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Zaandam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5

14 Night South America Passage (Buenos Aires To Santiago)

Sail date: December 01, 2017

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1825

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Cruise was good. Cape Horn was to be the highlight for me but it didn't happen. Still, worse things happen at sea. Cruising is not for me (Husband of Josanne, she loved it!) It must be me :-)


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All very nice.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


2 out of 5
Wouldn't take this trip form the entertainment.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
All good. Comfortable large bed. Very clean.

Ship tip

Don't go on it if you want to go around Cape Horn.

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

4 out of 5
It didn't cross our minds to book a few days before we sailed. Would do this if we Cruise again.

Montevideo, Uruguay

3 out of 5
Not long enough in port. All shops closed due to the date of visit. Bought a nice piece of street art though, so that was a plus.

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5
Excellent. A long tender ride in and out 20 minutes each way. Tip. Get up VERY EARLY and que for tender place. Wonderful museum and memorial. Only visited Stanley town but great people and nice to get a greater understanding of their way of life and connection with the UK. Had about 5 hours there. As Cape Horn is not mentioned in this review I will state my disappointment that we did not go around Cape Horn as I was hoping. Captains call. If he didn't go around on this trip he NEVER will! Windy but the size of the ship should have been able to manage the seas with ease. Mind you I wasn't responsible foe 1200 people.

Punta Arenas, Chile

3 out of 5
Closed for public holiday.

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

4 out of 5
Home port of the Belgrano. Jeremy Clarkson didn't do himself any favours taking the mickey out of these people.

Puerto Montt, Chile

4 out of 5
Turn left and go to the fish market. Keep going through the market to the harbour and you may see some Sea Lions feeding.

San Antonio, Chile

4 out of 5
Not long enough again. Our fault for not tacking on a couple more days at the end of the cruise.


1 out of 5
2 out 3 cases were very badly damaged.

Traveler Photos

There is a massive shopping mall at the bottom of that tower ladies! Sea Lion Belgrano. They want the Faulklands back!! Cape Horn. Flat calm! Tender into Stanley War Memorial
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