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Holland America Line Zaandam Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Lovely ports of call
"There were 2 couples sailing on this cruise (fifth we have done together), we chose it for the itinerary. The embarkation was flawless. We arrived at the cruise terminal and we finished all the paperwork and were..."Read More
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Marilynfromohio

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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Tired ship, mediocre food, boring entertainment

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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dailydelite

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my third Holland America cruise. My two prior experiences were very good. Food in the main dining room in the past was good to excellent. On my past trips there was sufficient entertainment and on board activities. Not so on this cruise. Food in the main dining room was okay to poor. On the gala evening, the lobster in the surf and turf was old and cooked to death. So too was the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Lovely ports of call

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Marilynfromohio

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

There were 2 couples sailing on this cruise (fifth we have done together), we chose it for the itinerary. The embarkation was flawless. We arrived at the cruise terminal and we finished all the paperwork and were boarding the ship by noon, half hour or so. The ship is older but quite lovely and well maintained. We were in Vista suite 7050 and our friends were next door. The room steward opened the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Great trip blessed by great weather

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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brted

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I was a little nervous after reading reviews here, but was very happy with the Zaandam. The ship is a little old, but is well kept and our group of 15 had very few problems. We had balcony rooms on the 6th and 7th deck which were nice, but the TV's are tiny and nearly useless (some rooms had newer TVs). We had ports of call every day but one and enjoyed all of the stops. We were 40 minutes late to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Family Cruise

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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kmackear

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the ports of call. Due to the weather ( which was awful) we were not able to stop in Sydney, Nova Scotia. I did enjoy Quebec and our private tour with Tours By Locals, Claude was our guide and he was beyond excellent, I would recommend Clause to everyone going to Quebec . I also enjoy a private tour to the Bay of Fundy in Halifax by Bruce's Tours, I recommend him to ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


LUXURY CRUISER TRIES OUT A VISTA VERANDA CABIN on ZAANDAM

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Catlover54

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

OVERVIEW I usually cruise on luxury lines like Seabourn (SB), either solo or with DH, but a cruise I had booked got cancelled short notice. I was in cruise withdrawal and determined to use the time off I had arranged to cruise. Four years ago I had surprisingly enjoyed a HAL cruise to Alaska in a Neptune suite on a large group themed cruise, so thought I would try HAL again, this time as a solo ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Cruise spoilt by very poor entertainment

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Frankietrep

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We recently travelled on the zaadam for three weeks although we enjoyed the cruise It was spoilt by the lack of entertainment at night, not much going on in the day either, no sail away parties, no fun around the pools, the ship was like an old folks home! We are entering our 70's but that does not mean that we want to be in bed by 10pm. The ship was like the Marie Celeste after dinner. There were ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


An outstanding destination cruise, great itinerary (not for little kids)

Review for Zaandam to South America

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bevdas

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary- leaving from the Santiago area (port of San Antonio) and cruising around Cape Horn to the Falkland Islands, ending in Buenos Aires. Originally we had booked a similar cruise with Celebrity but realized that HAL went to the Falklands and switched for that reason. We booked 18 months in advance because we wanted a Vista Suite (with balcony) mid-ship, facing ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Terrible cabin noise

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Texas Dude

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Booked a Vista Suite on the Navigation Deck (#7046) and soon discovered after embankment that it sat directly beneath the Lido kitchen area. Needless to say the noise from above our cabin ceiling was unbearable and went well into the night and then began again at around 3:30 a.m. There was no remedy for the problem and guest services did not follow up after we complained. We were on a 15 day South ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Memorable Trip

Review for Zaandam to South America

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WorldTrav1020

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We selected this cruise because of the itinerary: South America (from Chile to Argentina), with sailing around Cape Horn and then along the Antarctic Peninsula. The itinerary did not disappoint us. Except for being unable to dock at Puerto Montt (Chile) due to strong winds, everywhere else the weather was excellent and docking (if applicable) went without any issues. Even notorious Drake Passage ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


I Love Penguins

Review for Zaandam to South America

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thomaswaldeck

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

The cruise exceeded my expectations in every way. The high point was the 4 days in the Antarctic. I will never forget the joy of watching an iceberg float by with penguins on it - with one every once in a while waving to you, or so it appears. Than you watch some of them dive off and go porpoising across the waters. Later on, an iceberg goes by and they are jumping on. A little further an ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


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