Find a Ship or Port

Receive Weekly Deals

Subscribe Now or view previous.

Speak with
Jenny today!

1800 121 187
Really happy with clean cruising overall and would highly recommend to my friends and colleagues."
- Helen B

Why Clean Cruising?

  • Family owned & operated
  • Australian based team
  • Same consultant from start to finish
  • Free printed documentation and ticket wallet
  • Combine with flights, hotels, insurance and save
  • Flexible payment options including Interest Free* finance and layby

Zaandam cruises for 2019-2020-2021


MS Zaandam cruises the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Panama Canal and South America. Until September MS Zaandam sails between Boston and Montreal, viewing the beautiful landscapes of New England and Canada’s Maritime Provinces. In October 2019 Zaandam again heads to South America along the Pacific Inca coast. The 33-night cruise departing Fort Lauderdale for Rio de Janeiro on 16 October will be most interesting and port intensive. At the end of 2019 a number of cruises cross between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America, calling at the Antarctic Peninsula on the way. Contrasting with this, in mid 2020 Zaandam crosses the North Atlantic each way between Boston and Amsterdam. The scenic cruise through Prince Christian Sound in Greenland is one amazing journey. Hopefully guests will see the Northern Lights, and maybe the Midnight Sun – as well as two continents. HAL arranges excellent on-shore excursions, or you can arrange your own private tours.
read more

Holland America's Explore 4 Sale is on now!
Book a selected cruise with us & receive:
Up to US$800 OBC, 50% deposits, Pinnacle Grill Dinner & $25 beverage card
Bonus - Verandah & Suite guests also receive a Premium Internet Package.

Zaandam Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2019 CRUISES

7

SEP

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Canada & NE Discovery Cruise X956A

Currently sailing

N/A

14

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & NE Discovery Cruise X957

Currently sailing

N/A

21

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & NE Discovery Cruise X960
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,141

$306

28

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & NE Discovery Cruise X961
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$2,119

$303

5

OCT

Zaandam cruises

11

NIGHTS

The Atlantic Coast Cruise X963
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$2,040

$185

16

OCT

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Inca & Panama Canal Discovery Cruise X965
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: San Antonio

$2,057

$121

18

NOV

Zaandam cruises

16

NIGHTS

South America Passage Cruise X969
Departs: Rio de Janeiro | Arrives: San Antonio

$3,402

$213

4

DEC

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

South America Passage Cruise X970
Departs: San Antonio | Arrives: Buenos Aires

$2,469

$176

18

DEC

Zaandam cruises

22

NIGHTS

South America & Antarctica Holiday Cruise X973
Departs: Buenos Aires | Arrives: San Antonio

$5,749

$261

2020 CRUISES

9

JAN

Zaandam cruises

22

NIGHTS

South America & Antarctica Cruise X010
Departs: San Antonio | Arrives: Buenos Aires
Popular Cruise!
UP TO
$50
OBC

$4,994

$227

31

JAN

Zaandam cruises

22

NIGHTS

South America & Antarctica Cruise X011
Departs: Buenos Aires | Arrives: San Antonio

$5,084

$231

22

FEB

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

South America Passage Cruise X014
Departs: San Antonio | Arrives: Buenos Aires

$3,004

$215

7

MAR

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

South America Passage Cruise X015
Departs: Buenos Aires | Arrives: San Antonio

$2,975

$213

7

MAR

Zaandam cruises

31

NIGHTS

South America, Inca & Panama Canal Cruise X015B
Departs: Buenos Aires | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$5,919

$191

21

MAR

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Inca & Panama Canal Discovery Cruise X019
Departs: San Antonio | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$2,434

$143

21

APR

Zaandam cruises

11

NIGHTS

11-Day The Atlantic Coast X023
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$800
OBC

$1,619

$147

2

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X024
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,459

$208

9

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X027
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,439

$206

16

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X028
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,529

$218

23

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X031
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,509

$216

30

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X032
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,599

$228

6

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X035
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,568

$224

13

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X036
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,598

$228

20

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X039
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,568

$224

27

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X040
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,598

$228

4

JUL

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X043
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,559

$223

11

JUL

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X044
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,598

$228

18

JUL

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Voyage of the Vikings Cruise X047A
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Amsterdam
UP TO
$800
OBC

