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Zaandam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Zaandam

21 Night South America & Antarctica Holiday (Santiago To Bueno Aires)

Sail date: December 20, 2015

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7019

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Our cruise was fantastic!  Holland America did it again!  The Zaandam  is a great ship.  It is the perfect size for us.  Holland America's hospitality, elegance, and commitment to excellence can't be beat.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our Neptune suite and the accompanying Neptune Lounge were fabulous! It was very nice to have so much space for a long cruise. Having the amenities of the Neptune Lounge so close to our cabin really made it special.

Ship tip

If you like to drink a lot of coffee or iced tea during the day, bring a travel mug with a top from home. The ship only has normal small coffee cups that don't hold much. The top on a travel mug is nice when walking with a drink on a rolling ship.

Ports of call

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

3 out of 5

Puerto Montt, Chile

5 out of 5

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

5 out of 5

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

5 out of 5

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5

Cruise Amalia Glacier

5 out of 5

Cruise Canal Sarmiento

5 out of 5

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

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

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5

Cruise Cape Horn & Drake Passage

5 out of 5

Cruise The Palmer Archipelago

5 out of 5

Cruise The Danco Coast

5 out of 5

Cruise The Antarctic Sound

5 out of 5

Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
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