Zaandam

Cruise Fleet:
Zaandam

Dining Venues

Enjoy everything from a burger and fries by the Lido Pool to the authentic Italian flavors of Canaletto to the ultimate in refined and luxurious dining at the Pinnacle Grill.

Dining venues on Zaandam:

  • Pinnacle Grill
  • Master Chef's Table Pop Up (available on 8+ night cruises )
  • Canaletto
  • An Evening at Le Cirque
  • Sel de Mer Pop Up
  • The Dining Room
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In

Entertainment


Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

Whether you like to Tango or Quickstep, or enjoy watching sizzling dance performances, you can experience the excitement of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on board Holland America Line.

Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show.

In addition to the theme cruises, all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show's professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.

BB King's Blues Club

Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King's Blues Club on ms Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King's Blues Club to the ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Noordam, and ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

Activities


Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.

Activities

Onboard activities abound, including exclusive BBC Earth Experiences: learn about the ocean and natural world through amazing concerts, films, shows, and children's activities. Hone video-editing, movie-making, and scrapbook skills in the Digital Workshop powered by Windows, rejuvenate at our Greenhouse Spa, go to a wine tasting or simply relax and unwind.

Activities offered onboard Zaandam:

  • America's Test Kitchen
  • EXC Explorations Central (coming early 2018)
  • BBC Earth Experiences
  • Digital Workshop, powered by Windows
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Club HAL and The Loft
  • Fitness Center
  • Basketball & Practice Tennis Courts
  • The Shops of Holland America Line

Dining


Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

We invite you to dine "As You Wish" To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.


The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.


Canaletto Restaurant

"Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.


Tamarind Restaurant

Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.


Main Dining

The two-tiered Dining Room with its sea views, white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china, elevates each dining occasion. Whether you choose a pre-set seating and dining time or the freedom each evening to dine "As You Wish".


Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.

Ship Facts

  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passengers capacity: 1,432
  • Gross Tonnage: 61,396 grt.
  • Length: 781 feet
  • Beam: 105.8 feet
  • Maximum speed: 24 knots

Activities

If you're looking for the ultimate cruising experience that you'll remember for a lifetime, you've come aboard the right ship. The ship of Holland America's Zaandam is well equipped to accommodate all of your activity possibilities. From the moment you embark this vessel to the second before you disembark, you're guaranteed to become so occupied that it will be virtually impossible to keep track of the days nor the hour.

  • Gymnasium fitness center
  • Dual saunas
  • Massage rooms
  • Beauty Salon/Barber Shop
  • Tennice practice courts
  • Library

Dining

World-renowned master chef Reiner Greubel leads our award-winning culinary staff in providing extensive dining options, including "light & healthy" items, continental and ethnic cuisines, and vegetarian dishes. All are available in a range of dining venues.

  • Dining room with a capacity of 747 people
  • Lido Restaurant - 386 people
  • Alternative Restaurant - 88 people
  • Java Cafe - 36 people

Entertainment & Nightlife

The Mondriaan Show Lounge is a glamorous nightclub featuring world-class entertainment.

Entertainment offered onboard Zaandam:

  • Mondriaan Show Lounge
  • Casino
  • Ocean Bar
  • Mix
  • Piano Bar
  • Movies in the Wajang Theater

Staterooms

Summary

Designed to carry fewer guests while providing more space for maximum comfort, ms Zaandam is a prize in the mid-size ship category. On the musically themed Zaandam, you'll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton's saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones throughout the ship. In her soaring three-story atrium: a Baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of The Netherlands.

While on-board, choose from an array of onboard activities that allow you to pursue new interests or relax and rejuvenate. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon offers spa treatments, a thermal pool and lounge and salon services. Our fully equipped Fitness Center includes state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, as well as classes in Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more. On deck enjoy two outdoor pools, along with basketball and practice tennis courts.

Club HAL provides a wide variety of youth and teen-friendly activities for kids ages 3 to 17, supervised by qualified, full-time staff.