Filter reviews by

400 reviews mentioning "" Clear results

400 Zaandam Reviews

Write a Review
4.8

Great ship, crew and ports by SeeSyck

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Our first cruise and we always said the only way we would do a cruise would be to Alaska. Well that wasn't bad at all and have taken 2nd one through the canal since. It is little wonder people do the Alaskan cruise multiple times. Holland American picked the right port stops and glacier cruises and we give it a 5 star experience.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 12

Great fun trip by 3mackparker

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Good trip and fun time but food was not up to expectation. Thank goodness for Pinnacle Grill, Pinnacle was great.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 10
1 Comment
4.9

Great cruise. by alpinequilter

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

We have taken this particular cruise before and the second time was not a disappointment. I especially enjoyed the added port of Icy Point Straight.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 5
2 Comments
4.4

Alaska is always great by ScooterWeibels

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

This was a fantastic cruise, The ship is in good shape and really didn't feel old. I really liked this itinerary it visited ports not frequented by cruise ships (like Kodiak a real gem on a nice day). Be forewarned Holland America is not a party ship and does draw an older crowd. One area they could improve on is onboard activities.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 6
1 Comment

Nice Quiet and Small Alaskan Cruise by Cruiser23201052

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

We have always wanted to visit Alaska and a cruise was the way to do it. We knew we wouldn't be doing this again so we wanted to make the most of it. Many of the cruises or cruise portions of the trips don't visit a lot ports, especially the ones up around Anchorage and Homer. That was really nice to be able to see all of the coastline and the different landscape of Alaska from Ketchikan all the way to Kodiak. We saw the glaciers around Tracy Arm Fjord and also Hubbard Glacier. Those were our favorite places we visited. We don't get around very well and figured a land portion would be more difficult for us. This was a great option to be able to see as much as we could in one trip. The weather we had was absolutely gorgeous! Only a couple rainy days during the entire trip, and we went in early August!

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 31
1 Comment

Beautiful Scenery, Nice Ship by kkinman19

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Very Friendly Staff Average food in Lido, Very Good food in Dining Room

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 11
4.7

Fun in Alaska July/August (Seattle roundtrip) by Indy1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

The Hubbard glacier was greatly to see. It was the only glacier we saw on the trip that had calving 'actively happening' the whole time we were there. Really spectacular to hear the big cracking sounds and see those huge chunks of ice fall in the water.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 8
2 Comments
4.8

Adventure of a life time by missbellamae

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

This was my first cruise and had a positive experience.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
3.7

excellent service, horrible food and entertainment by willsnow

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Fun cruise, excellent crew and staff, horrible food. Will NOT sail with Holland America again.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 1
3 Comments
4.6

Wonderful 14 nights! by cilla53

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Fabulous trip. The only excursion we did was the Salmon bake... as a group...10 of us.... the food wasn’t ready when we got there.... not much besides salmon and a few sides and chicken... for $55.00 each, they were “surprised” when a couple guys asked for more salmon. Were it not for the waterfall within walking distance, I would have given a ZERO... BUT... that being said.... I’m not a big fan of seafood.... altho I did eat a few bites of the salmon... the meal wasn’t worth the time and money it took.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 8
3 Comments

Texas Birthday Gals visiting big sister state "Alaska" by sandrosejs

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

Enjoyed the champagne and gift card for my b-day from cheap cruise, it was the best birthday cruise yet!

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 14
1 Comment
4.9

Great 2 week Alaska cruise by rdlongworth

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Great cruise, staff was friendly polite and very professional. The ship was kept clean and in good condition in all areas. Stateroom attendants were fantastic.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
2 Comments

First Trip to Alaske by hamminght

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Our first trip on Holland and first trip to Alaska. Traveled with two elderly parents using walkers and two first-time cruisers. Everything handled/scheduled by went exceptionally well.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 26
1.0

No refrigerator in room, $2.00... by mikesaweres764

Sail date: /
Ship: Zaandam

No refrigerator in room, $2.00 per day to rent, ventilation thru out all decks and corridors is very poor (specially near all dining rooms) cig. smoke odors at all decks during some days and guest service does not know where it is coming from, entertainment is poorly designed for very old people only, 50% of the food is tasteless, over all ranked below all my prior cruise experience with CARNIVAL, NORWEGIAN and Princes, the itenarary was good, the staff were great, and sailing was smooth.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 2
3 Comments

Please note that my review is for the ZAANDAM Ship only, I have nothing against the Holland America Line. by mikesaweres764

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

ZAANDAM SHIP is very old and need complete renovations.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 18
2 Comments

Wonderful, Amazing Alaska Experience, made better with HAL's service! by aby1612

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

We needed vegetarian food, and there are a lot of menu choices to pick from. The staff remembers your choices, recommend you to pick a table number and book it ahead of time in the middle or by the waters so you get the same staff every day and you can manage your dinners better.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 7
1 Comment

Great Trip by kdguthrie

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Enjoyed trip and ports of call. We have traveled to Alaska many times but our first cruise. Would recommend to anyone desiring to see various ports of call away from mainland. Crew and staff friendly and attentive as all we came into contact with were very customer oriented.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 7

Great cruise, surprisingly good weather! by emailgarylee

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

Our cabin did not have a refrigerator; a first for our cruises. The weather in almost all ports was good with almost no rain - unusual for an Alaska cruise. The salmon runs has not started yet but we did see a few salmon.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 8
2 Comments
3.2

Good ports, staff good, hated most of the food by cwalton56

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Zaandam / Destination: Alaska

We’ve sailed holland quite a bit now, not crazy about window rooms size, or inside rooms size. We’ve had balcony’s at back of ship we loved, so it’s all about how much you want to spend

Read full review

Was this review helpful?
1 Comment
4.0

Fantastic first experience to Alaska by Knittingnerd

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

I loved this smaller ship. Super easy to get around. The outside promonade deck was unobstructed at all times for easy walking. Easy to avoid the smoking sections by staying out of the casino and avoiding starboard side of rear pool area.

Read full review

Was this review helpful? 3

Find a cruise on Zaandam