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Zaandam Cruise Review to Hawaii


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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14 Night Circle Hawaii (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 13, 2011
Ship: Zaandam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago
ship is showing wear and tear...definitely geared to an older crowd...MUCH OLDER...not much to do on sea days...have travelled with them before and was impressed but not this time..probably wont sail with holland america again..

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food wasa exceptional..great variety

Entertainment

1 out of 5
fitness classes were too early and not repeated until dinner time!..not much offered during the daya and what was offered wasa over crowded and many were unable to participate

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
room steward and wait staff were great..the capt wasa pain..could not understand his announcements..no in room tv with ship info and the daily paper did not provide needed info...

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
badly in need of refurbishing
3 out of 5
took tour of island and walked on lava...state park was closed but we were not told until we met for the trip...ships excursion staff was suppose to advise us but it was still a good excursion.
5 out of 5
took trolley around town...good sightseeing at a great price..wakiki is always a treat
5 out of 5
quaint town with good shopping and fun spots..no need for tour
1 out of 5
what a joke...2 hrs at night for stop..highly encouraged not to go into town cheesy shopping at dock...

Pros: food was fabulous

Cons: lack of activities on at sea days

Recommends Zaandam? No.

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