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Hong Kong Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 12 Hong Kong Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews


High sea in the Pacific

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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finemusic

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I am in my 60's and my wife 50's and travelled with our son 12. We are seasoned cruisers and have been on Carnival, Celebrity and this was the 3rd time on HAL. We lived in Hong Kong and it is only 5 minutes walk from my home to the pier. We booked this cruise through an local agent.On the day of embarkation we met the guide at the pier. Before we checked in we had to carry our luggages to ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Southeast Asia Explorer... itinerary good..ship average!

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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isaacmidnight

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our trip began in Hong Kong after a long flight from Kansas City. We added the extra night at Holland America's hotel of choice which was a great hotel but we were there for a very short time due to travel time that it hardly seemed worthwhile. We were at the hotel by midnight and left to go to the ship at noon the next day. Comment about the Zaandam: We think that Holland America and the ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Never Again

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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NauteGirl1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We joined Zaandam in Hong Kong. Departure was delayed by 2 hours because a few Russians on board could not understand English & therefore did not go to immigration clearance. After 2 hours of broadcasts looking for those guest the officials decided to translate the message in Russian & only then we finally set sail. They knew which room numbers were missing, surely they could have made the ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Disappointed cruisers

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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moggy22

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Talking to fellow cruisers as we were transferred from the airport in Hong Kong we felt that the ship was going to be sparkly and exciting, a big step up from our previous cruises (that were both excellent) with Thompsons. Embarkation was fast and efficient, but the initial impression of the ship was poor. We were due to sail at 11pm on the following evening, nothing happened till about 12:30 ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Great ship, great Itinerary

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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kura

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We have taken several cruises, all in different parts of the world, as we like to cruise to enjoy different cultures. We arrived in Hong Kong a few days before the cruise and stayed in the very convenient Marco Polo Hotel right at the cruise terminal. On the morning of embarkation, we arrived at the terminal at 10.30am to find they were already opening up. We were among the first passengers to ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Never Again HAL

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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NotImpressed

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Ship - Internally and externally TIRED. Food - repetitive after first 14 days. Second 14 days food portions in Rotterdam greatly reduced and service also went downhill. Cabin - tired and desperate for re-fit. Bedding needs replacing asap. Many had air con/heating problems. Main complaints: Ship Freezing for the first 14 days - 13 degrees C. in restaurant - had to wear jackets whenever we ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Second Rate Ship

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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sheridan318

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Stayed at Langham Place in Hong Kong prior to cruise for two days, really nice hotel great service and handy to shops etc. First sight of Zaandam and we thought what have we done as its more than showing its age, first part of check in was a breeze but then deteriorated into a free for all to get on board when boarding was announced.No organization just people every where. Once on ship we ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Cold Zaandam

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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Jaguar320

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We have enjoyed cruising with Cunard and Princess and we were looking forward to the Zaandam for the China/Korea cruise out of Hong Kong. The ship and the cabin was extremely cold. Forget the high quality bedding it is just hype. We borrowed blankets from the pool deck. The cabin is very dated and the toilet was smelling. This ship is well past its prime according to other Holland America ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


28 days aboard the ms.Zaandam

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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Explorer27

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

My wife and I both active seniors were extremely disappointed with the ship and many aspects of the cruise. In our opinion Holland America is no longer a "Premium" line and should cease advertising itself as one! The cruise was my seventh on HAL and will likely be my last on this line! The ship is in very poor condition, generally dirty, carpets threadbare and badly stained in places. Our ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


UPS AND DOWNS

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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Gemlea

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Our port of embarkation was Hong Kong and the boarding process was good apart from numerous Visa forms we were handed, and which had to be completed (balanced on your knee) prior to boarding. The formal process of checking passports, tickets, credit card details etc etc is always a bit fraught, so when a handful of forms are added to the mix, it's not conducive to you remembering to read all the ...
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Sail Date: January 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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