Not Bad!: Zaandam Cruise Review by suznjune

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Not Bad!

Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver
We were on a Land/Sea tour that went to the Yukon and Denali so only spent 3 nights on the ship. I was initially unhappy with the cabin location, but it ended up being OK. It was a long walk from elevators to the very back of our deck and we were always on the elevators to get to meals or coffee or Crows Nest.

Noise was not terrible except for one morning we awoke to unusual engine noise for about 30 mins. The cabin was good sized for 2 people and the bed was comfortable. Our steward was efficient and invisible. The food at the Lido was varied. We had no problem finding something we liked. The ship seemed in good repair.We did not notice any shabby areas, though we were not looking for this. Only saw one show with Leon and Romy, Rock Illusionists. Enjoyed this very much.

The Land portion of our trip was wonderful. All the Westmark hotels were fine. Each was different, but rooms were quite acceptable. Hectic schedule for each day, but we covered a lot of distance in a More short time. Seeing Grizzly bears in Denali was a thrill and seeing Jeff King's presentation about Iditarod and his huskies was great. The history of the Gold Rush came alive in Whitehorse and Dawson City Yukon Territory.

The biggest problem with our trip was that it needed to be longer. I would have loved to have more than one night in each place. Maybe after we retire we could take an extended trip. Less

Published 08/12/14

Cabin review: 1962

Good size for 2 people. A long walk from elevators to the end of the hallway. Clear view of the water. Not too noisy although on the lowest passenger deck. One sink in bathroom.

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