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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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172 Holland America Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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My favorite ship Santa Fe Connie
10/13
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
My wife and myself have cruised with numerous other cruise lines and this was our first with Holland American and ... 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
Goodbye Prinsendam easylovecharlie
04/13
This was our third cruise on The Prinsendam in the last five years. We fell in love with the ship on our first cruise. ... 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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04/13
This was our third cruise with Holland America and was every bit as enjoyable as the previous two. Embarkation was ... Read more
04/13
By way of background, we are in our early 70s and have traveled the world extensively. However, this was our first ... Read more
Great first cruise! Sweetie and Big G
03/13
From the steward who offered us a blanket while we were lounging in a deck chair to the Lido deck outside rear deck ... Read more
Wonderful Cruise cabinluvn
03/13
This was our first TA and, hopefully, not our last! We sailed 16 days Ft. Lauderdale to Rome. EMBARKATION: Smooth ... Read more
We booked this cruise because we had fallen in love with the ship and the crew on our fall trans-Atlantic cruise on ... Read more

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Ryndam is a gem lilybay
03/13
I have been on the Veendam a number of times. This was my first cruise on the Ryndam. it is the same size but has less ... Read more
The facilities at Tampa port are not up-to-date. It took quite a while until a porter showed up to collect the luggage. ... Read more
My spouse and I were on our first transatlantic cruise with HAL on the Nieuw Amsterdam for the Transatlantic farewell ... Read more
11/12
This was our 4th Holland America cruise experience with approximately 35 other cruises on many other lines, past & ... Read more
A part of the cruise experience is also before the voyage, where one looks forward, is excited, and prepares for the ... Read more

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This was a 21-day cruise that started in Civitavecchia, Italy and ended in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It combined two HAL ... Read more
10/12
This was our 13th trans-Atlantic cruise in the last 6 years - we are definitely a fan of them. This is the first time I ... Read more
Trans Atlantic WisRiver
10/12
This was our second trans Atlantic cruise and third cruise on Holland America. We enjoy repositioning cruises because ... Read more
I booked this cruise as a follow-up to a 35 day South Pacific Cruise on the Westerdam which was very enjoyable. ... Read more
This was my 45th cruise, 26th with HAL, and my eighth Transatlantic. Obviously I enjoy days at sea and usually enjoy ... Read more

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10/12
We opted to purchase the $39 per person transfers from the airport in Barcelona to the ship from Holland America upon ... Read more
Not rated
10/12
I have only been cruising for about 9 years but I have over 200 cruise days so far. Most of those have been with ... Read more
This is our second time to do this cruise. We have enjoyed it so much that we have again booked it for 2013. The days ... Read more
We were already on the ship when it arrived in Barcelona. We disembarked early and got on a hop-on hop-off bus. We had ... Read more
I took this cruise because i wanted to spend time seeing barcelona and what better way to return than a cruise on a ... Read more

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