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Holland America Line Buenos Aires Cruise Reviews

8:10 all closed, should have closed at 9
Huge balcony in our room which incredible vistas!
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A BIG THANK-YOU TO HOLLAND AMERICA

Review for Zaandam to South America

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holiday hopes
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were on the ill-fated cruise which we boarded in Buenos Aires on March 7th, before the Coronavirus pandemic really began, but because we knew of its existence, extra care was taken to ensure our safety. Unfortunately, unknown to us all the coronavirus was aboard and spreading amongst us. When the cruise was terminated on March 15th, every effort was made to get us home safely. Our Captain: Ane ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!

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Herbs Mom
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary to the Antarctic. We flew down to Buenos Aires a day early so we could enjoy a little of the city before. Embarkation was fairly smooth - we arrived early and our luggage was taken right away and we checked in. By about 11:30 we were on the ship and went straight to our room. It was ready. We then went to the MDR to enjoy a lovely lunch - we ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Great Itinerary -South America and Antarctica

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savoie.tx
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Included 4 days of sailing in Antarctica . Highlights- 1- Food selection: The food selection on this cruise was one of the highlights for us. We usually like to have dinner in the Main Dining room, but the selections in the Lido usually included everything that was offered in the Main Dining room and more. 2- Holland America Happy Hour- Liked the happy hour sessions. The 2nd drink only ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Cruising is not our thing, but this part of the world is beautiful

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Qila
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

We (Married couple in our 30's, no kids) choose this cruise because of the itinerary, because of Antarctica. Because we really wanted to see penguins in the region where they belong. And this was the only affordable way to do it. It was our first cruise ever. We know now that cruising is not our favorite way to travel, and I'm sure we will wait at least another 30-40 years before we ever book ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great itinerary and good ship

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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AKJonesy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We've been on a number of cruises with HAL and sailed on 6 different ships. I wasn't too thrilled about being on Zaandam due to it's smaller size but understand that the larger ships don't go to Antarctica. This was a first voyage on Zaandam, and even though it is a BIT smaller than what we've sailed on, I was pleased overall. I think I was a bit surprised that the food quality seemed to be ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Vacation from hell

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Xojennett
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

I really wanted to go to Antarctica, I booked this entire cruise with the plan to do the excursion. It ended up getting canceled due to insurance problems and Holland America gave us (everyone on the excursion) future cruise credit. I think I'm going to let mine go to waste, I have no desire to ever go on another cruise and certainly not a Holland America one. Aside from that: my shower was super ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Amazing Sights, not So Amazing Banging Noise

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EZ Wash
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise on a whim, as we saw an advertisement from a consolidator, contacted our agent to see what she could do, and then jumped. It gave me bragging rights, whatever that means, to say I was on all seven continents before I turned 70. (Okay, I didn't 'touch' Antarctica, but it touched me, so close enough.) We also had kids who had other plans for Christmas so we were free to travel. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Nice ship and crew, poor port visits

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Haligonex
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Tried to put new adventure into the cruise life but the main reason was to sail Cspe Horn and see Ushuaua. And..... weather canceled so we went to some backwater ports of little interstate not history. Sad. Do not let yourselves get booked into cabin 1964. A loud, smelly place really unfit for habitation. Ship was nice for relaxing, cards, stage shows. Happy hours were really necessary ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


How can HAL much such a friendly ship such a poor cruise experience?

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P. D. Taylor
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The ship was badly affected by what can only be described as the Holland America cost cutting strategy. This was evident everywhere on the ship and throughout the 34 day cruise. The main restaurant should be the main attraction of any cruise ship, this was our 22nd cruise on various cruise lines and ships and our worst possible main restaurant experience by far. The plates were very nice, but ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Experience on ship

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Crawleypal
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

This was a tailor made holiday to Brazil and ended with the cruise from Bueno Aries to Santiago. The facilities were fine. Food in buffet was excellant but in restaurant I was underwhelmed. Tendering was a shambles. Missed my private pre booked trip because the steward would not allow me off the ship although I explained I needed to leave to meet my tour. Even when I booked a ship tour I had ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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