144 Zaandam Tips


Jan 08, 2018

Bring lots and lots of heavy warm clothes to Antarctica. (Face mask, wool sweaters, ski jacket, heavy cloves and hats).


Feb 11, 2018

The apparent philosophy for excursions is that only the ship sponsored excursions matter!!!


Mar 20, 2018

Do it. For some reason this cruise was spot on for all aspects of a cruise experience.


May 03, 2018

Get to the theater early for a good seat.


May 23, 2018

I love the Crow Nest Lounge , great view and Happy Hour


May 23, 2018

Bring things to do on sea days, not many activities on the ship.


May 24, 2018

some common area's for seating are inside and next to the outside edge of ship. It gives you a chance to look over the edge of ship from inside.


Jun 06, 2018

When you get off of the elevators have small signs pointing the direction you need to go.


Jun 08, 2018

The ship is starting to show it's age. This was our third time on this ship.


Jun 17, 2018

Small ship experience is nice. You can get in your R&R with ease.


Jul 05, 2018

This 14 day trip on Zaandam is a very mature crowd, I would guess median age was past mid-60's. As such, much of what is offered onboard is geared towards the older crowd.


Jul 09, 2018

Always order your morning tea or coffee with room service to be delivered when you wake up. Always board as early as possible, spend time wandering the ship and getting a sense of where the areas you are interested in are. Read about all ship activities in the guide provided in your stateroom.


Jul 19, 2018

Opt for assigned dinner seating or get reservations as early as possible.


Jul 26, 2018

Get your food reservations done for the whole time on day 1, so you get the table and your time slot.


Aug 01, 2018

If you like food, do not bother. We will not be cruising with Holland America ever again, mainly due to the very poor food.


Aug 01, 2018

When on an Alaska cruise Holland can't control the weather. Our cruise was mostly good weather.


Aug 04, 2018

take extra underwear because the ship doesn't have laundry room.


Aug 18, 2018

Bring a 3 outlet adapter for cell phone (s) Wear warm clothes by glaciers!


Aug 20, 2018

There is NO coin operated laundry, only valet laundryt that you have to pay extra for. The ship info said there was one aboard but we aksed and also looked and could not find one.

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