142 Zaandam Tips

laed
Aug 03, 2013

excellent Ship Captain. After we voiced our concerns regarding the plumbing problems to the Captain, they were fixed within 30 minutes.

dcalistrat
Dec 25, 2014

Old ship but in good condition

MillersMarina
Oct 15, 2013

We enjoyed everything that we participated in.

bonorg
Jun 20, 2014

Excellent staff evertime and everywhere on the boat

youngatheart
Mar 23, 2014

Enjoy your evening meals in the dining room. Great food and presentation. Many on the cruise ate in the Lido for dinner so as to stay in their jeans. Believe me bring your "smart casual" and have your dinners in the dining room. Formal nights are a blast as well.

JFK56
Apr 16, 2014

Do try both the Italian restaurant, the Canaletto, and the steak and seafood restaurant, the Pinnacle Grill, as they are well worth the extra fee. Do make reservations for them as soon as you get on board as the do book up quickly, especially the Pinnacle Grill.

Papaly
Jun 20, 2014

Highly recommend a balcony room as there is constant scenery close by every day.

Cruiser159
Jan 15, 2016

If you like to drink a lot of coffee or iced tea during the day, bring a travel mug with a top from home. The ship only has normal small coffee cups that don't hold much. The top on a travel mug is nice when walking with a drink on a rolling ship.

MsRetrop
Feb 24, 2015

share your dining requirements/likes etc on the first day and then it is smooth sailing

miana
Apr 26, 2015

I will do it again !!! QUALITY !

miana
Apr 26, 2015

I will do it again !!! QUALITY !

miana
Apr 26, 2015

I will do it again !!! QUALITY !

miana
Apr 26, 2015

I will do it again !!! QUALITY !

miana
Apr 26, 2015

I will do it again !!! QUALITY !

JADWIGA
May 16, 2015

For example: Leave notes in your room for the steward to get things you need (i.e. extra pillow, more paper)

moniquelehman
May 17, 2015

pack many evening outfits

tewardii
Jul 06, 2015

This ship was "right sized" for us - big enough for comfort, but not so big that we felt overwhelmed or crowded at any time, including debarkation and embarkation for shore excursions. The "daily activites" sheet is a MUST READ. You'll miss out if you don't do a little daily planning.

snspeyer
Jul 08, 2015

Expect to pay a lot more for your trip than just what you paid for the cruise. Room service, buffet, and dining room food is free including water, coffee/tea, etc., but ALL soda and alcohol are extra ($$). NO free wifi - 55 cents per minute!!!!! Cell service only in ports (calls ~$10/minute!)

InAweOfCreation
Jul 11, 2015

Explore the whole ship. Don't miss going out on the bow, then go up two flights of stairs to access the open forward deck that overlooks the bow.

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