Zaandam Cruise Review to Hawaii

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Vote

3 out of 5

not up to par

Sail Date: March 13, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

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..

Pros: food was fabulous

Cons: lack of activities on at sea days

Recommends Zaandam? No.

Ship Quality
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
Cabin / Stateroom
badly in need of refurbishing
Food and Dining
food wasa exceptional..great variety
Service and Staff
room steward and wait staff were great..the capt wasa pain..could not understand his in room tv with ship info and the daily paper did not provide needed info...
Hilo, Hawaii
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.
Honolulu, Oahu
took trolley around town...good sightseeing at a great price..wakiki is always a treat
Lahaina, Maui
quaint town with good shopping and fun need for tour
Ensenada, Mexico
what a joke...2 hrs at night for stop..highly encouraged not to go into town cheesy shopping at dock...

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