Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

Love Alaska

Sail Date: May 28, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was a little outdated for our tastes.

Pros: The cruising itinerary

Cons: Not getting the stateroom we specifically picked on-line

Recommends Zaandam? No.

Food and Dining
The food was good and there was a large variety but there were times when we wanted to grab something to eat and nothing was open. Our only option was to order room service.
Service and Staff
The staff was friendly and helpful.
Ship Quality
We liked that the ship was smaller than other ships we have been on, but it was a little dingy looking with stained carpets and old upholstery.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had chosen an outside stateroom on level 7 of the ship and nothing was ever said that we were going to end up with a differnt room. Everything we printed from our reservation had our chosen stateroom number on it. When we boarded the ship we found out that we were given a stateroom on the bottom of the ship and they called it an upgrade. We totally disagreed but there was nothing they could do as they gave our chosen stateroom to someone else. On about the 4th day of the cruise the ship experienced a sewer problem that backed up into our bathroom. We wondered if that would have happened had we been in our originally chosen room.
Entertainment
There was a large variety of options. However, some of the schedules overlapped.
Victoria, British Columbia
Not much time spent here but loved the stroll through the streets in the evening. A very neat and clean city.
Sitka, Alaska
We do a lot of hiking and Sitka offers well maintained trails with lots to see.
Ketchikan, Alaska
It rained the whole time we were in Ketchikan but that was expected. We did a little hiking and learned about the totem poles.
Juneau, Alaska
The Thane Ore House was a restaurant suggested to us by someone who had traveled to Juneau before. It's a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. The hiking is great.


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