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Port Canaveral (Orlando) Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 18 Port Canaveral (Orlando) Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews


Zaandam - Western Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Western

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pboedeker

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was our 28th cruise. Our first HAL. We had a group of 6. Two parents in their 40's with four college age daughters (18-21). 1. Dining room staff, possibly as good as Celebrity. Enchanting personalities, quick wit and incredible memory capacity for likes and dislikes. Always a delight. We had late seating downstairs..ate there every night. 2. This ship is beautiful. The recent SOE upgrades ...
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Sail Date: March 2005

Traveled with children


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Martin Evans

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My wife and I took the Mar 5th sailing for seven days to Road Town, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay. We are around 40. This was our second cruise (Royal Caribbean 3 day before). Overall, we loved our cruise. It was extravagant, yet comfortable. The service was outstanding. The Indonesian staff were very friendly and seemed genuinely eager to be helpful. We got to know those that had been waiting ...
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Sail Date: March 2005

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Zaandam - Western Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Western

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mickeytheb

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The Suite Life! This was my 7th cruise w/HAL and they finally got it all exactly right. No kidding. And this was following a cruise on the Maasdam that was so bad that we swore 'Never again!'(a little more on that later). Our travel agent talked us into trying HAL 'just one more time' and we are delighted that she persuaded us. Once again we took an S-Suite (an extra large veranda suite w/a long ...
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Sail Date: February 2005

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Eastern

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firstimer

First Time Cruiser

We approached our first cruise with some trepidation after hearing stories of stomach ailments and unavoidable weight gain. Our fears were unfounded. Our experience on the elegant Zaandam was most enjoyable and relaxing. The ship is luxurious and scrupulously clean. It never seemed crowded. The staff was always helpful, attentive, friendly and never intrusive. We chose HAL for its accommodations. ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Eastern

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starchase

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was our 4th cruise. We did have a great time on this sailing (December 11th through the 18th). We have sailed NCL (the Seaward before its elongation), then Royal Caribbean (Rhapsody of the Seas), and 4 years ago, the Dawn Princess. I would give this Zaandam sailing an 8 out of 10 (a 4 out of 5) and my wife an 8.5 or 9 out of 10 (she didn't experience a particular problem I did). I would agree ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Arubalisa

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Zaandam Christmas Cruise 12/18/04 - 12/28/04 Us -- We are a family of 11- 4 adults- late 30s-early 40s, 2 adults mid 60s, 1 great grandmother -- 90+ and 4 children -- girls 15, 12, 10 & 8. Family cruise history: HAL, Renaissance, Cunard, Princess, NCL, Carnival, RCI, Celebrity, Costa, Chandris/Fantasy, Majesty, Delta Queen Steamboat, American Hawaii Cruises. My grandmother is in her 90s and has ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Roz

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was my fourth cruise (third on HAL), and by far my best overall cruise experience. I chose this itinerary and ship based mainly on the low single supplement for an inside guarantee cabin. My trip began the day before when I flew into Orlando, the closest large airport to Port Canaveral. I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn near the airport, and then took the hotel shuttle back to the airport ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mickey1

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was actually my very first cruise experience! Before we set sail, I read some of the posted reviews, so I wanted to share my thoughts as well. We sailed on HAL's Zaandam ship to the Eastern Caribbean in December of 2004. This trip was actually a gift from family members so we did not necessarily pick this cruise line, but we were very thankful to go! Let me first say that we are a young ...
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Sail Date: December 2004


Zaandam - Eastern Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Eastern

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Mary

First Time Cruiser

My husband and I are in our late 40's/50's. We were looking for a quiet getaway - to read and relax and found it on the Zaandam. A small ship by new standards, but the best service from the cabin steward and dining staff that we have experienced in our 15 cruises. And by far, the best food. Of particular high quality were the beef entrees and the soups. I wasn't thrilled with the desserts other ...
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Sail Date: November 2004


Zaandam - Western Caribbean

Review for Zaandam to Caribbean - Western

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ramona

First Time Cruiser

As would-be first time cruisers, my husband and I debated for several weeks whether or not we should even take a cruise vacation. Weighing concerns over claustrophobia (a red herring worry) and seasickness (ditto, except for some weird feelings of suspended equilibrium the first night) and the feeling that we would be big losers not to take a cool vacation for once in a long time, we finally ...
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Sail Date: November 2004


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