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San Diego Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
San Diego

Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

7

Average

3

Poor

3

Cruise type

Family Cruises

285

Senior Cruises

229

Romantic Cruises

143

Repositioning Cruises

75

Holiday Cruises

34

34 San Diego Holiday Cruises Cruise Reviews


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tuolumne couple

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

18 nights to Hawaii- pure Aloha, Mahalo Holland America!

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The Ship: The ship is wonderful. The retrofit changed a few things, so i recommend you also try the Maasdam to get a feel for the smaller ships. The Atrium is wonderful and still all the decks and spaces are so ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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avery66

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Almost Perfect Holiday Cruise

Background We cruise often, and usually during the holidays. We're all 3-star HAL Mariners, even our 9 year old. We're in our 40's; husband's parents in their 60's. We've also cruised Celebrity 3 times, and ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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speedlady

7 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Pleasant Escape

We chose this cruise as we were already going to be in California for our son's wedding 3 days prior to embarkation. We drove down from Pasadena, spent a day enjoying San Diego, dropped off the rental car and ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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paulrtg

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Legend Not Quite Legendary But Close

The Thanksgiving (November 27-December 12, 2013) voyage of Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas, while not a Turkey, gave fewer reasons to give thanks than it might have. For approximately two hundred passengers, ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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kristenslyric

1 Review Written

Holland America has a ways to go in their customer service to even

I took my Grandfather on a 14 day cruise to fulfill a promise I made to him to take him north, south, east and west. This cruise was thru the Panama Canal (south). It started out with the best expectations. However, ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Cruiselover82

1 Review Written

Nov./Dec. 2012 South Pacific Cruise on Holland, Statendam, not great.

28 DAY Round Trip from San Diego,CA to HAWAII, TAHITI & MARQUESAS (NOV. 23, 2012 to DEC. 21, 2012) We were a group of 4 couples traveling Round Trip from San Diego, CA. We all live in San Diego and looked forward ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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Harbor1492

22 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Transit, April 16 – May 1, 2013

1. General Comments: A pleasant cruise with good weather; this was our second Panama Canal transit from the Pacific to the Atlantic. We are regular cruisers; this was our first time on Celebrity. We booked an ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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izi1

1 Review Written

DEC 21 2012 PANAMA CANAL on the STATENDAM

The beginning and end of the cruise was unacceptable. This was our third cruise and compared to the others there were some major differences. We embarked at noon in San Diego and had to wait 6 hours till our ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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califgary

5 Reviews Written

The Beautiful and Elegant Statendam 2012 Holiday Cruise

Embarkation: Arrived at the San Diego Pier at around 11AM - the Statendam had arrived that morning from a 28 day South Pacific itinerary so we didnt know if it would take any longer than usual to get the ship off ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Shimmershine

2 Reviews Written

Zaandam Mexican Riviera Cruise 12/22/12

Good points: -Zaandam much better than the Oosterdam in decor, service and company response to problems. Had a bad leak in my suite ceiling that took days to correct, but received a very generous shipboard ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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chocolate@mixcom.com

2 Reviews Written

A Real NICE Cruise

The Zaandam is starting to show her age at 12 years old but, she is well maintained. There were some problems like some of the areas smelled slightly of sewerage (Lido Deck Men's Restroom), and an overflowing urinal ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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ANCdude

4 Reviews Written

First Celebrity cruise

We flew directly from Anchorage on Thanksgiving Day, arriving San Diego shortly after 10AM. Celebrity staff at the airport were awesome and we were on our way to the boarding terminal around 11, after the last bus ...
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Sail Date November 2012


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Gall

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Westerdam

We always wanted to go to the south pacific and this was an affordable cruise with Holland America an round trip from San Diego. We had a great time visiting all the ports and overall enjoyed the cruise. However, ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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mad101

1 Review Written

Fantastic Panama Canal Cruise 2011/2012

This is just going to be a short tale, but we travelled with our teen age daughter on the Christmas cruise and we all had such a fantastic incredible relaxing time. The only bad thing was the end of the cruise we ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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califgary

5 Reviews Written

The Beautiful and Elegant Statendam

Statendam Review: Christmas and New Years Holiday Sailing San Diego to Ft Lauderdale via Panama 14 days Embarkation went exceptionally well - we stayed the night before at the Holdiay Inn By the Bay which is ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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felloship

1 Review Written

Wonderful, Relaxing Holiday Cruise Through the Panama Canal

I am a veteran cruiser, and as a family, my parents and I have spent the past few holidays on various cruises. They are 3 star Mariners with Holland America and just shy of four star status. This was my third - ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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mor mor

1 Review Written

A Hawaiian New Year

The good things: there was something for everyone and we are aged 13 to 80. We all liked the evening entertainment, particularly the gymnast and the comedian who did the impressions and some of us liked the singers ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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bones17

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Zuiderdam Better

We arrived at the port in San Diego at around 11:30 a.m. and though there was a line we were aboard the Oosterdam in good time. We didn't have to wait for our cabin like on other ships. We went straight to our ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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jdir315

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Hawaii

Embarkation: San Diego was smooth, parked at airport parking lot about 1 mile from cruise terminal free shuttle to terminal. Cabin: We had a veranda balcony room seemed somewhat smaller than we had on the Maasdam. ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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vostie

1 Review Written

Zaandam Depressing...

This was our fifth sailing with Holland America line and, until this cruise, we always found the ships to be above par with excellent service and food. Granted it has been two years since our last Holland America ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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ny-outdoorsman

9 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

We had a great time away from the snow!!!

Cruise was 14 Jan to 23 Jan, but we spent a week prior to that in Palm Springs. Drove back to San Diego on the 14th, to the Hertz location, they had a special shuttle to the cruise ship pier, which worked out great. ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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Hal San Diego

8 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

12 Night Mexican Riviera Holiday Cruise

This Rotterdam sailing was the first to leave from San Diego's new Broadway Pier and had a few operational problems...like the twelve cages of luggage that were left out in the pouring rain instead of being fork ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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orangetabby

3 Reviews Written

Christmas Cruise to the Mexican Riviera

We've just completed our third cruise and our first with HAL. The previous two cruises were with Princess. At first I was going to approach this review as a comparison between the two lines. On further reflection, I ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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lifeguardpe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

South Pacific / Hawaii 30 day cruise Nov 2010

My husband and I and my sister enjoyed our trip very much especially the ports of call and the excellent weather. Overall the Rotterdam service and food were very good. Entertainment on board was only ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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off280

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful week!

This was our first Holland America sailing and we were impressed. We were worried that the ship would be crowded, being both a holiday cruise and knowing that many of the Carnival Splendor passengers were probably ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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