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Zaandam cruises for 2020-2021


MS Zaandam cruises the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Panama Canal and South America. In March 2020 put aside 31 nights to see the best of Pacific South America and Panama. From April to October 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. From late 2021 Zaandam returns to the Caribbean, and specialises in Panama crossings, a special event that brings out the ship’s officers every time! HAL arranges excellent on-shore excursions, or you can arrange your own private tours.
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Zaandam Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

19

DEC

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

14-Day Panama Canal Holiday X080
Departs: San Diego | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$3,358

$240

2021 CRUISES

2

JAN

Zaandam cruises

10

NIGHTS

$2,129

$213

2

JAN

Zaandam cruises

21

NIGHTS

$4,639

$221

12

JAN

Zaandam cruises

11

NIGHTS

$2,328

$212

12

JAN

Zaandam cruises

25

NIGHTS

Southern Caribbean Cruise X111A
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$5,449

$218

23

JAN

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Southern Caribbean Cruise X114
Departs: Fort Lauderdale

$3,409

$244

6

FEB

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X117
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: San Diego

$4,149

$244

23

FEB

Zaandam cruises

18

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X118
Departs: San Diego | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$4,408

$245

13

MAR

Zaandam cruises

17

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X121
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: San Diego

$4,069

$239

30

MAR

Zaandam cruises

18

NIGHTS

Panama Canal Cruise X122
Departs: San Diego | Arrives: Fort Lauderdale

$4,219

$234

17

APR

Zaandam cruises

14

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Montreal X125
Departs: Fort Lauderdale | Arrives: Montreal

$3,109

$222

1

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Montreal to Boston X129
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$1,809

$258

8

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Montreal X130
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$1,969

$281

15

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X133
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$1,969

$281

22

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Montreal X134
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$1,969

$281

29

MAY

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X137
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,139

$306

5

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Montreal X138
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$2,129

$304

12

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X141
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,129

$304

19

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Montreal X142
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$2,119

$303

26

JUN

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X145
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,119

$303

3

JUL

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Montreal X146
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$2,139

$306

10

JUL

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X149
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,119

$303

17

JUL

Zaandam cruises

16

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Rotterdam X150A
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Rotterdam
UP TO
$340
OBC

$7,019

$439

17

JUL

Zaandam cruises

35

NIGHTS

$12,499

$357

2

AUG

Zaandam cruises

19

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Rotterdam to Boston X150B
Departs: Rotterdam | Arrives: Boston
UP TO
$400
OBC

Sold out

N/A

21

AUG

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

$2,269

$324

4

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X156
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,299

$328

11

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Montreal X157
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$2,459

$351

18

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X160
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,629

$376

25

SEP

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from Boston to Montreal X161
Departs: Boston | Arrives: Montreal

$2,629

$376

2

OCT

Zaandam cruises

7

NIGHTS

Zaandam cruise from St Lawrence River to Boston X164
Departs: St Lawrence River | Arrives: Boston

$2,629

$376

10

OCT

Zaandam cruises

71

NIGHTS

UP TO
$1,400
OBC

$18,099

$255

2022 CRUISES

3

JAN

Zaandam cruises

128

NIGHTS

UP TO
$1,900
OBC

$35,379

$276

This month's most popular Zaandam cruises


1. 14 night Southern Caribbean Cruise X114 ex Fort Lauderdale on 23 Jan 2021, from $3,409
2. 14 night 14-Day Panama Canal Holiday X080 ex San Diego on 19 Dec 2020, from $3,358
3. 18 night Panama Canal Cruise X118 ex San Diego on 23 Feb 2021, from $4,408
4. 18 night Panama Canal Cruise X122 ex San Diego on 30 Mar 2021, from $4,219

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. In March 2020 put aside 31 nights to see the best of Pacific South America and Panama. From April to October 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. From late 2021 Zaandam returns to the Caribbean, and specialises in Panama crossings, a special event that brings out the ship’s officers every time! 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
Passengers: 1440
Number of crew: 561

What's onboard? ▼

  • Navigator personal device planner (for meals, excursions, activities)
  • Atrium social centre
  • Art collections with audio tour
  • Curated shore tours, talks, maps, guides
  • Shops duty free
  • Art Gallery
  • Photo Shop
  • Lanai staterooms (open to promenade deck)
  • Pinnacle & Neptune Suites Lounge & Concierge
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • Fixed seating/time, or flexible dining
  • Gala attire (once per week)
  • Lido Market
  • In-room dining menu 24h
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Canaletto (Italian; dinner; reserve)
  • Pinnacle Grill (beef, seafood: lunch, dinner)
  • Pinnacle Grill (breakfast, some suites)
  • Rudi’s Sel de Mer (pop-up, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Dive In at Terrace Grill (after b/fast, lido snacks)
  • Explorations Café (free snacks, Internet, NY Times)
  • Neptune Lounge with concierge (suites)
  • Multiple bars, lounges (pay drinks)
  • Special diets (60 day notice)
  • Late night chocolate, snacks
  • Ice cream bar complimentary
  • Beverage packages
  • Afternoon Teas, one High Tea/cruise
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Mainstage (comedy, song, dance)
  • Billboard Onboard: two pianos, interactive
  • Explorers Lounge (library, Internet)
  • Explorations Speakers (longer voyages)
  • Nightclub, dancing
  • In-cabin movies 1000 titles
  • BBC Earth stateroom entertainment
  • Microsoft Studio
  • Movies On Board (theatre)
  • Casino
  • Meeting rooms
  • 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 courts, table games
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs) (Prinsendam 5-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

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 fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: USD 12.50 pp/night (suites USD 13.50). Adjust wth Guest Relations Manager if service inadequate
  • Service charge: bar and Dining Room wine 15%
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