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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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168 Holland America Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
Started off with a few days in Amsterdam, a great to acclimate to the time zone change. Superb city for walking, ... Read more
My wife and myself have cruised with numerous other cruise lines and this was our first with Holland American and ... Read more
This was our first transatlantic voyage, and I found it very interesting to set sail for so many days (8) without land. ... Read more

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