144 Zaandam Tips


Dec 31, 2019

Be sure and give feedback on the app. Once I did I had the best service ever. (I gave kudos to several employees, not complaints)


Dec 22, 2019

There is a DVD player in the room, bring DVDs or check them out on board. Take advantage of the 1 bottle of wine per passenger embarkation. No self service laundry available, there is a $20/bag service available.


Dec 07, 2019

Take a lot of books if you don’t like chamber music, shopping, or a dangerously hot jacuzzi.


Oct 21, 2019

Enjoyed taking all our meals in the Lido Market and Canaletto Restaurant. Spent a lot of time chilling out on the Lido Deck. Live music from previous Cruises is no longer provided on Lido.


Oct 18, 2019

Do not reserve a stateroom on deck 1 at the back of the ship, ours was extremely noisy because the engines, propeller, A/C unit.


Oct 13, 2019

be on time back to ship


Oct 08, 2019

Pick a location room location that works best for your needs. If most of your time is going to be spent in the front of the boat get a room in the front. We picked a spot about halfway (front to back and top to bottom) right by the elevator - worked out awesome!


Oct 07, 2019

Get a cabin in the third floor.


Oct 05, 2019

Find out when was the last time it was in dry dock for a complete maintenance overhaul


Sep 24, 2019

The destinations are way better than the ship


Sep 12, 2019

It did have lots of elders on board very quite cruise


Jul 30, 2019

check the added costs, even the drink packages have fine print


Jul 30, 2019

Make sure you find Happy Hours because drinks are expensive!


Jul 26, 2019

The ship is older, but still in good condition.


Jul 17, 2019

Don’t! Princess cruise lines was far superior based on our experience


Jul 09, 2019

It's a small ship, so it doesn't matter where your cabin is located. You don't have to walk very far to get from the aft dining room to the forward theater!


Jul 09, 2019

Understand your beverage package options - the SBP has a limited number of wines which qualify for the $11 per drink cap. I don't think we could see all of the options prior to boarding. Holland America does not give credit for buying off the list - for example if you select a $15 glass of wine I would expect to only pay the difference of $4 if I have the SBP. Also - be sure you like more than one wine as on our cruise the ship ran out of Sangiovese on the SBP.


Jun 18, 2019

great to relax on and have a quiet week. easy to get around , on and off


Jun 09, 2019

Stop at The Stadium restaurant in Bar Harbor for THE BEST blueberry pie. And if you eat at The Pinnacle Grill make sure you get the candied bacon appetizer : )

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