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Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

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

Sail date: June 04, 2017

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6168

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The package we booked included lots of amenities, so we had a wonderful time without worrying about any of the details.  Alaska is indeed the last frontier, and was interesting to visit.  It is sad, however, that the glaciers are receding. I was disappointed that Glacier Bay was not the winter wonderland I expected.  The ports we visited were quaint and interesting to explore.  We enjoyed the rafting experience to the eagle preserve on Haines, gold panning and a salmon bake on Juno, and a self-guided tour of Ketchikan.  The cruise through the Inside Passage was breathtakingly beautiful! Entertainment on the ship was top notch and varied.  Food was delicious!  Our veranda room was spacious and had lots of storage spaces.  The bed was oh so comfy!  The bathroom was worn and could use some freshening up.  Staff were attentive and friendly.  Would definitely recommend this ship and itinerary to others.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Roomy with lots of storage. Bed was very comfortable. Binoculars and wool throw in room were great for the early morning times on the veranda. Curtains separating the bedroom area from the sitting area provided a darker bedroom area for sleeping, as well as for when one person rises before the other.

Ship tip

When you board the ship, find out what is scheduled for that day. We came upon a raffle being held in the Gym while just walking around. Although we were too late to put our name in the raffle, we were able to pick up a promotional card for a discounted massage and facial session-- wonderful!

Ports of call

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

3 out of 5

Haines, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

3 out of 5
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