ms Zaandam may be a more intimate, mid-size cruise ship, but she offers guests the same level of comfort, luxury and world class facilities as every other vessel in this fabulous fleet.
Ms Zaandam's public rooms display fascinating artefacts and memorabilia inspired by every musical genre, including guitars signed by stars like the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, and even Bill Clinton's saxophone!
But you'll be the real VIP on this cruise ship, enjoying attentive service from your crew, a great choice of fine dining and a rich programme of activities - as well as plenty of space and opportunity to unwind.
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Lifestyle onboard your Holland America cruise ship
After exciting days spent exploring onshore, ms Zaandam is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Her staterooms are wonderfully spacious and a large number have their own private veranda where you can eat breakfast, read a book, catch some rays or just enjoy the ocean views.
As you wander round this cruise ship you'll make fascinating discoveries about her musical memorabilia and it's well worth doing an iPod-guided tour of her complete art collection. There are a large number of bars, cafés and lounges, each offering their own individual ambience and cosy corners where you can chill out by day and socialise at night.
ms Zaandam is also a family-friendly cruise ship, with dedicated areas onboard and supervised activities for every age group from the very young through to tweens and teens.
Daytime cruising on ms Zaandam
This cruise ship offers the best of both worlds. She's small enough to enjoy good times with your fellow guests but big enough for you to cruise your own way. Just take your pick of her first-class facilities, including:
- Swimming pools (one with retractable dome)
- Greenhouse Spa and Salon
- Fitness machines and exercise classes
- Tennis and basketball courts
- Video Arcade
- Kids' and Teens' clubs
- Cookery demonstrations
- Book and music library
- Internet café
Your evening cruise entertainment
There's a real buzz about your cruise ship as evening falls. Gather together family and friends for complimentary hot and cold hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, and enjoy lively chatter about the day's exciting events.
Later, you'll find fantastic family entertainment in the Mondrian Show Lounge which features vocalists, dancers, illusionists, comedians and more. There's also live music playing around the bars and lounges of your cruise ship. Choose one to match your mood and settle in while your waiter fetches your favourite tipple - or kick off your shoes and hit the dance floor.
Don't miss the thrills of your cruise ship's casino - who knows, Lady Luck may be on your side. Make a final foray into the Crow's Nest Lounge and order a night cap while you take in the panoramic views of the sea and stars.
Dining on ms Zaandam
The Rotterdam Dining Room is your main fine dining venue on ms Zaandam. You can linger over five fabulous courses, with menus that feature delicious continental cuisine as well as vegetarian and healthy options.
For tip-top service and dishes to die for, make an advance reservation at the Pinnacle Grill. It's bound to turn any evening into a special occasion with wonderful culinary creations prepared by your master chefs, excellent world wines and intimate, candle-lit table settings.
Not in the mood for formal dining? Then head for the Lido Restaurant where you'll find freshly cooked specialities and tasty kids menus served in a friendly and laid back atmosphere.