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ms Zaandam

ms Zaandam

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One of Holland America Line's beautiful and spacious mid-sized cruise ships, ms Zaandam can be found cruising in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world. Among the possible destinations that this musically-themed ship travels to are the nature-filled cities and waters of Alaska, as well as tropical and exotic locals including Hawaii, Australia and Mexico.

Because of the numerous public spaces available, while on a ms Zaandam cruise you're sure to always have something to do. The two-story Mondriaan Lounge is home to a live performance on each night of the cruise. Possible shows include comedians, acrobats, singers, dancers, musicians and game shows. Also on board ms Zaandam is a casino, swimming pools, whirlpools, duty-free shopping boutiques, an art gallery, photo gallery, spa, fitness center, basketball court, tennis court, as well as The Culinary Arts Center (where guests can take part in gourmet cooking lessons). Among the many bars and lounge aboard ms Zaandam is Crow's Nest (an observation lounge that becomes a nightclub during the evening), the Piano Bar, the Ocean Bar and the Sea View Bar.

Known for superior cuisine, Holland America Line certainly lives up to their name aboard ms Zaandam. The two-level Rotterdam Dining Room is the ship's main restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (which is a five-course meal each evening). The Lido Restaurant is a casual venue, featuring cooked-to-order specialties. Located nearby is Canaletto Restaurant, a casual Italian eatery. 24-hour room service is a convenient option for those that would like to dine in the comfort and privacy of their stateroom or suite.

Following her next refurbishment, ms Zaandam will debut a number of Suite enhancements as part of a $300-million brand initiative. The main living area in each Suite will be refreshed with a new sofa, lounge chairs, carpet, headboard and more to bring a feeling of contemporary luxury to these accommodations. Electronic upgrades will feature new USB outlets added to the bed headboard, along with LED bedside lights, and fully interactive television system integrating movies on demand as well as daily programming. Suite bathrooms will also receive a designer makeover, featuring a new vanity area with new stone tops, modern faucets and under-mount sinks. Starting in January 2016, guests will also receive additional Suite amenities, which include superior bathrobes and slippers, binoculars for use during the voyage, an in-suite coffee and espresso machine and more!

ms Zaandam Facts

Ship Class: R Class
Inaugural Year: 2000
Refurbished Year: 2007
Tonnage (GRT): 61,396
Country of Registration: The Netherlands
Guest Occupancy*: 1,432
Crew: 615
Length: 781 feet
Beam: 105.8 feet
Passenger Decks: 10
Maximum Speed: 23 knots

Total: 716
Suites, with balcony: 197
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 383
Inside: 136

Dining Type: Traditional or Open

Casino: Yes

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Greenhouse Spa & Salon
While cruising aboard ms Zaandam, guests are able to enjoy a wide variety of spa and salon treatments. Possibilities include massages, facials, body wraps and a thermal suite. Also in this area of the ship is a fitness center that has a variety of exercise equipment.

Pinnacle Grill
In addition to the fabulous included dining venues available on a ms Zaandam cruise, there's also their upscale (and optional) specialty restaurant. Sterling Silver Beef®, seafood and award-winning wines are among the options available. There is a per person charge for those that opt to dine at the Pinnacle Grill.

Youth Facilities
Guests traveling with children and teens should be happy to learn that ms Zaandam has special areas just for such young travelers. Club HAL® is for 3 to 12 year olds, and offers supervised activities for such guests. The Loft and The Oasis are teen-only areas (for 13 to 17 year olds), where they can have fun and socialize with others in their age group.

ms Zaandam Cruise Deals

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Pre-Paid Gratuities on ms Zaandam Cruises!

Select reservations qualify for Pre-Paid Gratuities for the 1st & 2nd guest in each stateroom. That's a big savings on a cruise vacation! Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to see which categories qualify.
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Onboard Credit Sale!

Get an Onboard Credit when you book a ms Zaandam cruise with us. The value of the Onboard Credit depends on the particular cruise and accommodations you book. Onboard Credit values are listed on Step 3 of the online booking process.
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Special Perks and Gifts

