Our First Trip to Hawaii

Zaandam Cruise Review to Hawaii

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2008
Ship: Zaandam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

We sailed the week before Christmas and had booked 2 cabins. One was acceptable but ours was the inside handicapped and it was in unacceptable condition. We decided to stay where we were because of the facilities otherwise we would have complained and asked to be moved. The ship does not appear as though it was built in 2000 but rather as though it was refurbished in 2000 and not since. Decor looked like it was from the 1950's and most inside places were very dark and uninviting. My husband and his mother got stuck in an elevator for 20 minutes while the crew tried to find someone to rectify the problem.

The childrens program must have been non-existant since we constantly saw children (10-15) in groups of 4 or more going up and down the stairs and running in the halls.

The best part of the trip were the 5 days in Hawaii. Had it not been for the fact that one of us had difficulty flying we would have flown to Hawaii and booked a cruise from there.

Pros: The Ports were delightful

Cons: The condition of the ship was deplorable!

Recommends Zaandam? No.

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