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Vancouver to South America Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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Neptune Suite 7004
Sunrise in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile
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Sleep is impossible below the LIDO

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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

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Fatal flaw stopping us doing long cruises

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Stupid name
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Zaandam lived up to our four star mariner expectations clean, we'll run, great food, no sickness in 38 days, much better entertainment than in the past, the best staff in the world from captain to cabin boy. Good itinery of places that are hard to get to except at great expense making this very good value for money. Sea day activities were lacking especially to those who are regular holland ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


South America ready or not

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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

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Three star cruise ship slipping toward a two stars.

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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

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Vancouver to Valparaiso

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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


Across the equator 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

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Disappointing.

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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

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Amazing south american inspiration

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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

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Holland is living in the past in many ways

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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

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


22 Days Vancouver to Valpariso

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dockman
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

60++ cruises so I have been there done that to include many Holland America Cruises. I found this Zaandam experience to be perhaps the worst of all my Holland America cruises. It simply is not up to par. There are no huge differences but multiple small things that overall add up to a lot of disappointments. Sadly many of the small shortcomings could seemingly be fixed at little or no cost but ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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