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Holland America Line South America Cruise Reviews
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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 60s

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

Departure Port: San Francisco

5 Helpful Votes


11 fun days from FLL

Review for Koningsdam to South America

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grandpacobra

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

daughter and son in law gave us the cruise as a gift food was excellent weather was great southern caribbean was fun as we had not been there in a while the ship was immaculately clean music was good and the tours were well timed, no waiting saw the mount Gay rum factory and tasted all the rums spoke a little French on a couple of the islands went to Mass on one on Sunday ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

9 Helpful Votes


Volendam's Grand South America Voyage 2020

Review for Volendam to South America

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djack77494

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The ports. The ports. The ports. The Price. The line (HAL). These are the things that attracted me to this voyage. This voyage of 11 weeks was my first cruise with a duration of over three weeks, and that alone turns the experience completely around. You see the same people, passengers & crew, over and over again and you get to know them. That was mostly good. Ran into many ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!

Review for Zaandam to South America

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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

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

19 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Our second and last cruise on HAL

Review for Volendam to South America

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esanesel

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

One star for Lincoln Center Stage and One more for our waiters and cabin steward, I'm behind generous. We chose this 30 day itinerary, round trip Fort Lauderdale, because we were anxious to sail on the Amazon River in Brazil and see the towns and villages that were scheduled. As always I'll try to indicate the good points and not so good experiences so you can make your own decisions as to ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

31 Helpful Votes


Amazing Sights, not So Amazing Banging Noise

Review for Zaandam to South America

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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

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)

41 Helpful Votes


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