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Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: May 28, 2017

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1846

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Our family of 5 had this trip last week and it was a great experience with this trip. The major good point are the food in the upper deck (Lido). We are vegetarians and tried the food in the dining room. The food in the dining room (5th deck) is OK but can be better, particularly when compared our experience with other cruise lines. The design of the ship, and the arrangement of the trip as well as the embarkation and disembarkation, are good. The shows are mediocre and the movies are old stuff. It can be better. But the shopping onboard is also good, better than expected. As always, the photos are ripoff. Overall, it is a good time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice and clean. Excellent job.

Ship tip

Buy the ticket at the last minute would be much cheaper. Make sure take warm jacket and rain coat with you for glaciers.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

3 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

3 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
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