Zaandam Cruise Review to South America

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5 out of 5

Very successful cruise experience

Sail Date: December 06, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Overall a very successful cruise experience with absolutely stunning scenic cruising in great weather conditions. We enjoy HAL.  Ship very comfortable and manageable size.  Staff very efficient and friendly, exception being Main dining room experiences (open dining). Entertainment of a high quality in our opinion.

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Cabin / Stateroom
Adequate for our requirements. Kept very tidy & clean by excellent stewards
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Own arrangements
Onboard Activities
Live bands & singers excellent. Show staff V. good but show content average.
Service and Staff
Service levels generally V. good. Main dining staff variable
Food and Dining
Taste good but not hot ! Specialty restaurants excellent.
Montevideo, Uruguay
Easy walking tour from port
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Lucky to land. Local bus ($20 or £10 ! ) short trip to Gypsy Cove for penguin & nature views
Cruise Strait Of Magellan All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !
Punta Arenas, Chile
Didn't disembark. Looked uninteresting. Must pay for shuttle transfer.
Cruise Cockburn Channel
Cruise Beagle Channel
Cruise Glacier Alley
Stunning !
Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
Cruise Cape Horn
Very fortunate - like a "duck pond "
Cruise Canal Sarmiento
All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !
Cruise Chilean Fjords
All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !
Puerto Montt, Chile
Surprisingly interesting. Great WiFi just as you enter terminal.
Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile
Long shuttle trip from ship to terminal. Taxied thru on way to Santiago - Valparaiso looked rather run down. Santiago worth extra day/s stay

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