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Vancouver to Hawaii Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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April 26, 2017 Cruise To Hawaii

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siccar
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Been on this cruise three times before. Great if you like days at sea, as we do. The entire staff of the Zaandam, in every department, provided excellent service, with a few monitor hiccups during the cruise. We are confused by a couple of negative reviews of the short repositioning cruise just prior to ours - the one from San Diego to Vancouver. We heard rumours about up coming changes to ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Cool Cruise to Hawaii

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jackjeanr
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

My wife and I did a similar cruise on the Zaandam from San Diego to Hawaii several years ago and wanted to try it from a different port, and to see what changes may have occurred to the ship and/or ports of call. The ship seems brighter and refreshed, except for the TVs in the cabins which are from the 70s, or so they appear based on the very poor picture quality. Speaking of which I can't ...
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Sail Date: April 2017

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Nothing to do Zaandan

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shayne12
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned from this cruise,I do really like sea days but there just was not any thing to do during the day Cooking class MEH who ever goes home and makes this stuff,because of this there were no movie during the day.And when they did have an evening movie it was so very old "Hawaii" come on, that movie must have been 30 years old! Trivia on the ships has become very old All the fun stuff ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


First Holland America cruise

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Holy cruisers
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

First the good, The ship reflects the grandeur of the past glory days of cruising. Quality decor and comfortable surroundings gave us the initial good feeling that we would be enjoying the next 16 days sailing the pacific. Unfortunately, that was about the only good thing about this cruise. We were welcomed to our cabin with a revolting smear on the rim of the toilet seat. After we mentioned it to ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Some wonderful some awful!

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SchoolNurse25
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

I took this cruise to Hawaii because of the long days at see. I was in Cabin 6127 on the Veranda Deck. Great stateroom, cabin stewards very attentive. Loved spending time on my balcony - private sunbathing, private reading and late night drink. Dining in the main " walk in" dining room was awful. You could walk in but you would have to wait forever. Finally, when I wanted to dine there I made a ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Cruise to Hawaii

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kamfan
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We embarked in Vancouver in a timely fashion. No problems, no surprises other than our bags had already arrived at our cabin and we were only slightly delayed in the boarding process. Very pleasant. After everything we had been told on this site, we expected, as 1 star Mariners we would be able to eat in the main dining room for lunch, but alas, we were turned away and ate our first meal in the ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Still a good cruise

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Cruising Montrealer
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Took advantage of the opportunity to do the 4 repositioning (Vancouver to Victoria to San Diego)+ 14 days Hawai'i (from and to San Diego). Group of passengers on the 4 day cruise was very different from the usual HAL niche: several children and babies and a much younger crowd. This leg of the trip was not a typical HAL cruise as the activities were very different. It was still an enjoyable ...
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Sail Date: October 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Disappointed by Passenger Demographics

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Sailump1
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

As a first time cruiser, we booked months in advance and were very excited. We were cruising with four other experienced cruisers. The first impression upon boarding the ship was that everyone seemed to move very slow. It soon became evident at the supper meal when all the wheelchairs and walkers showed up. It wasn't long before my wife commented that it felt like we were in an old-folks home. A ...
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Sail Date: September 2012


Aloha mood lives on thanks to HAL

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332266
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed to Hawaii on the Zaandam before. We were thrilled to see Michael Headla was still the cruise director and Kainoa DelaCruz was still on as the explorations expert. These two gentlemen are fantastic ambassadors for HAL. They set a bar that we have yet to see met on any other cruise we have taken. We found there was value added on this cruise, compliments of the explorations team. An ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


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Pleasant trip, great staff, fair seas...all good!

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The Shadow
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

From the time of boarding the Zaandam to leaving her, the staff of this ship found many ways to please us with great service and courtesy. For the first time ever we never went in the main dining room, which is really unusual as on most ships the best meals and service are found there. With the first meal at the Lido the selection and variety were so great that we thought that we would just ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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