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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Alaska
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"I'll start with the positive and end with the negatives... First, I've sailed on numerous cruises with a variety of cruise lines. I like the size and look of the Zaandam. The ship was clean and..."Read More
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Upgraded Cabin Not Worth It

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Educ8rkids

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We cruise several times a year and this was my first time on Holland America. I was told this line catered to a decidedly older age group and was a quieter ship than say a Carnival cruise. We bid to upgrade from our midship inside stateroom, which we typically book because we like the dark for sleep and stable midship inside cabins, to a room with a window due to us cruising Alaska. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Split

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

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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

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person

2 Helpful Votes


14 Day Alaskan Cruise

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packercruising

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

2018 Alaska Cruise Log May 19 Saturday- We flew out of Green Bay to Seattle, with a layover in Minneapolis. No delays. We arrived in Seattle on schedule and so did our luggage. A quick call on the courtesy phone and the shuttle was here to take us to La Quinta, our preferred motel. Nice room with a view of pine trees. May 21 Monday- To the ship! Starting our 14 day cruise on HAL Zaandam, ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

8 Helpful Votes


End of Season delight

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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

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


A Great Cruise

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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

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Great Alaskan vacation

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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

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Holland America did not live up to reputation

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FollowingCs

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have taken been cruising since 1975 and have been on many different lines, but this was my first time on Holland America and was really looking forward to taking a "step up". The itinerary was wonderful and we really enjoyed the cruise from that aspect but the service was sub standard in my opinion. Our stateroom had a leftover champagne bottle and a few other items in the cabinets upon ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Great ship for cruising

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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

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

Traveled with disabled person

3 Helpful Votes


Wonderful cruise

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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

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

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Alaska. 2 weeks

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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

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

3 Helpful Votes


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