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Holland America Line San Francisco Cruise Reviews

Excursion - Bar Harbor. Acadia trails biking. 2.5 hour tour
Confederate bridge on PEI - full day excursion
Excursion - Baddeck on your own
Quebec City walk on your own
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Most likely last time for HAL...... : (

Review for Volendam to Pacific Coastal

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thyme2go
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this short cruise to introduce a 'newb' to cruising. It was intended to give her a taste of cruising.......more than a one day overnight repositioning. By the time you add airfare to SF, and cost to get home as well as port fee's and taxes that matched the cabin charge.....it all add's up to a 'not cheap' cruise.......it's something to consider---cost to value. Arrived in SF to find ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Uncomfortable cabin; dark depressing ship

Review for Eurodam to Pacific Coastal

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hmbboomer
2-5 Cruises

Wanted a break so we took a repositioning cruise from SF to Vancouver, which we have done before on Princess. It's a nice trip; leave out the Golden Gate; one day at sea and come through Juan de Fuca, the San Juans and the Gulf Islands the final morning. Wanted comfort so we paid for a Superior Verandah Suite which was very disappointing. The layout of the room was such that one couldn't see ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Great Tour Overall, but EXC tours Dropped Overall Rating

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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knittinggirl
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Noordam 82318 tons 918 cabins Last Drydock 2018 9/28/2017 Room 6090 The Good Our room was in a great location! Only a few rooms aft of the midship elevator. We had two panoramic midship elevators on either side, and also some central midship elevators. We had the pilot boat arrive right under us. We also got to see the Sydney Opera House from our balcony as we arrived ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Great for a long voyage but on-board activities were lacking

Review for Noordam to South Pacific

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JohnRoots
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Firstly, we had an amazing 34 night voyage. The crew and friends we made were the best part of the trip. The dining room, restaurants, shops, bars, casino and all of the staff working in these areas were wonderful and we wouldn't change very much at all. Our cabin was excellent, although the Neptune Suite on the Noordam is no better or worse than the Owners Suite on Royal Caribbean ships we ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


A tale of two cruise ships

Review for Noordam to South Pacific

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sailingtheseas55
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I would rate the Noordam excellent for the stewards responsible for room, dining, and buffet. The ship was clean, food good and service excellent. BB King club was great. The itinerary, weather and seas were perfect for us. The problem with our balcony. An outside vent was so strong in odor we couldn't open the door for even a moment. After twelve days they finally covered it with tape and plastic ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Gentle Cruising on Repositioning Trip

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Mrsmouse61
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was lucky enough to be a guest of my parents for this lovely trip from San Francisco, down the Mexican Coast, through the amazing Panama Canal, and up through Caribbean waters to Ft. Lauderdale. First, I'm now a big fan of reposition cruises as the itineraries are a bit varied. Second, know that this line is indeed for more sedate crowd. Although there were a few, "hipper" activities, don't ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Compared to other cruise lines we have sailed with, VERY DISAPPOINTED!

Review for Nieuw Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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olhacker
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We went with another couple (dear friends) who had never cruised before. I made all of the arrangements, and therefore, felt somewhat responsible for everything surrounding this Panama Canal cruise. The embarkation process, the friendliness of the staff, and the condition of the ship was exceptional. That's where it stopped! I think the entire experience was that of "cheapskate". 1. They ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


Lovely staff but poor ship and service

Review for Zuiderdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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lovetotravel54
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We travelled on a 16 day repositioning cruise from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale in September/October. The cruise had good and bad points. Good first :- Staff were very friendly and helpful throughout - nicest staff on any ship I can remember. Best was the Maitre d'hotel on the open dining restaurant who remembered our name, room number and preferences after just a few days! Cruise Director ...
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Sail Date: September 2010

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Zuiderdam - Central America/Panama Canal

Review for Zuiderdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Songhee
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Embarkation at San Francisco was quick, easy and efficient. Our time for embarkation was 3:00 pm and we arrived shortly after 2:00. No waiting and our luggage arrived in the stateroom before dinner. My only complaint was that there was very little, Welcome Aboard information with what was going on that day. We didn't have the daily sheet showing times of dinners, shows etc. Shortly after sailing, ...
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Sail Date: October 2006

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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