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Holland America Line Panama Canal & Central America Cruise Reviews

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A good Panama Canal cruise, but some misses along the way

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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curmudgeon98
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We came back to HAL after a five year absence when they offered a great casino rate for a Panama Canal cruise which had been on our "someday" list for a long time. Eurodam fits through the old locks on the canal, which makes for a more interesting transit. We kicked in for the Club Orange to let us choose one of the CQ cabins in front on deck 10 instead of the guarantee oceanview in the base ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Large Spa Ocean-View Stateroom


Cruise nightmare

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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mmmillee
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this 17 day cruise because we wanted to go through the Panama Canal. We took a Holland America sponsored Zip Line tour in Costa Rica(41) of us. A torrential rain was predicted, but we were not made aware nor was the tour canceled.Dangerous rain including lightening dumped on us during the Zip Line. Of course, we were attached to metal lines with metal equipment. There was a flood of the ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


what a disappointment

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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supmatret
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Holland America use to have the best service and food that you could want. It has been downgraded so much it is sad. Now only the service remains a plus. That is by the crew, not necessarily the officers. The food is mediocre, the organization is lacking and just about everything has been downgraded. I am a 4 star mariner and have happily cruised many times with Holland America. It is sad to ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


HAL has changed...and not for the better!

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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cruiser948
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

20 day transit from Vancouver to Ft. Lauderdale through the Panama Canal. This was our 30th HAL cruise, we are both 5 star mariners. Neptune Suite. Our boarding time was 10:00 am (priority boarding for Neptune Suite guests). We got to the Vancouver terminal at 10 am. Waited about 30 minutes before baggage screening opened. Ushered to another waiting area where we waited another 30 ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Veranda Suite


Holland America changing and not for the better

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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APSHEPPARD
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We have sailed many times with HAL as well as other lines from Regent and Crystal to NCL and Carnival. HAL has always offered large suites at reasonable cost, but this cruise showed they are cutting corners everywhere. Some examples: Lunch menu in dining room never changes. Dinner there has a very limited menu with changes: additional charges for many items, e.g., shrimp cocktail now $8.50 ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


HAL has cheapened out ... and it shows

Review for Eurodam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Vancscribbler
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

As a three-star Mariner, I was really looking forward to my first post-Covid journey ... 20 days, from Vancouver BC through the Panama Canal to Fort Lauderdale ...but this is the lowest rating I have ever given a HAL cruise. The Eurodam is a beautiful, subdued-toned traditional cruise ship, with comfortably furnished public areas and lounges : the garish neon reserved for the casino. There are ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Our cruise was fine but HAL not ready for Covid

Review for Noordam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Lise1928
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have been on a total of 6 cruises, 3 of which were with Holland America. The most recent trip was a 21 day Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver April 24 to May 15. We felt the itinerary offered a good mix of sea days and shore time. The food in the dining room was excellent and only one night did we have a waiter that needed more training. The room steward we had worked hard to keep us happy. Room ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Panama Canal- bucket list cruise

Review for Zuiderdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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0106
10+ Cruises

Wonderful cruise with full COVID protocols. The customer service was extraordinary. I believe there was one crew member for every passenger. The crew was so happy to have us on board, they went out of their way to meet our every need. Never waited in line or struggled to find a table in the Lido or a chair on the pool deck. Testing in the terminal prior to embarkation went smoothly. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Great Service, older ship

Review for Zuiderdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Hooperk
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We recieved the best service ever on a cruise. Everyone gave 100%. The food and entertainment was great also. We also enjoyed the complimentary robes in each cabins. We had a slight issue with the heat in our cabin but that was rectified by moving us to another cabin. The shower faucets were different and a challenge to get the right temperature of water. There was continuing cleaning ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Food and entertainment were less than expected

Review for Zuiderdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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tonyrak1956
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my retirement cruise, 14 day Panama Canal full transit Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, my 4th cruise on Holland America and 9th overall. The crew were fantastic, constant cleaning going on, wait staff very friendly and attentive. Ship was in good shape, having retired from a engineering position, where I was involved with some equipment reviews I noticed a couple of items that needed ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


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