Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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2 out of 5

Not up to expectations

Sail Date: August 26, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

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

Pros: calm sea

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

Recommends Zaandam? No.

Ship Quality
public bathrooms clean but smelled terrible
Food and Dining
breakfast was the only good meal lots of variety and good quality
Cabin / Stateroom
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
Service and Staff
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
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

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