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Antarctica Zaandam Antarctica Cruise Reviews

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Sunrise in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile
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Great itinerary and good ship
"I thought the number of sea days was going to grow weary, but I always found something to do, and I think that is key.We found a great group in the Crow's Nest daily at trivia and happy hour times...."Read More
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Great itinerary and good ship

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AKJonesy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We've been on a number of cruises with HAL and sailed on 6 different ships. I wasn't too thrilled about being on Zaandam due to it's smaller size but understand that the larger ships don't go to Antarctica. This was a first voyage on Zaandam, and even though it is a BIT smaller than what we've sailed on, I was pleased overall. I think I was a bit surprised that the food quality seemed to be ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Antarctica was great but HAL cruise was so-so

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Ken the cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was everything we expected and more! Great ports of call, 4 days cruising in Antarctica waters where we saw bunches of penguins, sea lions, whales and a wide variety of birds. Onboard, they offered great lecturers on sea days and even had a few interactive game shows which elated my DW. However, two areas where HAL did not meet our expectations were (1) the quality of their ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Return to Antarctica

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Bridget31
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

When we sailed away from Antarctica in January 2010, aboard a Princess ship, it was with sadness that we would not be returning. However, while searching for a Canaries cruise in 2015, we came across a South America cruise, which sparked the idea of visiting Antarctica once more. HAL provided the perfect itinerary for 2018, but just before we booked, offers too good to miss saw us join the 2017 ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Beyond Belief

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Perera
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I flew from Sydney to Santiago. Our flights aboard Latam were excellent. We have travelled with them during our past two visits to South America. This is a good airline with a fixed menu per destination for economy passengers. The food was tasty and satisfactory and the service was excellent. They served very good Chilean wines and Whisky ( indispensable for me to cope with ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Perfect again

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big43rdkid
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Having done the same cruise last January and finding it excellent and Antarctica amazing we decided to treat ourselves again but in the reverse direction. This was the Zaandam's first Antarctic cruise of the season so we three weeks later then previous and not sure what would be different. At embarkation in Valparaiso we saw Scott D. one of the Antarctic specialist from last cruise and he ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


S P E C T A C U L A R

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Drive-LA
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

From Santiago Chile to Cape Horn, then across to Antarctica for a cruise of the coastal waters for 4 days, then the Falkland Islands, Madryn Argentina, Montevideo Uruguay and then finally Buenos Aires Argentina. Was in Antarctica for New Years. Have to say this was the most spectacular cruise we've ever been on. It was perfect in every way. The most friendly crew we'd ever experienced. They were ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Met and Exceeded All Expectations!

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gphb
10+ Cruises

The ms Zaandam is a wonderful ship for this route. It is comfortable with all the elements of what we had hoped for from Holland America, with outstanding food and service, elegant architecture, a true wrap around teak promenade deck, a double height dining experience, and a well-stocked Lido. The itinerary is second to none in the world I am sure. Holland America has had a relationship with ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


We were lucky with the weather. Very lucky.

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alhamn
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Started in Valparaiso. This is my second HAL-cruise. First on Eurodam, over Greenland. Was surprised liking the much older Zaandam better. Not only because the cabin and balcony, was a bit larger here. Most public rooms were more attractive to me. (Gym, Crows nest, dining room, theatre etc.) The theatre suffered from not so good sound. Breakfast and lunch in main restaurant (Rotterdam) was ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Holland America Zaandam 21 Day South America and Antarctica Explorer

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Pet72Vet
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first cruise with Holland America, selected for its incredible itinerary to Antarctica. Little emphasis was placed on ports of call, as our primary purpose for this journey was to be captivated by the scenic cruising of the Chilean Fiords, Glacier Alley and the White Continent. The picturesque Chilean fiords were spectacular with clear blue skies, still waters and surreal reflections. ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Bucket List Cruise to Antarctica

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Btimmer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

For a number of years I've wanted to travel to Antarctica and have heard the warnings that access to this part of the world would be reduced if not eliminated to cruise ships of the HAL size. So I booked us on the Zaandam sailing out of Valparaiso to Buenos Aires. I will note that we are experience 4 star Mariners on HAL. We departed the US from Atlanta on Delta on a direct flight to Santiago ...
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Sail Date: January 2016

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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