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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
  • Alan

    47 First Cruise Vancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan

    This is a cruise review of my Holland America Alaskan cruise on May 5-12, 2001. My objective is to share some of my experiences. Some of the topics covered include: embarkation, more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • Ed Barkin

    65+ 8 Caribbean Seafarer

    The next stop was my all-time favorite, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Isles.   Despite what another posting claimed, you cannot legally buy booze any cheaper!!   In addition, more

  • Herb Meisen

    69 11 Southern Caribbean

    Our 6th cruise on HAL and the best yet. What made it especially enjoyable were the fine food created by head chef Wolfgang Nasshausen and pastry chef Mario. The entrees offered in more

  • Linda Meltzer

    51 to 60 3 to 5 Western Caribbean

    My husband and myself were looking forward to sailing on a beautiful new ship for his 60th birthday. Our travel agent booked this trip and was not aware that the Zaandam has more

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Douglas Hicks

    31 to 40 3 to 5 Western Caribbean

    Holland America's new Zaandam is a beautiful, clean ship and was a great compromise for our ages which range from 8 to retired. My parents, wife, daughter, and I went on the more

  • George and Marcia

    Over 70 11 Western Caribbean

    Upon our return from our April 1st cruise aboard HAL's Ryndam, we wrote a very comprehensive review that was posted on many of the web review sites. Being the Zaandam is very similar to more

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Larry and Linda Adams

    41 to 50 6 to 10 Eastern Caribbean

    We just returned from a wonderful cruise aboard Holland Americas's new ship, the Zaandam. This was our sixth cruise. Previously, we've been on the: Majesty of the Seas (RCCL) more

  • Eva Alonzo

    40 8 Eastern Caribbean

    One year ago I told my husband that we should plan a New Years cruise. While we have cruised previously (3 times on Celebrity, 3 times on Carnival and 1 time on Royal Caribbean) we have more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • John Paul & Sadie T. Picklesiemr

    57 19 Eastern Caribbean

    This was our third time on HAL, the first two were great, this one left something to be desired. The Debarkation at Port Canaveral is a joke.. no parking spaces, they haven't a clue more

  • Mark Weber

    54 4 Panama Canal

    Embarkation in San Diego: HAL has been called "God's waiting room". When we arrived at the embarkation facility, were given a boarding number and sat in a cavernous white room, I more

    4 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