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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Singles Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America

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1-10 of 9 Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews for Singles Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America


Problems abound on ship straight out of dry dock, good ports

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Trixieng

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Spouse wanted to transit Panama Canal and this cruise was the right time, ports and price. However we found out Zaandam was coming out of dry dock for this cruise from Cruise Critic, not HAL. It was not ready. Our cabin reeked of construction adhesive for the while 23 days as the bathroom had been completely remodelled (looked great, smelled horrible but love the new shower which replaced the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


What’s Not To Love?

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grammawalt

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

My first cruise!...And the first question asked by almost every other passenger we visited with was “How do you like cruising so far?” My honest answer each time was “What’s not to love?” ...Start every day with coffee delivered to your room; go up a couple of decks to find a huge selection of breakfast items; return to your room to find your bed made; check your newsletter for what you’d like to ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Bucket List Cruise

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HappyHippies

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We've always wanted to do the Panama transit and Curacao has been on our bucket list for a very long time. Overall, the cruise was pretty good. The crew were amazing!!! The ship is a little smaller so we got to know a lot of our fellow passengers and it was easy to get around. We really enjoyed the Lido for the late night snacks opportunities. The food is always amazing on HAL but this cruise ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great Experience on HAL

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nana2many

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first cruise on HAL. I had pretty high expectations and was not disappointed. Embarkation was late starting due to Coast Guard not having cleared the ship. We learned it was just returning from dry dock and required Coast Guard inspection. There was not too much of a delay and embarkation went smoothly. Dry dock refurbishment updated the ship with brand new carpets, upholstery, ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


No Service; Totally Dissatisfied!

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sgutierrez

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The rating of this ship is generous according to reviews. Service was awful to non existing. Out of 14 nights in dining room my husband only had one night where his iced tea or water was refilled. Gone are the days where customers mattered. Asked for condiments when I ordered dinner so I would have them. Never came with dinner either. Again, ignored and didn't give a damn for their customers. ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Another great Cruise on Holland America Line

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Hunt1530

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our fifth cruise with HAL (and ninth overall) and also the longest we’ve ever taken with any cruise line. Our first time however on the ‘Zaandam’ which is a little smaller with fewer decks than some ships we’ve been on. Because of the time of the year and the length of the cruise, we in our fifties were among the youngest passengers there! First time that’s happened in a while. We stayed ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


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KDMAGS

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We sailed on the Zaandam in 2008, and the ship is showing its age. cushions in the show lounge are worn and uncomfortable. We picked this cruise for its value and length, plus we only had to fly one way. We were never bored, and the 18 days did not feel too long. The staff were great, and the length of the cruise let us get to know them by name. This is not a party cruise, by the time we got to ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


Zaandam - Central America/Panama Canal

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cartervan

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

We have talked about doing a Panama Canal cruise for a long time, wo we looked forward with great anticipation to our 17-day east to west transit aboard Holland America's Zaandam. I was just a little concerned about spending such a long time on one ship, but as it turns out, there is evidently no end to the amount of pampering I can put up with. Packing for such a long trip was tricky, however. ...
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Sail Date: April 2006

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Zaandam - Central America/Panama Canal

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leonid:)

First Time Cruiser

Age 110s

This was our first cruise on Holland America after 6 cruises on Princess. We were looking to take a roundtrip cruise to the panama canal area in April and had initially planned to take Princess for this itinerary. Our vacation schedule changed, however, and the Zaandam was the only ship sailing this route during the one week in March we could all go (5 adults). Travel to Embarkation Port: We ...
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Sail Date: March 2006

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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