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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to South America

Holland America Line
Zaandam
South America
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

6

Very Good

1

Average

1

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

30

Repositioning Cruises

13

Family Cruises

12

Romantic Cruises

6

Group and Theme Cruises

6

12 Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to South America


EZ Wash avatar

EZ Wash

4 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Amazing Sights, not So Amazing Banging Noise

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Chose this cruise on a whim, as we saw an advertisement from a consolidator, contacted our agent to see what she could do, and then jumped. It gave me bragging rights, whatever that means, to say I was on all seven ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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pathumphrys

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Welcome On Board, Now Pay More

This is by far the worst cruise line I have ever sailed with. It was like travelling on a free holiday where you have to go to a few lectures about time share apartments and be sold the whole story about buying ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Crawleypal

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Experience on ship

This was a tailor made holiday to Brazil and ended with the cruise from Bueno Aries to Santiago. The facilities were fine. Food in buffet was excellant but in restaurant I was underwhelmed. Tendering was a ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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g.rome

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Three star cruise ship slipping toward a two stars.

I had not sailed this portion of coast north of Valpraiso. This trip from San Diego to Valpraiso was changed or diverted from Valprqiso to San Antonio two weeks before us all being willing to npay for decent food ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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aatkinson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Antarctica

We chose this cruise to sail through Antarctica. Having been on several HAL cruises we were not concerned with quality. We were convinced that the quality would be the same on this ship as it had been on our ...
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Sail Date January 2017


TN Fem avatar

TN Fem

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Overall a great trip

We chose this cruise to see penguins. We have 3 penguin loving boys and we like to take a big trip at Christmas rather than give them toys they don't need. We had 2 adjoining Ocean View rooms on Deck 2. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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mountaindog

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Experience and Tours in South America-Buenos Aires

Excellent service. All activities inside the ship where excellent also the food. I went with my family and we joined friends from the cruise to do a tour. We did part of the tour with the cruiseship line in the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Arnold1957

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Valparaiso, Punta Arenas and Ushuaia

Previously to our cruise we visited Santiago. A nice city, not too big. We went to Santa Luccia Hill, La monneda Palace, to the market, San Cristobal with our driver Santos who did a very good job driving us ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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Homer Bugsby

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Prepare For the Hustle

This was the “14-day South America Passage” during the first and second weeks of March, 2015, on the MS Zaandam. First, the up-side. Holland America Line (HAL) delivered on its itinerary. We embarked ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Cruise or Bust!

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Spectacular!

As a 4-Star Mariner of the HAL company, I have had the opportunity to sail on many of the ships in this fleet and can honestly say that I was completely pleased with this ship and her company on the sailing from ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Aussie Battler

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Perfect in every way!

I have just completed the Christmas / New Year 20 day South America and Antarctica cruise aboard the Zaandam with my wife and two daughters ages 10 and 14. What a trip!! Firstly on board the Zaandam:- Excellent, ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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boulders

7 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Antarctic cruise with kids

South America/Antarctica - December 15- Jan. 9 on HAL’s Zaandam I just got back today from a fabulous cruise on the Zaandam. This truly was the trip of a lifetime. I got same great pictures of Antarctica. We ...
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Sail Date December 2013


Zaandam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.8
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment3.53.5
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family3.52.7
Enrichment3.53.6
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.7
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