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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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Relaxing, Enjoyable Cruise
"We booked this cruise at the last minute (just a few weeks before sailing) since I realized our three college-age daughters would be available for the week before starting summer jobs. We had two ocean-view cabins,..."Read More
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ohiomary

10+ Cruises

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Great itinerary and good ship

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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AKJonesy

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We've been on a number of cruises with HAL and sailed on 6 different ships. I wasn't too thrilled about being on Zaandam due to it's smaller size but understand that the larger ships don't go to Antarctica. This was a first voyage on Zaandam, and even though it is a BIT smaller than what we've sailed on, I was pleased overall. I think I was a bit surprised that the food quality seemed to be ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Cruising is not our thing, but this part of the world is beautiful

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Qila

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We (Married couple in our 30's, no kids) choose this cruise because of the itinerary, because of Antarctica. Because we really wanted to see penguins in the region where they belong. And this was the only affordable way to do it. It was our first cruise ever. We know now that cruising is not our favorite way to travel, and I'm sure we will wait at least another 30-40 years before we ever book ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great port and service; old ship

Review for Zaandam to South America

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discusdoc

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife loves cruises; this was our 4th cruise this year (Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Holland America). We enjoyed this cruise the most— largely because of the destinations. The lake regions of Chile and Argentina are spectacular and going around the Horn was a treat. Buenos Aires and Montevideo are beautiful, interesting cities. We enjoyed seeing the penguins on the Falkland ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Great Cruise, hard working staff

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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ouiornet

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We booked quite late, so missed out on a verandah cabin, we had a cabin on the lower promenade deck with a window view. The room was fine, but you do need to fully unpack suitcases because there is not room to have them out. The room was super clean. The room attendants so helpful. Go to the talks on the first day, they are very helpful about shore excursions and the ship layout. We didnt book any ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Exactly what I was expecting

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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mrnbriscoe

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I think this particular cruise is all about expectations. We read the reviews... older boat, older crowd, not the best entertainment, etc, etc. Because we already knew this going in, we had a wonderful time! We took out 12 and 5 year old kids and we had 2 oceanview staterooms (2525 and 2529). Pros: The food was overall very good. The buffet tasted like normal cruise food, but the dining ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Traveled with children


Lovely ports of call

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Marilynfromohio

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

There were 2 couples sailing on this cruise (fifth we have done together), we chose it for the itinerary. The embarkation was flawless. We arrived at the cruise terminal and we finished all the paperwork and were boarding the ship by noon, half hour or so. The ship is older but quite lovely and well maintained. We were in Vista suite 7050 and our friends were next door. The room steward opened the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Relaxing, Enjoyable Cruise

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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ohiomary

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this cruise at the last minute (just a few weeks before sailing) since I realized our three college-age daughters would be available for the week before starting summer jobs. We had two ocean-view cabins, which were midship and had a connecting door between the rooms. This was our first cruise on Holland America. It definitely was an older age group than we had sailed with on prior ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Cruise spoilt by very poor entertainment

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Frankietrep

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We recently travelled on the zaadam for three weeks although we enjoyed the cruise It was spoilt by the lack of entertainment at night, not much going on in the day either, no sail away parties, no fun around the pools, the ship was like an old folks home! We are entering our 70's but that does not mean that we want to be in bed by 10pm. The ship was like the Marie Celeste after dinner. There were ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Nice ship and crew, poor port visits

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Haligonex

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Tried to put new adventure into the cruise life but the main reason was to sail Cspe Horn and see Ushuaua. And..... weather canceled so we went to some backwater ports of little interstate not history. Sad. Do not let yourselves get booked into cabin 1964. A loud, smelly place really unfit for habitation. Ship was nice for relaxing, cards, stage shows. Happy hours were really necessary ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


VERY GOOD CRUISE, Dining Room, not so good!!

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Gr8tCruising

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to travel around Cape Horn, something I thought I would probably never get to do. Had been looking at various cruises with this itinerary for quite sometime and they seem to fill up quick or had a pretty steep price/person. Then we saw this cruise offered at a rather reasonable rate and jumped on it. Holland America is not my first choice of cruise line but have cruised them prior and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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