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Holland America Line Zaandam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews
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LUXURY CRUISER TRIES OUT A VISTA VERANDA CABIN on ZAANDAM
"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..."Read More
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Catlover54

10+ Cruises

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South America cruise

Review for Zaandam to South America

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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

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Trip Chosen for Panama Canal Transit

Review for Zaandam to South America

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poinsettiaplate

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Having been on the Zaandam in January 2018 and been very impressed with the ship and its amenities, I chose this cruise for the chance to be on her again and to transit the Panama Canal again with stops in South America. Embarkation/debarkation: As always, HAL did these impeccably for a mass market cruise line. Both were a breeze and I was onboard for a nice lunch in the MDR in minutes. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

41 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

7 Helpful Votes


Cost Cutting Evident In Restaurants

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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PismoPat

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second cruise with HAL. The first was through the Panama Canal and was memorable. This one was more memorable for the Cons than the Pros: Pros: We like the Neptune suites because they are spacious and there is access to the Neptune Lounge, breakfast in the Pinnacle Restaurant, the complementry laundry, and the Concierge who is very helpful for anything that comes up. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

10 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

85 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Bonaire

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

9 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Raiatea

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

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Just OK, the food not even OK

Review for Zaandam to Canada & New England

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Vinmar

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We book the cruise from Ft Lauderdale Fl to Montreal with stops in Boston, Bar Harbour, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, and Quebec City. The Ship is a smaller vessel the rooms are good and the stewards are friendly and did a good job. The entertainment is also fairly good depending on your tastes. There was a couple comedians, a magician, movies as well as piano bar entertainer and Holland ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)

2 Helpful Votes


How can HAL much such a friendly ship such a poor cruise experience?

Review for Zaandam to South America

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P. D. Taylor

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The ship was badly affected by what can only be described as the Holland America cost cutting strategy. This was evident everywhere on the ship and throughout the 34 day cruise. The main restaurant should be the main attraction of any cruise ship, this was our 22nd cruise on various cruise lines and ships and our worst possible main restaurant experience by far. The plates were very nice, but ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes


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