Mexico Pacific Coast on Zaandam: Zaandam Cruise Review by BJzink
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Mexico Pacific Coast on Zaandam
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego
We stayed in port at Puerto Vallarta overnight. Cabo San Lucas only 6 hours. We went on shore in PV to take a taxi to a restaurant we first went to in 1982, then again in 1987. Still great service & food, some nostalgia for us. Didn't tender into Cabo, have been there several times.
The service, both in the cabins & dining room, has diminished somewhat in the past couple of years, fewer stewards and waiters for more passengers?? We had Open Dining time, and seems like it is more difficult for the waiters to serve people when the passengers at each table change daily. We will try to not have this option on our next cruises.
I went to one of the cooking demonstrations, and wish that I had attended more of them. Enjoyed it very much.
The entertainment was pretty good. Enjoyed the singers & dancers, one comedian was really entertaining, and the Olympic gymnast was very good. The music onboard was variable. We didn't like the singer with the HalCats, or the trio in the Ocean Bar. But this is totally our opinion. We did enjoy the Adagio Strings Quartet very much. Less
Cabin review: 3402
Cabin 3402 on Lower Promenade Deck, Zaandam. Upgrade from Guaranteed Inside. This cabin was listed as "completely obstructed view", but we could see the ocean looking left and right out of our window, and the walking deck directly outside. We were concerned about other passengers looking in, but I went outside & tried to see in, both in daytime & at night with the cabin lights on - the finish on the window prevented it. Very nice bathroom w/tub, 5 closets with shelves, adequate wooden hangers. 7 drawers in the main part of the cabin. Loveseat/sofa that was good for TV watching. Beds were very comfortable, 4 nice pillows. The best robes and towels we have had for a long time. Very convenient to the elevators and the door out to the walking deck, but still quiet.