Zaandam 18 Night Eastbound Panama Canal Cruise

Zaandam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 52

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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18 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Vancouver To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: September 15, 2013

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2638

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

We really enjoyed the entire cruise experience - stateroom was comfortable with good storage, food was good, service was good, some of the entertainment was really good.  We met lots of really nice fellow passengers - especially in the dining room with Open Seating dining.  We LOVED  Open Seating Dining - it allowed us to meet different people and we never felt rushed to be in the dining room at a specific time.


The staff did a great job handling luggage at embarkation and debarkation.


We were surprised that room service was available on debarkation morning - we ordered full breakfasts; poached eggs, an omelet, fresh fruit etc. and actually received it at the time we specified.  We have never seen a cruise line offer that on the last morning.  Nice touch.


When we booked our trip we were thinking 18 nights might be too long for a cruise, but by the end we didn't want to get off the ship.  We were spoiled.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
LOVED Open Seating dining

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Some better than others

Children's Programs

Didn't use

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very pleasant and eager to please

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Some drydock work started before we got off

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great storage. Lighting/electrical not so good.

Ship tip

We enjoyed everything that we participated in.

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