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Zaandam Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Great Alaskan vacation

Zaandam Cruise Review by Scooter Weibels

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2018
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

This was the longest cruise I have been on. Tha Zaandam is a smaller ship but everything seemed to be well maintained. The itinerary was great saw some smaller ports most people never see. The crew were all friendly and helpful. Scenery was awesome and saw lots of wildlife. Weather was really good for Alaska much sunshine. Went to Americas Test Kitchen demos and they were all informative and well organized. Only thing is I wished I had booked a balcony cabin, but Zaandam has very limited number of balconies and they are quite expensive.Food on board was generally quite good, but I really don't recommend the Italian restaurant on board not really worth the upcharge. MDR had very good food and service was really good, a life saver for me was that they had many 2 tops in the dining room which made my daughter very happy, She does not like eating with strangers. Buffet food was amazingly good. Overall I would recommend this cruise visits the itinerary it awesome,

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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin DA 2550

The cabin was very nice and well appointed. Cabin steward did a great job keeping things clean and we got a towel animal and chocolates every night.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


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