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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
  • 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

    2 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.
  • 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

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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