A wonderful cruise
Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: August 06, 2010
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThe staff was very attentative. The food was delicious especially in the formal dining room. The last night the "dessert estravaganza" was unbelievable. The entainment was very enjoyable. Get a balcony. You will love it. We also had times of having breakfast in our room. It was very convenience especially when you have to get an early start on days you are at port. We really enjoyed the show the staff put on in the formal dining room and a "separate" entertainment show after the other shows. They work extremely hard to please you and are at your beckon call to serve you.
The ship was always concern with keeping things clean. There was Purell everywhere.
Zaandam was an older ship but was nice and kept up.
Glacier Bay was the highlight of the trip. It was beautiful to see and enjoyed this immensely.
Food and Dining
In the pool area the hamburgers were good.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The ship could perhaps use a overall of the furniture and carpets but overall was okay.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: Burchart Gardens
Don't Miss: The shee Atika show. Get Theobroma chocolate made in Sitka. You can get it at Harry's Pharmacy.
Don't Miss: Go on the tram and see the Eagle sanctuary. Also, the state museum is great to see.
Don't Miss: "Orca" kettlecorn and the Scanlon Art Gallery. Saxman Totem Park
Pros: Enjoyed the ports and the staff on the ship. The staff were very attentative to your needs. Very cleanly. The ship was very concern about keep things very clean. There was purell all over the ship. The entertainment was very good.
Cons: The sales pitch of each port of all the jewelry stores there were. It was hard to have the kids eat in the formal dining room with the dress code of "no jeans" Although I saw some adults wear them. I think the dress code should allow nicely pressed jeans.