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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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312 Holland America Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
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
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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

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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
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

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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
I should preface this review by saying that even a bad cruise isn't totally bad. On the other hand, I haven't done a ... Read more
03/13
This is only my second cruise and it's been a while since my first. This would be my first, but definitely not my last ... Read more
03/13
After many years of travelling to exciting destinations to celebrate special occasions, we were challenged to come up ... Read more
We signed up for this cruise because we can drive conveniently to San Diego, and we like the HAL cruise line. It was ... Read more

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First time on Zaadam kimthomason78
02/13
My husband and I have cruised 8 times, three on Holland America. This was our first time on the Zaadam, a smaller ship ... Read more
02/13
Embarkation: We boarded the Zaandam in San Diego. Boarding was fast and efficient. We arrived at the pier around ... Read more
01/13
SO much to tell after two weeks! I'll try not to be ridiculously verbose... We sailed out of San Diego. This is a ... Read more
I was uncertain as to what to expect of a cruise, but given the cost as a solo traveller, I expected some luxury, fine ... Read more
We were on Holland America D1T which began in Fairbanks on Sept. 5th. The ship departed Seward on the 9th. We arrived a ... Read more

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