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San Diego to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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South Pacific
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64 San Diego to the South Pacific Cruise Reviews


Traveling Ted avatar

Traveling Ted

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise with Oceania, very dissatisfied

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This cruise was to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we had always wanted to travel to Tahiti and French Polynesia, plus the stops in Hawaii were also of interest. We have been to Hawaii before and were looking ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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FrancaB

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Regatta Nightmare

Wanted to visit hawaii and french polynesia. oceania cruise line arranged this wonderful itinerary prior to our cruise from san diego to tahiti, november 1 to 19, 2017. My husband and i are seasoned cruisers ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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sfernald

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Regatta went totally dead in the water on hour out of Honolulu and was towed in

We found what we believed to be and should have been a once in a lifetime 18 day paradise cruise to the South Pacific. It was an anniversary so we went big and purchased a Vista Suite. Left from San Diego on Nov ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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johansson

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Do not sail with Oceania Cruise Line

We wanted to visit Hawaii and French Polynesia and the time fit in with our schedule. I am writing in Papeete Tahiti Airport, for a flight that doesn’t leave for 10 hours. Oceania Cruise Line arranged this ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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milwaukeecruiser

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Itinerary...Tired Run Down Ship

I took this cruise because I wanted to see parts of Australia I hadn’t seen previously and this itinerary fit the bill. I thoroughly enjoyed the ports of call and the shore excursions were among the best I’ve ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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MOLLY&CHARLIE

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

WONDERFUL GRAND OLD LADY

MAASDAM – SOUTH PACIFIC CROSSING – 27 Sept to 21 Oct 2017 Embarkation and disembarkation: We arrived at the dock at around 11.30 a.m. and we were in our cabin within 20 minutes which was just incredible. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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WilliC

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A small, friendly old ship with a big future!

We chose this cruise because we love long lazy relocation cruises. This one did not disappoint us. San Diego is a great port and we explored the city over five days, prior to departure. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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LocoLoco1

8 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

MAASDAM Going, going. gone.

We chose this cruise for the Itinerary. 3-Star cruise, 5-Star itinerary with fun on the Polynesian Islands. We cruise often, usually long cruises. We are active retirees, swim, hike the jungle, snorkel, cliff jump, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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GOHAWGS

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great South Pacific Experience

This cruise was outstanding due to the great places seen and the song and dance entertainment was the best of the 20 cruises we have taken. We thought we were attending a Broadway Show in New York. If you enjoy ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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observer2013

7 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

HAL Frustrates Me: Some Great, Some Nice So Great

Holland America can inspire you with excellence and then take you into the depths of mediocrity with poor execution. On our South Pacific cruise, we were very pleased by the quality of the wait staff in the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Umbarger

22 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Wow. What a cruise.

Wow. What a cruise. The ports were amazing. Hawaii, Somoa, Fiji, Tonga and French Polynesia. I have wanted to do this cruise for the last 5 years. My husband finally retired so we had the time to do this 48 day ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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JonesCruiser

9 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Excellent Service But Some Questionable Guests

While a seasoned cruiser, this was my first long cruise ( 48 days ). The cruise, especially the itinerary was great. Holland America staff work very hard to make sure that every guest has their needs met and ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Dance-the-cruise-away

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tales of the South (and North) Pacific

Just completed a wonderful cruise aboard the Ms Amsterdam, visiting most of the Polynesian islands. Service was exceptional aboard HAL's flagship, especially for those with a Neptune and Pinnacle suite on the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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highcees

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Yawn . . .

This cruise was chosen strictly for itinerary, which was a long-held dream come true. The ship and cabin got very old, very fast. Surely, the cuisine could have more variety -- all those chefs that claim to have ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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one more

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise

We needed a cruise to return home to Sydney & the Noordam was leaving at the right time. We have never sailed on a HAL ship before, it was not our first cruise. Found the ship very nice, inside cabin very ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Robertson7

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruising with Holland America

This was a terrific cruise! We need an accessible cabin and ours was great! Our stewards were polite, kind, and very attentive. The dining room staff were great...always remembering our names and our drinks! ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Scrapnana

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

The Beautiful, Elegant Westerdam

As usual, I had a great time on the cruise. We had some problems but I felt that most were handled very well. Problems first.... Probably the very worst was the embarkation in San Diego. Getting checked in ...
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Sail Date April 2016


Traveling Dot avatar

Traveling Dot

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fantastic South Pacific

We had planned this cruise before my husband died, but he had made me promise to go even without him. I had mixed feelings but continued on with the cruise. I arrived in San Diego two days before the cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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dbits

8 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Mixed Feelings On This One

Really wanted to see the South Pacific Islands, but because of weather, Captain decided safety was foremost and we bypassed two islands, and had excursions cancelled on the third. Gutsy of the Captain to walk ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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be_a_cruiser

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Circle Hawaii Tahiti Marquesas but minus Fanning and Cook Islands

Since I was a child I wanted to go to French Polynesia because a cousin of mine was there for 6 months and he told us wonderful things about the life in the Island. I also particularly wanted to visit Kiribati ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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OlsSalt

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Stinking Starboard; Flagship is Flagging; Sad to Report

In virtually all aspects this was the typically great Holland America product: excellent food, great staff, really really excellent entertainment crew, very good enrichment offerings and Cainoa, the legendary ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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kizzykat

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Yet!

This was our first cruise with Holland America, and we were not disappointed. We flew to Honolulu and sailed back to Sydney, a 15 night segment of a longer cruise. There were lots of sea days on this sector which ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Vobogeck

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

HAL still rocks, but the cutbacks continue.

This was our seventh cruise on HAL but our first on the Noordam and certainly our longest at 39 days. We thoroughly enjoyed it, which is why we keep coming back to HAL, but are concerned that the cutbacks in ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Ronniegiants

6 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Sadly, Not Up To Usual Holland America Standard

We are experienced Holland America cruisers with this being our 5th (out of 11) with the company and second on Noordam since 2012. It could well be our last. We can understand first time cruisers being satisfied, ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Harbor1492

22 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Hawaii, Kiribati, French Polynesia

Route: 29 day voyage: San Diego > Hawaii (3 islands) > Kiribati (1 island) > French Polynesia (6 islands) > San Diego 1. General Comments: We are regular cruisers and this was our 7th different HAL ship. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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