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Holland America Line Zaandam Outside Cabin Cruise 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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After two years, still not quite ready
"No Mariners club luncheon, had to ask guest services for Mariners welcome aboard drink coupon, happy hour in 2 bars now consists of buy one get 2nd drink at 25% off.00, cruised the Rotterdam 2 months ago and happy hr buy one get 2nd for 50%...."Read More
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After two years, still not quite ready

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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9025ron
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Boarding in Fort Lauderdale,where we live, was easy. Used the Verifly app which was a little difficult to figure out. We were underway on time to Boston, we have been on this ship several times before and like the smaller size. Immediately noticed maintenance items such as broken wooden trim around one of the hot tubs which was also closed, sound and picture quality of TV in cabin (80's looking ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great Itinerary -South America and Antarctica

Review for Zaandam to South America

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savoie.tx
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Included 4 days of sailing in Antarctica . Highlights- 1- Food selection: The food selection on this cruise was one of the highlights for us. We usually like to have dinner in the Main Dining room, but the selections in the Lido usually included everything that was offered in the Main Dining room and more. 2- Holland America Happy Hour- Liked the happy hour sessions. The 2nd drink only ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Cruising is not our thing, but this part of the world is beautiful

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Qila
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

We (Married couple in our 30's, no kids) choose this cruise because of the itinerary, because of Antarctica. Because we really wanted to see penguins in the region where they belong. And this was the only affordable way to do it. It was our first cruise ever. We know now that cruising is not our favorite way to travel, and I'm sure we will wait at least another 30-40 years before we ever book ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great itinerary and good ship

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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AKJonesy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We've been on a number of cruises with HAL and sailed on 6 different ships. I wasn't too thrilled about being on Zaandam due to it's smaller size but understand that the larger ships don't go to Antarctica. This was a first voyage on Zaandam, and even though it is a BIT smaller than what we've sailed on, I was pleased overall. I think I was a bit surprised that the food quality seemed to be ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Amazing Sights, not So Amazing Banging Noise

Review for Zaandam to South America

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EZ Wash
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise on a whim, as we saw an advertisement from a consolidator, contacted our agent to see what she could do, and then jumped. It gave me bragging rights, whatever that means, to say I was on all seven continents before I turned 70. (Okay, I didn't 'touch' Antarctica, but it touched me, so close enough.) We also had kids who had other plans for Christmas so we were free to travel. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Concerned for our safety as fan shorts and fills cabin with smoke

Review for Zaandam to South America

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debgodsmark1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Cruise selected based on the itinerary. We had 2 issues that we escalated to guest services and were made to feel they did not care at all. Our cabin was hot and after technician checked and temperature was 22.9 Celcius,. i was told by Guest Services, they could do nothing andthere were no other cabins to move. it was a blatant lie, I know this because due to flooding of several cabins later in ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


South America cruise

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maxplaats
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Why? The Itenary A not so common one, long and much to see. Done out of Europe, by a German travel office: Berge und Meer Yes we know it's an old ship wich had the atmosphere of faded grandeur But the compagny plays it all very poche, a bit pathetic... This was our 23rd cruise, and the first with HAL. There was a cabin on the promenade deck confirmed by the HAL 5 months ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


I'd give the last 36 hours a 0 rating

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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soccernut6
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise for the itinerary. It was leaving from Boston and we don't live to far away. Also we had heard great things about Holland America. We loved the first 5 days of the cruise but the last two were where Holland America totally lost us. We loved the service, food and ship until the last two days. Two nights from the end of the cruise a pipe burst on our deck and 6 or 7 ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Interesting details...don't miss.

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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truetreasureusa
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Interesting ports and sights. Husband and Wife have cruised Holland America 3 times and other mid line ships 12 times. We are active early 70's. Chose window cabin over balcony due to past experience with the weather being too cold to enjoy the balcony. PRO: . Interior and exterior of the ship is in superb condition for a 19 year old ship. Not so much for the Hull. . Food was tasty ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Relaxing, Enjoyable Cruise

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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ohiomary
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise at the last minute (just a few weeks before sailing) since I realized our three college-age daughters would be available for the week before starting summer jobs. We had two ocean-view cabins, which were midship and had a connecting door between the rooms. This was our first cruise on Holland America. It definitely was an older age group than we had sailed with on prior ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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