Not up to expectations

Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Glacier Discovery Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)
Sail Date: August 26, 2012
Ship: Zaandam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago

food too strange/fancy not enuf of it at dinner
crew very friendly, helpful
entertainment high schoolish performances and all the same
rooms good comfortable bed plenty of closet/drawers but shower leaked onto bathroom floor and not enuf plug ins ONLY ONE
damaged my suitcase when taking to dock, clothes hanging out side of luggage and gave us wrong departure time missed bus to airport had to pay $45 for cab when bus already paid for
not enuf information on excursions unless you already knew what there was to do and where to ask not helpful to first time crusier

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
breakfast was the only good meal lots of variety and good quality


1 out of 5
very little info on excursions unless you already knew about them one show a night no choice and very high schoolish and short guess you thought everyone wanted to sit at bar and drink and dance on postage size floor

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
dining room and buffet staff very friendly crew helped with directions actually taking you there rather than pointing in a direction all crew spoke to you in passing

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
public bathrooms clean but smelled terrible

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
room next to 'control' room very noisy at times ONLY ONE plug in for chargers curling iron and anything else needing plug in shower curtain allowed water on bathroom floor

Pros: calm sea

Cons: commercialism of cruise\, cruise 'shopper expert' jewelry jewelry jewelry on and off the ship

Recommends Zaandam? No.

Was this review helpful? 9

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