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Sleep is impossible below the LIDO

Review for Zaandam to South America

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zedoh6

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The good - Our room stewards, our waiter and wine steward and most of the folks in the Lido especially Jen and "the Sandman." The cleanest of all 4 ships we have sailed on with HAL -and the crew was the fussiest about it especially in the LIDO. The best - cruise director Bruce, the Captain, Luisa in Guest services. Jim and Charles were 2 of the best lecturers we have encountered cruising ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

12 Helpful Votes


Disappointing.

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Grappagourmet

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

That was our second cruise with Holland America, out of tens of cruises with 10+ cruise companies over the last 20 years or so. First Holland America cruise was aboard the Maasdam, years ago, and it was a pleasant experience. We choosed this second one based upon our prior experience and because we wanted a cruise back home, from US, along South America's Pacific coast - the 34-day San Diego to ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

22 Helpful Votes


Vancouver to Valparaiso

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Libre

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Hadn't cruised since last fall and the So. American ports was something new and the e-mailed price was very good. Much of the HAL experience is excellent as always. Dining Room, Cabin Stewards and Bar staff do a great job. Am a 4 star mariner with HAL and have witnessed a continual reduction of standards. Evening dinning menu choices were just OK. Number of options have been reduced a good ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

6 Helpful Votes


Holland is living in the past in many ways

Review for Zaandam to South America

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rabidtraveler

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I liked this itinerary and that's why I chose this cruise. The crew was excellent, as usual, but the HAL ships are falling behind the marketplace. Last year I took six cruise lines in 12 months to check out the state of the art in the industry. Lines cruised were HAL, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Disney, and Carnival. I have also recently cruised on Celebrity. Holland America appeals ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

16 Helpful Votes


South America ready or not

Review for Zaandam to South America

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nymexico

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

i needed a short dcruise to be able to go to a family wedding, this was the winner. i did the full 37 day cruise last year and didn't mind the 22 day shorter segment.i am a loyal mariner and find a lack of respect by HAL for these people. for the past few years there has never been a mariners cocktail party to meet the crew and captain.i can buy my own drink it's just the thought that they care ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Across the equator to South America

Review for Zaandam to South America

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cflat

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this ship because of the smaller size and weren’t disappointed. Superior service from all departments, everyone was so friendly. Great food! We took advantage of all the dining venues on offer and enjoyed the variety, we found the dining staff always ready and able to accommodate special requests. Room service was speedy and accurate. Love the lemonade in the buffet. Balcony cabin ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

1 Helpful Vote


Three star cruise ship slipping toward a two stars.

Review for Zaandam to South America

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g.rome

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I had not sailed this portion of coast north of Valpraiso. This trip from San Diego to Valpraiso was changed or diverted from Valprqiso to San Antonio two weeks before us all being willing to npay for decent food by going to a sailing. Many of us had prepaid car and hotel reservations in or near Valpraiso that were non refundable. We spent $150 USD getting backce t way.o our hotel and rental car ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

2 Helpful Votes


Amazing south american inspiration

Review for Zaandam to South America

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enfpdancer

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise offered me an opportunity to explore some locations that I would not be able to travel to on my own. I hear that this ship is going in to dry dock to have an update. It is a good thing because it coud use a little face lift. My cabin was fine but the heat did not work as well as other boats I have been in, the sink kept dripping but all in all they kept the cabin ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

24 Helpful Votes


Amazing Alaskan Cruise

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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halhanher

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise after narrowing down the date range and what we wanted to do. I was happy to sail with Holland America again. I had a great experience with them many years ago. We were looking for a cruise and land package and Holland America had just what we wanted. We booked a vista suite and it was spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the balcony quite a bit. The food was excellent, ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

10 Helpful Votes


Great trip!

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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MariH

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Seeing Alaska was on our bucket list and the Zaandam fit our schedule and budget. We loved everything: the ports, size of the ship, nice size of stateroom, good food, wonderful staff. They also offered $20 laundry service for anything fit in one fairly good-sized bag. Self-service laundry was available too. We were surprised to see a priest on board. He informed us that Mass was offered every day ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


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