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Zaandam Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
524 reviews
5 Awards

Service was very good.

Review for Zaandam to Alaska
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2018
Cabin: Verandah Suite

We chose this cruise because of it's itinerary. Wasn't disappointed with what we saw. Weather wasn't the greatest but scenery still great. Service from all on the ship was very good. Crew was very friendly and we felt appreciated. Room was like most balcony cabins but with lots of storage. Bathroom wasn't that great. Shower in a small tub area sufficient flow of of water but slow. Captain kept us well informed and did not disappoint in Tracy Arm or Hubbard for glacier viewing. Embarkation and disembarkation from Seattle was a breeze but beware of Seattle airport, horrible. Food menus had a wide variety and for the most part, was very good. Specialty restaurants were excellent but the main dining room wasn't far behind. TV system needs an upgrade for picture quality and on demand movies. We bought an unlimited internet package for the 14 day cruise for $239.00 and felt it was sufficient. We had the middle package for surfing and speeds were like DSL's first offerings. Not good for streaming at all. We feel this cruise was a great value and would highly recommend it. Don't be put off by the atrium monstrosity as it's the only bad thing on the ship. Someone at Holland America was hopefully fired for this HUGE mistake. Crew and the rest of what the ship offers will more than make up for this. Fellow passengers were a bit disappointing as most were 70 to 80 years of age and a lot of them with walkers of wheelchairs. Some younger than us (we are 60's) but not many. The advantage to this was that as the cruise went on we had lots of room to move around. I believe most stayed in their stateroom.

Cabin Review

Verandah Suite

Cabin AA

Cabin had lots of storage and was in good shape. Larger than NCL's balcony cabins but smaller than Regents.Bathroom small with a wasted jetted bathtub, for the type of passengers on board.Shower was in the tub and small. Water flow was ample but slow. Towels need upgrading. Bed was ample.

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