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Zaandam Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Zaandam

17 Night Inca & Panama Canal Discovery (Ft. Lauderdale To Santiago)

Sail date: October 16, 2019

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1857

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

This 33 day cruise was perfect. It was hard to return to reality where I actually had to make my bed, cook my food and do my laundry. I have so many wonderful memories and made some new friends. I would do it again and want to go on another long cruise in the near future.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Arrived at 11:30 and was in the room by 12. I enjoyed being able to get into my room immediately, drop things off and explore the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great. We met great people at dinner. We had breakfast and lunch in the Lido most days. The biggest surprise was the Dive-In restaurant by the pool. The hamburgers and chicken sandwiches were much better than I expected, and I kept going back.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Photo classes, trivia contests, bar hop... great activities to get to know other passengers.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
great comedians and magicians. I also enjoyed the shows put on by the staff.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is one of the cleanest ships I have been on. The staff was constantly cleaning and maintaining things.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was roomy enough for two people to be together for 33 days without issues. The closet and storage space was ample and everything was very clean.

Ports of call

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Enter Panama Canal At Cristobal

5 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Exit Panama Canal At Balboa

5 out of 5

Fuerte Amador, Panama

5 out of 5
Very interesting. Did the ship's excursion, it was very good

Manta, Ecuador

5 out of 5

Cross The Equator

5 out of 5

Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru

5 out of 5

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5

General San Martin (Pisco), Peru

5 out of 5

San Antonio, Chile

5 out of 5

Cruise Chilean Fjords

5 out of 5

CRUISE AMALIA OR BRUJO GLACIER

5 out of 5

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5
Loved this city. Want to come back

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
Beautiful city. Suggest going on a smaller, independent tour. You see a lot more.

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Lovely city. Glad the ship stopped here before Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5

Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil

5 out of 5

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
The disembarkation was great. We could take our time and it was the best of the three cruise lines I have traveled
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