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Adventures in South America by tlwehagen

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: South America

I would recommend this cruise to people. However, I would provide a training course on how to survive it without getting frustrated.

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Incredible South American travel experience by emartin53

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

This 33 day cruise was perfect. It was hard to return to reality where I actually had to make my bed, cook my food and do my laundry. I have so many wonderful memories and made some new friends. I would do it again and want to go on another long cruise in the near future.

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4.9

Holland always a great trip by joevike

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

Holland does a great job overall the ship is super clean and the staff VERY much focused on the people on board

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3.9

Jumped ship in PC by we3peas

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Zaandam

Very easy to leave a day early as we were cleared in Bar Harbor. Walked off with luggage and in my car 6 minutes later. Home in 35 minutes. Best embarkation ever.

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4.4

Canada and New England Fall colors by Lonestar53

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

This was a repositioning cruise from Montreal to Ft Lauderdale. This was a great cruise for us. I enjoyed the 3 days at sea sailing down to Florida, it provides some relaxing time to unwind and enjoy the trip. I highly recommend Holland America, however, be aware that it is definitely an older crowd. There were only 3 children under the age of 13 and then the next youngest was probably in their late 20s traveling with family. I would guess the average age of all passengers was probably in their late 70s.

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OK, not the best cruise or service received of our 5 HAL Cruises since 2008 by TuneyGA

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Unhappy with service from Delta . Misleading naming since it is an independent travel agent. Also Booked accommodations were not as anticipated. Required additional expense to upgrade. Airport transfers were not included with flight bookings.

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4.5

Great way to see eastern Canada by derryman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam

This was a very good, relaxing and cost effective way to travel to the places that we visited.

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Fantastic!! 5 STAR across the board!! by scotwill

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

5 Star experience across the board!! Highly recommend to anyone who wants to visit the Northeast and Canada. Most of the cruisers with us were older and almost no kids. Food was fantastic, everything and everyone was just awesome!! Thank you Zaandam crew!

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4.3

Lots to do by PDCruiser

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

First cruise, liked it, didn't love it, didn't hate it. Had a good time with family/friends. Used wrist bands for nausea suppression, seemed to work well. Not much (almost no) autumn color -- luck of the draw. Weather cooler than most people seemed to have expected. Orange night was weak. Gala nights (2) seemed designed to increase photo sales. Enjoyed Acadia and Canada. Navigator app worked well enough (airplane mode, wifi on while on ship to access this app, app doesn't really provide anything when disembarked.)

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early fall getaway by rabbitrunnfarm

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

we booked last minute (2 weeks prior to sailing) Had a great time. we drove to montreal-apx 625 miles from Wooster Ohio. We will cruise Holland America again. We liked the size of ship-like our 1st cruise in 1991. Been on a couple of mega ships-4000 pass.- we perfer the 1500 pass. size.

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3.8

Bad start by suej13

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Enjoyable except for first day. Never go on the Zaandam unless it has been completely overhauled. They had the same problem last year where people had to be bused

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More like a 6 night cruise by aconners63

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

I know emergencies happen, but it should have been handled differently. HAL did not care one bit about the passengers. There were many elderly and guests with special needs. No questions were asked. If you did not get on the school bus you were completely out of luck. No water - and 1 stop at a rest area after 2 hours. Many busses were there and the lines were long. This final impression of the cruise does not reflect well on HAL.

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4.5

Nice cruise if you want to relax. by gisforgoddess

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Very sleepy cruise. Lovely ship, good food however Main Dining Room service was very slow with long pauses between courses.

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4.6

Wonderful New England/Canadian trip by vhemphill

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Great cruise with ports. Staff was friendly but seemed fake by most. I guess that’s what to expect when they are on the ships for months. Missing family I’m sure and working long days

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Excellent cruise. Food delicious. Ports very nice. Side tours very good. by MMiller

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Very happy with the cruise, Plenty of sitting area. O\Poo; ans hot tub nice.

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Great time! by ramseyj7549

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Nice, easy going cruise without a zillion people in every port. Didn't like losing valuable time in Quebec.

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family reunion 2019 by cherylbarsness

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

The food and drink on the ship were just satisfactory. We really did not like how complicated the drink package was as to what we could drink on our package and what was not included in the package. The spa was extremely overpriced. The cabin cleaning staff were exceptional!

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Pretty cruise through Canada by pc93

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Cruise was good, but caters to older clientele. Food was fine and staff was excellent, they went out of their way to be pleasant and friendly. Probably wouldn’t go on this line again unless itinerary was only one that matched my particular needs.

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Loved Canada and New England by MJLovetocruise

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

We took this cruise because of the itinerary. The ship is fine, we would sail on the Zaandam again, but it wasn't my favorite ship. There are things to do onboard, but it is limited compared to the larger ships. The service and food were very good. I loved that in the buffet, the staff served most of the food instead of guests helping themselves. Not all guests are diligent in washing their hands.

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4.2

Exciting memorable cruise by gerrychevin

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Canada, New England, New York

Once again an easy pleasant experience. Friendly staff good food nice facilities if a little tired from wear & tear. The on board internet was hopeless slow and expensive not fit for purpose. Some of the guest service personnel were supercilious in their methods of addressing even minor problems. However overall experience was very pleasant and memorable.

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