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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
  • Mark M. Rubin and Joanne Scheidt

    64 30+ outhern Caribbean/Panama Canal

    I wanted to post this review while the room still seems to be gently rocking back and forth. This will wear off in a few more days, I hope. With all the cruises I have taken, this was more

    66 users found this review helpful.
  • George Buck

    72 Eight Panama Canal

    10 day cruise itinerary was excellent and met most of our expectations. This was our seventh cruise on HAL. On a grade of 1-10 we would grade the total experience about more

    9 users found this review helpful.
  • John Wilson

    43 4 Southern Caribbean

    Pre-Cruise An uneventful flight on United the Sunday prior to the cruise. I checked into the Fort Lauderdale Wyndham Airport. Arrived to a very, very dirty bathroom. To their more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Kim Rizzo

    n/a 2 Alaska

    This was my first time in Alaska, second time cruising. My first cruise was with Princess so that is my only comparison. I was traveling with my friend’s family as part of a group more

    95 users found this review helpful.
  • 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

    12 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.
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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