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Hawaii Zaandam Hawaii Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Zaandam
Hawaii
Departure Port

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69 Hawaii Zaandam Hawaii Cruise Reviews


jackjeanr avatar

jackjeanr

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cool Cruise to Hawaii

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My wife and I did a similar cruise on the Zaandam from San Diego to Hawaii several years ago and wanted to try it from a different port, and to see what changes may have occurred to the ship and/or ports of call. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


siccar avatar

siccar

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

April 26, 2017 Cruise To Hawaii

Been on this cruise three times before. Great if you like days at sea, as we do. The entire staff of the Zaandam, in every department, provided excellent service, with a few monitor hiccups during the cruise. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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ThomasBozek

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing, ship, service, condition of Neptune Suite, sickeing odors

We were in Cabin 7004, Neptune Suite. To begin with the cabin was tired and worn, dirty furniture on the veranda, only one electrical outlet in the entire cabin (they confiscated our brand new compliant outlet strip ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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shayne12

1 Review Written

Nothing to do Zaandan

Just returned from this cruise,I do really like sea days but there just was not any thing to do during the day Cooking class MEH who ever goes home and makes this stuff,because of this there were no movie during ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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Holy cruisers

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Holland America cruise

First the good, The ship reflects the grandeur of the past glory days of cruising. Quality decor and comfortable surroundings gave us the initial good feeling that we would be enjoying the next 16 days sailing the ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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SchoolNurse25

1 Review Written

Some wonderful some awful!

I took this cruise to Hawaii because of the long days at see. I was in Cabin 6127 on the Veranda Deck. Great stateroom, cabin stewards very attentive. Loved spending time on my balcony - private sunbathing, private ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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kamfan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise to Hawaii

We embarked in Vancouver in a timely fashion. No problems, no surprises other than our bags had already arrived at our cabin and we were only slightly delayed in the boarding process. Very pleasant. After everything ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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mistletoe

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good but a bit of a disappointment

I should preface this review by saying that even a bad cruise isn't totally bad. On the other hand, I haven't done a Carnival Cruise in a while (ha). 4 out of my last 5 cruises have been on Holland America but ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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wayfaring girl

1 Review Written

Anniversay Cruise to Hawaii

After many years of travelling to exciting destinations to celebrate special occasions, we were challenged to come up with a really special trip to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. We have sailed on Holland ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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Bucky63

28 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable relaxation

Embarkation: We boarded the Zaandam in San Diego. Boarding was fast and efficient. We arrived at the pier around noon and were in our cabin by 12:30. The staff both on shore and on board were very helpful. ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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SailorMom37

3 Reviews Written

Two Weeks on the Zaandam

SO much to tell after two weeks! I'll try not to be ridiculously verbose... We sailed out of San Diego. This is a great port to cruise in and out of. The airport and the cruise terminal are so close together, ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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vaugirard12

2 Reviews Written

Circle Hawaii Cruise Vacation: Great Time

We chose this cruise because of all the days at sea. Titled "Hawaii Circle Cruise" the emphasis is definitely on cruise rather than Hawaii. Though we enjoyed our time in the islands, we spent more time getting ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Cruising Montrealer

1 Review Written

Still a good cruise

Took advantage of the opportunity to do the 4 repositioning (Vancouver to Victoria to San Diego)+ 14 days Hawai'i (from and to San Diego). Group of passengers on the 4 day cruise was very different from the usual ...
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Sail Date October 2012


The Shadow avatar

The Shadow

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

No rating

Pleasant trip, great staff, fair seas...all good!

From the time of boarding the Zaandam to leaving her, the staff of this ship found many ways to please us with great service and courtesy. For the first time ever we never went in the main dining room, which is ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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socal mommy

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience for all!

My husband and I took our two children on the 14 day voyage to Hawaii. After reading all the negative comments about the Zaandam I was greatly relieved by the wonderful experience we had. The ship is well used ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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Sailump1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed by Passenger Demographics

As a first time cruiser, we booked months in advance and were very excited. We were cruising with four other experienced cruisers. The first impression upon boarding the ship was that everyone seemed to move very ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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332266

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Aloha mood lives on thanks to HAL

We have sailed to Hawaii on the Zaandam before. We were thrilled to see Michael Headla was still the cruise director and Kainoa DelaCruz was still on as the explorations expert. These two gentlemen are fantastic ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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Appygirl

1 Review Written

Zaandam - bad choice for disabled cruisers

Just returned from a 16 day round trip Vancouver -- Hawaiian Islands on the Zaandam, September 23 to October 9, 2012. The cruisers -- my 82 year old father (walks short distances but we have a travel, folding ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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black hat

1 Review Written

Not worth the money

Just finished a 16 day cruise, Vancouver to Hawaii. I would place the ship in the "banana boat" category. Rusty hull, window ledges. Evidence of electrolysis on the inside of the aluminum windows. Vibration coming ...
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Sail Date September 2012


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msMarcoPolo

1 Review Written

At Sea with the ms Zaandam

My husband wanted to return to sailing the high seas as he had served in the U.S. Navy and missed the ocean. I had been a Navy dependent growing up in the Pacific region and wanted to return to the islands. In those ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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candy2

1 Review Written

awful Zaandam Holland America

As a seasoned cruiser, never again on Holland America.Huge banging all through the night. We were told at the end of the cruise the whole front hull was buckling and banging. Room service was always late and wrong, ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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safetydoe

1 Review Written

Holland America Zaandam Cruise to Hawaii

My husband and I went on a cruise in late March 2011 with Holland America from San Diego, California to Hawaii and back to San Diego. The cruise was great, very relaxing, great food and great entertainment. The ...
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Sail Date March 2011


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AukeBay

6 Reviews Written

A pleasant 14 day cruise on the Zaandam

Embarkation was a breeze; arrived at terminal before 11:30 a.m. and was on board by noon. The cabin was available by 1:00 p.m. We had an ocean view cabin on deck 1. It was clean, comfortable and well maintained. The ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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roger007

7 Reviews Written

HAL Zaandam: San Diego to Hawaii Feb 27-March 13. 2011

REVIEW OF ZAANDAM: San Diego-Hawaii-San Diego February 27-March 13, 2011 Being from the Midwest, the best place to be in February is Not in the Midwest. Therefore we booked this cruise to paradise. We chose ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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FunForUs

9 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the Zaandam

This was our third HAL cruise. We went into San Diego one night early. We stayed at the Bay Club Hotel & Marina, which is on Shelter Island. December is an especially nice time to stay at the here because of the ...
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Sail Date December 2010


Zaandam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.53.8
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment3.53.5
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family3.52.7
Enrichment3.53.6
Service4.04.3
Value For Money4.03.7
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