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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
  • K. Ward

    40 3 Southern Wayfarer Cruise

    My husband I just returned from a 10 day cruise on the Zaandam. We booked a mini-suite with verandah. The room was very comfortable and clean as was the ship. The staff (not more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Sylvain Forest

    46 6 Wayfarer (southern caribbean)

    My wife and I, along with another couple have sailed on a 10-day cruise on the Zaandam between Dec. 10 and 20, 2001. Our ages range from 43 to 51. Both couples are childless more

  • Cyndi

    41 5 Southern Caribbean Seafarer

    Increased Security: You are required to carry your passport and room key with you at all times when you are off the ship. Your purchases and personal belongings are checked more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Sharon Scobert

    55 7 Southern Caribbean

    The Ms Zaandam is a lovely cruise ship with antiques and interesting artifacts strategically placed around the ship. The public rooms are nicely placed with many of them having beautiful more

  • 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

    13 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.
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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