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Holland America Line Zaandam First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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7 Holland America Line Zaandam First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cofeeguy avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Classic Old Ship


Overall, we had a great trip. I did the inside passage in the 1960's, and the whole trip was foggy with cold rain; definitely no fun. As a result, we did not pre-book any excursions until we got on board and knew ...
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Sail Date May 2015

Lalokau avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise on Zandaam - Alaskan Adventure

We did a land sea tour to Denali followed by the cruise through Glacier Bay to Vancouver stopping at various ports on the way. We booked all our tours through HAL. The embarkation was a breeze. Quick friendly and ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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Westcoast BC

1 Review Written

Excellent, service, food and bed.

Had a great time on the MS Zaandam. I was with my mother ( a senior) and she was thrilled to go on her first ever cruise on a Dutch ship ( she is born Dutch). The MS Zaandam has a musical theme with the multi ...
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Sail Date May 2014

fairweathertraveller avatar


3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

First time cruisers experience

Having no experience on which to gauge anything cruise related...well, except the reviews on this web site, I had only my own set of expectations to act as guide. Embarkations/Disembarkations. Very well managed and ...
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Sail Date July 2013

Psycopuppy avatar


2 Reviews Written

1st time cruiser

Getting underway on a ship was a much more enjoying experience than the last time. Having spent 6 years in the Navy and 4 of those on a ship, I understand tight quarters, limited food and boredom. Exterior: ...
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Sail Date July 2013

rectororder avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaska Cruise and Land Tour

We took the Alaska-inside Passage on Holland America Zaandam in mid-May of 2012. Sailed from Vancouver, which is a really nice city. Should have planned more than a one-night stay. Stayed at the Mariott Hotel the ...
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Sail Date May 2012

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1 Review Written

At Sea with the ms Zaandam

My husband wanted to return to sailing the high seas as he had served in the U.S. Navy and missed the ocean. I had been a Navy dependent growing up in the Pacific region and wanted to return to the islands. In those ...
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Sail Date September 2011

Zaandam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Value For Money4.03.7
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