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Asia Zaandam Asia Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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528 reviews
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Excursion - Bar Harbor. Acadia trails biking. 2.5 hour tour
Confederate bridge on PEI - full day excursion
Excursion - Baddeck on your own
Quebec City walk on your own
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High sea in the Pacific

Review for Zaandam to Asia

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finemusic
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I am in my 60's and my wife 50's and travelled with our son 12. We are seasoned cruisers and have been on Carnival, Celebrity and this was the 3rd time on HAL. We lived in Hong Kong and it is only 5 minutes walk from my home to the pier. We booked this cruise through an local agent.On the day of embarkation we met the guide at the pier. Before we checked in we had to carry our luggages to ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Interesting and different cruise on the Zaandam

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belleretraite
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

HAL ZAANDAM review We took the 22 days cruise from Kobe to Vancouver on the Zaandam as part of a trip around the world that had started mid - March in Brazil with a Trans -Atlantic cruise on the Oceania Insignia . Overall , it proved to be a good decision and we did enjoy that section of our journey. The Zaandam is a small ship by the new standards and is perfect to reach small ports ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Never Again

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NauteGirl1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We joined Zaandam in Hong Kong. Departure was delayed by 2 hours because a few Russians on board could not understand English & therefore did not go to immigration clearance. After 2 hours of broadcasts looking for those guest the officials decided to translate the message in Russian & only then we finally set sail. They knew which room numbers were missing, surely they could have made the ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great ship, great Itinerary

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kura
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have taken several cruises, all in different parts of the world, as we like to cruise to enjoy different cultures. We arrived in Hong Kong a few days before the cruise and stayed in the very convenient Marco Polo Hotel right at the cruise terminal. On the morning of embarkation, we arrived at the terminal at 10.30am to find they were already opening up. We were among the first passengers to ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


MS Zaandam - Singapore to Hong Kong

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wyatthawaii
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I have cruised many times, some with family and some on our own. Living in Miami, we covered the Caribbean pretty well. Now that we live in Hawaii, we looked to the East (well, to the west from here!) and decided to give Holland America a try with their Asia cruise on the MS Zaandam. We started our voyage in Singapore. It was simple enough to reach the port on the MRT from our ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Disappointed cruisers

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moggy22
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Talking to fellow cruisers as we were transferred from the airport in Hong Kong we felt that the ship was going to be sparkly and exciting, a big step up from our previous cruises (that were both excellent) with Thompsons. Embarkation was fast and efficient, but the initial impression of the ship was poor. We were due to sail at 11pm on the following evening, nothing happened till about 12:30 ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Southeast Asia Explorer... itinerary good..ship average!

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isaacmidnight
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our trip began in Hong Kong after a long flight from Kansas City. We added the extra night at Holland America's hotel of choice which was a great hotel but we were there for a very short time due to travel time that it hardly seemed worthwhile. We were at the hotel by midnight and left to go to the ship at noon the next day. Comment about the Zaandam: We think that Holland America and the ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Why only 90% good when 120% would be possible?

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HeinBloed
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Background Information It was cruise no. 47. We went before on HAL's EURODAM and WESTERDAM and had some concerns. We made already the experience that you CAN make very good experiences with HAL but also few single items ended in a desaster. We loved the Signature-/Vista-Class Ships and had some concerns before because the price of the balconies was extremely high. Furthermore we booked ...
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Sail Date: March 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Second Rate Ship

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sheridan318
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Stayed at Langham Place in Hong Kong prior to cruise for two days, really nice hotel great service and handy to shops etc. First sight of Zaandam and we thought what have we done as its more than showing its age, first part of check in was a breeze but then deteriorated into a free for all to get on board when boarding was announced.No organization just people every where. Once on ship we ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Never Again HAL

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NotImpressed
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Ship - Internally and externally TIRED. Food - repetitive after first 14 days. Second 14 days food portions in Rotterdam greatly reduced and service also went downhill. Cabin - tired and desperate for re-fit. Bedding needs replacing asap. Many had air con/heating problems. Main complaints: Ship Freezing for the first 14 days - 13 degrees C. in restaurant - had to wear jackets whenever we ...
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Sail Date: February 2012

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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