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Zaandam Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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13 Night South America Passage (Santiago To Buenos Aires)

Sail date: March 08, 2019

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3386

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This was a very nice, exciting cruise of an area of the world which we had never seen.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The only complaint I have is that some of the foods normally included in a cruise were only available at an additional charge of $20 or more in the main dining room.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The fitness room was nice, except there was a strong odor of mildew in there.


5 out of 5
The entertainment was top notch! The shows were very good, and the piano bar with Stryker was excellent! We enjoyed those things every evening.

Children's Programs

We had no children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service could not have been any better.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We loved the size of the ship and it was always clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The comfort, size, and cleanliness of our cabin was great. The fixtures, such as the bathtub were old, scarred, and needed refurbishing.

Ship tip

Be prepared for the age of the ship.

Ports of call

San Antonio, Chile

5 out of 5
We did a pre-cruise excursion that was fantastic.

Puerto Montt, Chile

5 out of 5
We had a nice excursion of this beautiful scenic area!

Cruise Chilean Fjords

4 out of 5

Cruise Canal Sarmiento

4 out of 5

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

4 out of 5

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

4 out of 5

Cruise Cockburn Channel

4 out of 5

Cruise Beagle Channel

4 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Alley

5 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

2 out of 5
It was far colder and windier than I could have imagined. This port was miserable and nothing beautiful to see. We did an excursion, and were glad to get back on the ship.

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
We had a nice excursion of a nice city.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
Fantastic area!


5 out of 5
Well organized and easy.
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