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Vancouver to South America Cruise Reviews

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South America

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11 Vancouver to South America Cruise Reviews

zedoh6 avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Sleep is impossible below the LIDO


The good - Our room stewards, our waiter and wine steward and most of the folks in the Lido especially Jen and "the Sandman." The cleanest of all 4 ships we have sailed on with HAL -and the crew was the fussiest ...
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Sail Date September 2018

Grappagourmet avatar


5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes


That was our second cruise with Holland America, out of tens of cruises with 10+ cruise companies over the last 20 years or so. First Holland America cruise was aboard the Maasdam, years ago, and it was a pleasant ...
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Sail Date September 2017

Libre avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Vancouver to Valparaiso

Hadn't cruised since last fall and the So. American ports was something new and the e-mailed price was very good. Much of the HAL experience is excellent as always. Dining Room, Cabin Stewards and Bar staff do a ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Holland is living in the past in many ways

I liked this itinerary and that's why I chose this cruise. The crew was excellent, as usual, but the HAL ships are falling behind the marketplace. Last year I took six cruise lines in 12 months to check out the ...
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Sail Date September 2017

nymexico avatar


2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

South America ready or not

i needed a short dcruise to be able to go to a family wedding, this was the winner. i did the full 37 day cruise last year and didn't mind the 22 day shorter segment.i am a loyal mariner and find a lack of respect ...
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Sail Date September 2017

cflat avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Across the equator to South America

We chose this ship because of the smaller size and weren’t disappointed. Superior service from all departments, everyone was so friendly. Great food! We took advantage of all the dining venues on offer and ...
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Sail Date September 2017

g.rome avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Three star cruise ship slipping toward a two stars.

I had not sailed this portion of coast north of Valpraiso. This trip from San Diego to Valpraiso was changed or diverted from Valprqiso to San Antonio two weeks before us all being willing to npay for decent food ...
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Sail Date September 2017

enfpdancer avatar


3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Amazing south american inspiration

This cruise offered me an opportunity to explore some locations that I would not be able to travel to on my own. I hear that this ship is going in to dry dock to have an update. It is a good thing because it ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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cruising cockroach

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A good way to get down to South America

2nd recent HAL cruise for my partner and myself. Boarding: We had inside information so we were quickly processed (system was partially down) and one of the first to board. Plenty of time to wander around before a ...
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Sail Date October 2014

dockman avatar


7 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

22 Days Vancouver to Valpariso

60++ cruises so I have been there done that to include many Holland America Cruises. I found this Zaandam experience to be perhaps the worst of all my Holland America cruises. It simply is not up to par. There are ...
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Sail Date October 2014

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Stupid name

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fatal flaw stopping us doing long cruises

The Zaandam lived up to our four star mariner expectations clean, we'll run, great food, no sickness in 38 days, much better entertainment than in the past, the best staff in the world from captain to cabin boy. ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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