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Zaandam
Zaandam - Atrium Sculpture Zaandam - Spa Zaandam - Crow's Nest Lounge Zaandam - Verandah Suite
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  • Explorations Cafe offers Internet, library and more
  • Great Pacific Northwest fare at Pinnacle Grill
  • Concierge service caters to guests in high-end suites
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Zaandam Cabins

Editor Rating
Cabins
4.0
Like other ships that are built with modular cabins, Zaandam's standard outside and standard balcony cabins are identical. They are large by industry standards, beginning at 182 square ft. and going to 197 square ft., and finished in a blond wood tone. Standard cabins have twin beds that are convertible to a queen, two nightstands with lockable drawers and individual reading lamps. Each cabin has a loveseat with end table, ottoman, reading lamp, desk with a lighted vanity mirror, chair and three drawers. Even the smallest cabin has multiple closets, some with shelves, others with wooden hangers.

All cabins have a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. (These were added during the Signature of Excellence refit.) Unlike other lines that offer free DVD’s only to suite passengers, Holland America offers them to all passengers (pick up in the Explorations Cafe). There are nineteen television channels, two of which show three movies in rotation per day. Four of the stations play music only. There are many cable channels like CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and ESPN. The television is not interactive.

Other additions during the refit were pillow-top mattresses, high thread count linens, multiple pillows and the furnishing of fine toiletries by Elemis.

Bathrooms in standard cabins are compact, but the large outside cabins have tubs, as well as showers. While there's still an impotent hair dryer on the wall, the good news is you don't have to use it -- check your desk drawer for one with much more power.

Other cabin features include a 220/110 volt outlet in the bathroom for electric shavers and another on the desk for cell phone, iPod dock or laptop. There's a safe in the closet; it's operated by swiping your credit card (no charge, though).

Stewards service the cabin twice daily and replenish ice. Evening turndown service includes a chocolate. The ship services notebook includes note paper and postcards. (Additional free postcards are available in the Explorations Café/Library.)

Stepping up from the basic cabin, you can reserve a Verandah Suite, which is 292 square ft. The difference in size between a large outside cabin and a Verandah Suite is the balcony and a larger bathroom. At this level you receive a refrigerator with mini-bar and a whirlpool bath. The balcony is furnished with two chairs and a table.

Deluxe Verandah Suites are a large 556 square ft. (These "suites," like the Verandah Suites, are not true suites -- they have only one room -- just large cabins.) The balcony has four chairs and a table, and two sun loungers. A sectional sofa and occasional chairs provide a seating area for entertaining. Deluxe Verandah Suites include a small dressing room.

At the top of the stateroom pecking order are the Penthouse Verandah Suites, which are a whopping 1,159 square ft. These are true suites, comprised of a bedroom, a dining room that seats eight, a living room, a full bathroom with separate toilet/bidet room, a separate shower stall and bathtub, and a powder room.

Passengers who book Deluxe Verandah Suites and Penthouse Verandah Suites have exclusive use of the Neptune Lounge, staffed by an attendant who will book spa treatments and restaurant reservations for which suite guests have priority. The lounge is stocked with free soft drinks and snacks, and Continental breakfast is available here each morning.
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Zaandam Cabin Reviews

Cabin 2689 sgutierrez
12/99
Cabin was outdated and tub is hard to step over. No modern conveniences updated here! No internet connections and TV didn't work most of the time. AC did not function most of the time. Very Hot room! Had on high setting entire cruise and did not ... Read more
Cabin 7007 Homer Bugsby
12/99
A little outdated. But everything worked. It was very clean. HAL permits smoking on the balconies. As a result, we were forced to stay inside a lot since the folks next door smoked cigars every day. ... Read more
Cabin 3167 CJSANDFS
12/99
Needs refurbishment and opposite some kind of generator. Constant noisy vibration. I used earplugs. Location was very good, easy access to everything.... Read more
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Zaandam Ratings

Editor Rating 4.0 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
3.0
4.0
Public Rooms
4.0
4.3
Cabins
4.0
3.8
Entertainment
3.0
3.7
Spa & Fitness
4.0
3.8
Family & Children
4.0
2.9
Shore Excursions
4.0
4.0
Enrichment
3.0
3.8
Service
3.0
4.3
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.9

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Ship Stats
Crew:
647
Launched:
2000
Decks:
10
Tonnage:
60,906
Passengers:
1,440
Registry:
Netherlands
CDC Score:
97
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