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Zaandam Cruise Review by 2315mill

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Zaandam
Zaandam
Member Name: 2315mill
Cruise Date: May 2009
Embarkation: Seattle
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: l
Cabin Number: 2523
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   Not Rated
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        10-12 5+
        13-15 3.0
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 2.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 1.0
Rates 2.0
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Expensive lil learning experience
Just got back off the HAL Zanndam Alaska.. Took my husband and 2 sons. 10 and 15.

  HAL just emailed me same cruise for a lot less $. How tacky! Must say this cruise is a snoozer!! We had a cute elderly lady in a wheelchair tell us how board she was!   

  The day schedule never seemed to have much on it. I know it is a cruise usually for an older crowd. I don't think that was the problem cause they were a lot of fun!!  My son also loved the Hal kids club. He spent a lot of time there. The food in the Lido was awful!! I felt like they were trying to be creative with yesterdays leftovers.. And we had a hard time catching them open anyway..  The poor workers worked so hard to serve up the nasty crap! I spent a lot of our trip feeling sorry for them and how hard they tried!  My kids called it the "Pig troff slop"  Pinnical grill lunch was good but small servings. We also tried to order room service twice. Both times they never answered the phone. When I called the front desk they told me "they must be busy" 

  I spent a lot of time and money on this trip for my men.. I felt from the get go I was getting ripped off! I was a past cruiser with them which got me nothing! They dropped the price 50 bucks a person and upgraded to a window room after we booked  which I didn't get and no break on my kids staying in the same room.. Sorry HAL... cant say your corp made me very happy!

  We also waited 4 hours to disembark. I guess a problem with luggage unloading. 


Publication Date: 05/21/09
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