Select Holland America cruises booked with us have special amenities associated with them. Possibilities include:
♦ Exclusive Shore Events, Concierge Host and Cocktail Party
♦ Bottles of Champagne
♦ Meals at the Pinnacle Grill
Plus, all reservations made with us are automatically entered into the cruise line's system with a complimentary upgrade request.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable ms Amsterdam cruise when booking with us!
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Guests staying in a Penthouse Verandah Suite or Deluxe Verandah Suite aboard ms Zaandam benefit from the following special amenities:
• Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
• Premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers
• Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
• Hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
• Binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise
• Cocktail party with ship officers
• Priority boarding for tender ports of call
• Special disembarkation service
• Priority dining and seating requests
• Exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only
• High tea service in suite on request
• A special Suite guest lunch event on cruises over 7 days in length
• Access to Neptune Lounge: a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. This lounge has worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.
Pinnacle Suite Pinnacle Suite (Category PS)
Approximate Size: 1,159 square feet, including verandah
Located on: Deck 7

Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Neptune Suite Neptune Suite (Category SA and SB)
Approximate Size: 556 square feet, including verandah
Located on: Deck 7

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Vista Suite Vista Suite (Categories A, AA, B, BB and BC)
Approximate Size: 292 square feet, including verandah
A located on: Deck 7
AA located on: Decks 6 and 7
B, BB and BC located on: Deck 6

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Guests staying in these accommodations benefit from the following special amenities (in addition to the amenities listed below for Standard Interior Staterooms): A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows; No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining; Personalized cruise stationery; Oversized bath towels; One-touch telephone concierge service; Fresh flowers; Complimentary DVD library.
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Large Ocean-view Stateroom Large Ocean-view Stateroom (Categories C, D, DA, DD1, E, EE, F, FF, G2, H3 & HH4)
Approximate Size: 197 square feet
C located on: Decks 3 and 6
D located on: Decks 2, 3 and 6
DA located on: Deck 2
DD located on: Deck 3
E located on: Decks 1 and 2
EE, F and FF located on: Deck 1
G located on: Deck 2
H located on: Deck 1
HH located on: Deck 3

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All FF-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. Includes the amenities listed below for Standard Interior Staterooms.

1 Partial sea views
2 May have portholes instead of windows
3 Portholes instead of windows
4 Fully obstructed views
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Large Interior Stateroom Large Interior Stateroom (Categories I, J, K, L, M, MM, and N)
Approximate Size: 182 square feet
I located on: Decks 6 and 7
J located on: Deck 3
K located on: Decks 2 and 3
L located on: Deck 2
M and MM located on: Deck 1

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower. All L-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed & pullman upper. M- & MM-category staterooms also have 1 sofa bed. Includes the amenities listed below for Standard Interior Staterooms.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

ms Zaandam Deck Plans

Click a deck provided below to view it:

Select Deck
Deck 10 - Sky Deck
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

Category Legend
PS Pinnacle Suite
SA Neptune Suite
SB Neptune Suite
A Vista Suite
AA Vista Suite
B Vista Suite
BB Vista Suite
BC Vista Suite
C Large Ocean-view Stateroom
D Large Ocean-view Stateroom
DA Large Ocean-view Stateroom
DD Large Ocean-view Stateroom
E Large Ocean-view Stateroom
EE Large Ocean-view Stateroom
F Large Ocean-view Stateroom
FF Large Ocean-view Stateroom
G Large Ocean-view Stateroom
H Large Ocean-view Stateroom
HH Large Ocean-view Stateroom
I Large Interior Stateroom
J Large Interior Stateroom
K Large Interior Stateroom
L Large Interior Stateroom
M Large Interior Stateroom
MM Large Interior Stateroom
N Large Interior Stateroom

Deck Plan Key
Symbol Shower Only
Symbol Bathtub and Shower
Symbol 2 lower beds or converts to 1 queen-size
Symbol Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)
Symbol Staterooms with portholes instead of windows
Symbol Quad (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 upper)
Symbol Partial sea view
Symbol 2 lower beds do not convert to queen-size
Symbol Fully obstructed view
Symbol Connecting rooms
Symbol Staterooms AA7087, AA7088, B6225, B6228, C6104, D3391, D3396, D3429, FF1955, FF1964, G2500, G2702, H1804, H1805, H1806, H1807, HH3430, HH3431, K2554, K2555, L2700 are wheelchair accessible, shower only. Stateroom S7034 is wheelchair accessible, bathtub and shower.

The deck plans of ms Zaandam provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Holland America Line directly.
Promenade Deck
ms Zaandam Deck Plans

ms Zaandam Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Holland America Zaandam:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Lido Pool
Lido Pool
Mondriaan Show Lounge
Mondriaan Show Lounge
Pinnacle Grill
Pinnacle Grill
Rotterdam Dining Room
Rotterdam Dining Room
Greenhouse Spa & Salon
Explorer's Lounge
Crow's Nest
Crow's Nest
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Club HAL
Club HAL
The Loft
The Loft
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