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Zaandam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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558 reviews
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Great Alaskan vacation

Review for Zaandam to Alaska
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Scooter Weibels
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Traveled with children

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,

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin DA

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 Reviews

Ketchikan

Nice excursion saw many totems and was quite informative.

Juneau

Got to see the 8 day old puppies really wonderful

Kodiak

Great weather and Fort Abercrombie was really interested and spotted a pod of killer whales while I was there.

Homer

Took Homer highlights tour it was OK but the spit was interesting with wildlife sightings.

Icy Strait

Saw many whales and sea lions.

Victoria

Been to Victoria many times, It's still a fun city to stroll through

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