Please note that my review is for the ZAANDAM Ship only, I have nothing against the Holland America Line.

Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
Verified Review

14 Night Great Land Explorer (Seattle Roundtdrip)

Sail date: July 16, 2018

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1803

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

ZAANDAM SHIP is very old and need complete renovations.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Manu need upgrade to include varities of food i.e Maxican, italian, chineese etc.. and food quality as well need to be improved and have taste, Ventilation need improvement because there is a very strong and undesired odor by all dining rooms doors.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5


1 out of 5
stage shows need improvement to provide for middle age people also, cruise director was very boring person.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
waiters, room stewards, and other ship personnel provide excellent services.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Lido pool need to be ventilated from the Chlorine odor, decks carpet odor unacceptable, inside rooms should have fridge. for drinks, Bathroom ventilation is very poor, ZAANDAM SHIP is very old and need complete renovations.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Needs shuttle for disable people from Ship to outside of the pier

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5

Anchorage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Homer, Alaska

5 out of 5

Kodiak, Alaska

4 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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