This was our 3rd cruise and we are planning another! The Zaandam was the smallest ship so far that we have sailed and we were not disappointed at all. Yes she was showing her age on the outside, but the inside was always clean and free of odors. One thing I wish they would clean the windows while over night in port. Most of them were salt streaked and not sure when the last time they were cleaned. That's the only thing I can think of that I can say negative.
We flew into San Diego 8 am the same morning we set sail. Found a taxi and headed to Albertsons for my Caffeine Free Coke. Once we were at the port we had a couple of hours to wait. Boarding was said to start at Noon, but we were on the ship by 11:45. Our room was ready for us, so we dropped off our carry on and headed to the Lido for lunch.
After unpacking and touring the ship it was time for the Muster Drill. It was fairly quick then off to the bar for our sail away drink of the day. Sailing out of San Diego we had the prettiest sunset and great picture moments.