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Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Discovery Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)

Sail date: September 18, 2016

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3386

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The cruise was great! Food very good! The art auction is fun; we did not plan on buying any but did and it looks great at home. Wifi was terrible and expensive. I received a partial refund; thought I deserved a full refund but did not push it. If you should book a southbound cruise and plan to stay in Fairbanks or Denali before the cruise, remember, planes into Fairbanks generally arrive between 10.00 pm and 2.00 am, then you board a bus or train very early the next morning. Plan to stay in Fairbanks for a couple of extra nights, rent a car and explore a little. Might even have to do this one again. The Zaandam is a smaller ship; make is much nicer.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was more a window than porthole; even though, obstructed you could still see the sea from the room. Location terrific...lower promenade.

Ports of call

Haines, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Ketchikan Sunset Ketchikan A Juneau morning Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Haines Haines Eagle Consevatory Glacier National  Park 2 Glacier National Park 1 Northern Lights Shipboard North of Fairbanks Murphy Dome, Fairbanks Cabin view
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