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Holland America Line Zaandam Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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Cruise type

Senior Cruises


Family Cruises


Romantic Cruises


Repositioning Cruises


Group and Theme Cruises


11 Holland America Line Zaandam Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

thomaswaldeck avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

I Love Penguins


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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018

enfpdancer avatar


3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Amazing south american inspiration

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2017

judy33445 avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes


My sister and I booked our cruse thru the cruse agent. We asked for a quiet cabin away from any ice machines, elevator, area with music etc. A quiet area. The first night we heard banging, and what sounded like ...
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Sail Date August 2017

mellowrose avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

22 Day Inca Discoery

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and it was our first time on HAL. We had sailed Celebrity and Norwegian before. The Guarantee room landed us in 2500 which was actually a handicap room with a spacious ...
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Sail Date April 2017

mkhall avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

HA is definitely loosing its first class rating. Sinking to Carnival's level

After returning from a Panama Canal on the Maasdam, sorting thru upcoming cruises the 32 day explore South America Passage and Inca Discovery was of great interest. Fortunately for future travelers, the Zaandam is ...
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Sail Date March 2017

Stahl avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Waiters very nice and prompt, Reception unable to change very noisy cabin 6141

The inland passage of southern Chile fiords with glaciers and to visit relatives in Buenos Aires was our need. One glacier off the many we could see - because of the big ship we missed many others. Cabin ...
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Sail Date November 2016

mountaindog avatar


4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Experience and Tours in South America-Buenos Aires

Excellent service. All activities inside the ship where excellent also the food. I went with my family and we joined friends from the cruise to do a tour. We did part of the tour with the cruiseship line in the ...
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Sail Date January 2016

RetiredandHappy4 avatar


2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Cruise highlights were the fiords of Alaska

We are fairly seasoned travellers, looking for and adult environment and great trips. Between my wife and I, her on her 13 cruise, we found the Zaandam, our first HA cruise, to be not up to par. The water ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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Kate's Daughter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Olivia's Majestic Alaska Cruise on Zaandam

Well, we've given it a second try, these HAL cruises booked through Olivia. This is most likely (never say never, eh?) our last cruise with both HAL and Olivia. We purchased this cruise via a charity auction. ...
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Sail Date September 2012

bepsf avatar


3 Reviews Written

Aloha and Mahalo, Hawaii - March 2010

This was my family's first-ever trip to Hawaii - so we were looking forward to this trip w/ much anticipation. We went with a group of experienced cruisers - some had cruised to Hawaii before aboard Zaandam, others ...
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Sail Date March 2010

mimi.pow avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Used to love HA....going downhill now!

Chose this cruise as part of our Uncommon Journeys trip and easy sailing out of San Diego. Like the small ship of 1400. Liked the entertainment brought onboard. Liked upgrade. However, meals were hit or miss! ...
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Sail Date May 2018

Zaandam Ratings

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