Nice week in Mexico: Zaandam Cruise Review by off280
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Nice week in Mexico
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: San Diego
This was the smallest ship we have sailed on, so we were a bit hesitant; however, in the end, the ship didn't fee small. In fact, the ship was among our favorites. Our summary of the cruise is as follows:
-Nice ship, with big cabins
-Crow's Nest is a great space, and we loved 70's, 80's and Michael Jackson nights
-Pool area at the back of the ship is wonderful, although we like that it was adults only on the Oosterdam
-Loved the overnight in Puerto Vallarta. We didn't have More to rush to get back to the ship. Cabo is also great and we could walk to the beach.
-Generally good food, with excellent food at Pinnacle Grill, for $20 a head
-Scheduled LGBT event, but not hosted
-Nice big and well-equipped gym although staff could have been better at ensuring a better sense of decorum from other passengers (shirtless and barefoot people working out)
-HAL cats were great; loved the Adagio Duo
-Photographers weren't in your face
-Made extra efforts to accommodate Passover for Jewish passengers
-Service a bit spotty at times. The host seating people for dinner always looked confused and never acknowledge your presence (line was a mad house). The restaurant seemed a bit under staffed.
-Tea was nice, but it took 20 minutes every day to clear the line, as they were seating one by one. There never seemed to be enough food, and once again, it was under staffed.
-No place to jog on the ship, except the treadmills
-Invisible cruise director and no staff
-Didn't use the spa services as they don't have male masseurs
All and all, a lovely week. We would definitely sail on the Zaandam again. Less
Cabin review: E1879 Large Ocean-View Stateroom
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Port and Shore Excursions
Meh. All I can say is meh.
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