Zaandam Cruise Review to South America

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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21 Night South America And Antarctica Holiday, (Valparaiso To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: December 20, 2016

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2642

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Four beautiful days in Antarctica--sunny, mild, lots of ice! Penguins, penguins, and more. Saw glaciers, icebergs as big as the ship, Antarctic research stations, and penguins. Outstanding lectures and commentary by an Expeditions team who had worked with the National Science Foundation in Ant.  Whales on the way. Rounded Cape Horn. Falkland islands weather great, more penguins. Tours of Chile and Argentina ports were good. High winds did stop two of the water tours to see fauna. More penguins in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Nice visit to ranch in Buenos Aires. I would recommend this cruise to anyone interested in the southern region

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining room food very good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Antarctic lectures and commentary great. Good presentations about the ports. Rest not for us.


5 out of 5
Singers and dancers great. Excellent 4 Seasons tribute group.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
UJang in dining room outstanding. Everyone friendly and supportive.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
She is showing her age.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good location, comfortable.

Ports of call

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

5 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

Punta Arenas, Chile

3 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

3 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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