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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Canada & New England
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LUXURY CRUISER TRIES OUT A VISTA VERANDA CABIN on ZAANDAM
"OVERVIEW I usually cruise on luxury lines like Seabourn (SB), either solo or with DH, but a cruise I had booked got cancelled short notice. I was in cruise withdrawal and determined to use the time off I had..."Read More
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Catlover54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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OK cruise with terrible ending

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Brentb13

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I chose this last minute cruise since she had never seen Canada. We are frequent cruisers of the Caribbean and thought this might be a nice change. The ship is fairly small and the clientele for this cruise is definitely older. The food was good on the cruise. The best part for us was all the food is actually served even on the buffet. Was nice to not have other guests ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Great Cruise, hard working staff

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ouiornet

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We booked quite late, so missed out on a verandah cabin, we had a cabin on the lower promenade deck with a window view. The room was fine, but you do need to fully unpack suitcases because there is not room to have them out. The room was super clean. The room attendants so helpful. Go to the talks on the first day, they are very helpful about shore excursions and the ship layout. We didnt book any ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

4 Helpful Votes


Tired ship, mediocre food, boring entertainment

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dailydelite

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my third Holland America cruise. My two prior experiences were very good. Food in the main dining room in the past was good to excellent. On my past trips there was sufficient entertainment and on board activities. Not so on this cruise. Food in the main dining room was okay to poor. On the gala evening, the lobster in the surf and turf was old and cooked to death. So too was the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

7 Helpful Votes


Fantastic food and service!

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dsirotageller

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. I really wanted to do the east coast of Canada. And the departure from Montreal was very appealing. The destinations did not disappoint. I was totally charmed by the east coast, and will definitely return! The reason that I felt compelled to write the review was because of the outstanding service and dining on this ship. I have been on many ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

8 Helpful Votes


Cost Cutting Evident In Restaurants

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PismoPat

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second cruise with HAL. The first was through the Panama Canal and was memorable. This one was more memorable for the Cons than the Pros: Pros: We like the Neptune suites because they are spacious and there is access to the Neptune Lounge, breakfast in the Pinnacle Restaurant, the complementry laundry, and the Concierge who is very helpful for anything that comes up. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

10 Helpful Votes


Exactly what I was expecting

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mrnbriscoe

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I think this particular cruise is all about expectations. We read the reviews... older boat, older crowd, not the best entertainment, etc, etc. Because we already knew this going in, we had a wonderful time! We took out 12 and 5 year old kids and we had 2 oceanview staterooms (2525 and 2529). Pros: The food was overall very good. The buffet tasted like normal cruise food, but the dining ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Bonaire

Traveled with children

8 Helpful Votes


Lovely ports of call

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Marilynfromohio

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

There were 2 couples sailing on this cruise (fifth we have done together), we chose it for the itinerary. The embarkation was flawless. We arrived at the cruise terminal and we finished all the paperwork and were boarding the ship by noon, half hour or so. The ship is older but quite lovely and well maintained. We were in Vista suite 7050 and our friends were next door. The room steward opened the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Great trip blessed by great weather

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brted

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I was a little nervous after reading reviews here, but was very happy with the Zaandam. The ship is a little old, but is well kept and our group of 15 had very few problems. We had balcony rooms on the 6th and 7th deck which were nice, but the TV's are tiny and nearly useless (some rooms had newer TVs). We had ports of call every day but one and enjoyed all of the stops. We were 40 minutes late to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

9 Helpful Votes


Interesting details...don't miss.

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truetreasureusa

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Interesting ports and sights. Husband and Wife have cruised Holland America 3 times and other mid line ships 12 times. We are active early 70's. Chose window cabin over balcony due to past experience with the weather being too cold to enjoy the balcony. PRO: . Interior and exterior of the ship is in superb condition for a 19 year old ship. Not so much for the Hull. . Food was tasty ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

85 Helpful Votes


Relaxing, Enjoyable Cruise

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ohiomary

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this cruise at the last minute (just a few weeks before sailing) since I realized our three college-age daughters would be available for the week before starting summer jobs. We had two ocean-view cabins, which were midship and had a connecting door between the rooms. This was our first cruise on Holland America. It definitely was an older age group than we had sailed with on prior ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

13 Helpful Votes


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