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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to the Mexican Riviera

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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
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dreamerdick
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

Even as a solo cruiser paying nearly double the advertised rate I came away realizing that not only did I have a great time but I received much more than I paid for. The Zaandam is an exceptional experience and after reading the scores of negative reviews I fail to understand the reviewers' conception of reality. EMBARKATION: I was informed ahead of time from Holland America and my travel ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Nice week in Mexico

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off280
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We booked an inside cabin and had the opportunity to upgrade, several weeks before the beginning of the cruise (for a fee). We chose to upgrade to an outside cabin on the Dolphin deck (1879). It was a wonderful cabin, large with a window and bathtub. It was noisy as they were loading the ship, as a cargo door was just below the cabin. After sailing, we didn't hear a peep in our cabin, except ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


A sad experience with HAL a cruise line that I loved

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ldphotography
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I try to sail on a HAL ship once every 2 years. I normally go to the Mexican Riviera in the winter to use their excellent thermal suite and work out equipment. I consider it my spa week to relax. This was my first time on the Zaandam. I liked the layout of the ship; smaller than most but not crowded even though it was Easter break week. We ( my son and I ) were upgraded to a partial ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Just what the doctor ordered

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Bourne in 64
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This is only my second cruise and it's been a while since my first. This would be my first, but definitely not my last as a solo cruiser. I was determined to have a good time and to have reasonable expectations while on board, and I was overwhelmingly surprised and pleased. While her exterior was weathered and showing the harsh wear and tear of the time in the salt and its previous voyage to ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Nice Week-Long Get Away

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JohnL173
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first cruise on Holland America. We've cruised three times before on other lines. Overall, this was a good experience, not the best cruise we've taken but not the worst either. One port of call was Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The ship stayed overnight and this allowed us to experience some of the nightlife. This was the first cruise we took that did this. We had the time to find ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Another wonderful Cruise!!!

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skooter35
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our 3rd cruise and we are planning another! The Zaandam was the smallest ship so far that we have sailed and we were not disappointed at all. Yes she was showing her age on the outside, but the inside was always clean and free of odors. One thing I wish they would clean the windows while over night in port. Most of them were salt streaked and not sure when the last time they were ...
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Sail Date: March 2013


Mexico Pacific Coast on Zaandam

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BJzink
10+ Cruises

We signed up for this cruise because we can drive conveniently to San Diego, and we like the HAL cruise line. It was mostly very pleasant. A few plumbing issues around the ship, but when we reported it from our cabin, a maintenance person came within the hour & had it fixed. We thought the food in the Main Dining Room was great - we are not fussy about food - and we ate most all the breakfasts and ...
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Sail Date: February 2013


First time on Zaadam

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kimthomason78
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I have cruised 8 times, three on Holland America. This was our first time on the Zaadam, a smaller ship than we are used to. First of all, I want to share a great tip that I got off of Pinterest. Take a power strip with you on your cruise, as most state rooms only have one outlet. With the onslaught of cell phone, ipads, ipods, etc., the extra power outlets are a great way to get ...
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Sail Date: January 2013

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


A Real NICE Cruise

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chocolate@mixcom.com
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The Zaandam is starting to show her age at 12 years old but, she is well maintained. There were some problems like some of the areas smelled slightly of sewerage (Lido Deck Men's Restroom), and an overflowing urinal in a Men's room by the Pinnacle Grill...Which was immediately taken care of by the Engineering Staff...Come-on, we've all had a toilet backup, and we've never had 1,500 guest in our ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Solo Cruiser/First Cruise

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CatB
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I was uncertain as to what to expect of a cruise, but given the cost as a solo traveller, I expected some luxury, fine dining and excellent service. I wasn't disappointed. True, the new reservation system for the main dining room was confusing people,including the booking staff, but I was able to take it in stride. I had been advised at least twice to reserve my table in advance(I had opted for ...
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Sail Date: December 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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