Better than expected

Zaandam Cruise Review to South America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
19 Night South America & Antarctica Explorer (Valparaiso To Buenos Aires)
Sail Date: January 30, 2015
Ship: Zaandam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 1821
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Beautiful destinations, great on board ship life, a Captain that made seeing Antarctica enjoyable, well informed lecturers all combined for a "perfect union" to make this one of my better cruise experiences.  While the object of my attention had been Antarctica, I came away overwhelmed by the Chilean sights  Just awesome. 

This trip was an assault on all the senses - eyes, ears, nose, taste, feel - especially nose with the penguins but that was part of the appeal. 

The quality of the naturalists/lecturers aided immeasurably in my appreciation and enjoyment.

Food and Dining

It wasn't great but it was much better than OK so this 3 value scale doesn't work for me

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The consistency of service is what I appreciate and when it is good it is great!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

share your dining requirements/likes etc on the first day and then it is smooth sailing

5 out of 5
Santiago great not Valparaiso

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5

Cruise Canal Sarmiento

5 out of 5

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Cruise Cockburn Channel

5 out of 5

Cruise Beagle Channel

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Alley

5 out of 5

Cruise Cape Horn & Drake Passage

5 out of 5

Cruise The Palmer Archipelago

5 out of 5

Cruise The Antarctic Sound

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
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