Very successful cruise experience

Zaandam Cruise Review to South America


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
14 Night South America Passage (Buenos Aires To Santiago)
Sail Date: December 06, 2015
Ship: Zaandam
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 2691
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Taste good but not hot ! Specialty restaurants excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Live bands & singers excellent. Show staff V. good but show content average.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Service levels generally V. good. Main dining staff variable

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Adequate for our requirements. Kept very tidy & clean by excellent stewards
5 out of 5
Easy walking tour from port
5 out of 5
Lucky to land. Local bus ($20 or £10 ! ) short trip to Gypsy Cove for penguin & nature views

Cruise Strait Of Magellan Did not visit port

All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !
5 out of 5
Didn't disembark. Looked uninteresting. Must pay for shuttle transfer.
5 out of 5
Stunning !
5 out of 5
Very fortunate - like a "duck pond "
5 out of 5
All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !
5 out of 5
All inshore cruising was stunning. Like Alaska & Norway on steroids !
5 out of 5
Surprisingly interesting. Great WiFi just as you enter terminal.
3 out of 5
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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