September 2016 - Zaandam to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on Holland America's Zaandam. The most impressive aspects to me were the amazingly upbeat and helpful staff and the immaculate conditions of the ship. It was very well maintained and spotlessly clean. They take great measures to assure cleanliness and good health with had washing and sanitation stations throughout the ship, as you board from excursions and particularly in the dining area. We food the food very good and varied. And as a special treat we dined in the Pinnacle Restaurant which was an extra charge but was well worth it. It was exceptional. Because this was a smaller ship (around 1,400 passengers) we were able to make it all the way into Glacier Bay. The choice of other ports was great too. We personally are not into a lot of group activities (which there we plenty of) but were able to join in if we wanted or not...we chose to catch up on some much needed ZZZZ's on sea days. First vacation that I left where I felt rested. Great job to everyone who works on this ship!