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Cliff lookout on Christmas Island (Photo: KiltedArab/Shutterstock.com)

About Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean. The majority of the island has been designated a national park and, as such, much of the land has been preserved and protected. It's a truly stunning destination that is best known for its beautiful rainforest and waterfalls as well as some amazing dive sites within the Java Trench.

Christmas Island is also famous for its annual red crab migration and tremendous array of rare native birds, making it a big draw for nature-loving travelers. For those who want to know more about the people and industry that shaped Christmas Island, there are also several sights dedicated to the island's history and culture, including the Gun Emplacement and Ma Chor Nui Nui Temple.


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  • 32 Night
    Cruise to Christmas Island

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Hilo, Honolulu ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    32 Night Cruise to Christmas Island Route (Holland America Line)
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      San Diego
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      Cruising
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      Honolulu
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      Maui
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      Cruising
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Cruising
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      Christmas Island
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      Cruising
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      Bora Bora
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      Bora Bora
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      Raiatea
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Moorea
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      Rangiroa
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Cruising
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      Marquesas
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      Nuku Hiva
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      Cruising
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Rotterdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Pool deck never feels overcrowded

    Cons

    Older ship showing signs of age, particularly in non-suite cabins

    Bottom Line

    Simple ship with a laidback atmosphere

    Reviews

    Rotterdam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Launched in 1997, Rotterdam VI is the sixth in a line of Holland America flagships and it shows...

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    rlauder
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Panama 2020
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    dhaslett87
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Mostly great service and a relaxed, uncrowded ambiance
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  • 30 Night
    Cruise to Christmas Island

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Maui ... see more
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    Holland America Line
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    30 Night Cruise to Christmas Island Route (Holland America Line)
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      San Diego
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Honolulu
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      Maui
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      Kona (Kailua Bay)
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      Hilo
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Christmas Island
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Bora Bora
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      Bora Bora
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      Moorea
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Cruising
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      Rarotonga
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Vavau
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      Nuku Alofa
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Norfolk Island
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    Shows signs of age in some areas

    Bottom Line

    Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    With its mid-sized capacity and classic styling, Holland America's stately Maasdam is a managea...

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    dfriise48
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Holland America makes the best of COVID outbreak
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    A New Winner - HAL
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    • Select Dining
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    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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    • Alcohol
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  • 32 Night
    Cruise to Christmas Island

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Hilo, Honolulu ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    32 Night Cruise to Christmas Island Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Hilo
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      Honolulu
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      Honolulu
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      Maui
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Christmas Island
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Cruising
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      Bora Bora
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      Bora Bora
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      Raiatea
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Moorea
    • Day 21
      Rangiroa
    • Day 22
      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Cruising
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      Marquesas
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      Nuku Hiva
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Volendam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Incredibly polished service from friendly, well-trained crew

    Cons

    Does show its age in several areas throughout the ship

    Bottom Line

    Nice variety of activities, amenities and enrichment on a manageable midsize vessel

    Reviews

    Volendam Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.0

    When it launched in 1999, Volendam had the highest passenger capacity in Holland America's flee...

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    djack77494
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Volendam's Grand South America Voyage 2020
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    esanesel
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Our second and last cruise on HAL
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 63 Night
    Cruise to Christmas Island

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Honolulu, Maui ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    63 Night Cruise to Christmas Island Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Honolulu
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      Maui
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      Cruising
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      Kona (Kailua Bay)
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      Hilo
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Christmas Island
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Bora Bora
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      Bora Bora
    • Day 18
      Moorea
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Rarotonga
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Vavau
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      Nuku Alofa
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Norfolk Island
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Sydney (Australia)
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Townsville
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      Cairns
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      Cooktown
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      Cruising
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      Ribbon Reef
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Darwin
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      Bali
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      Broome
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      Exmouth
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      Cruising
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      Geraldton
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      Perth (Fremantle)
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      Perth (Fremantle)
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      Bunbury
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      Albany (Australia)
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Kangaroo Island
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      Adelaide
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      Port Lincoln
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      Cruising
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      Melbourne
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      Burnie
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      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    Shows signs of age in some areas

    Bottom Line

    Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    With its mid-sized capacity and classic styling, Holland America's stately Maasdam is a managea...

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    frontline
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Comically bad
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    Sail Date Jun 2019
    In-Depth EXC cruise is unique
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 42 Night
    Cruise to Christmas Island

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Cabo San Lucas, La Paz ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    42 Night Cruise to Christmas Island Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
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      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 5
      La Paz
    • Day 6
      Loreto
    • Day 7
      Guayamas
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      Topolobampo
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      Mazatlan
    • Day 10
      Puerto Vallarta
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      San Diego
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Honolulu
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      Maui
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      Cruising
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      Kona (Kailua Bay)
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      Hilo
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Christmas Island
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Bora Bora
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      Bora Bora
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      Moorea
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Tahiti (Papeete)
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      Cruising
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      Rarotonga
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Vavau
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      Nuku Alofa
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Norfolk Island
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Maasdam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Intimate atmosphere pairs well with unique itineraries

    Cons

    Shows signs of age in some areas

    Bottom Line

    Excellent value for those who prefer a mid-sized ship

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    With its mid-sized capacity and classic styling, Holland America's stately Maasdam is a managea...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
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    Sail Date Jul 2019
    An old ship in need of renovation
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    Sail Date Oct 2019
    EXC Circumnavigation Does Not Disappoint
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 32 Night
    Cruise to Christmas Island

    Leaving:
    San Diego
    Visiting:
    Hilo, Honolulu ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Holland America Line
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    32 Night Cruise to Christmas Island Route (Holland America Line)
    • Day 1
      San Diego
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Hilo
    • Day 8
      Honolulu
    • Day 9
      Honolulu
    • Day 10
      Maui
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Equator (Cruising)
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      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Christmas Island
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      Bora Bora
    • Day 17
      Bora Bora
    • Day 18
      Raiatea
    • Day 19
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 20
      Moorea
    • Day 21
      Rangiroa
    • Day 22
      Tahiti (Papeete)
    • Day 23
      Cruising
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      Marquesas
    • Day 25
      Nuku Hiva
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Equator (Cruising)
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      Cruising
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      San Diego
    Ship Details

    Zaandam - Holland America Line

    Pros

    Easy-to-navigate ship with a spacious feel and grown-up vibe.

    Cons

    Few balconies, little variety in cabin categories, mediocre evening entertainment.

    Bottom Line

    Perfect-sized ship for port-intensive itineraries.

    Reviews
    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Zaandam is a classy ship that proves you don't need gadgets and gimmicks to have a good time. It's...

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    Herbs Mom
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Almost a Perfect Journey
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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More about Christmas Island

Why go to Christmas Island?

Pros: Much of Christmas Island’s natural landscape and wildlife has remained relatively untouched.

Cons: Because of its remote location, dining and shopping on Christmas Island can be limited.

Bottom Line: Christmas Island is a dream destination for divers and nature lovers.