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A recent trip on Zaandam, my first with Holland America since the line rolled out its "Signature of Excellence" program fleet-wide, gave me an opportunity to see if HAL was maintaining its reputation of ...
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348 Holland America Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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LisArtist
1 Review
Member Since 2016
This cruise on the MS Zaandam was a year in planning for us, and included arranging a long vacation window from work. ... Read more
maritzarogerp
1 Review
Member Since 2007
50 Forum Posts
Old and tired ship.Had problems with air/heating, cold and hot water and a "flooded" cabin. These were ... Read more
nastasja
1 Review
Member Since 2015
3 Forum Posts
Great cruise with zaandam, we started in Valparaiso. The embarkation was well organized. We cruised mostly with ... Read more
Victoria Missy
1 Review
Member Since 2011
43 Forum Posts
We were very disappointed with this cruise, having been on other Holland America cruises before, we definitely expected ... Read more
jkmarbles
1 Review
Member Since 2015
9 Forum Posts
My friend & I have cruised on Holland America around 155 days. We found the Zaandam to be updated since our ... Read more

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Deck Cargo
10 Reviews
Member Since 2014
32 days on the Zaandam from San Diego to Buenos Aires Overall the cruise was very enjoyable, even taking into ... Read more
scdeadeye@gmail.com
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We went on a land and sea journey with Holland America during the first 2 weeks in September. We were hoping to see ... Read more
coloradocruser
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We were on the Zaandam Sept 6 for 7 days. We then took a land tour for 4 nights in Denali. We drove to Seattle and ... Read more
tpamm
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
After booking the 14-day round-trip cruise (first cruise, first time in Alaska) I became a little nervous after reading ... Read more
philipcheng
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We took the Alaska north bound cruise leaving on August 9. The ship traveled from Vancouver to Seward. My first ... Read more

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FormerDon
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I booked the 7-day cruise in suite class along with land 6 months in advance and looked forward to our first cruise. ... Read more
alaskacruiser123
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We are not cruisers so we do not expect much. We are happy if our luggage arrives. That was not the case here. Our trip ... Read more
ironhead48
1 Review
Member Since 2013
11 Forum Posts
we traveled with our daughter and 3 granddaughters. we had 2 oceanview cabins next to each other. It was on the main ... Read more
jorgemb
1 Review
Member Since 2010
My wife and did the 11 day cruise including Denali. This was our first HA cruise and we were very pleased. The ... Read more
da resort
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Ship could use some big time updating. Bathrooms were ancient. Plumbing issue on first morning (early) caused ... Read more

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Cissa
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
I am not quibbling about Alaska. Alaska was lovely, and I am delighted to have had a chance to experience some of it! ... Read more
Lalokau
1 Review
Member Since 2015
2 Forum Posts
We did a land sea tour to Denali followed by the cruise through Glacier Bay to Vancouver stopping at various ports on ... Read more
Willysmom2
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
This ship should be taken out of service for a maajor overhaul. Bathroom tiles were mildew stained. Vinyl on ... Read more
plricotta
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
We sailed the Zaandam, Northbound only Vancouver - Seward 7 day Alaskan cruise May 31 - June 7. We ate 3 breakfasts ... Read more
Scouty 58
1 Review
Member Since 2015
First time we have sailed on HAL. We did the Denali land tour prior to cruising- it was a great experience. Stunning ... Read more

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butkus
1 Review
Member Since 2009
Overall rating of cruise is due to two things - lack of organization in getting off the ship at some ports. People ... Read more
hrhdhd1010
1 Review
This was my first cruise to Alaska, my first Holland cruise, my sixth cruise overall. I traveled solo and due to the ... Read more
Buzz13
1 Review
Member Since 2007
48 Forum Posts
If you need any type equipment by your bed, make sure you bring an extension cord. It was ridiculous how long it took, ... Read more
KTA1961
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Overall, this was an excellent trip. Of course, we enjoyed some uncommonly phenomenal weather, so that set the tone ... Read more
Cofeeguy
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Overall, we had a great trip. I did the inside passage in the 1960's, and the whole trip was foggy with cold rain; ... Read more

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