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Boston Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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I'd give the last 36 hours a 0 rating
"We choose this cruise for the itinerary. It was leaving from Boston and we don't live to far away. Also we had heard great things about Holland America. We loved the first 5 days of the cruise but the last two..."Read More
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soccernut6

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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I'd give the last 36 hours a 0 rating

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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soccernut6

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We choose this cruise for the itinerary. It was leaving from Boston and we don't live to far away. Also we had heard great things about Holland America. We loved the first 5 days of the cruise but the last two were where Holland America totally lost us. We loved the service, food and ship until the last two days. Two nights from the end of the cruise a pipe burst on our deck and 6 or 7 ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


OK cruise with terrible ending

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Brentb13

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I chose this last minute cruise since she had never seen Canada. We are frequent cruisers of the Caribbean and thought this might be a nice change. The ship is fairly small and the clientele for this cruise is definitely older. The food was good on the cruise. The best part for us was all the food is actually served even on the buffet. Was nice to not have other guests ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Terrible ending and Poor communication

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daydreaming0320

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I chose this cruise because my family decided a last minute trip and this trip was the only itinerary would fit our schedule and we wanted to explore the East coast of Canada. I would rated the experience better if it was our trip ended so terribly on the last day of our cruise trip. The crew members were hardworking and friendly. The food was good overall. I think they ship needs a major ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Traveled with children


Great Cruise, hard working staff

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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ouiornet

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We booked quite late, so missed out on a verandah cabin, we had a cabin on the lower promenade deck with a window view. The room was fine, but you do need to fully unpack suitcases because there is not room to have them out. The room was super clean. The room attendants so helpful. Go to the talks on the first day, they are very helpful about shore excursions and the ship layout. We didnt book any ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Great trip blessed by great weather

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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brted

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I was a little nervous after reading reviews here, but was very happy with the Zaandam. The ship is a little old, but is well kept and our group of 15 had very few problems. We had balcony rooms on the 6th and 7th deck which were nice, but the TV's are tiny and nearly useless (some rooms had newer TVs). We had ports of call every day but one and enjoyed all of the stops. We were 40 minutes late to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Relaxing, Enjoyable Cruise

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ohiomary

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this cruise at the last minute (just a few weeks before sailing) since I realized our three college-age daughters would be available for the week before starting summer jobs. We had two ocean-view cabins, which were midship and had a connecting door between the rooms. This was our first cruise on Holland America. It definitely was an older age group than we had sailed with on prior ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


LUXURY CRUISER TRIES OUT A VISTA VERANDA CABIN on ZAANDAM

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Catlover54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

OVERVIEW I usually cruise on luxury lines like Seabourn (SB), either solo or with DH, but a cruise I had booked got cancelled short notice. I was in cruise withdrawal and determined to use the time off I had arranged to cruise. Four years ago I had surprisingly enjoyed a HAL cruise to Alaska in a Neptune suite on a large group themed cruise, so thought I would try HAL again, this time as a solo ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Beautiful area despite cold temperatures

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Oaktownlady

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Like the maritime provinces and wanted to see more. Embarkation was somewhat disorganized; we arrived in Boston on a redeye at 7:30 am but couldn't board until 11:00 am. Spent most of this time on folding chairs. Enjoyed room service breakfast EVERY MORNING! My husband went early to Lido Deck each morning for his favorite SMOKED SALMON! Puff pastry sweet rolls every morning, also! ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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