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Zaandam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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524 reviews
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Antarctica is AWESOME!!!!!

Review for Zaandam to South America
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

I always wanted to see the Antarctic and Holland & America was the only cruiseliner that touches the top of this amazing continent, mind you they only operate 3 cruises a year so book it quick!!

We started off in Santiago and travelled down to Cape Horn and then took 2 days to reach the top of the Antarctic. Must admit I wasent particular impressed with the ports of call on the west coast of South America but it was worth it to see the magnificent views we had sailing around the "End of the World", icebergs with seals on as well as penguins, whales playing, glaciers, beautifully formed icebergs wow!! Also we had 3 guides on board who commentated throughout the days we were sailing around the Antarctic and were very informative.

Up the east coast of S.A we called into the Falkland Islands and luckily found a local who took myself and husband to see the penguins, o boy that was another amazing moment, he was very interesting and did tours only when the ships came in. The other ports of call were good and also it was nice to have a bit of sun, we ended up in Buenos Aires.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin H

Excellent size cabin with a double sofa and unbelievably the bathroom had a bath in it!!!

Port Reviews

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

Got off ship and found a good taxi driver who took us to the National Park, shared it with 2 other people from our ship


Very interesting to be taken by a local to see loads of penguins which only was about a 80 minute drive there and the same back. Got off the ship and there are lots of local people waiting to take you on a tour

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