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We are considering one of these ships, I know that they are both going into dry dock within the coming months. We plan on going in either late August or early September. Which ship would you choose? Also any idea what changes or updates to either of the ships?

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We really like both of the ships.  So if the itineraries are different, I would go for the one that ends in Montreal (or begins, if you are doing it that way).  And spend a bit of extra time in Montreal.  


Amsterdam is one of the fleet flagships, and does the World Cruise.  The staff is extra good!  They are all happy to be on board, because there is every chance they will visit their home at some time during the WC.  

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Both ships are R-class, and fairly identical, especially in layout. Decor is different, of course. I like the music theme on the Zaandam, and love the art on the Amsterdam. 
I would take the ship that has the better itinerary, or meets my time frame better. Choice of ship wouldn't come into it as they are both excellent. 

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