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Holland America Line Zaandam Cruise Reviews

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524 reviews
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Neptune Suite 7004
Sunrise in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile
Chilean Fjord
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Great port and service; old ship
"My wife loves cruises; this was our 4th cruise this year (Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Holland America). We enjoyed this cruise the most— largely because of the destinations. The lake regions of Chile..."Read More
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A BIG THANK-YOU TO HOLLAND AMERICA

Review for Zaandam to South America

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holiday hopes
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were on the ill-fated cruise which we boarded in Buenos Aires on March 7th, before the Coronavirus pandemic really began, but because we knew of its existence, extra care was taken to ensure our safety. Unfortunately, unknown to us all the coronavirus was aboard and spreading amongst us. When the cruise was terminated on March 15th, every effort was made to get us home safely. Our Captain: Ane ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Top Notch small ship! Great Itinerary!!!

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Herbs Mom
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary to the Antarctic. We flew down to Buenos Aires a day early so we could enjoy a little of the city before. Embarkation was fairly smooth - we arrived early and our luggage was taken right away and we checked in. By about 11:30 we were on the ship and went straight to our room. It was ready. We then went to the MDR to enjoy a lovely lunch - we ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Almost a Perfect Journey

Review for Zaandam to South America

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teacherman
10+ Cruises

We had previously cancelled 2 cruises to South America, and I am glad that we did, because we found this one going to S America and Antarctica. We gained much information and ideas from those who had previously done this trip so I hope we can also provide the same for others who are considering this cruise. I will TRY to be brief. PRE-CRUISE: We flew to Santiago for a 3 day visit prior to ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Cruise marred by outbreak

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Steveo17
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

This was a bucket list cruise for my wife. All the ports and excursions surpassed both our expectations. The narration by Exploration Team as we sailed into and around Antarctica was superb. Zaandam is a typical HA ship, one of their smaller ones with a nice cozy feel. We are 4 Star Mariners, with lots of cruising experience and always appreciate HA’s itineraries and attention to detail on ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Amazing Sights, not So Amazing Banging Noise

Review for Zaandam to South America

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EZ Wash
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this cruise on a whim, as we saw an advertisement from a consolidator, contacted our agent to see what she could do, and then jumped. It gave me bragging rights, whatever that means, to say I was on all seven continents before I turned 70. (Okay, I didn't 'touch' Antarctica, but it touched me, so close enough.) We also had kids who had other plans for Christmas so we were free to travel. We ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Great itinerary and good ship

Review for Zaandam to Antarctica

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AKJonesy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We've been on a number of cruises with HAL and sailed on 6 different ships. I wasn't too thrilled about being on Zaandam due to it's smaller size but understand that the larger ships don't go to Antarctica. This was a first voyage on Zaandam, and even though it is a BIT smaller than what we've sailed on, I was pleased overall. I think I was a bit surprised that the food quality seemed to be ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Cruising is not our thing, but this part of the world is beautiful

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Qila
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

We (Married couple in our 30's, no kids) choose this cruise because of the itinerary, because of Antarctica. Because we really wanted to see penguins in the region where they belong. And this was the only affordable way to do it. It was our first cruise ever. We know now that cruising is not our favorite way to travel, and I'm sure we will wait at least another 30-40 years before we ever book ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Vacation from hell

Review for Zaandam to South America

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Xojennett
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

I really wanted to go to Antarctica, I booked this entire cruise with the plan to do the excursion. It ended up getting canceled due to insurance problems and Holland America gave us (everyone on the excursion) future cruise credit. I think I'm going to let mine go to waste, I have no desire to ever go on another cruise and certainly not a Holland America one. Aside from that: my shower was super ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Great port and service; old ship

Review for Zaandam to South America

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discusdoc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife loves cruises; this was our 4th cruise this year (Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Holland America). We enjoyed this cruise the most— largely because of the destinations. The lake regions of Chile and Argentina are spectacular and going around the Horn was a treat. Buenos Aires and Montevideo are beautiful, interesting cities. We enjoyed seeing the penguins on the Falkland ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


South America Review

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hm+jdmcruisers
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Having read fellow travellers reviews, I wanted to provide our opinion following our South America trip recently. Ship The Zaandam ship is on the small side by today’s standards (1400 passengers) but that does mean you do get to know the staff and fellow cruisers. The ship was well maintained, clean and comfortable. We opted for an outside cabin, mid ships, on the main deck due to the ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


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