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MS Maasdam

OVERVIEW: Holland America Line constantly fine-tunes its performance, and its regular passengers, almost all North American, find its ships comfortable and well-run. HAL continues its strong maritime traditions and keeps its vessels clean and tidy, although the food and service components still let

MS Prinsendam

OVERVIEW: This ship is best suited to older adult couples and singles who like to mingle in a mid-size ship operating longer cruises, in an unhurried setting with some eclectic, antique artwork, good food, and service from a smiling crew. It is a very comfortable vessel – smaller than other Holland


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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Ryndam / Caribbean
By Smith, Basildon, Essex on 10th Apr 2014
HA Ryndam Caribbean Cruise 16th Feb for 14 nights This was our 25th cruise over many years and cruise lines and our 2nd with HA. Almost our worst cruise ever. The Ryndam is definitely not 5*, ... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Rotterdam / Far East
By Pells, Ramsgate on 6th Apr 2014
Although we have taken over 40 cruises, this was our first on Holland America and we would certainly cruise with them again. The crew and other passengers were the friendliest we have... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / Ms Eurodam / Caribbean
By Higgins, Glasgow on 6th Apr 2014
Just returned from a Caribbean cruise on Eurodam and can't fault the ship at all. Lovely verandah stateroom right at the back of the ship and benefitted from some lovely views/sunsets and sightings... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Niuew Amsterdam / Caribbean
By Green, Sittingbourne on 26th Mar 2014
This was our second cruise with HAL and our first on the Nieuw Amsterdam. We were once again impressed with the ship and crew which were fantastic. We had booked flights with HAL and hotel prior to... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Rotterdam / Far East
By Toyne, London on 26th Mar 2014
We booked this cruise for the itinerary: 14 days round trip from Singapore, calling at Jakarta, Semarang (for Borobudur), Bali (2 days), Lombok, Komodo, Makassar and Surabaya... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Volendam / Far East
By stibbs, Manningtree on 20th Mar 2014
Recently returned from an Asian cruise with Holland America Line on Vollendam, not my most memorable cruising experience. The embarkation was smooth and quick and suitcases in our staterooms... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Volendam / Far East
By Ayre, Billingham on 19th Mar 2014
We have just returned from a fantastic fourteen night Far East cruise with holland america on the Volendam, where the weather was amazing (if not a little too hot and humid for my liking)... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Rotterdam / Europe
By Spooner, Witham on 18th Mar 2014
On 11th December we flew from Heathrow (British Airways) to Fumicino (Rome) and and boarded the included transfer coach to Ciivitavecchia to board. After a smooth embarkation, we were pleasantly... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Volendam / Far East
By Haggis, Clacton on Sea on 13th Mar 2014
Easy embarkation but disappointment washed over us as soon as we boarded the Volendam. It was dark everywhere - apparently they needed to cut back on electricity, the decor was all very dated... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Maasdam / South America
By JUNIPER, CHIPPENHAM on 12th Mar 2014
WHERE TO GO TO CELEBRATE OUR 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND TWO BIRTHDAYS, THAT WAS THE QUESTION. THEN TWO FRIENDS FOUND THIS CRUISE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN FINISHING UP IN RIO DE... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Rotterdam / Far East
By HARVIE, DARTFORD on 3rd Mar 2014
We chose this cruise in Asia for our 20th Wedding Anniversary which meant we would be in Bali for our Anniversary the cruise left on 14th February from Singapore around Indonesia and back to... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Noordam / Caribbean
By Rodger, Congleton on 1st Mar 2014
We chose this cruise originating in Ft Lauderdale to get some sunshine, to see some of the Caribbean islands we had not previously visited and to meet up with Canadian relatives with whom we have... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Zaandam / South America
By weston, london on 27th Feb 2014
This cruise to Antarctica by way of Argentina, Uruguay, the Falkland Islands and Chile was a very comfortable way or reaching an otherwise inaccessible destination... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Noordam / Caribbean
By Goodison, Leeds on 25th Feb 2014
We have just returned from 3 super weeks on Holland American Noordam, sailing out of Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean. Embarkation was very smooth with no waiting time ... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Ryndam / Norwegian Fjords
By Truett, Abbots Bromley on 24th Feb 2014
We traveled on the 2013 “Midnight Sun” cruise aboard the ms Ryndam and utterly loved it. We assume most other passengers did so too, because for 2014 Holland America has added a second... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Niuew Amsterdam / Caribbean
By Pockson, Scunthorpe on 22nd Feb 2014
This was our 5th cruise to the Caribbean and our first on Holland America We have cruised many times before on P&O, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard, Royal Caribbean & Costa... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Zuiderdam / Panama Canal
By Sherman, Harrow Middx on 5th Feb 2014
We have just returned from a cruise on Holland and America Zuiderdam called the Sunfarer Cruise. We had a cabin at the back of the ship which was great, the balcony is larger than usual although the... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Zuiderdam / Caribbean
By Kennedy, Glasgow on 4th Feb 2014
Just returned from a wonderful Caribbean cruise booked for us by Holly Crabtree. The MS Zuiderdam of the Holland America Line was wonderful. To be honest I booked this cruise very last minute and my... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / MS Ryndam / Caribbean
By Dickinson, Brantham on 2nd Feb 2014
The embarkation in Tampa was efficient, smooth and easy. Our cabin was a good size with plenty of storage space. The bed was very comfortable and the bed linen was of a high standard... Read More »
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE / Ms Amsterdam / Panama Canal
By chantrell, hale on 21st Jan 2014
We enjoyed this cruise very much. Everything went smoothly except the disembarkation at Fort Lauderdale which took 2 hours, because only one immigration desk was dealing with non-US passengers... Read More »
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