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Holland America Line Zaandam Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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15 Holland America Line Zaandam Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, Enjoyable Cruise


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, ...
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Sail Date May 2019

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Scooter Weibels

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great Alaskan vacation

This was the longest cruise I have been on. Tha Zaandam is a smaller ship but everything seemed to be well maintained. The itinerary was great saw some smaller ports most people never see. The crew were all friendly ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise on a vessel in need of a facelift

Having sailed with HAL many times in the past, it was a no-brainer to pick the 14-day cruise on the ms Zaandam. This was my 4th cruise to Alaska, yet the itinerary included no less than 4 ports/sites that I had not ...
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Sail Date July 2018

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TN Fem

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Overall a great trip

We chose this cruise to see penguins. We have 3 penguin loving boys and we like to take a big trip at Christmas rather than give them toys they don't need. We had 2 adjoining Ocean View rooms on Deck 2. Our ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very good experience with exception for Westmark Anchhorage

This was our first time on HAL and to Alaska. I have been on two other cruises with Carnival and Royal Carribean. Overall it was a very good experience. The rooms were bigger than I expected and very clean. The ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Sights to Behold

We did the land and sea trip, landing first in Fairbanks AK. The arrival to Fairbanks Airport was seamless and staff were waiting for us with envelopes in hand. Communication was excellent and we proceeded by coach ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Alaska Sea & Land Journey

This was my first cruise and the experience was wonderful. We had chosen HAL on the recommendation of a friend. The other 5 in my group had all done at least one cruise before, so I was the lone "rookie". A bit ...
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Sail Date July 2016

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3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Cruise Alaska for wildlife and glaciers and history!

We chose this cruise because of the free cruise for 3rd and 4th passengers and excellent price for the cruise/land package. This is an older ship but well maintained and our only complaint was a smelly hallway on ...
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Sail Date July 2016

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5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good, But...

we traveled with our daughter and 3 granddaughters. we had 2 oceanview cabins next to each other. It was on the main deck. they were very good cabins and location.we thought the food at the Lido deck was very good, ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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Dolly Tompkins

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Problems and Plusses

About 20 years ago we took a Holland America cruise to Alaska on the Noordam with my parents, and an Uncle and Aunt. We all had very positive memories of that experience. This time we took the same trip with 2 of ...
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Sail Date August 2014

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2 Reviews Written

1st time cruiser

Getting underway on a ship was a much more enjoying experience than the last time. Having spent 6 years in the Navy and 4 of those on a ship, I understand tight quarters, limited food and boredom. Exterior: ...
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Sail Date July 2013

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8 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

High sea in the Pacific

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2012

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6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Eagles and Bears Oh My!

Background Information: My husband, two year old daughter, and I booked this cruise for three reasons 1) Visited glacier bay, a must, 2)Round trip out of Seattle (yes there are more scenic venues, but cost was a ...
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Sail Date May 2010

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Zaandam...dam good for the money...

We were prepared for things to go south, rather than north considering that we had such a diverse group going on this cruise. 2 very active seniors both quite hard of hearing and both very opinionated were with ...
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Sail Date May 2010

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1 Review Written

Alaska Family Adventure - HAL Zaandam

HAL Zaandam Alaska Blog/Review June 5-12 Thursday - June 4th. Seven of us flew on Delta from Florida the day before the cruise.  Flight was uneventful.  We had 10 checked bags that arrived in baggage claim ...
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Sail Date June 2009

Zaandam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Value For Money4.03.7
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