We were on the Zaandam the end of April through early May through the Panama Canal from Ft. Lauderdale to San Francisco. It is a smaller ship that does not have all the "bells & whistles" but the crew, food, entertainment, etc. are WONDERFUL. So many of the ships are adding more music venues which is great, but not the room on the smaller ships. Bigger ones have the BBKing group, Billboard on Board (2 pianos), 5 piece Lincoln Center Stage, and Rocking Room (only on the Koningsdam & Nieuw Statendam). Some ships are doing away with the Production Shows with the HAL singers and dancers which we really do miss. The Zaandam did still have them! And the tv system has been upgraded with larger tvs and interactive channels with Movies on Demand. BUT I WOULD NOT SAIL ON THE ZAANDAM just because of that. We are 5 Star Mariners with over 700 days and each ship has its own features that we like. But more importantly, WE GET TO SEE THE WORLD WITH HAL!!!