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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
  • Jill French

    52 5 Coastal

    Bill and I began cruising five years ago and consider it the most relaxing and romantic way to spend vacation days, which are considered “gold” in our “work-a-day” lives. more

    12 users found this review helpful.
  • We just returned from a 7 day Alaska cruise, roundtrip from Vancouver. We experienced the good, the bad and the ugly or funky as the case was on the Zaandam. Our previous 2 more

    8 users found this review helpful.
  • J. Don Lance

    51 to 60 6 to 10 Western Caribbean

    ABOUT US My wife and I are travel agents.   That means we may review a ship from a slightly different prospective.   We look at value for our clients as well more

    5 users found this review helpful.
  • Eric Hope

    21 to 30 First cruise Half Moon Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Caymen, Cozumel

    2000 Ocho Rios, Grand Caymen, Cozumel This cruise on board the Zaandam was my first, and Holland America exceeded almost all my expectations.   As a tail-end "Gen-X'er", I more

  • Scott Arnold

    31 to 40 First Cruise Western Caribbean

    Have you ever been on a vacation and came home feeling like it all went by so fast that you have practically forgotten the entire experience? Well, we just returned from more

  • Hondu Wiltshire

    41 to 50 6 to 10 Eastern Caribbean (Nassua, San Juan, St.Thomas and

    This was not the case in the Rotterdam Dining Room. We enjoyed good wine, good service and very good food. As usual, we had an intimate table for two against the glass partition on more

  • Ron and Connie Tyrie

    41 to 50 3 to 5 Eastern Caribbean

    Hi all My wife and I just returned from the inaugural Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Zaandam (May 6-13).   Here is our report more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Teri & Jack

    45 and 47 4 Southern Caribbean

    We paid for HAL to arrange air & transportation.   Flights were on time, uneventful.   Bags were pulled at FLL airport and delivered direct to cabin.   Zaandam a beautiful ship. more

    1 users found this review helpful.
  • Melinda

    51 to 60 3 to 5 Western Caribbean

    Our cabin steward, Oka, was very efficient and a pleasure. Our only complaint was with the efficiency of the wine steward in the dining room. We had late dining. Yvette had more

  • G Brennan

    n/a 1 Alaska Inside Passage

    We are a couple in our fifties from New Zealand – my husband is a professor and I’m a university manager. This was our first cruise, taken while visiting relatives in Vancouver. We’ more

    15 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