Phenominal First Experience
Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: August 27, 2010
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was my first cruise, and I have to be honest by saying that I was worried about "living" on a ship for 7 days. The minute I walked onto the Zaandam I knew I had nothing to worry about. We were immediately greeted by a warm and friendly staff and throughout the entire week, it felt like every crew member was going out of their way to make sure all of the passengers felt special and were having a good time. The staterooms were a comfortable size. My husband is 6'4" and we never felt cramped or like we had to work at getting around each other. All of the food was great, I probably even brought home a few extra pounds of it with me! We enjoyed the shows every night, especially the ones with the Zaandam singers and dancers. Eric, our cruise director seemed to really enjoy his job, and that joy was passed on to all of the passengers. I found that anytime we were on the ship, I had no problem finding either a fun activity to do or a quiet corner to read in. I will absolutely take another cruise with Holland America!
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Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier, no matter which way you decide to see it.
Pros: Exceptional crew goes above and beyond