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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
  • 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

    21 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

  • Theresa Rudy

    42 2 Western Caribbean

    This was our second sailing on the Zaandam in 4 months, and we had a truly wonderful time both times. We found many pleasant changes made that enhanced our cruise, including the more

  • Doug Eads

    n/a 20 Alaska

    journalist/Editor by Doug Eads North: I have discovered no other destination in our great land more

    11 users found this review helpful.
  • Joe Revelette

    40 10 Bahamas

    This is the letter that I wrote to the company but never received any response. I felt we were very fair. We are a couple that very rarely complains and to be honest is more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Sally Kochender

    60+ 3 Alaska

    Alaska At Last! Waiting three weeks post-cruise before writing this review seemed a wise idea. I wondered if the ‘high’ I experienced would diminished. more

    10 users found this review helpful.
  • Linda Bleeker

    45 5 Alaska

    We did the fly/cruise plan that Holland America had to offer with a guaranteed outside room with no obstruction to the view. I don’t think it cost that much more to have them take care of more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • Sara D.

    48 3 Inside Passage Alaska

    We flew into Vancouver two days before the cruise and toured the city --all fourteen of us. It was a great time. It rained the whole time we were there, but that didn’t slow us down. We more

    7 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