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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Gay & Lesbian Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean

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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
Quebec City walk on your own
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Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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Martin Evans
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My wife and I took the Mar 5th sailing for seven days to Road Town, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay. We are around 40. This was our second cruise (Royal Caribbean 3 day before). Overall, we loved our cruise. It was extravagant, yet comfortable. The service was outstanding. The Indonesian staff were very friendly and seemed genuinely eager to be helpful. We got to know those that had been waiting ...
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Sail Date: March 2005

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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firstimer
First Time Cruiser

We approached our first cruise with some trepidation after hearing stories of stomach ailments and unavoidable weight gain. Our fears were unfounded. Our experience on the elegant Zaandam was most enjoyable and relaxing. The ship is luxurious and scrupulously clean. It never seemed crowded. The staff was always helpful, attentive, friendly and never intrusive. We chose HAL for its accommodations. ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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Mickey1
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

This was actually my very first cruise experience! Before we set sail, I read some of the posted reviews, so I wanted to share my thoughts as well. We sailed on HAL's Zaandam ship to the Eastern Caribbean in December of 2004. This trip was actually a gift from family members so we did not necessarily pick this cruise line, but we were very thankful to go! Let me first say that we are a young ...
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Sail Date: December 2004


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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Arubalisa
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Zaandam Christmas Cruise 12/18/04 - 12/28/04 Us -- We are a family of 11- 4 adults- late 30s-early 40s, 2 adults mid 60s, 1 great grandmother -- 90+ and 4 children -- girls 15, 12, 10 & 8. Family cruise history: HAL, Renaissance, Cunard, Princess, NCL, Carnival, RCI, Celebrity, Costa, Chandris/Fantasy, Majesty, Delta Queen Steamboat, American Hawaii Cruises. My grandmother is in her 90s and has ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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starchase
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

This was our 4th cruise. We did have a great time on this sailing (December 11th through the 18th). We have sailed NCL (the Seaward before its elongation), then Royal Caribbean (Rhapsody of the Seas), and 4 years ago, the Dawn Princess. I would give this Zaandam sailing an 8 out of 10 (a 4 out of 5) and my wife an 8.5 or 9 out of 10 (she didn't experience a particular problem I did). I would agree ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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Roz
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was my fourth cruise (third on HAL), and by far my best overall cruise experience. I chose this itinerary and ship based mainly on the low single supplement for an inside guarantee cabin. My trip began the day before when I flew into Orlando, the closest large airport to Port Canaveral. I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn near the airport, and then took the hotel shuttle back to the airport ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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Mary
First Time Cruiser

My husband and I are in our late 40's/50's. We were looking for a quiet getaway - to read and relax and found it on the Zaandam. A small ship by new standards, but the best service from the cabin steward and dining staff that we have experienced in our 15 cruises. And by far, the best food. Of particular high quality were the beef entrees and the soups. I wasn't thrilled with the desserts other ...
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Sail Date: November 2004


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

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jeffyd
First Time Cruiser

The bottom-line is that the Zaandam is a great ship and we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. This was the second year in a row where we took the Zaandam cruise over our Easter break. Last year it was a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas, this year it was a 7 day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. We drove down from Charlotte to Port Canaveral the Friday before we left and stayed at the Days Inn Cocoa Beach. I ...
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Sail Date: April 2004

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


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