Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

a Beautiful Cruise!! Great Weather

Sail Date: July 01, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was very nice. The layout was good. We were on Level 3 so we were close to the dining room on Level 5 but the Lido buffet on Level 8 was a bit far but took the stairs. Elevators were slow. Loved the Dining room because you get service but you get some things you cant get in the Lido. Like different breakfasts, English Bangers, Kippers Poaches eggs with Hollandise sauce. Glad we had set seating and not open seating, because there were waits for at lest 1/2 hour for in the Open seating Dining room. Loved having the table of 8 got to meet some great people We had 8pm seating so we did not missed the ports only thing is that we missed some of
the entertianment at night at 10;00pm. They have two shows 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Food was really good, had dinner at the Pinnacle Grill, worth the $20 per person. Had Lobster there. They have 22oz steaks there. Had a Great Cruise would recommend them

Pros: Food was great, Entertainment was good

Cons: Elevators were slow and two were none functioning

Recommends Zaandam? Yes!

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Victoria, British Columbia
lovely ladies with period costumes greeted you off the cruise and give you walking tour map. We went on the harbor walking tour took about 40 mines about 1 1/2 miles long. Went into the Empress hotel go to the side of it. Lovely shops inside. Went to the Stickey Wicket Bar nice patio there and went the Scottish Bar on the Main street
Don't Miss: Empress Hotel
Juneau, Alaska
Rented a car from Rent a Wreck only one close to port a mile away. other at airport 10 miles away. Saw the Glacier very impressive. Went to the St Theresa Chapel lovely church and gardens saw whales from there. Lovely Arboretem next door Juneau not more character only sourviers shops but great taverns This is the best place to see whales, water is calmer and can see Bubble catching by the whales only place they they do it. They catch by do a making big bubble to catch herring then they all go in to eat them.
Don't Miss: Glacier
Ketchikan, Alaska
My best port to visit. Loved Creek Street , nice shopping go rock shop there. Went to Saxman Totem Village by city bus for $2 all day. They go every hour. Take blue line there and Red line back. Saw the residence carver there and talked with him. Didn't take the $35 tour you get to see the tribal dancing etc. There is a Bald eagle nest with chicks right next to road when dropped of the the city bus by Saxman.
Don't Miss: Saxman Village and the Eagles Nest
Sitka, Alaska
Good walking town, went to Totem Park on the edge of town nice totems and trees.Raptor center near by is worth it to do, good talk on the Bald Eagles with it on the handlers arm. Went on sea watching tour with Holland American. Didn't book til we were on shore. We saw sea otters in group which was great,some blad eagles but not much of whales. the Sea is rough there on the catarman boat.
Don't Miss: Raptor Center and Totem Park

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