Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Great accomodations!

Sail Date: August 06, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Having cruised on a larger ship, we were pleased with the smaller size of the Zaandam. Also, Holland America caters to middle-age and older passengers and families with young children. There was always something to do for everyone.

Pros: Dine as you wish

Cons: paying extra for snacks, mini-bar.

Recommends Zaandam? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship's layout was fabulous, although we had to rely on the deck plans by each elevator. Thanks for the plans. Good idea to have the ship "map" delivered with the room key.
Food and Dining
Excellent choices of foods, well planned menus. We chose "Dine as You Wish" and were very pleased with all dining locations and variety of foods. well balanced meals.
Cabin / Stateroom
We were on the Veranda Deck and loved our stateroom!! It was spotless and well decorated. The bed was most comfortable and spacious. Like the curtain separating the bed from the couch.
Service and Staff
Very gracious and accommodating staff. When our toilet would not flush, staff appeared promptly each time we called and worked until the problem was solved.
Although we did not take advantage of every entertainment opportunity, we enjoyed those we did attend. The cruise director was very entertaining, and did an excellent job in securing the talent.
Juneau, Alaska
Whale-watching and Mendenhall Glacer tour was our choice. Because this occupied so much time, we did not choose to tour the town or eat on shore. The bus driver was entertaining and informative, as well as the naturalist on board the tender.
Don't Miss: Whale-watching.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Walked around town, visited shops to get souveniers. Great selection. Did not eat in town.
Sitka, Alaska
We didn't take any tours, but walked around town. Lots of history.

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