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Holland America Line British Columbia Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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32 Holland America Line British Columbia Cruise Reviews


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HappyHippies

4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam - FANTASTIC!!

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Absolutely fantastic!! We love HAL. Everything was exceptional - organized embarkation was very fast, ports of call were great, service was exceptional, all activities and meals were all fantastic, and we can't ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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AirAbel

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

This ship needs some major work on the vessel and their customer service

The land tour (8 days with HAL) was awesome and exceeded our expectations, Anchorage/Denali/Fairbanks/Dawson City/ whitehorse/ Skagway but the sea part to Vancouver was not fun. I would not cruise with HAL on ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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dtgnf

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations

Wonderful re-positioning cruise from Vancouver to San Diego, stopping at San Fran and Catalina Island. First cruise for me, although my traveling companion had made several cruises on HAL with her late mother. Best ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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TravelGirlinDallas

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Loved this one-night cruise!

We chose this one-night cruise on the Westerdam in order to get from Seattle to Vancouver to board a longer cruise the next day. It was a fantastic experience. I had read some negative things about one-night cruises ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Shellbacks

2 Reviews Written

From Pollywogs to Shellbacks

I had always resisted the thought of cruising, but after doing the cruise with Holland America on the MS Oosterdam it would be my first option or a cruise/fly holiday.The ship was spotless, the emphasis is on ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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Cyndy Sue

1 Review Written

Disappointing

As this was our first Holland America cruise, we were very excited to board the Oosterdam in Sydney.Our first disappointment was the atrium area. Normally an area of meeting friends, coffee, drinks and generally a ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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lbt43

11 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fun one day on the Oosterdam!

I love Holland America. Embarkation - I rate this a C. Honestly, I felt they got us on the ship late, (12:00p) and it was really disorganized. No one knew the boarding was numbered and everyone rushed up to ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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andeesue

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

3-Night San Diego/Vancouver May 2012

I live in San Diego and have dear friends in Victoria, so it seemed like a no-brainer to take advantage of the great price for this short cruise to Vancouver. I also took it as an opportunity to see how I'd fare in ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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Vibratone64

1 Review Written

Nice Cruise but be prepared for the upsell

We were fairly impressed by the Oosterdam, in that it is a beautiful ship with nice decor. I expected it to be tacky from the other reviews but did not find it so. Everything looked very modern and functional. I ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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hillcrest

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Alaska, 3 couples, great weather

Airport arrangements, hotel transfers, baggage handling- all with precision. Embarkation took at most 30 minutes shuttle to on board. Land touring a week before cruise included Fairbanks, Denali, ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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suzuki9999

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Zaandam - Alaska

Arrived at Seward for "priority " boarding ,travelled 16 hours: After 20 minutes were told room had been given to someone else: Eventually we were whisked on board after an hour and told to go to front office; ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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JCJCJC

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holland America Glacier Bay/Inside Passage/Land Tour

For some reason the town of Skagway was not listed in the embarkation drop-down. Alright, I'll preface this review by mentioning that I am not a world-weary, sophisticated traveler that is easily bored and has an ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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Boby

1 Review Written

Beware of the cabins under the Rottendam Galley

Personal Information Couple in our forties on our 1st cruise Live in Downtown Vancouver Both employed - Government jobs Travel to Port of Embarkation Took a cab that day because of the rain, would ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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Bellair

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Volendam cruise May 2nd to 17th, 2011

After a fairly intensive dry dock in Singapore for two weeks, the ship looked very good wih new carpets, seating, decking etc. The ship was due to travel to northern Japan but due to the recent disasters there, HAL ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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LeftcoastBC

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

3 Day long Weekend

This was a trip to a) get on the water in a ship once again and b) see how HAL's Zaandam shaped up for a trip we are planning on later.Canada Place: Embarkation and get off went very smoothly. Nothing unusual. I ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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searaider

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

FLL to VAN repositioning

Zuiderdam is great ship and we enjoyed ourselves on the 22 day repositioning. This was our longest cruise to date and we did not have a 'nothing to do' day. Embarkation (disembarkation was much better) was a bit ...
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Sail Date April 2011


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DrKoob

19 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

The Goods and Bads of the Zaandam

Just off the Zaandam in the Pacific SouthwestWanted to knock out a short review of this little 3-day cruise we just disembarked from this morning. Hadn't been on a ship in more than a year after disembarking in Hong ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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UTRugrats3

2 Reviews Written

Incline testing and weight gain (the ship)

We decided to take a quick 1 night cruise to Vancouver BC as part of an anniversary celebration. After checking with the HAL office in Seattle, we found we could board early, eat lunch and then relax on board before ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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clickchick

1 Review Written

HAL missed the boat

I was determined to try a Holland America ship after our cruise to Alaska last year on Princess. Princess has always treated us very well, but when we docked in Victoria next to HAL's Amsterdam, the ship just looked ...
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Sail Date October 2010


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bubba88

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Canal Transit for my 60th Birthday present to me

Well, I did this once and CC sent it back as it was one big paragraph. Let's try again as I really have something to say. I have read reviews on this cruise that were negative coming from the San Diego group that ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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pnskid

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Embarrassed - Shoulda listened

I have been on 86 cruises in 35 years (I am not 50 yet - I started young!). My very first cruise was on the old Rotterdam with my grandparents. I've spent a total of 38 days onboard Holland America. To say it isn't ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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ElliottKitsap

2 Reviews Written

San Diego - Vancouver (our first cruise)

This was our introduction to cruising, and we booked through a local Pacific NW travel agency. The deal seemed pretty good: about $1000 for two of us, including airfare from Seattle to San Diego, transfers from the ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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blueyesdm

3 Reviews Written

First Cruise on Holland - Will be our Last!

This was mine and DH's first cruise on Holland America. Prior to this we did a 10 day on the Radiance and decided to hop on this repositioning cruise to make our way back home to Seattle. We have cruised many times ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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RitaJean

1 Review Written

Pros and cons for the Zuiderdam

Overall it was a good cruise. Below are both Pros and Cons to this experience. This is our 9th cruise; the first one on Holland America Others: Royal Caribbean; Princess; Celebrity and Costa. Pros Excellent food ...
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Sail Date December 2009


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Dick B

2 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Another Dam Cruise

My wife and I, both in our mid (or later) seventies, had nothing except fond memories of HAL from our trip on the Rotterdam's final crossing before becoming the Rembrandt in 1998. In booking the Oosterdam for our ...
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Sail Date September 2008


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