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Zaandam Cruise Review by Ecuadan

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Zaandam
Zaandam
Member Name: Ecuadan
Cruise Date: November 2013
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
Destination: South America & Antarctica
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Ship Facts: Zaandam Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Zaandam Deck Plans
A rejuvenated ship.

After having read some of the reviews for the Zaandam, We embarked with some trepidation. I kept looking for the wear and tear that was so prevalent in the reviews. Two weeks of drydock certainly did the ship well.

All new carpeting, new bar venues, new paint, new upholstery, new attitude!

Our veranda suite was next to perfect. Of course the bath decor is a little dated but all the bedding and linens appeared to be new. Not a scratch or dent anywhere.

The rejuvenation seemed to affect the the crew as well. The cabin stewards and our favorite bartenders and servers called us by name. Of course Mario at the Pinnacle treated us like royalty.

The food was good, especially at the Pinnacle and Canaletto restaurants.

Embarkation was smooth as was disembarkation in spite of the rather crude an antiquated facilities in Valparaiso.

I thought the entertainment was good. I tried to get to every venue but just couldn't stay up for the late shows. Of course trivia night was popular in the Mix bar and we won the ship building contest.

I thought is was a good value for the money and have booked another cruise with Holland America for next year.

 


Publication Date: 12/22/13
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