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Holland America Line Zaandam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews
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We Should Have Abandoned Ship at the First Port Call
"We selected a one-way cruise from Vancouver to Seward (AK) before a business meeting in Anchorage, and to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Chose this cruise line because they had the route we needed at the time it..."Read More
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1-10 of 52 Holland America Line Zaandam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Buenos Aires to Santiago and HAL is Off the Rails

Review for Zaandam to South America

TheChicagoDude avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Our ninth cruise with HAL. It's likely going to be our last with the awful experience we're having on this cruise from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Currently enroute from Stanley, Falkland Islands and the problems just keep piling up. As we're in an upper-end cabin, we had the "Signature Experience" which included two nights in a Buenos Aires hotel, an "event", and appropriate transfers. At ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

30 Helpful Votes

Sleep is impossible below the LIDO

Review for Zaandam to South America

zedoh6 avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The good - Our room stewards, our waiter and wine steward and most of the folks in the Lido especially Jen and "the Sandman." The cleanest of all 4 ships we have sailed on with HAL -and the crew was the fussiest about it especially in the LIDO. The best - cruise director Bruce, the Captain, Luisa in Guest services. Jim and Charles were 2 of the best lecturers we have encountered cruising ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

12 Helpful Votes

Holland America did not live up to reputation

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

FollowingCs avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I have taken been cruising since 1975 and have been on many different lines, but this was my first time on Holland America and was really looking forward to taking a "step up". The itinerary was wonderful and we really enjoyed the cruise from that aspect but the service was sub standard in my opinion. Our stateroom had a leftover champagne bottle and a few other items in the cabinets upon ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes

Likely will not choose to cruise again...

Review for Zaandam to Alaska

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Linda Wilkinson

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This was my first cruise ever and I've wanted to go to Alaska for 17 years. I chose this cruise because it went to destinations other cruise lines did not cover. I had friends that told me I would love cruising. I saved for over a year to take this trip and the entire thing ended up being over 15K (excursions, expenditures, etc.). I was guaranteed a BB stateroom (navigation deck) and ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

11 Helpful Votes


Review for Zaandam to South America

oceanpark avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We were on this cruise for the 14 day portion. After sailing many times with Celebrity, we did our first trip with Hal two years ago and enjoyed it. We decided to do this trip with Hal based on our previous experience on the Volendam. Our cabin turned out to be under the galley and we were kept awake at night with constant noise. When we complained at 1:00am and then again at 4:00am the front ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: San Francisco

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

7 Helpful Votes

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