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Zaandam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great food, lousy entertainment

Zaandam Cruise Review by annatravels

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2015
  • Destination: Alaska

I took this cruise with 3 other females of the same age (late 40's). The food was wonderful as was the service from staff, very friendly and incredibly helpful. The entertainment was in my opinion, very bad. I have been on 5 other cruises and went to the shows almost every night on those cruises and really enjoyed them. This cruise was very limited with their variety, talent and enthusiasm. We tried to watch 4 different shows and left two of them after 15 minutes, the other two were ok but still not very good. The rooms were very small and dated as was the whole ship. I would not bother cruising with Holland America again, I much prefer Celebrity and Princess lines and will stick to them. They cost more but it is worth it in my opinion. When your on a quiet ship and looking forward to the evening entertainment as the highlight of your day, this ship fails miserably.

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