The musically-themed Zaandam cruise ship has always offered guests a unique onboard atmosphere. Her décor includes artifacts and memorabilia representing various musical genres, from a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ in the atrium, to guitars signed by rock icons The Rolling Stones. With guest-pleasing state-of-the-art facilities and public areas, unparalleled services and amenities and unforgettable shore excursions, this will be the holiday of a lifetime.
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What better way to enhance your onboard experience than with the opportunity to sample a range of delicious food from all over the world. With casual restaurants and more formal settings, the perfect mealtime is waiting for you onboard Zaandam.
In addition, for those mealtimes when you just can’t quite muster up the energy to leave your cabin, there’s room service available around the clock, meaning that you’ll never go hungry, even if it’s the middle of the night!
Offering everything from Lavish Las Vegas-style production shows to a casino and various bars, no night onboard Zaandam will be the same.
|See if you can win big on the slot machines or games tables
|Showcasing some of the best comedy, singing and dancing at sea.
|Immersive entertainment at its best.
|Post-dinner drinks with a view
|Enjoy a beer by the pool
|A hub for night-time entertainment, guests can enjoy drinks in this popular spot looking out of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Holland America Line likes to ensure that every member of the family is included in the fun of the cruise, which is why they have several clubs and dedicated spaces specially for the younger guests onboard:
Have you been meaning to go to the salon or spa, but haven’t quite found the time at home? If this sounds like you, Greenhouse Spa & Salon has everything you need to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Boasting treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool a sauna and a steam room, all you need to do is sit back and let your stresses melt away.
For guests who are into fitness, there are also plenty of facilities to keep them occupied. The state-of-the-art gym with exercise machines and free weights allows you to follow your fitness regime at sea while group classes help you with your workout or try something new in a fun way while meeting new people. Meanwhile, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts are a fun alternative if you want to stay active and take part in some head-to-head action.
Daytimes onboard Zaandam are as fun-packed as the destinations you can visit and the nights you spend on the ship. If you enjoy a bit of retail therapy, the luxury-duty free shops will be perfect for you, whether you’re picking up a treat for loved ones or just a little something for yourself. There’s also the nearby Explorations Café which has books, music and puzzles to provide a tranquil escape from the crowds.
Alternatively, if you’d like to be in amongst the hustle and bustle, the pool deck is always a popular spot during the cruise and hosts fun activities throughout the day. For those wanting to further enrich their cruise experience, there are even more opportunities for daytime entertainment since the introduction of Holland America Line's EXC (Explorations Central). This concept includes incredible destination-focused features, such as interactive port maps, customised guidance from local experts, an extensive library, and a TV channel devoted to showing films and documentaries about the various places on the itinerary, meaning guests can arrive at the destinations fully clued up on the history and culture of each region.
An amazing cruise! So many highlights despite extremely rough seas at the beginning but with excellent navigation made by the Captain we were kept safe and escaped even rougher seas by sheltering in inside channels. Loved sailing through Glacier alley, Darwin channel and around Cape Horn. It was good to hear the ships horn blast as we passed the Horn and it was a nice touch to be given a certificate to say that we had been around the Horn. The cruise director Kevin gave very informative talks about each place we visited and the ship had very good evening entertainment on the stage on deck 5. As we left the ship there was a line up of staff from the ship including Kevin to see us off and we thought this was a very personal touch.
My friend and I enjoyed every minute of our cruise on board Zaandam, sailing from Chile around Cape Horn and finishing in Buenos Aires. The vast majority of the staff team were excellent and looked after us well. Small criticisms were: The shore excursions are very expensive The food and service in the dining room was not as good as previous experiences with P&O on Oriana The wine was expensive The ship is getting a wee bit dated That said, I would sail with HAL again, even on Zaandam.
The ship was fine and the service was good.enjoyed all the amenities and the staff were very helpful
Unfortunately the ship did not meet our expectations because of the following; a. food was not of good quality and the system they use to have in the Lido (self service ) restaurant of serving you the main course was only for giving you limited quantity of food. b. Food also in the Dine in rest. did not meet our expectations c. entertainment was cheap and childish d. Amenities in the stateroom were limited.(They have left us only one hand soap and one shower cup for almost fifteen days) e. All drinks were very expensive and differed from their issued tariffs in internet But we have to admit that all ship was very clean, the statement also, and public toilets too. Embarkation and disembarkation were done very properly and easy Therefore we will rate the cruise with a 3