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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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"Having read fellow travellers reviews, I wanted to provide our opinion following our South America trip recently. Ship The Zaandam ship is on the small side by today’s standards (1400 passengers) but that..."Read More
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A BIG THANK-YOU TO HOLLAND AMERICA

Review for Zaandam to South America

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holiday hopes

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We were on the ill-fated cruise which we boarded in Buenos Aires on March 7th, before the Coronavirus pandemic really began, but because we knew of its existence, extra care was taken to ensure our safety. Unfortunately, unknown to us all the coronavirus was aboard and spreading amongst us. When the cruise was terminated on March 15th, every effort was made to get us home safely. Our Captain: Ane ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Herbs Mom

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary to the Antarctic. We flew down to Buenos Aires a day early so we could enjoy a little of the city before. Embarkation was fairly smooth - we arrived early and our luggage was taken right away and we checked in. By about 11:30 we were on the ship and went straight to our room. It was ready. We then went to the MDR to enjoy a lovely lunch - we ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Almost a Perfect Journey

Review for Zaandam to South America

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teacherman

10+ Cruises

We had previously cancelled 2 cruises to South America, and I am glad that we did, because we found this one going to S America and Antarctica. We gained much information and ideas from those who had previously done this trip so I hope we can also provide the same for others who are considering this cruise. I will TRY to be brief. PRE-CRUISE: We flew to Santiago for a 3 day visit prior to ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Amazing Sights, not So Amazing Banging Noise

Review for Zaandam to South America

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EZ Wash

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise on a whim, as we saw an advertisement from a consolidator, contacted our agent to see what she could do, and then jumped. It gave me bragging rights, whatever that means, to say I was on all seven continents before I turned 70. (Okay, I didn't 'touch' Antarctica, but it touched me, so close enough.) We also had kids who had other plans for Christmas so we were free to travel. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


South America Review

Review for Zaandam to South America

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hm+jdmcruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Having read fellow travellers reviews, I wanted to provide our opinion following our South America trip recently. Ship The Zaandam ship is on the small side by today’s standards (1400 passengers) but that does mean you do get to know the staff and fellow cruisers. The ship was well maintained, clean and comfortable. We opted for an outside cabin, mid ships, on the main deck due to the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Fantastic food and service!

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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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

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Great trip blessed by great weather

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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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

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Beautiful area despite cold temperatures

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Oaktownlady

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Like the maritime provinces and wanted to see more. Embarkation was somewhat disorganized; we arrived in Boston on a redeye at 7:30 am but couldn't board until 11:00 am. Spent most of this time on folding chairs. Enjoyed room service breakfast EVERY MORNING! My husband went early to Lido Deck each morning for his favorite SMOKED SALMON! Puff pastry sweet rolls every morning, also! ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great Ship & Interesting Itinerary

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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KarlS

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My review is written from this perspective: During our forty-two married years together my wife and I have previously cruised twenty-four times. We’ve been on Holland America four times already, plus multiple cruises on Royal Caribbean, Windstar, Uniworld Europe River Cruises, and once on Oceania. We enjoy cruising, especially the at-sea days. We liked this itinerary for its two up-front at-sea ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


34 day South America, Inca and Panama Canal discovery cruise

Review for Zaandam to South America

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drostep

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I wanted to write this review because I saw a number of poor ratings for Holland America and since we had a good experience, I thought it would be fair to write a good one. This was our first cruise with HAL and we were on the Zaandam. This is a beautiful ship with a musical theme. We liked the baroque organ. We ran into two storms on the Pacific Ocean with 6.5 meter waves and the Captain changed ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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