Experienced cruiser. First time on a 'Dam ' ship: Zuiderdam Cruise Review by Pauline Shirrefs
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Experienced cruiser. First time on a 'Dam ' ship
Bottom line - we were fed, watered, slept well, comfortable, but a lot of aspects of the ship lacked finesse ! Less
Cabin review: 8027
Cabin was good, clean, bed comfortable, bathroom good, shower good, toiletries provided. Décor was bland. Cabin service excellent, and we tipped our stewards. Lovely to have a verandah, but a bit cool to spend time on it, but it gave GREAT view of glaciers in Glacier Bay.
Port and Shore Excursions
Mount Roberts Tramway
Gondola felt safe. Limited options on top of mountain. saw film - good. Looked at shops - not a shopper so didn't buy anything. Interesting to see the eagle up close and hear of her history. Impressive nest. Didn't walk in the bush. Bit freaked out at thought of meeting a bear. You might get bitten or stung whilst walking in Australia's bush, but you won't get eaten ! Loved the Red Dog saloon. Great atmosphere, entertainment, spunky waiters. Spent quite a while there.
Ketchikan On Our Own
.used map to do a self guided walk. interesting
Mediocre. A lot of shouting, strutting, flexing of muscles, some parts of the act were clever. Guess I was influenced because I came off a farm and chopped wood for cooking and warmth. Also some of our Agricultural shows have wood chop competitions.
Loved Skagway. Wonderful tour - Brothels and Ghosts -, interesting history, a charming "Madame". Everything about this tour to be recommended. Not impressed with the Red Onion Saloon. Didn't stay. Travellers who did, said they met surly staff and poor service.
White Pass Scenic Railway
Very interesting. Great history. Carriages interesting. Staff gave commentary. Really glad that I went on this.