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Oceanview Cabins 11 Reviews
Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. These staterooms have portholes instead of windows. Approximately 140–319 sq. ft.
Oceanview (G)
Decks: Dolphin, Main
Oceanview (G)

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Cabin is much smaller than the Holland America website suggests. There is no sofa, only a single chair. The walls are a bit offset, resulting in a non-rectangular cabin. When the beds are together, this results in about 6 inches of clearance along one side of the bed. The port holes are OK, but a full-size interior cabin would be preferable. There is some noise when the anchor is dropped but that's to be expected. What was surprising was the loud "thump" of the water hitting the hull during a night of moderately rough seas. It was enough to wake me up on several occasions. The bathroom, however, is a good size. There is a full-sized bathtub. We have never had that on a cruise ship before.  Read entire member review.

This is a very nicely appointed cabin with lots of storage. It had one of the most comfortable beds we had encountered. A DVD player is included and DVDs are available from the library. Only one electrical outlet is available.

Please note that the viewing area is composed of two dinner plate sized port holes, with difficult access due to the bed arrangement. Also, HAL has bath tubs with a shower. The bath tub may cause problems for elderly of mobility impaired passengers. We thought the tub was a very odd choice considering the age of a typical HAL passenger.

The location is extremely convenient for the showroom and for access to the gangway. The ship is small, so the front desk is not too distant.

You will have your longest walk to the dining room and buffet areas.

The ship's elevator system is excellent.

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On Zaandam, 2505 is not a very good cabin. It is right at the part of the ship where the hull is starting to curve in, so it is a good 20% to 30% smaller than the inside cabins right across the hall. On the other hand, it does have unobstructed ocean view.  Read entire member review.
First time on Zaadam by kimthomason78
Lots of closet room, curtain between closet area and bedroom. Bath is dated but has real bath tub and good shower pressure. Some black mold around shower and tub. Beds are comfy. Bring power strip for electronics as there is only one outlet in state room. Dated hair dryer in bath, bring your own. This deck is underneath walking deck, so it did get noisy, but we weren't in the room that much, so it didn't matter. Some ship engine noise toward the end of the cruise. Stateroom is showing signs of wear and tear. Porthole for viewing. Nothing special but cheap!  Read entire member review.
I think the best cabin you can get. Our room war larger than standard and we had a good shower instead of a tiny bath tub. Great location with easy access to promenade. Was calmer than we expected so noises around was acceptable.  Read entire member review.
What a disappointment by The jakkster

3301. Reasonably spacious cabin but sitting area is a little small. Bathroom is terrible and needs a proper refurb. Tiles around the bath have been fixed but there is grout all over the place. The smell when you lift the lid of the toilet is truly horrible.

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The cabin was a good size, outside cabin with a window, the carpet was badly stained, hair dryer was the old one, that burned the hand it got so hot.The smaller one was stashed away in the back of the top drawer of the vanity. The closets were very ample and had lots of storage space. The beds were very comfortable but the pillows need improvement.  Read entire member review.
The cabin was adequate. The problems were mostly outside the cabin.  Read entire member review.
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Zaandam Decks
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Zaandam Lower Promenade Deck
Zaandam Promenade Deck
Zaandam Upper Promenade Deck
Zaandam Verandah Deck
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