Zaandam

It's not every day you see Bill Clinton's saxophone, a guitar signed by Queen and a huge three story organ all in one place – let alone on a cruise. But then again the MS Zaandam is not your everyday cruise ship.

Top five reasons to cruise on the MS Zaandam


  1. Musical Tour
    Take a self guided iPod tour of MS Zaandam and discover the ship’s unique collection of music memorabilia including guitars signed by Iggy Pop and the Rolling Stones.

  2. Cooking Classes
    Fancy yourself a foodie? Enjoy a cooking class, taste testing or gourmet presentation at The Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine.

  3. Net Cafe
    Keep in touch with the world around you at The Explorations Café. The coffee house has an extensive library and internet access, and is powered by The New York Times.

  4. Show Time
    For a night of vibrant entertainment head to the ship’s Mondriaan Show Lounge where you can enjoy live performances by talented dancers, vocalists, comedians, illusionists and variety acts.

  5. Greenhouse Spa
    From facials to massages, body treatments, hair and nail services, the Greenhouse Spa can take care of all of your beauty and wellness needs to ensure you get the most out of your cruise.

Dining

Holland America's As You Wish Dining lets passengers eat in the main dining hall whenever they like during either the early or late seating. Bookings can be made up to 4pm on the day, or just turn up. Inclusive dining Holland America-style is a feast for all the senses, with mouth-watering five course meals, gleaming white linens and elegant tableware. The onboard menu has been designed by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin - renowned international chef who is a member of various culinary institutions and has a number of cooking books under his belt. A kids menu of child favourites is offered each night. A range of international cuisines is represented, including chef's specials.

Other dining options are plentiful. The premium onboard dining experience can be found in the Pinnacle Grill, where an extensive wine list is expertly paired with your meal, which is served on Bvlgari china. The Lido Restaurant on the deck is a relaxed and informal buffet-style eatery, while other dining options include cafés, afternoon tea (and an enhanced Royal Dutch High Tea on one day per cruise), late night chocolate desserts, complimentary treats in the ice cream bar and hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour. Speciality restaurants can be pre-booked and some incur an additional per-person charge. Other onboard restaurants offer complimentary lunch and have a nominal charge for dinner.

The Rest

Complimentary 24 hour room-service is available for all passengers.

Dietary requirements should be advised at least 90 days before departure or at the time of booking.

The dining and onboard dress code is either smart casual or formal. No shorts, jeans or beachwear in public areas after 6pm.

Kids' Programmes

The MS Zaandam offers a supervised kids and youth programs for cruisers aged 3 to 17 years as well as dedicated kids and teen areas. All youth program staff are either permanent or full time, with degrees in education or child or youth related disciplines. Staff are trained to work with children with special needs, who are invited to join in the activities with others their own age. Sea and port day activities are on in the morning, afternoon and evening depending on child numbers on board the ship.

In Club HAL Kids, cruisers aged 3 to 7 take part in arts, crafts, pirate treasure hunts, ice cream sundae parties and more, all specifically designed for their age group. Tweens aged 8 to 12 years can take part in sports events, scavenger hunts, discos and theme parties among other activities. On board Alaska cruises, Tweens get the chance to join in the award-winning National Park Service Jr. Ranger Program. The Loft and The Oasis is for teenagers aged 15 to 17. With activities in their own space like sports events, movie screenings, trivia contests, video games, teen discos, karaoke sessions and more, teen cruisers will be happily entertained.

HAL Kids Culinary Workshops have been introduced onboard for age groups 3 to 7 years and 8 years and older (teenagers aged 15 and upwards are welcome to join the adult cooking workshops). These fun, hands-on cooking sessions take place in the Culinary Arts Centre and are complimentary.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available for children aged 3 and upwards between 10pm and 12am each night for a per-child nominal charge. In-room babysitting is offered as a limited service; passengers are advised to contact the ship's front desk to make arrangements. Also, guests are welcome to borrow a range of equipment such as high-chairs, strollers and cribs. This is a complimentary service.

Specifications

Launch Date05/01/2000
Passenger Capacity1432
Total Crew615
Length781
Tonnage61396

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom (Porthole View)

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Interior Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Interior Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Interior Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Interior Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom

These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Interior Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Interior Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom (Partial Sea View)

These staterooms feature a partial sea view and include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus premium massage shower heads and a variety of amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Ocean view Stateroom (Fully Obstructed View)

These large staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities. The view is fully obstructed. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Large Interior Stateroom

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Vista Suites

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Vista Suites

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Vista Suites

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Pinnacle Suite

Generously proportioned and filled with light, these elegant suites include a living room, dining room, pantry with microwave, refrigerator and mini-bar, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah. The bedroom features a king-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a separate dressing room and the bath includes an oversize whirlpool bath and shower. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people, and a guest toilet. Amenities include a private stereo system, use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Neptune Suite

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area with a mini-bar and refrigerator, and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a full-size whirlpool bath and shower. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Neptune Suite

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area with a mini-bar and refrigerator, and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a full-size whirlpool bath and shower. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Vista Suites

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Vista Suites

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Dolphin

Main Deck

Lower Promenade

Promenade

Upper Promenade

Verandah Deck

Navigation Deck

Lido Deck

Sports Deck

Sky Deck

Relaxation Whirlpool, Sauna, Beauty Salon, Massage, Thermal Suite, Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Lido Pool, Spa, Steam Room

Other Art Gallery, Photo Gallery, Photo Shop, Shops, Laundry Service, Shore Excursion Office, Atrium, Culinary Arts Center, Future Cruise Sales, Reception, Duty-free shop, On Board Doctor

Fitness Basketball, Tennis Court, Fitness Center, Aerobics, Gym, Volleyball

Entertainment Theatre, Neptune Lounge, Crow's Nest, Explorers Lounge, Photo Gallery, Dance Floor, Mondriaan Show Lounge

Food and Drink Lido Casual Restaurant, Lido Bar, Pinnacle Grill, Explorations Cafe, Canaletto Restaurant, The Verandah, Queens Room, Rotterdam Dining Room, The Atrium, Piano Bar

Recreational Club HAL, The Loft and The Oasis, Card Room, Outdoor Pool, Indoor Pool, Golf Simulator

Mondriaan Show Lounge

Club HAL Gameroom

Club HAL

The Loft

The Oasis

Atrium

Crow's Nest

Explorer's Lounge

Lido Pool

Rotterdam Dining Room

Pinnacle Grill

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