$6,579

$387

18

JUL

Zaandam cruises

35

NIGHTS

UP TO
$800
OBC

$11,061

$316

4

AUG

Zaandam cruises

18

NIGHTS

Voyage of the Vikings Cruise X047B
Departs: Amsterdam | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$800
OBC

$6,993

$389

22

AUG

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,708

$244

29

AUG

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X051
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,708

$244

5

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X054
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,749

$250

12

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X055
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,869

$267

19

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X058
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$2,029

$290

26

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X059
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$2,009

$287

3

OCT

Zaandam cruises

6

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X063
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$600
OBC

$1,879

$313

9

OCT

Zaandam cruises

8

NIGHTS

Canada & New England Discovery Cruise X064
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal
UP TO
$600
OBC

$2,159

$270

17

OCT

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

The Atlantic Coast Cruise X067
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$3,089

$221

31

OCT

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X070
Departs: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$2,799

$200

14

NOV

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X073
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: San Diego
UP TO
$800
OBC

$3,748

$220

1

DEC

Zaandam cruises

18

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X074
Departs: San Diego | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$3,598

$200

19

DEC

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

14-Day Panama Canal Holiday X080
Departs: San Diego | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$4,298

$307

2021 CRUISES

2

JAN

Zaandam cruises

10

NIGHTS

UP TO
$800
OBC

$1,999

$200

2

JAN

Zaandam cruises

21

NIGHTS

UP TO
$800
OBC

$3,599

$171

12

JAN

Zaandam cruises

11

NIGHTS

UP TO
$800
OBC

$2,198

$200

12

JAN

Zaandam cruises

25

NIGHTS

Southern Caribbean Cruise X111A
Departs: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$4,499

$180

23

JAN

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Southern Caribbean Cruise X114
Departs: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$2,899

$207

6

FEB

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X117
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: San Diego
UP TO
$800
OBC

$4,099

$241

23

FEB

Zaandam cruises

18

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X118
Departs: San Diego | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$4,248

$236

13

MAR

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X121
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: San Diego
UP TO
$800
OBC

$3,949

$232

30

MAR

Zaandam cruises

18

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X122
Departs: San Diego | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale
UP TO
$800
OBC

$4,099

$228


Zaandam — Ship Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.

Life aboard Zaandam
MS Zaandam cruises the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Panama Canal and South America. Until September MS Zaandam sails between Boston and Montreal, viewing the beautiful landscapes of New England and Canada’s Maritime Provinces. In October 2019 Zaandam again heads to South America along the Pacific Inca coast. The 33-night cruise departing Fort Lauderdale for Rio de Janeiro on 16 October will be most interesting and port intensive. At the end of 2019 a number of cruises cross between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America, calling at the Antarctic Peninsula on the way. Contrasting with this, in mid 2020 Zaandam crosses the North Atlantic each way between Boston and Amsterdam. The scenic cruise through Prince Christian Sound in Greenland is one amazing journey. Hopefully guests will see the Northern Lights, and maybe the Midnight Sun – as well as two continents. HAL arranges excellent on-shore excursions, or you can arrange your own private tours.

Zaandam’s 2015 refit upgraded many features of HAL’s Signature of Excellence program: the Pinnacle Grill alternative restaurant, the Neptune Lounge for suite guests, and the Culinary Arts Centre with demonstration kitchen. Appealing to older guests are the traditional features – high tea, formal nights, antique displays and ballroom dancing – while contemporary features appeal to younger guests. The theme aboard the Zaandam is flowers and fresh displays. It has plenty of places on deck for solitude, and inside an extensive library, and impressive three-deck atrium with a 7m-high Baroque-style pipe organ to highlight its music-related décor. You will appreciate HAL’s excellent service and onboard atmosphere, as attested to by the high rate of returning passengers. Tips and gratuities are added to your fare, and be assured your Indonesian and Filipino stewards and their families back home are greatly benefitted. Crew members are very loyal to HAL.

Accommodation
Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view, some with panoramic windows; and three levels of suites – Vista, Neptune and Pinnacle. Basic features include a flat-panel TV and DVD player (book your DVDs by phone), ample storage, personal safe, excellent twin/queen bedding and bath amenities, fresh fruit on request, and nightly turndown service. The décor is very pleasing and comfortable. Complimentary meals can be ordered for in-suite dining around the clock. Triple and quad cabins are available, as well as interconnecting cabins for up to six guests. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible (21 cabins, some near and some far from elevators). There are no single cabins.

