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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 400 guests have reviewed Zaandam, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(400 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples64.2%
Singles/Friends12.2%
Families w/older children10.5%
Families w/young children3%
Groups2.8%

Most Recent Reviews

Jumped ship in PC

Dec 31st, 2019

Very easy to leave a day early as we were cleared in Bar Harbor. Walked off with luggage and in my car 6 minutes later. Home in 35 minutes. Best embarkation ever.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Experience

7+ cruises

Great ship, crew and ports

Dec 22nd, 2019

Our first cruise and we always said the only way we would do a cruise would be to Alaska. Well that wasn't bad at all and have taken 2nd one through the canal since. It is little wonder people do the Alaskan cruise multiple times. Holland American picked the right port stops and glacier cruises and we give it a 5 star experience.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Adventures in South America

Dec 7th, 2019

I would recommend this cruise to people. However, I would provide a training course on how to survive it without getting frustrated.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Incredible South American travel experience

Nov 25th, 2019

This 33 day cruise was perfect. It was hard to return to reality where I actually had to make my bed, cook my food and do my laundry. I have so many wonderful memories and made some new friends. I would do it again and want to go on another long cruise in the near future.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Holland always a great trip

Nov 17th, 2019

Holland does a great job overall the ship is super clean and the staff VERY much focused on the people on board

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

OK, not the best cruise or service received of our 5 HAL Cruises since 2008

Oct 21st, 2019

Unhappy with service from Delta <img class='agent-replacement' src='/images/hideagent.png'>. Misleading naming since it is an independent travel agent. Also Booked accommodations were not as anticipated. Required additional expense to upgrade. Airport transfers were not included with flight bookings.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Canada and New England Fall colors

Oct 18th, 2019

This was a repositioning cruise from Montreal to Ft Lauderdale. This was a great cruise for us. I enjoyed the 3 days at sea sailing down to Florida, it provides some relaxing time to unwind and enjoy the trip. I highly recommend Holland America, however, be aware that it is definitely an older crowd. There were only 3 children under the age of 13 and then the next youngest was probably in their late 20s traveling with family. I would guess the average age of all passengers was probably in their late 70s.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

early fall getaway

Oct 14th, 2019

we booked last minute (2 weeks prior to sailing) Had a great time. we drove to montreal-apx 625 miles from Wooster Ohio. We will cruise Holland America again. We liked the size of ship-like our 1st cruise in 1991. Been on a couple of mega ships-4000 pass.- we perfer the 1500 pass. size.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Lots to do

Oct 12th, 2019

First cruise, didn't love it, didn't hate it. Had a good time with family/friends. Used wrist bands for nausea suppression, seemed to work well. Not much (almost no) autumn color -- luck of the draw. Weather cooler than most people seemed to have expected. Orange night was weak. Gala nights (2) seemed designed to increase photo sales. Enjoyed Acadia and Canada.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Fantastic!! 5 STAR across the board!!

Oct 8th, 2019

5 Star experience across the board!! Highly recommend to anyone who wants to visit the Northeast and Canada. Most of the cruisers with us were older and almost no kids. Food was fantastic, everything and everyone was just awesome!! Thank you Zaandam crew!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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