Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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Through the Canal, bucket list item checked!
"(I can't say that they have gotten to all cabins, but they used this system for the muster drill, so I think they must have).The food in the MDR was good, and the Pinnacle was even better, as it always is...."Read More
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Review for a South America Cruise on Zaandam

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ecsquar3d
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

What a delightful cruise. Excellent crew/staff on the cruise ship, wonderful excursions. The ship was small and ready for a refurb, but it made good use of the space. I highly recommend Alligators by Night and Rubber Planation and Indigenous Village in Manaus, as well as Piranha Fishing in Santarem. Trinidad was a great port, the friendliest one we visited in Caribean. Tamarind pop-up ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


14 Day Southern Caribbean cruise

Review for a Caribbean - Southern Cruise on Zaandam

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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We took this cruise as a "back-to-back" cruise with a 15 Day Panama Canal cruise on the same ship. We changed cabins from aft port hole to aft interior. This was to try out these types of cabins, and see what the experience is like without a balcony of our own - and honestly, to see if these far less expensive cabins would serve us as well as the balcony / suite cabins. We found that the two ...
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Sail Date: February 2024


Panama Canal (and vow renewal!)

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Zaandam

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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

HAL does the Panama Canal very well. The day before the transit, there were presentations on the history and the building of canals in general, and the Panama Canal specifically. The day of transit, all ship schedules were adjusted for the transit. All deck areas were opened for people to view the locks, special foods (Panama Rolls, etc) were made and served on deck areas. The cruise ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Good not great

Review for a Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Zaandam

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Rider470
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Weakest link in our cruise has been the excursions, not as described, bus broke down in Costa Rica w a 2 hr delay. Tour Cartagena Columbia listed as 3.5 hrs lasted over 4.5 hours w no food or cafe stops available. Onboard bars running out of my favorite beer and 12oz waters is disappointing. Despite purchasing Have It All package my account has been charged incorrectly for drinks several times. ...
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Sail Date: January 2024


Our first cruise as adults, 13 outstanding days

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Zaandam

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Cactus Patch
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Montreal to Ft Lauderdale. Had a great time. Quick and easy embarkation in Montreal staying at the Springhill Old Montreal which is perfectly located near all Old Montreal highlights. The service on board was wonderful. We liked the MDR and Lido buffet. Mixed reviews on the specialty dining by our group. Entertainment was great including the band, piano bar player, dancers, singing group, ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Mixed Bag for a Major Birthday

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Zaandam

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ellieanne
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

I picked this cruise because it was close to (but not on or over) a milestone birthday for me, fit timing requirements, and allowed me to share my favorite part of the world with my significant other. The cruise was to begin in Montreal, with stops in Quebec, Baie-Comeau, Harve-Saint-Pierre, Corner Brook, St. Anthony, St. John's, Halifax, and Bar Harbor, before finishing in Boston. This was ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Zaandam September 3 - 13, 2023

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Zaandam

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Crazy For Cats
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Getting to Montreal was a challenge. When we woke up at 2am we discovered that our 7pm flight was cancelled. We were rescheduled to different flights that too were cancelled. After a couple of calls we were booked on a flight to Montreal with a layover in Halifax. Eventually we landed in Montreal around 11 pm. We booked hotel and transfers through HAL and I notified them of our new flights and ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


Once bitten, twice … bitten?

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Zaandam

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2freespirits
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The reason for this rather cryptic title will become apparent as you read the narrative. We had two reasons for taking this trip from Montreal to Boston. First of all we have always wanted to visit L’Anse aux Meadows, and secondly because we had sailed on the Zaandam around Cape Horn in 2018, and really enjoyed the ambience of a smaller cruise ship, despite a serious problem. Generally speaking ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Excellent cruise

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Zaandam

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High Point Cruiser
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I wanted to explore the ports in Canada and New England where I had never been before. Really enjoyed the food, the service, the spa and the Music Walk. The classical duo, a cellist and pianist from Las Vegas, were phenomenal. I also enjoyed the ocean band, the cocktail pianist, and the other pianist. They were all top notch. My cabin stewards took great care of me. This was my first solo ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Wonderful Cruise BUT………

Review for a Canada & New England Cruise on Zaandam

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Silvermtn
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I wanted a cruise to the Canadian Maritimes, and wanted to cruise with a line that would not disappoint, and was not a “party” boat. I cruised with Holland America about 30 plus years ago and was not disappointed. Unfortunately this time I was. Let me highlight the positive elements first. 1. The Crew - The crew on this ship was wonderful. No one could have possibly asked for ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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