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Zaandam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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524 reviews
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Nice week in Mexico

Review for Zaandam to the Mexican Riviera
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2013
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

We booked an inside cabin and had the opportunity to upgrade, several weeks before the beginning of the cruise (for a fee). We chose to upgrade to an outside cabin on the Dolphin deck (1879). It was a wonderful cabin, large with a window and bathtub. It was noisy as they were loading the ship, as a cargo door was just below the cabin. After sailing, we didn't hear a peep in our cabin, except for the last night when the crew was positioning luggage or other cargo right below us.

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:

Pros:

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin E

Quiet with nice bathroom and large window. Heard noise below the cabin as they were staging cargo on the last evening.

Port Reviews

Puerto Vallarta

Loved the overnight. Sort of far from town center, but cabs are reasonable.

Cabo San Lucas

Clean port. Walked to beach.

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