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18 Holland America Line USA Cruise Reviews


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Coupe

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Repositioning Cruise

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This was our first time on a Holland America Ship. We have done many cruises with Princess, Norwegian, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean and wanted to try Holland. The Westerdam is a nice ship. It is kept clean and ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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PWDfolks

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Pleasant Boat Ride

Right up front - the best part of this cruise was the crew members we met. Each was pleasant, accommodating and prepared to find a way to say yes. Several greeted us by name. One in particular, a young woman from ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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shuksan7

1 Review Written

stormy coastal

We live near Vancouver, BC so enjoy the coastal repo cruises. After several on Princess, we tried HAL on a 3-night from Vancouver to San Francisco. Our timing was poor! A record-breaking early fall storm produced ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Sweetie and Big G

2 Reviews Written

Princendam, perhaps over-rated

The Prinsendam was billed by both the HA rep on the phone and the on board cruise consultant as a high end experience. We were told "It is good that you are travelling on the Noordam first, because you will be ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Lulubelle45

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great little getaway if you are a senior citizen.

There were four of us traveling on this 4 day trip from Vancouver BC to San Diego aboard the Zaandam. Not really a reposition cruise, but more a filler for a longer cruise to Hawaii. I had read the reviews prior ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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dragspel

1 Review Written

Westerdam 1-night cruise

We were part of a 70-person group who were celebrating a member's 80th Birthday, and came up by bus from Seattle to Vancouver to do the Westerdam quickie 1-nighter from Vancouver back to Seattle (on it's last leg of ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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Poonster

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Left Over Cruising

Left Over cruising means you get a great deal because you are joining in on the last sector or more than one sector of a continuation of a cruise. 800 passengers left the Zuiderdam in San Diego on May 8th. ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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jtandkt

1 Review Written

Fantastic cruise

We recently booked a cruise aboard the Oosterdam traveling from Vancouver to San Diego - a 4 day re-positioning cruise. It was our first cruise celebrating our anniversary. From the moment we boarded the ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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lulusplurge

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holland America Re-positioning cruise

I have not sailed on Holland America before. It is a much larger ship than I am used to, but quite manageable in a short period of time. I will not discuss the port cities in this review, although they were ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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TravelGirlinDallas

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great experience on the Oosterdam

This repositioning cruise from Vancouver to San Diego was the first cruise after the Oosterdam was in drydock during the last week of September. We flew into Seattle the day before and took the Amtrak Cascades ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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GrayGrammy

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Reposition Cruise

This 4-day reposition down the Western US coast was the least satisfying HAL cruise we've ever taken. The atmosphere aboard was truly uninspired. In fact, it seemed as if this short sailing was a Blow Off. The ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Liat

22 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Route of the Vikings

EURODAM CRUISE REVIEW - AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 ROUTE OF THE VIKINGS - TRANSATLANTICI am Phil Haggerty and my wife is Edith Goble. I am a retired city attorney and Edith an unretired homemaker who previously ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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Lucky Dad

1 Review Written

Straight Scoop

I'd like to say something nice nicely, but if you care enough to read this, you should prefer the straight scoop. The repositioning cruise departing Vancouver on September 7th was a real disappointment. I was ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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one80pastor

1 Review Written

One Night with a group of 18

Let me start with stating that we love cruising and I am normally one of the most positive people on the planet. I really wanted more from HAL, especially since my wife and I had brought 16 friends on this trip with ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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Tarey

1 Review Written

Pacific Coastal Cruise - First Time Cruisers - And Last Time

Pacific Coastal - 5 days on the Oosterdam Embarkation: Took a taxi to Canada Place - delivered right to where we needed to check in! Arrived at 10:45 - process was painless and we were on the ship 45 minutes ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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yorkshireterrierist

1 Review Written

Sea Sick

We chose this cruise to have a short sampling of a different cruise line as we have only been on RCL before. We were very glad that is was short though because the waters were very rough and my dh was sick the ...
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Sail Date September 2010


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Strode Wallace

12 Reviews Written

115 Helpful Votes

Destinations Great But HAL Service Continues to Sink

DESTINATIONS GREAT BUT HAL SERVICE CONTINUES TO SINK ON RECENT EURODAM TRANSLATIC A recent Transatlantic Cruise on the Eurodam showed the dip in service continues on HAL ships while HAL keeps trying to hold ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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Jeff Betz

12 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Let there be light!

We took a repositioning cruise on HAL Zaandam from Vancouver BC to San Diego in early October. This was our fourth time on HAL and our 23rd cruise overall. We flew from Ohio to Seattle the day prior to the ...
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Sail Date October 2009


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