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4.0 Editor's Rating
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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321 Holland America Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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Panama2013 KDMAGS
10/13
We sailed on the Zaandam in 2008, and the ship is showing its age. cushions in the show lounge are worn and ... Read more
What a disappointment Cruise2hvFun
10/13
Check in was smooth and efficient. The remainder of the crew seemed to have no clue about customer experience. As far ... Read more
This was our fifth cruise with HAL (and ninth overall) and also the longest we’ve ever taken with any cruise ... Read more
Zaandam's 7 Day Glacier Discovery out of Vancouver made for a great introduction to Alaska. We took advantage of both ... Read more
First time cruisers experience fairweathertraveller
09/13
Having no experience on which to gauge anything cruise related...well, except the reviews on this web site, I had only ... Read more

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Sometimes I get off a cruise and then read the reviews and wonder if I was on the same ship as some of the reviewers. I ... Read more
Our group of three couples chose the Denali add on where we flew into Fairbanks, then took the scenic train to Denali, ... Read more
What a disappointment The jakkster
08/13
Truly bad experience. We cruised up to Alaska with holland America and had a horrible experience. The check in was ... Read more
08/13
We are in our mid-50's and have cruised before. We booked two cruises, first Anchorage-Vancouver on the Princess ... Read more
08/13
We live close to Vancouver, so a cruise to Alaska is one of our favorites. Even though this was the fifth cruise to ... Read more

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Enjoyable trip blueflowers
07/13
This was our first cruise. Out trip included a land tour which started in Fairbanks and we traveled by train to Denali, ... Read more
1st time cruiser Psycopuppy
07/13
Getting underway on a ship was a much more enjoying experience than the last time. Having spent 6 years in the Navy ... Read more
07/13
This was our 4th time on this class of ship and each time I fall in love all over again. The ship is small enough that ... Read more
We had cruised on Zaandam in 2010 on a Circle Hawaii cruise.. we met a couple from the Roll call, and have cruised with ... Read more
The cruise was a last minute decision and we were excited about it. We had been to Alaska twice before but this took us ... Read more

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07/13
I was exhausted from my trip due to the lack of sleep from the extremely warm room and bad beds. My body suffered in ... Read more
Missed expectation Tommi Lee
06/13
Our tour began as a land cruise. Our surprise was the weather ((mid-70's) and the lack of snow! Destinations all had ... Read more
Zaandam Suertudo
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06/13
The ship appeared "old and tired" when we boarded, and our large verandah level stateroom smelled stale and musty on ... Read more
Great experience Luci Curly Girl
06/13
We are experienced world travelers, but we had not cruised since 1976, so we weren't sure what to expect. We booked the ... Read more
The inside passage was terrific we even were lucky to have sun in all the ports.the ship never seemed crowded and other ... Read more

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05/13
We booked an inside cabin and had the opportunity to upgrade, several weeks before the beginning of the cruise (for a ... Read more
Even as a solo cruiser paying nearly double the advertised rate I came away realizing that not only did I have a great ... Read more
04/13
This was our first cruise on Holland America. We've cruised three times before on other lines. Overall, this was a ... Read more
I try to sail on a HAL ship once every 2 years. I normally go to the Mexican Riviera in the winter to use their ... Read more
04/13
This was our 3rd cruise and we are planning another! The Zaandam was the smallest ship so far that we have sailed and ... Read more

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