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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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335 Holland America Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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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
Beware; Overrated alaskacruiser123
8/15
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
Good, But... ironhead48
6/15
we traveled with our daughter and 3 granddaughters. we had 2 oceanview cabins next to each other. It was on the main ... Read more
My wife and did the 11 day cruise including Denali. This was our first HA cruise and we were very pleased. The ... Read more
All Washed Out da resort
6/15
Ship could use some big time updating. Bathrooms were ancient. Plumbing issue on first morning (early) caused ... Read more

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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
We did a land sea tour to Denali followed by the cruise through Glacier Bay to Vancouver stopping at various ports on ... Read more
This ship should be taken out of service for a maajor overhaul. Bathroom tiles were mildew stained. Vinyl on ... Read more
We sailed the Zaandam, Northbound only Vancouver - Seward 7 day Alaskan cruise May 31 - June 7. We ate 3 breakfasts ... Read more
Beautiful Alaska Scouty 58
5/15
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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Formal Night butkus
5/15
Overall rating of cruise is due to two things - lack of organization in getting off the ship at some ports. People ... Read more
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
5/15
Overall, this was an excellent trip. Of course, we enjoyed some uncommonly phenomenal weather, so that set the tone ... Read more
4/15
This was our first cruise on HAL. I had pretty high expectations and was not disappointed. Embarkation was late ... Read more
The rating of this ship is generous according to reviews. Service was awful to non existing. Out of 14 nights in dining ... Read more

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I last sailed on Zaandam 5 years ago. Since then I have sailed with Celebrity and Azamara. Celebrity in particular ... Read more
We had been looking forward to cruising with HAL as we sailed around Alaska with them a few years ago and had a lovely ... Read more
We booked this cruise because South America was somewhere we had always wanted to travel to and having cruised with HAL ... Read more
Prepare For the Hustle Homer Bugsby
3/15
This was the “14-day South America Passage” during the first and second weeks of March, 2015, on the MS ... Read more
This is a review the Zaandam South America and Antarctic cruise that began January 30 in Valparaiso. The reason for ... Read more

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This cruise is a must for anyone who loves animals and nature Of course we had cultire in mappworld capitals ... Read more
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Words can not fully describe how wonderful this cruise was. The inclusion of the Antarctic experts enhanced this ... Read more
Everyone on board agreed that this cruise was not only one of the most unusual cruises they have ever been on, it was ... Read more
Started out Jan 11, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We went a couple of days early and saw a lot of Buenos Aires, but ... Read more
Spectacular! Cruise or Bust!
12/14
As a 4-Star Mariner of the HAL company, I have had the opportunity to sail on many of the ships in this fleet and can ... Read more

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