Zaandam Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

not up to HAL past standards

Sail Date: April 10, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

entertainers were not well chosen--schedule of certain activities were scheduled always at dinner time--
embarkation was a mess and very poorly supervised -especially with luggage-
help for people needing help was available and done with a great attitude

Pros: ship itself was very nice

Cons: baggage embarkation was bad and some previous features of HAL were missing

Recommends Zaandam? Yes!

Food and Dining
dining room; food was good-not great--breakfast and lunch service was very spotty-
Lido was good, service very good,help given graciously when needed
dining room--where was the crew member with mints and fruit after dinner?
it was there once--every other cruise with HAL had it every night--a little thing but representative of cutting back for the passengers
Entertainment
dancers and singers were very good
other evening entertainment was mediocre--and where was a comedian?--a ship should
always have a stand-up comedian
trivia:only once a day--there are a lot of trivia fans who travel with HAL--prizes (while not important) were poorly thought through--
Ship Quality
ship itself was very nice-clean, easy to get around--not too much walking to get to many
activities--never had problem finding table at Lido
Cabin / Stateroom
very nice cabin--good location--
Service and Staff
lido staff excellent
help getting off ship was remarkable (I needed use of a cane and help was always there
when needed)-special help on disembarkation was a wonderful treat
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
spent two days there--one day too many
Don't Miss: have been there so oftenthat I don't consider anything "don't miss"
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Luca -always a delight
Don't Miss: just walking around


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