MS Zaandam

2000 (refurbished in 2015)
202 m / 663 ft
Gross Tonnage
61396 gt
32 m / 105 ft
Cruising Speed
23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Country Region
Eastern Canada

Ship Overview

Spacious public areas and plush accommodations feature a musically themed shipboard atmosphere. Inspired by the world's great music, artifacts and memorabilia from a variety of musical genres decorate the ship. You'll find musical instruments such as Bill Clinton's saxophone and signed guitars from Queen, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton, and the Rolling Stones used as art objects throughout the ship. At the heart of the MS Zaandam in a soaring 3-story atrium is a baroque-style Dutch pipe organ, inspired by the traditional barrel organs still found on the streets of the Netherlands.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Promenade Deck, Walking Track (jogging is not permitted)
  • Mondriaan Lounge (574-seat theater/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Queen’s Room (34-seat meeting room; hosts digital workshops via Microsoft partnership, computer classes, social networks, blogging, photo editing)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Wine Tasting Bar, Gourmet Shops (bottles available for purchasing, wine sampling)
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre (125-seat cinema; offers culinary classes and cooking shows presented in demonstration kitchens)
  • Atrium Terrace with boutiques; Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Ocean Bar (75-seat Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar)
  • Piano bar (84-seat)
  • Hudson Room (50-seat meeting room; used as Cards Room)
  • Explorations Cafe (82-seat specialty coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (87-seat lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Neptune Lounge (22-seat club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 2 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar
  • Crow’s Nest (220-seat observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Tennis Court; Basketball Court; Shuffleboard
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)
  • The Oasis (40-seat teen-only outdoor area)


Staterooms / Suites

  • Pinnacle Suite 1,296 ft² /120 m² Cat. PS
  • Neptune Suite 558-566 ft² / 52-53 m² Cat. SA, SB
  • Vista Suite 297-379 ft² / 28-35 m²
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom 140-319 ft² / 13-30 m²
  • Port Hole Stateroom 140-319 ft² / 13-30 m² Cat. G
  • Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)
  • Large Interior Stateroom 182-293 ft² / 17-27 m²


  • Navigation Deck
  • 4 guests
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a door that opens to a private verandah
  • Two lower beds that convert to a king-sized bed
  • Living room with sofa bed
  • Dressing room
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private master bathroom with shower and full-sized whirlpool tub
  • Bathrobes
  • Elemis bath amenities,
  • Complimentary fresh fruit
  • Flat-panel TV and DVD player
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

Deck Plans

Deck 1 - Dolphin
Deck 1 - Dolphin
Deck 2 - Main
Deck 2 - Main
Deck 3 - Lower Promenade
Deck 3 - Lower Promenade
Deck 4 - Promenade
Deck 4 - Promenade
Deck 5 - Upper Promenade
Deck 5 - Upper Promenade
Deck 6 - Verandah
Deck 6 - Verandah
Deck 7 - Navigation
Deck 7 - Navigation
Deck 8 - Lido
Deck 8 - Lido
Deck 9 - Sports
Deck 9 - Sports
Deck 10 - Sky
Deck 10 - Sky


The 2-story Rotterdam Restaurant (ship's Main Dining Room), is located aft and surrounded with windows. It serves open-seating breakfast and lunch and features plenty of small tables for passengers who prefer to dine a deux. MS Zaandam also provides a 22-dish, vegetarian menu for lunch and dinner, consisting of salads, soups, entrees and appetizers. Options include dishes like Vietnamese vegetable spring rolls, portobello mushroom and chipotle quesadillas, spicy lentil and garbanzo salad. The Pinnacle Grill is ship's extra tariff restaurant. It is open for lunch ($15 service charge) and dinner ($30), and offers a Northwest menu featuring Pacific Rim salads and appetizers, grilled aged beef, salmon, chicken and desserts.

  • Pinnacle Grill (88-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant
  • Rotterdam Restaurant (792-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • King’s Room (Rotterdam restaurant annex, reservations-only; for private dining)
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (394-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annex; operates as Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required)