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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to Canada & New England Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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Excursion - Bar Harbor. Acadia trails biking. 2.5 hour tour
Confederate bridge on PEI - full day excursion
Excursion - Baddeck on your own
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1-5 of 5 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to Canada & New England Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews


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DiveMaster
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Zaandam has returned to service after a year+ absence short staffed and provisioned. About 20 short in the kitchen, 2 in photography and stretched thin on cabin stewards, future cruise staff, and etc. As others have mentioned, gone are dinner theme nights, surf and turf, ice sculptures, live music at diner, the after dinner mint station (aka the traditional HAL level of dining). Service was ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


After two years, still not quite ready

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9025ron
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Boarding in Fort Lauderdale,where we live, was easy. Used the Verifly app which was a little difficult to figure out. We were underway on time to Boston, we have been on this ship several times before and like the smaller size. Immediately noticed maintenance items such as broken wooden trim around one of the hot tubs which was also closed, sound and picture quality of TV in cabin (80's looking ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Just OK, the food not even OK

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Vinmar
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We book the cruise from Ft Lauderdale Fl to Montreal with stops in Boston, Bar Harbour, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, and Quebec City. The Ship is a smaller vessel the rooms are good and the stewards are friendly and did a good job. The entertainment is also fairly good depending on your tastes. There was a couple comedians, a magician, movies as well as piano bar entertainer and Holland ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Great Ship & Interesting Itinerary

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KarlS
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My review is written from this perspective: During our forty-two married years together my wife and I have previously cruised twenty-four times. We’ve been on Holland America four times already, plus multiple cruises on Royal Caribbean, Windstar, Uniworld Europe River Cruises, and once on Oceania. We enjoy cruising, especially the at-sea days. We liked this itinerary for its two up-front at-sea ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


So sad to rate a cruise so badly

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Level six
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have cruised over 30 times, but this was our first on HA. I had wanted to try HA, but had heard several times that they were boring. I wish I had listened. Since HA has so many good itineraries, we decided to give it a try on this 10N to NE/Canada. We booked about 2 weeks ahead and got a good price. Embarkation in FLL was a breeze and the easiest we have ever experienced. We booked an ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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