Suites are significantly larger, lavish, and come with a full-size bath. The sitting area has a double sofa bed. The Pinnacle and Neptune Suites have the services of a personal concierge and access to the private Neptune Lounge with large screen TV, library, sofas, and socialising with other suite guests. Extra amenities include priority boarding and dining requests, complimentary laundry and pressing services, and a cocktail party with ship officers. Pinnacle Suites have in addition a microwave oven, pantry for meal preparation, whirlpool bath for four, and of course so much extra space at 108 m2 plus balcony.

Food and Dining
The ship has seven formal to casual dining areas. The two-deck main Dining Room serves open-seating breakfast and lunch. For dinner chose between set-seating at first or second servings, or open seating on the upper deck. The waiting staff are friendly Indonesian and Filipino stewards. Ask for a table for 2/4/6/8. Special dietary requests can be ordered pre-cruise. One night in seven is a formal night, perhaps preceded with pre-dinner drinks, then after your meal retire to the Showroom at Sea or a musical recital. There are two alternative restaurants, best to reserve in advance: The pay extra Pinnacle Grill for steaks and seafood (and occasionally the Pinnacle – Le Cirque), and the Italian-American-influenced Canaletto. Ask about wine packages.

The Lido Restaurant, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, has two serving lines during the day offering food cooked à la minute, and at night opens as a popular and casual bistro. Outside meal times it serves sandwiches, ice cream, and special late-night offerings. Additionally, there are pool-side burgers, hot dogs, Mexican food, and a coffee bar. Relax in Explorations Café, a gathering place that mixes together a library and coffee bar, where one can check email or read the morning paper. Afternoon tea, the occasional High Tea, and the ice cream bar provide in-between snacks.

Entertainment
At night the two-deck Show Lounge offers (twice nightly) musical productions, cabaret, and its features include three video screens. Alternatively, attend a musical recital in one of the lounges, dance to the backing of a band ensemble, watch sport in the multi-screen sports bar, or sip drinks while your request is sung by the pianist or guitarist. Guests can crowd around the Piano Bar for a sing-along: this is a very popular location. View recent movies in the Screening Room, unless you’d prefer to watch your choice of DVD in your cabin. Through the evening the disco and nightclub on the top deck will take you into the early hours of the morning, very inviting if the new day is a Sea Day and you’ve ordered breakfast in your cabin. The large casino has lots of playing options.

By day there are Bridge, bingo, trivia games, Sudoku, cooking demos, movies and the like. Book early for the for-fee culinary workshops and wine tastings in the Wayang Theatre and Culinary Arts Centre. The Microsoft Digital Workshops include photography, creating web-sites and blogs, making a vacation video, and one-on-one coaching. The fresh-water Lido deck pool, flanked by two hot tubs, has a retractable cover. The giant Greenhouse Spa includes sauna, steam rooms, treatment rooms, and a fully-equipped gymnasium with circuit-training and fitness classes. There are also courts and a jogging course. Children are catered for at Club HAL (for ages 3-7 and 8-12 years), and teenagers socialise at The Loft and The Oasis. Sports include basketball and volleyball.





































Explore the decks

Zaandam deckplans

Zaandam deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms are spacious, and include: Interior large and standard; Ocean-view, some with panoramic windows; and three levels of suites – Vista, Neptune and Pinnacle. Basic features include a flat-panel TV and DVD player (book your DVDs by phone), ample storage, personal safe, excellent twin/queen bedding and bath amenities, fresh fruit on request, and nightly turndown service. The décor is very pleasing and comfortable. Complimentary meals can be ordered for in-suite dining around the clock. Triple and quad cabins are available, as well as interconnecting cabins for up to six guests. Many staterooms are modified accessible and wheelchair accessible (21 cabins, some near and some far from elevators). There are no single cabins.

