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Holland America Line's second Volendam-class vessel, the Zaandam was launched in 2000. She spent her inaugural season in the Caribbean, but now joins her sister ship Volendam in Alaska during the summer months.

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 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Phillip Stirton

    61 15+ Western Caribbean

    This was my first cruise with Holland America Line being heavily persuaded to see what the difference was between the average cruise lines and the so-called “premium” category. I more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Joseph Swift

    29 4 Eastern Caribbean

    I just wanted to relay my experience on the Zaandam this past week. The cruise overall was fairly good, but Holland America fell short on their guest service in Grand Cayman. It was more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Karen Fenzl

    45 3 Western Caribbean

    Our family of four (two parents, two daughters ages 20 and 7) traveled on this cruise ship for spring break. We have traveled on Holland America before (Westerdam) and were extremely more

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • Lisa Viera

    43 12+ Eastern Caribbean

    We are a family of 11- 4 adults- late 30's-early 40's, 2 adults mid 60's, 1 great grandmother- 90+ and 4 children- girls 15, 12, 10 & 8. Family cruise history: HAL, Renaissance, Cunard, more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Deborah Fleming

    50+ 4 Eastern Caribbean

    This was my fourth cruise (third on HAL), and by far my best overall cruise experience. I chose this itinerary and ship based mainly on the low single supplement for an inside more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Keith and Diane Ballweg

    49 5 Western Caribbean

    This was our fifth cruise and second with Holland America. Our previous experience with HAL was in March on the Zuiderdam. We booked this cruise about 3 weeks after returning. Some of more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Philip M. Haggerty

    72 13 Eastern Caribbean

    My name is Phil Haggerty and my wife is Edith Goble. I am a retired city attorney and Edith is a homemaker and retired health services provider. This would be our lucky thirteenth cruise more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Rita Mansfield

    44 1st Alaska Inside Passage

    We were in the first group to arrive on board ship traveling with our 9 year old daughter. We had booked Cabin 7043, an A category mini suite with a veranda. As we were boarding the ship, more

    20 users found this review helpful.
  • Andy Putt

    15 2 Alaska

    I was traveling with the Ships Dentist so I was boarded early at 8AM and didn't know my cabin assignment until I got on. After being cleared by Canadian Port Authority and HAL authority more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Franklin Bennett

    25 1 Western Caribbean

    This was the first cruise I have ever been on and the second my wife has been on we were looking forward to this cruise a great deal and were for the most part satisfied. I just more

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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Holland America Line
  • Capacity (double occupancy):1440
  • Builder:Fincantieri
  • Full Capacity:1850
  • Inaugurated:2000
  • Space Ratio:42.3 / 32.9
  • Gross Tonnage:60,906gt
  • Crew:560
  • Length:778 ft. / 237 m