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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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"Why? The Itenary A not so common one, long and much to see. Done out of Europe, by a German travel office: Berge und Meer Yes we know it's an old ship wich had the atmosphere of faded grandeur But..."Read More
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Cruise marred by outbreak

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Steveo17
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was a bucket list cruise for my wife. All the ports and excursions surpassed both our expectations. The narration by Exploration Team as we sailed into and around Antarctica was superb. Zaandam is a typical HA ship, one of their smaller ones with a nice cozy feel. We are 4 Star Mariners, with lots of cruising experience and always appreciate HA’s itineraries and attention to detail on ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


South America cruise

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maxplaats
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Why? The Itenary A not so common one, long and much to see. Done out of Europe, by a German travel office: Berge und Meer Yes we know it's an old ship wich had the atmosphere of faded grandeur But the compagny plays it all very poche, a bit pathetic... This was our 23rd cruise, and the first with HAL. There was a cabin on the promenade deck confirmed by the HAL 5 months ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Trip Chosen for Panama Canal Transit

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poinsettiaplate
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having been on the Zaandam in January 2018 and been very impressed with the ship and its amenities, I chose this cruise for the chance to be on her again and to transit the Panama Canal again with stops in South America. Embarkation/debarkation: As always, HAL did these impeccably for a mass market cruise line. Both were a breeze and I was onboard for a nice lunch in the MDR in minutes. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


I'd give the last 36 hours a 0 rating

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soccernut6
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise for the itinerary. It was leaving from Boston and we don't live to far away. Also we had heard great things about Holland America. We loved the first 5 days of the cruise but the last two were where Holland America totally lost us. We loved the service, food and ship until the last two days. Two nights from the end of the cruise a pipe burst on our deck and 6 or 7 ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


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

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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kmackear
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. Due to the weather ( which was awful) we were not able to stop in Sydney, Nova Scotia. I did enjoy Quebec and our private tour with Tours By Locals, Claude was our guide and he was beyond excellent, I would recommend Clause to everyone going to Quebec . I also enjoy a private tour to the Bay of Fundy in Halifax by Bruce's Tours, I recommend him to ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


LUXURY CRUISER TRIES OUT A VISTA VERANDA CABIN on ZAANDAM

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Catlover54
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 arranged to cruise. Four years ago I had surprisingly enjoyed a HAL cruise to Alaska in a Neptune suite on a large group themed cruise, so thought I would try HAL again, this time as a solo ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Just OK, the food not even OK

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Vinmar
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We book the cruise from Ft Lauderdale Fl to Montreal with stops in Boston, Bar Harbour, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, and Quebec City. The Ship is a smaller vessel the rooms are good and the stewards are friendly and did a good job. The entertainment is also fairly good depending on your tastes. There was a couple comedians, a magician, movies as well as piano bar entertainer and Holland ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


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