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Zaandam Cruise Review by The Shadow

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Zaandam
Zaandam
Member Name: The Shadow
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Hawaii
Cabin Category: C
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   Not Rated
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5+
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Ship Facts: Zaandam Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Zaandam Deck Plans
Pleasant trip, great staff, fair seas...all good!
From the time of boarding the Zaandam to leaving her, the staff of this ship found many ways to please us with great service and courtesy.

For the first time ever we never went in the main dining room, which is really unusual as on most ships the best meals and service are found there. With the first meal at the Lido the selection and variety were so great that we thought that we would just make this our regular meal stop and not worry about eating at set times.

The salad selection was varied and fresh, the Asian dishes were tasty and having the pasta bar service was tops. Confidence in health was provided by having the staff serve the plates to you and not having to hold implements handled by the person in front of you. Given the lack of proper hygiene by some guests, this is a great way to stay healthy.

The pork roasts, roasted turkey, baked chicken dishes and steamed vegetables all were terrific.

It was great to see the Chef around checking on his staff and talking freely with the passengers.

The cooking demonstrations with the staff were not only great at sharing tips but were actually funny.

The Company Men playing in the Theatre were really a high energy group that challenged the older crowd to come alive. They were fun and their talent promised long and successful careers.

The ship is well maintained and carries an air of eloquence from the teak decks on the promenade deck to the intriquing artwork on display everywhere. The Hawaiian speaker really knows the Pacific and provided a great way to learn and enjoy the trip. The maritime history speaker was excellent as well.

Publication Date: 11/15/12
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