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.
- Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
40 8 Eastern Caribbean2 users found this review helpful.
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 never...read more
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 as...read more
54 4 Panama Canal4 users found this review helpful.
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 thought...read more
52 5 Coastal12 users found this review helpful.
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. Prior...read more
Patrick & Harriette Regan
n/a 5 Alaska8 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 cruises...read more
J. Don Lance
51 to 60 6 to 10 Western Caribbean5 users found this review helpful.
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 as...read more
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 was...read more
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 one...read more
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 the...read more
Ron and Connie Tyrie
41 to 50 3 to 5 Eastern Caribbean1 users found this review helpful.
Hi all My wife and I just returned from the inaugural Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Zaandam (May 6-13). Here is our report for...read more