Suites are significantly larger, lavish, and come with a full-size bath. The sitting area has a double sofa bed. The Pinnacle and Neptune Suites have the services of a personal concierge and access to the private Neptune Lounge with large screen TV, library, sofas, and socialising with other suite guests. Extra amenities include priority boarding and dining requests, complimentary laundry and pressing services, and a cocktail party with ship officers. Pinnacle Suites have in addition a microwave oven, pantry for meal preparation, whirlpool bath for four, and of course so much extra space at 108 m2 plus balcony.

Decks
Zaandam

Holland America Line

Ship facts

Star rating: Zaandam star rating
Maiden voyage: 2000
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 61396
Cabins: 720
Passenger capacity: 1440
Number of crew: 561

What's onboard? ▼

  • Navigator personal device planner (for meals, excursions, activites)
  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections with audio tour
  • Curated shore tours, talks, maps, guides
  • Shops duty free
  • Lanai staterooms (open to promenade deck)
  • Pinnacle & Neptune Suites Lounge & Concierge
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Culinary Council Dinner
  • Fixed seating/time, or flexible dining
  • Gala attire (once per week)
  • Lido Market
  • In-room dining menu 24h
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Canaletto (Italian)
  • Pinnacle Grill (beef, seafood: lunch, dinner)
  • Pinnacle – Le Cirque
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Dive In at Terrace Grill (lido snacks)
  • Explorations Café (Internet, NY Times)
  • Neptune Lounge with concierge (suites)
  • Multiple bars, lounges (pay drinks)
  • Special diets (60 day notice)
  • In-room dining complimentary
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar complimentary
  • Beverage packages
  • Afternoon Teas, one High Tea/cruise
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Mainstage (comedy, song, dance)
  • Billboard Piano Bar karaoke
  • Explorers Lounge (library, Internet)
  • Explorations Speakers (longer voyages)
  • Nightclub, dancing
  • In-cabin movies 1000 titles
  • BBC Earth stateroom entertainment
  • Movies On Board (theatre)
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Pools (2)
  • Sliding deck pool roof
  • Whirlpools (2)
  • Sauna, steam rooms
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon (pay)
  • Fitness Centre (some pay)
  • O, the Oprah Magazine activities (select cruises)
  • Classes, walking, jogging
  • Digital Workshop (camera/computer)
  • Explorations Central (onboard program about ports)
  • America’s Test Kitchen (cooking shows, workshops)
  • Sports court, table games
  • Zodiac inflatables
  • Photo gallery
  • Shore excursion desk
  • Pre/post cruise tours
  • Wedding packages (value!)
  • Library
  • Religious services
  • Conference facilities
  • Single guests program, dance partners on most sailings
  • UNDER 18
  • Club HAL (3-6, 7-12, 13-17y)
  • Special needs program
  • Port days, after-hours care (pay)
  • The Loft (13-17 y) activities
  • After hours 3-13 y 10pm-12 (pay)
  • Babysitting on sea days for Under 6s (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Weddings (check details)
  • Medical centre
  • Elevators
  • Laundry, dry-cleaning (pay)
  • Laundry self-serve (coin)
  • Mini-bar (verandah & higher)
  • Internet hotspots, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Mobile phone roaming
  • Cabin telephone to shore (pay)
  • US 110/European 220V
  • Wheelchair access
  • Service animals allowed
  • Daily newsletter

What's included? ▼

  • All main meals on-board
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 y) (Prinsendam 5-17 y)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers
  • Concierge for Pinnacle & Neptune suites

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport, visa, vaccination fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases to any taxes, fees and port expenses
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • GRATIUTIES, SERVICE CHARGES
  • Gratuities USD 14.50 pp/night (suites USD 16.00).
  • Adjust with Guest Relations Manager if service inadequate
  • All charges are subject to change at any time
  • Service charges for bar and Dining Room wine 15%
  • Service charges for spa and salon 18%
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code: Formal, best black-tie look; Smart Casual, dress to impress; casual, shorts for b’fast & lunch
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Don’t bring an aerial drone
VIEW
View Zaandam 2019-2020-2021 cruises below for 52 cruises to 82 ports with today's best deals!

DO-YOU-QUALIFY
Do you qualify for discounts & benefits as Past Guests, Over 55's, ex-Military, Earlybirds? Call to find out!

BROWSE
Browse 14 recent Zaandam reviews from our guests, benefit from their tips & stories.