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

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Steph'n'Dave
12 Reviews
Member Since 2006
586 Forum Posts
Noordam – October 20/13 Mediterranean and Tran-Atlantic cruise We love cruising and we particularly love ... Read more
paul8
22 Reviews
Member Since 2008
5,202 Forum Posts
29-DAY ANTIQUITIES & SPANISH PASSAGE COLLECTOR 15 Day Barcelona to Tampa on HAL Ryndam cruise Background ... Read more
cruisecontrol1
1 Review
Member Since 2013
33 Forum Posts
This was our longest cruise ever and I was a little apprehensive about the Atlantic crossings because I thought it ... Read more
cancrit99
1 Review
Member Since 2009
7 Forum Posts
We are fairly experienced cruisers, on a range of cruise lines, our favourites among the "big names" being Holland ... Read more
Santa Fe Connie
1 Review
Member Since 2008
89 Forum Posts
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

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fuzzywuzzy
3 Reviews
Member Since 2001
1,368 Forum Posts
We began our cruise from Civitavecchia, Italy on October 31st, 2013. Yes, it was Halloween. We had enjoyed beautiful ... Read more
spudsmack
3 Reviews
Started off with a few days in Amsterdam, a great to acclimate to the time zone change. Superb city for walking, ... Read more
53smokey
1 Review
Member Since 2013
My wife and myself have cruised with numerous other cruise lines and this was our first with Holland American and ... Read more
susanrtw
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
This was our first transatlantic voyage, and I found it very interesting to set sail for so many days (8) without land. ... Read more
Deep Six
1 Review
Member Since 2009
This was our third cruise with Holland America and was every bit as enjoyable as the previous two. Embarkation was ... Read more

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Sweetie and Big G
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
2 Forum Posts
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
easylovecharlie
4 Reviews
Member Since 2009
1 Forum Post
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
lilybay
1 Review
Member Since 2012
225 Forum Posts
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
Steph'n'Dave
12 Reviews
Member Since 2006
586 Forum Posts
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
Govhack
1 Review
Member Since 2013
3 Forum Posts
By way of background, we are in our early 70s and have traveled the world extensively. However, this was our first ... Read more

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Hans1
1 Review
Member Since 2009
22 Forum Posts
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
cabinluvn
1 Review
Member Since 2011
387 Forum Posts
This was our first TA and, hopefully, not our last! We sailed 16 days Ft. Lauderdale to Rome. EMBARKATION: Smooth ... Read more
shadowdog1
2 Reviews
Member Since 2013
3 Forum Posts
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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
leo2012
1 Review
Member Since 2013
My spouse and I were on our first transatlantic cruise with HAL on the Nieuw Amsterdam for the Transatlantic farewell ... Read more
travelnnana
4 Reviews
Member Since 2003
791 Forum Posts
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

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haltransportsus
1 Review
Member Since 2012
3 Forum Posts
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
highcees
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
34 Forum Posts
When the offer for a dynamite price on a marvelous ship taking her TA repositioning from the Caribbean to the Med ... Read more
Morton Salt
7 Reviews
Member Since 2011
48 Forum Posts
A part of the cruise experience is also before the voyage, where one looks forward, is excited, and prepares for the ... Read more
juliang
13 Reviews
Member Since 2005
130 Forum Posts
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
awp529
6 Reviews
Member Since 2008
51 Forum Posts
I booked this cruise as a follow-up to a 35 day South Pacific Cruise on the Westerdam which was very enjoyable. ... Read more

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