Old and tired ship.Had problems with air/heating, cold and hot water and a "flooded" cabin. These were truly inconveniences as it was an incredible journey around South America to Antarctica! Food was at best, mediocre in selection and consistently served cold or lukewarm. Christmas goose entree was served cold and so tough it had to be sent back. The wine steward was rude and loud. In room dining was on time and arrived hot, or cold as appropriate with great coffee. The Lido buffet was lacking in variety. Limited fruit offerings and tasteless desserts. Food was served warm at best including the "hot" oatmeal. Service here was limited. You could sit several minutes and not have anyone offer to bring a drink. The grill on the pool deck had superb hot grilled sandwiches.The Cannaletto was superb. Entertainment was good to horrid. Crew shows were by far the best at Christmas and the Filipino crew show as outstanding.There is nothing funny about a ventriloquist or a comedian with a limited repertoire. Bar entertainment was good but loud. The best was the Adagio duo. A professional and virtuoso pianist joined by an equally impressive violinist. We went every night! The Cruise Director and Captain made this a memorable cruise due to their involvement with the passengers, the incredible itinerary and the utilization of fantastic and very knowledgeable group of scientists who provided lectures and comments. Probably not choose Holland again unless they are the only ones going where we want to go. .

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Zaandam Cruise Review by maritzarogerp

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Old and tired ship.Had problems with air/heating, cold and hot water and a "flooded" cabin.

These were truly inconveniences as it was an incredible journey around South America to Antarctica!

Food was at best, mediocre in selection and consistently served cold or lukewarm. Christmas goose entree was served cold and so tough it had to be sent back. The wine steward was rude and loud.

In room dining was on time and arrived hot, or cold as appropriate with great coffee.

The Lido buffet was lacking in variety. Limited fruit offerings and tasteless desserts. Food was served warm at best including the "hot" oatmeal. Service here was limited. You could sit several minutes and not have anyone offer to bring a drink. The grill on the pool deck had superb hot grilled sandwiches.The Cannaletto was superb.

Entertainment was good to horrid. Crew shows were by far the best at Christmas and the Filipino crew show as outstanding.There is nothing funny about a ventriloquist or a comedian with a limited repertoire. Bar entertainment was good but loud. The best was the Adagio duo. A professional and virtuoso pianist joined by an equally impressive violinist. We went every night!

The Cruise Director and Captain made this a memorable cruise due to their involvement with the passengers, the incredible itinerary and the utilization of fantastic and very knowledgeable group of scientists who provided lectures and comments.

Probably not choose Holland again unless they are the only ones going where we want to go. .
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