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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Alaska

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End of Season delight

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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Morningglory54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We decided to try HAL as we are Carnival stockholders and usually cruise Princess -Platinum Capt Circle-We have been to Alaska once before and decided to try the smaller ship!! Great choice!! We loved it!! We embarked in Seattle and it was so fast and easy!! The staff were so friendly and helpful and America’s Test Kitchen Chef Annette welcomed us as we walked by the Test Kitchen and invited us ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great Crew, Great Destinations

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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DeborahFitzpatrick

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have been to Alaska the last two years with my grandson on Holland America and loved it. The crew, the staff, the Chefs like Chef Kenny and Officer Marcus were so helpful. They were the dinamic duo making sure that everything was ready on time. In the dinning, Charlie, Marcus and our servers were happy, and very attentive. This is a happy ship, not sure what their secret is but the crew showed ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

Traveled with children


A Great Cruise

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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Bouff

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We had cruised to Alaska before but were unable to maximise our experience because of health issues towards the end of the experience. Having cruised HAL in 2017 after a break of about 10 years cruising with one of their main competitors we were keen to return to Alaska and experience it with HAL. The 14 day itinerary sttod out as a must do option travelling further north than our previous ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


The views were great but the cabin was much smaller than described; food horrible

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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jimgilliland

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

we choose this cruse as an upgrade to the other lines available. paid more but got way less than expected. the rooms were much smaller than described the full size tub was anything but and the ADA equipment that I requested and was assured would be available, wasn't. of course we were not informed of this till we were outside the 12 mile boundary of the USA. the air conditioning system never ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Great ship for cruising

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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late bloomer

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have been on the Zaandam for the 14 day Alaska Explorer. I really like the size of the ship with 1400 passengers. The food was good overall. Not really a fan of cafeteria style service in the buffet but it does keep contamination at a minimum. Breakfast had a nice selection of fruits, omelette station, Belgian waffles, and eggs cooked to order. Really everything imaginable was available. I wish ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

Traveled with disabled person


Great Alaskan vacation

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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Scooter Weibels

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was the longest cruise I have been on. Tha Zaandam is a smaller ship but everything seemed to be well maintained. The itinerary was great saw some smaller ports most people never see. The crew were all friendly and helpful. Scenery was awesome and saw lots of wildlife. Weather was really good for Alaska much sunshine. Went to Americas Test Kitchen demos and they were all informative and well ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Wonderful cruise

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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tempedesert

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Wanted a 2 week cruise to get out of the heat and this one had stops at places we haven't been to before. Like the smaller ship and getting an elevator was easy with no waiting. The crew and food were very good. The library was excellent, stocked with books and games. We had an outside cabin with a newly renovated bathroom which was great. We are not fond of HAL's room setup and prefer ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Enjoyable cruise on a vessel in need of a facelift

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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S0uths1der

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Having sailed with HAL many times in the past, it was a no-brainer to pick the 14-day cruise on the ms Zaandam. This was my 4th cruise to Alaska, yet the itinerary included no less than 4 ports/sites that I had not seen before (Homer, Icy Strait-Hoonah, Kodiak and Anchorage). As expected, the food and beverage service was above average. HAL's history of Filipino and Indonesian service staff is ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


How things have changed

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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Cruiser1868

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose Holland America as we have cruised with them several times before and were very impressed. Things have apparently taken a turn for the worse lately. We were surprised to find there were no refrigerators in the cabins; there were no bathrobes or slippers. We had the open dining option but when we twice turned up at the dining room we were told to come back at 8pm as they were full. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Alaska. 2 weeks

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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traveling chick

10+ Cruises

We cruised with friends that asked us to join them. The service was excellent and the shore stops were great. The singers and dancers were wonderful but the rest of the entertainment was second rate. We reserved a suite. At least we thought that was what we were supposed to get. First, it was no larger then a standard balcony cabin. All the suites were on the 6th deck which was right under the ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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