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Holland America Line South Pacific Cruise Reviews

A rare look at the ship at night
Spacious shower and great water pressure
Upgraded Rib-Eye for $18.00
Leaving New York
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HAL shoots holes in bucket list

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JanMontauga
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I am in the middle of a 67 day HAL cruise from the states all around Australia. This is a bucket list cruise, until HAL put holes in my bucket. No on-board passengers while sailing from the states were allowed to book any excursions in future ports of AU until we reached Sydney. Meanwhile close to 1500 passengers boarding in Sydney had been booking excursions from home, resulting in all good ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


This has to be the worst cruise I’ve been on.

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Dodge7707
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was a 51 day cruise and has been terrible with rubbish entertainment and now on the New Zealand part we have repeated entertainment, even the trivia has the same questions! Don’t waste your money!! A penny pinching cruise line with many cancelled ports. BB kings perform the same songs nightly which gets very boring after a while. The food in the restaurants is very basic with an option to pay ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Almost our last cruise before Covid

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Bellair
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

A wonderful itinerary covering Melanesia, sailing out of White Bay Cruise Port Sydney & under the bridge. Some of the best unspoilt islands visited. Including Vanuatu - New Caledonia - Australia The video featuring a ship tour & facilities on board. More posted on my youtube Bellaircruise channel. We have been enjoying Holland America for many years travelling the world on various ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)

Traveled with disabled person


Norovirus spoiled our cruise!

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michael620
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

To the traveler who complained that his November 23 cruise from Auckland had the food service "locked down", at least you didn't get Norovirus like more than 200 of us did on the trip from Sydney to Auckland! Someone brought Norovirus onboard in Sydney (we had been fine from Hawaii to Sydney). The result was mass illness - passengers, crew, entertainers; all due to NO lockdown of self-serve for ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


A Dream of a Cruise

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Iris5383
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Our itinerary: 26-day Vancouver to Sydney, Oct. 13 to Nov. 9, 2019 We visited three ports in Hawaii, one in American Samoa, three in Fiji and three in New Caledonia. We explored Van Dusen Botanic Garden in Vancouver before the cruise. The gardens were gorgeous in mid-October and their were few people, giving us quiet time in many areas. There were still lots of flowers blooming with the ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Out of everything

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jganem
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Sailed on Holland America four other times. Never on prior cruises was I told we are sorry but we out out of that. On this cruise we were told sorry we are out of diet caffeine free coke White Wines, Beers, Teas, Ice Creams, Limes, wafers for Ice Cream. I didn't pay all my money not to have the ship properly provisioned my table mates had the same problems and felt the same way, this made the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Dave Koz

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Sheriee
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Thoroughly enjoyed Dave Koz and Friends and the entertainment package!! The actual cruise ship, Noordam, is pitiful. It is dated, worn out, and in need of complete remodeling. The furniture is tired, and the bathroom in our suite never looked clean. There is plenty of closet space in the suite which we appreciated. On other cruises when we had a suite, we had concierge like service. On ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Holland America - Not Many Pluses

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Sonexxx
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Having cruised with a number of different lines over the years we chose our first Holland America cruise recently because of the destinations it was going to in the South Pacific. After having been on the ‘geriatric express’ that is Princess Cruises (because it was going o PNG) we were a little apprehensive but told that HAL appealed to the more discerning traveller wishing to ‘experience’ fine ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Amazing Trip

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Cruisers1013
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have read some of the reviews about this cruise and couldn't disagree more with some. We are 3 star mariners with Holland America - not that this means anything - other than we wouldn't cruise Holland America if we didn't appreciate what they do; but we have also taken other cruises. I would agree that the ship could use some updating - but our suite was very acceptable. The food was very ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


38 day cruise across Pacific starting 30th September from Vancouver

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wanderlust 1950
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The Noordam is badly needing refurbished in certain areas. Rust on balconies, grubby corridors. It looks a bit tired and dated. The sitting area immediately outside the Lincoln centre really needs attention. The windows are a mess with all the botched efforts to patch up seals. The crew is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble. Certain things niggled with regard to food. They twice ran out of ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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