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Holland America Line's Zaandam cruise ship is ideal for those who love traditional cruise holidays with a twist. Designed to carry fewer guests whilst providing more space and comfort there are all the indoor and outdoor deck spaces you would expect to find aboard a premium cruise ship, such as outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a main atrium with the cruise ship's main offices and a wide range of public rooms for use throughout cruise holidays.

However, guests will be surprised and delighted by some of the more unique features onboard Zaandam. These include an extensive collection of rock and pop music memorabilia, an internet café, a dedicated cinema and excellent children’s facilities. So you can be sure that cruise holidays aboard Zaandam will always be exciting, enjoyable and memorable.


One of the main benefits of cruise holidays with Holland America Line is that once you step aboard the Zaandam cruise ship, everything is organised for you. So, all you have to do to enjoy evenings during cruise holidays is decide where you want to go!

The Mainstage Showlounge is Zaandam's main entertainment venue featuring talented vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and variety acts throughout cruise holidays. Plus, the Crow's Nest transforms from an observation lounge by day into a lively nightclub in the evenings, where guests can dance the night away in style.

Head to the Mix where you can explore a lively mix of three speciality bars — Champagne, Martinis, and Spirits and Ales. Or enjoy cocktails and ocean views while listening to live string music in the Ocean Bar.

From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, the onboard Casino offers games for all levels, staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new skills.

The dining experience aboard Zaandam offers something for everyone. For fun meals during family cruise holidays or simply more relaxed occasions in general, the Lido Buffet offers tasty food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s also the poolside Terrace Grill for fast food items, coffees and soft drinks throughout cruise holidays.

Special occasions during cruise holidays aboard Zaandam are best suited to the Pinnacle Grill, the cruise ship's 88-seat speciality restaurant. Here, guests will enjoy top-quality cuisine in intimate and sophisticated surroundings, being served by attentive and helpful staff.

Canaletto, an authentic Italian restaurant offering a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for "sharing"). Try Braised Chicken Cacciatore "al Forno," Branzino ai Ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti pomodoro or garlic shrimp-infused ravioli…

Dive in to a grilled burger on brioche or a Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog. For alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare like our grilled chicken breast sandwich and vegetarian-friendly portabella mushroom stack.

Of course, Zaandam has a traditional cruise ship dining room, which is the grand and very traditional Rotterdam Dining Room. With excellent food served throughout cruise holidays, live music to accompany dinner each evening and special meals such as the Dutch Dinner, the Rotterdam Dining Room is very popular with both first time cruisers and returning guests.

The accommodation options for cruise holidays aboard Holland America Line's Zaandam offer something for everyone, with the majority of cabins and suites having outside views and many with private balconies.

Onboard Zaandam you can expect to find Interior, Ocean-view, Vista Suites, Neptune Suites and Pinnacle Suites.

With Zaandam being a premium cruise ship, it excels at providing premium accommodation for guests looking for luxury cruise holidays. The onboard suites are larger, spacious, incredibly comfortable and include a plethora of extra benefits and amenities to enjoy.

All suites and staterooms aboard Zaandam include the following features as standard: telephone, private bathroom, hairdryer, wardrobe and drawer space, vanity area, flat screen TV and DVD player.

Deck 9 - Sports Deck
Deck 8 - Lido Deck
Deck 7 - Navigation Deck
Deck 6 - Verandah Deck
Deck 5 - Upper Promenade Deck
Deck 4 - Promenade Deck
Deck 3 - Lower Promenade Deck
Deck 2 - Main Deck
Deck 1 - Dolphin Deck
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