Great trip - comfortable ship
Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska
7 Night Glacier Discovery Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)
Sail date: July 09, 2017
Cabin type: Inside
Traveled as: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago
Review summaryFor a first cruise experience we were quite happy. The inside cabin was spacious for the three of us. We were always out and about in the ship or excusions so being inside was never issue. MDR food was good and we found a wonderful table/waitstaff on day 3 so made reservations for same the rest of cruise. Liked the comfortable feel of the Zandaam. Not a ship for kids needing something to do, they will get bored. We brought our own wine on board and paid corkage fee as onboard selection/price ratio offered were not good.
Food and Dining
We got our coffee here as the MDR/Lido coffee left a lot to be desired. Also small bites were always good.
Rotterdam Dining Room
We at majority of meals in the MDR. Service was good but we did find an excellent table and wait staff under open dining. We then made reservations to sit at the same table afterwards. Food always good to very good. It's nice not to fight the Lido crowds.
We loved the jazz trio that played here. Great spot to chillout, watch the view and listen to good jazz after dinner. Hopefully it continues to be the same in 2018....
Another great place to lounge in big comfy chairs. Games, library to keep your mind busy.
We enjoyed the forward looking floor to ceiling glass windows view while relaxing in the thermal suite. We had this area to ourselves on three occasions which was special. Couples pass was good value.
At time of sailing (2017) Crows Nest was great. Big comfy chairs and seating where you could sit and just look at the view, read a book. At night the band was good. Wonderful place to hang out. Changes may have been made after drydock...
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Small ship experience is nice. You can get in your R&R with ease.