Amazing Antarctica

Zaandam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5

22 Night South America & Antarctica (Santiago To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: January 30, 2019

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1901

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Met amazing people and had a fabulous Cruise. Would do again on a heartbeat


4 out of 5
Not quite as slick as previous but certainly very good

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Speciality restaurants were both excellent. Food in main dining was very good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Talks were excellent. Fitness centre had to many staff working out at peak times.


5 out of 5
Stage shows very good. Particularly guest performers Ancora

Children's Programs

No kods

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Amazing staff remembered our names immediately. Courteous and friendly

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Comfort and cleanliness good. Bathroom old and tired. Engine vibration was annoying at night

Ports of call

San Antonio, Chile

2 out of 5
Just a port

Puerto Montt, Chile Did not visit port

Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile

4 out of 5
Not much in town but we organised a private horse ride along the river which was excellent

Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

4 out of 5
Took a horse riding excursion from the ship which was good (although many levels so just walking) but the scenery was beautiful and the horses excellent

Cruise Chilean Fjords

2 out of 5
Fabulous weather - amazing scenery


5 out of 5
Fabulous weather - amazing scenery

Cruise Canal Sarmiento

5 out of 5
Fabulous weather - amazing scenery

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

4 out of 5
Magdalena island penguins good but not outstanding as a lot had left

Cruise Cockburn Channel

5 out of 5

Cruise Beagle Channel

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Alley

5 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Train to the end of the world was great

Cruise Cape Horn & Drake Passage

5 out of 5
Got to love the Drake Lake!

Antarctic Experience

5 out of 5

Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5
King penguins rock! Loved the people and the town

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

4 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

4 out of 5

Buenos Aires, Argentina

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
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